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Voimaosakeyhtiö raises stake in Hanhikivi project

26 November 2014

Finland's Voimaosakeyhtiö SF has increased its share in the planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant to 55.5% from 50.2%. The plant, to be built in Pyhäjoki in northern Finland, is scheduled to start generating electricity by 2024.

Taishan EPR simulator commissioned

25 November 2014

Taishan EPR fullscope simulator 48The training of staff to operate the two EPR units under construction at Taishan in China can now start following the commissioning of a full-scope simulator there.

Shin Wolsong 2 fuel loading completed

21 November 2014

Shin_Wolsong_2_fuel_loading_(KHNP)_48South Korea's Shin Wolsong 2 has been loaded with its first core of nuclear fuel as it prepares for commissioning.

Horizon prepares for Wylfa equipment purchases

26 November 2014

Wylfa Newydd site - aerial - 48Horizon Nuclear Power has signed an agreement with the UK nuclear regulator which paves the way for it to begin buying long-lead components for the planned Wylfa Newydd plant.

Tripartite agreement on third Turkish plant

24 November 2014

Westinghouse Electric Company, China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation and Turkish power company Elektrik Üretim AŞ have signed an agreement to begin exclusive negotiations to develop and construct a four-unit nuclear power plant in Turkey.

Sites agreed for four more South Korean reactors

21 November 2014

Two South Korean municipalities have each agreed to host two new nuclear power reactors. Ulchin County has approved construction of units 3 and 4 at the existing San Hanul plant, while Yeongdeok County has approved a new two-unit plant.