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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


Chinese research reactor sets operational record

Chinese research reactor sets operational record

The China Advanced Research Reactor has been operated continuously at high-power for 14 days, setting a new operational record for the 60 MWt light-water tank-in-pool type unit. The reactor has also completed its first batch of irradiation tasks.

Corporate 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


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


Contract for recycled fuel for Chinese Candus

Contract for recycled fuel for Chinese Candus

Canada's SNC-Lavalin is to supply its 37M Natural Uranium Equivalent fuel - a mixture of depleted and recycled uranium - to units 1 and 2 of the Qinshan Phase III nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province.

Uranium & Fuel 08 August 2018


WANO completes reviews of Leningrad and Tianwan plants

WANO completes reviews of Leningrad and Tianwan plants

A team from the World Association of Nuclear Operators' Moscow Centre has completed its independent review of unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia.

New Nuclear 13 July 2018


Yangjiang 5 enters commercial operation

Yangjiang 5 enters commercial operation

Unit 5 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has completed commissioning tests and now meets the conditions for entering commercial operation, China General Nuclear announced yesterday.

New Nuclear 13 July 2018


China’s Sanmen 2 cleared for fuel loading

China’s Sanmen 2 cleared for fuel loading

Unit 2 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China has received regulatory approval for fuel loading, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today. 

New Nuclear 10 July 2018


First AP1000 unit begins generating power

First AP1000 unit begins generating power

Unit 1 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China has been connected to the grid, becoming the world's first AP1000 to achieve grid connection and power generation. 

New Nuclear 02 July 2018


China's Taishan 1 reactor connected to grid

China's Taishan 1 reactor connected to grid

Unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant has been connected to the grid, becoming the world's first EPR to achieve grid connection and power generation. It is expected to enter commercial operation later this year.

New Nuclear 29 June 2018