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Chinese AP1000 reaches full power operation

Chinese AP1000 reaches full power operation

Unit 1 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province has reached full power operation for the first time. In late-June, the unit became the world's first AP1000 to achieve grid connection and power generation.

New Nuclear 14 August 2018


Haiyang AP1000s reach commissioning milestones

Haiyang AP1000s reach commissioning milestones

Milestones in the commissioning of the AP1000s under construction at the Haiyang nuclear power plant in China's Shandong province were met on 8 August. Unit 1 achieved first criticality, while fuel loading started at unit 2.

New Nuclear 09 August 2018


Progress at Vogtle, but cost forecast rises

Progress at Vogtle, but cost forecast rises

Georgia Power has announced that Southern Nuclear has made "significant progress" on construction of units 3 and 4 of the Vogtle nuclear power plant, but its share of the project has risen from USD7.3 billion to USD8.4 billion.

New Nuclear 09 August 2018


Fuqing 5 enters system commissioning phase

Fuqing 5 enters system commissioning phase

Installation of the control room has been completed at the demonstration Hualong One being constructed as unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province.

New Nuclear 09 August 2018


Turbine equipment installed at Leningrad II-2

Turbine equipment installed at Leningrad II-2

Installation of the main equipment for the turbine of unit 2 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia has been completed and according to schedule, Rosatom said yesterday.
 

New Nuclear 07 August 2018


Barakah 2 completes hot functional tests

Barakah 2 completes hot functional tests

Tests that simulate the temperatures and pressures which the reactor systems will be subjected to during normal operation have been completed at unit 2 of Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates.

New Nuclear 06 August 2018


Cold functional tests start at Novovoronezh II-2

Cold functional tests start at Novovoronezh II-2

Russia's Rosatom has announced the start of cold functional tests at unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant. Cold and hot tests will take about 100 days, with the cold tests accounting for 35 days, it said yesterday.

New Nuclear 02 August 2018


Kepco loses preferred bidder status for NuGen

Kepco loses preferred bidder status for NuGen

Toshiba Corporation has informed Korea Electric Power Company that it is no longer the preferred bidder to acquire 100% of its UK nuclear power development company, NuGeneration.

Corporate 01 August 2018


Costs will dictate future of UK nuclear, says university

Costs will dictate future of UK nuclear, says university

Nuclear energy will be essential if the UK is to meet its greenhouse gas emission targets, a new briefing paper from Imperial College London concludes, but says the cost of new nuclear power plants needs to be reduced.

Nuclear Policies 31 July 2018


IAEA reviews Rooppur design safety documentation

IAEA reviews Rooppur design safety documentation

The International Atomic Energy Agency last month completed a peer review of selected parts of the design safety documentation for the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh.

Regulation & Safety 26 July 2018