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IAEA, Rosatom join on infrastructure capacity

20 April 2017

IAEA-Rosatom - April 2017 - 48The International Atomic Energy Agency and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom have agreed to cooperate in improving nuclear infrastructure development in countries planning to introduce nuclear energy or to expand existing programs.

Russia starts pre-commissioning Leningrad II unit 1

13 April 2017

Leningrad_II_unit_1_(Rosenergoatom)-48Rosenergoatom has started cold and hot function testing at unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia. The procedure at the VVER-1200 unit will take 72 days to complete and will include more than 100 pre-operational tests of reactor equipment and systems, the Rosatom subsidiary said yesterday.

First Hualong One reactor vessel passes pressure tests

10 April 2017

Fuqing 5 RPV passes pressure tests - 48The reactor pressure vessel for unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant has completed hydraulic pressure tests. The unit - the first of two demonstration Hualong One units being built at the site in China's Fujian province - is expected to start up in 2019.

UK plasma exhaust research receives funding

19 April 2017

MAST Upgrade - 48The UK's MAST Upgrade tokamak is to receive £21 million ($27 million) in funding to upgrade its plasma exhaust systems. The upgrades will allow fusion researchers to improve their understanding of plasma exhaust physics.

Civil construction completed at fifth Hongyanhe unit

12 April 2017

Hongyanhe 5 dome installation - 48Major civil engineering works have been completed at unit 5 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province with the installation of the dome of its containment building. China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Company Limited (CNI23) has announced that the operation to raise the dome - measuring 37 metres in diameter and 11m in height and weighing about 180 tonnes - and place it upon the containment building was completed at 7.02am today.

Moderator loading starts at Chinese demonstration HTGR

07 April 2017

HTR graphite balls - 48CORRECTED: The loading of spherical moderator elements has begun at China's Shidaowan HTR-PM - a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) demonstration project. The unit is scheduled to begin operating later this year.