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Major concrete pour at Hinkley Point C

Major concrete pour at Hinkley Point C

First concrete has been poured for the 'common raft' of Hinkley Point C, on which the reactor building and safety systems will be constructed. The major milestone in the construction was announced by EDF Energy today.

New Nuclear 11 December 2018


Fuqing 6 reactor pressure vessel in place

Fuqing 6 reactor pressure vessel in place

The reactor pressure vessel has been installed at Fuqing unit 6, China's second demonstration Hualong One unit, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today.

New Nuclear 11 December 2018


China General Nuclear ready to ramp up UK ambitions

China General Nuclear ready to ramp up UK ambitions

Following the withdrawal of NuGeneration, China General Nuclear is ready to ramp-up its plans for a new plant at Bradwell based on its HPR1000 (Hualong One) design in order to keep the UK's nuclear power programme on track, Robert Davies, chief operating officer of CGN UK said today.

New Nuclear 06 December 2018


Reactor vessel in place at Hongyanhe 6

Reactor vessel in place at Hongyanhe 6

The reactor pressure vessel of unit 6 at the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province was installed on 1 December, Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Company announced today.

New Nuclear 04 December 2018


Lawsuit launched as Bellefonte sale falters

Lawsuit launched as Bellefonte sale falters

A lawsuit filed by Nuclear Development LLC alleging that the Tennessee Valley Authority is in breach of contract following the authority's announcement that it will not complete the sale of the partially-built Bellefonte nuclear power plant is without merit, TVA said today.

Corporate 03 December 2018


Consent granted for Hinkley nuclear island concrete

Consent granted for Hinkley nuclear island concrete

The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation has provided NNB Genco Ltd with consent to commence pouring of concrete for the nuclear island of unit 1 of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 26 November 2018


Crane technology for nuclear construction projects

Crane technology for nuclear construction projects

Sarens has unveiled the world's largest crane which will be used for all major lifting at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, England. Meanwhile, PaR Systems will make a crane for NuScale's small modular reactor in Idaho, USA.

New Nuclear 20 November 2018


Contracts signed for two more Tianwan units

Contracts signed for two more Tianwan units

Contracts have been signed between China National Nuclear Corporation and Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom, including for the construction of units 7 and 8 at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province.

New Nuclear 07 November 2018


Sanmen 2 AP1000 enters commercial operation

Sanmen 2 AP1000 enters commercial operation

Unit 2 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province has completed 168 hours of full-power continuous operation. The unit is now deemed to be the third AP1000 reactor to enter commercial operation.

New Nuclear 06 November 2018


Fourth Tianwan unit connected to grid

Fourth Tianwan unit connected to grid

Unit 4 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province has been connected to the electricity grid, bringing global nuclear generating capacity to over 400 GWe for the first time.

New Nuclear 29 October 2018