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WANO completes reviews of Leningrad and Tianwan plants

13 July 2018

WANO team at Leningrad II-1 - 48A 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. The VVER 1200 reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation before the end of this year. The Moscow Centre also organised a pre-operational peer review at unit 4 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The Russian-designed 1060 MWe VVER-1000 pressurised water reactor is expected to begin operating in March 2019.

Austrian case against Hinkley Point C aid rejected

12 July 2018

Hinkley Point C CGI - 48The General Court of the European Union today dismissed a lawsuit filed by Austria, supported by Luxembourg, against the European Commission's approval of state aid for the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK. The court said the Commission "did not err" in accepting the UK's stance that construction of the plant is in the British public's interest.

China’s Sanmen 2 cleared for fuel loading

10 July 2018

Sanmen units 1 and 2 - 48Unit 2 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China has received regulatory approval for fuel loading, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today. Unit 1 of the plant was connected to the grid on 30 June, becoming the world's first AP1000 to achieve grid connection and power generation.

Yangjiang 5 enters commercial operation

13 July 2018

Yangjiang 5 control room - 48Unit 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. The unit is the first ACPR1000 reactor to be built and the first Chinese unit to feature a domestically-developed digital control system.

First partner announced for New Brunswick SMR project

10 July 2018

NB_SMR_partnership_July18_(NB)-48The New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation yesterday announced Advanced Reactor Concepts as its first partner in a nuclear research cluster that will work on research and development of small modular reactor technology in the Canadian province.

Bangladesh issues construction licence for Rooppur unit 2

09 July 2018

Rooppur_2_licence_(Rosatom)-48The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission has formally received a design and construction licence for Rooppur unit 2. It received an equivalent licence for unit 1 in November last year and construction work started on that unit soon afterwards.