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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.

Vietnam upgrades reactor choice

21 November 2014

Vietnamese officials have chosen Rosatom's AES-2006 design for the country's first nuclear power plant at Ninh Thuan, increasing the planned capacity of the four unit plant by about 800 MWe. A second plant should follow based on a partnership with Japan.

Fuel loading completed at Rostov 3

20 November 2014

Russia yesterday completed fuel loading at unit 3 of the Rostov nuclear power plant. The loading of 163 fuel assemblies into the VVER-1000 pressurised water reactor followed regulatory approval last week to bring the unit to first criticality.

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.

Commercial operation for Fuqing 1

20 November 2014

Unit 1 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has entered commercial operation having successfully completed commissioning tests. It becomes China's 22nd operating nuclear power reactor.

Core catcher delivered to Belarusian plant

19 November 2014

Ostrovets 2 core catcher 48The core catcher for unit 2 of the nuclear power plant at Ostrovets in Belarus has been delivered to the construction site, Atomenergomash said yesterday.