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China uprates its oldest reactor

China uprates its oldest reactor

In a first for the country, China has uprated its oldest power reactor, Qinshan 1, to 350 MWe (net) from its original 300 MWe. China National Nuclear Corporation said the engineering work "has important reference significance for the power enhancement of subsequent power stations, and plays an exemplary role in the life management of domestic nuclear power plants".

Corporate 17 April 2019


China installs steam generator at Tianwan unit 6

China installs steam generator at Tianwan unit 6

The second of three steam generators at China's forthcoming Tianwan 6 nuclear power unit has been installed, completing a 12-day process that involved bringing the component through a hatch and rotating to a vertical position.

New Nuclear 11 April 2019


AtomStroyExport unveils schedule for China projects

AtomStroyExport unveils schedule for China projects

Alexey Bannik, vice president of China projects at Russia's AtomStroyExport (ASE), has given the schedule for new VVER-1200 units at Tianwan and Xudabao. Construction of Tianwan unit 7 will start in May 2021, and that of Xudabao unit 3 and of Tianwan unit 8 will start five and 10 months later, respectively. The launch of the Tianwan units is scheduled for 2026 and 2027 while the third and fourth units at the Xudabao plant will both be launched in 2028.

New Nuclear 03 April 2019


Nuclear energy is a key part of China's Belt and Road policy

Nuclear energy is a key part of China's Belt and Road policy

China wants to promote nuclear energy cooperation in the 'Belt and Road', and is focusing on new technology deployment and completing its radioactive waste management strategy, a conference in Beijing heard. The Belt and Road Initiative is a development strategy adopted by the Chinese government involving infrastructure development and investments in 152 countries and international organisations.

Nuclear Policies 03 April 2019


China plans fusion power research

China plans fusion power research

A research centre to support China's push for nuclear fusion power has been approved. It will  be able to test large superconducting magnets and filters under operational conditions.

Nuclear Policies 01 April 2019


December construction start for Chinese SMR

December construction start for Chinese SMR

China's Ministry of Environment is proceeding with the environmental impact assessment for a project to build an ACP100 small modular reactor at Changjiang, Hainan, with construction to begin by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 25 March 2019


Testing complete for Hualong One fuel

Testing complete for Hualong One fuel

Long-term irradiation testing of China National Nuclear Corporation's CF3 pressurised water reactor fuel has been completed.

Uranium & Fuel 21 March 2019


General contract signed for Tianwan Phase IV

General contract signed for Tianwan Phase IV

The general contract has been signed for the construction of two further Russian-supplied reactors at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. In addition, a technical design contract was signed for a second pair of reactors at the Xudabao site in Liaoning province.

New Nuclear 12 March 2019


WANO to open branch office in China

WANO to open branch office in China

Members of the World Association of Nuclear Operators have voted to establish a new branch office and support centre in Shanghai, China. The London-headquartered organisation already has regional centres in Atlanta, Moscow, Paris and Tokyo.

Corporate 25 February 2019


Karachi 2 reactor internals in place

Karachi 2 reactor internals in place

Installation has been completed of the reactor internals of the Hualong One reactor under construction at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan.

New Nuclear 31 January 2019