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Fifth Yangjiang unit connected to grid

25 May 2018

Yangjiang 1-6 - 48Unit 5 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has been connected to the electricity grid, China General Nuclear announced yesterday. The unit - the first ACPR1000 reactor to be built and the first Chinese unit to feature a domestically-developed digital control system - is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.

Floating plant arrives at Murmansk for fueling

21 May 2018

Akademik Lomonosov at Murmansk - 48A ceremony has been held to welcome the Akademik Lomonosov, Russia's first floating nuclear power plant, following its arrival at Atomflot's berth in the port city of Murmansk in the far northwest part of the country. Fuel will be loaded in to the vessel's two reactors prior to its delivery to Russia's northernmost city of Pevek next year.

Argentina reaches generator milestone for CAREM-25

08 May 2018

CAREM steam generator - 48The CAREM Project has reached a new milestone in the development of the 12 steam generators for the prototype CAREM-25 in Argentina. More than 700 tubes, each 35 meters long, have been delivered to the site, Combustibles Nucleares Argentinos, announced on 4 May.

Dome installed at first Fangchenggang Hualong One

23 May 2018

Fangchenggang 3 dome installation - 48The dome has today been installed on the containment building of unit 3 at the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in western China. The unit is the first of two demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors being built at the site in the Guangxi Autonomous Region, about 45 kilometres from the border with Vietnam.

Dominion Energy invests in GE Hitachi SMR

21 May 2018

Dominion Energy is to provide funding that could lead to commercialising the BWRX-300 small modular reactor, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy announced today. The 300 MWe reactor is derived from GEH's 1520 MWe Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor design.

Dome installed on Tianwan 6 containment building

08 May 2018

Tianwan 6 dome installation - 48The containment dome of unit 6 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province was installed on 5 May, marking the reactor's entry into the equipment installation phase of construction, China Nuclear Engineering and Construction Corporation announced today. CNECC is a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation.