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First EPR enters commercial operation

First EPR enters commercial operation

Unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in Guangdong province has completed all commissioning work and is qualified for commercial operation, China General Nuclear announced yesterday. It becomes the first EPR reactor to reach the milestone.

New Nuclear 14 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


Nigeria becomes HEU free

Nigeria becomes HEU free

The last known highly enriched uranium in Nigeria has been repatriated to China, leaving the African country HEU-free.

Regulation & Safety 10 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


CNNC launches R&D centre for fuels and materials

CNNC launches R&D centre for fuels and materials

China National Nuclear Corporation held a ceremony on 27 November to mark the establishment of a new centre for nuclear fuels and materials research and development in Beijing.

Uranium & Fuel 03 December 2018


Chinese centrifuges ready for commercial use

Chinese centrifuges ready for commercial use

China's domestic uranium enrichment centrifuges can now be applied to large-scale commercial use after a demonstration project of China National Nuclear Corporation passed national approval on 19 November.

Uranium & Fuel 21 November 2018


UK HPR1000 moves to next design assessment stage

UK HPR1000 moves to next design assessment stage

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency have completed "initial high-level scrutiny" of the UK HPR1000 reactor design. The design now moves onto the third of four stages in the Generic Design Assessment process.

Regulation & Safety 15 November 2018


SPIC and Westinghouse agree to cooperate

SPIC and Westinghouse agree to cooperate

China's State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding for "global cooperation" in nuclear energy with Westinghouse Electric Company of the USA.

Corporate 09 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