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Roof placed over first Vogtle unit

Roof placed over first Vogtle unit

The roof of the Vogtle unit 3 shield building - a unique feature of the AP1000 reactor design for Vogtle 3 and 4 - has been set into place at the nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia. Georgia Power has also held the first emergency preparedness drill for the new nuclear units.

New Nuclear 12 December 2019


IAEA reviews pre-operational safety at Slovakian unit

IAEA reviews pre-operational safety at Slovakian unit

Slovenske Elektrarne, the owner and operator of unit 3 of the Mochovce nuclear power plant in Slovakia, has shown a commitment to safety, an expert team from the International Atomic Energy Agency has concluded. The team also identified areas for further enhancements at the 471 MWe VVER unit, which is due to start up next year.

Regulation & Safety 11 December 2019


New Brunswick affirms support for Point Lepreau SMR

New Brunswick affirms support for Point Lepreau SMR

New Brunswick Natural Resources and Energy Development Minister Mike Holland yesterday affirmed the province's support for the siting of ARC Nuclear Canada Inc's ARC-100 small modular reactor at the existing Point Lepreau nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 10 December 2019


Russia and Turkey plan grid connection for Akkuyu plant

Russia and Turkey plan grid connection for Akkuyu plant

Turkish electricity transmissions system operator TEİAŞ and Russian-owned JSC Akkuyu Nuklear have signed a transmission grid connection agreement for the nuclear power plant under construction in Mersin province, in southern Turkey. The agreement means that full-scale work can start on creating a power distribution system for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, which will include six high-voltage transmission lines.

New Nuclear 10 December 2019


Kudankulam unit 3 core catcher installed

Kudankulam unit 3 core catcher installed

A new-generation core catcher has been installed at Kudankulam unit 3 which is currently under construction in India, Russia's AtomStroyExport has announced.

New Nuclear 09 December 2019


Cold tests completed at Karachi 2

Cold tests completed at Karachi 2

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced the completion of cold functional tests at Karachi unit 2 in Pakistan. The two units under construction at the site are the first exports of the Hualong One reactor design.

New Nuclear 05 December 2019


Reactor vessel installed at third Korean APR-1400

Reactor vessel installed at third Korean APR-1400

A ceremony was held today to mark the installation of the reactor pressure vessel of the APR-1400 under construction as unit 5 of South Korea's Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The 1340 MWe pressurised water reactor is scheduled to begin commercial operation in March 2023.

New Nuclear 28 November 2019


Viewpoint: Can a regulated asset model help deliver new investment?

Viewpoint: Can a regulated asset model help deliver new investment?

New nuclear power plant investments face significant challenges, especially in liberalised electricity markets. A regulated asset model may help resolve these challenges. Edward Kee, Ruediger Koenig, Paul Murphy and Xavier Rollat explore the potential and the limits of this model.

Perspectives 27 November 2019


Poland sets financing target for nuclear plant

Poland sets financing target for nuclear plant

Poland expects to conclude talks on the financing of its first nuclear power plant "in a matter of months", a senior government official said during the Polish-US Nuclear Industry Forum in Warsaw yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 19 November 2019


Czechs to commission Dukovany unit by 2036, says PM

Czechs to commission Dukovany unit by 2036, says PM

The Czech Republic expects to select the reactor vendor for a new unit at the Dukovany nuclear power plant by the end of 2022 with commissioning planned for 2036, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said yesterday. His comments followed a meeting of the Standing Committee for the Construction of New Nuclear Resources, which was created in February and has now produced a schedule for expansion of the Dukovany plant.

New Nuclear 14 November 2019