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Pakistan, China agree to build Chashma 5

23 November 2017

Chashma_5_agreement_(CNNC)-48China National Nuclear Corporation and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission have signed a cooperation agreement on the construction of a HPR1000 Hualong One reactor at the Chashma nuclear power plant.

Turbine island construction for Hualong One

20 November 2017

Fanchenggang 3 turbine concrete pour, November 2017 (CGN) 72x48Two teams in a 40-hour operation have poured the basemat for the turbine building of China's Fangchenggang 2, the first Hualong One unit.

First Fuqing 5 steam generator installed

13 November 2017

Fuqing 5 first SG - 48The first of three steam generators has been installed at unit 5 at the Fuqing nuclear power plant. 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.

British MPs question value of Hinkley Point project

23 November 2017

The House of Commons public accounts committee has concluded that UK households have been dealt a "bad hand" by the cost of the so-called strike price - the fixed cost for electricity generated - for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project in Somerset, England. The committee of British members of parliament scrutinised the terms of the contract-for-difference agreed between the government and the planned plant's operator EDF.

Leningrad II-2 reactor vessel arrives at construction site

15 November 2017

Leningrad II 2 RPV transport - 48The reactor vessel for unit 2 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant was delivered to the construction site in Sosnovy Bor in western Russia yesterday. The cargo was delivered from the Izhorskiye Zavody manufacturing plant within ten days, according to a statement today by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Contract signed for US advanced manufacturing centre

10 November 2017

NuScale Power and Concurrent Technologies Corporation have signed the initial contract for the new Centre for Advanced Nuclear Manufacturing. The contract covers prototype work for manufacturing NuScale's helical coil steam generators, a major component in the NuScale small modular reactor design that is under certification review by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.