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CGN sees continued growth in first half of 2016


26 August 2016

CGN Power Company Limited - China's largest nuclear power plant operator - announced a 36.3% increase in revenue in the first six months of 2016 to CNY13.1 billion ($2.0 billion), compared with the same period last year.

Reactor internals installed at third Tianwan unit

New Nuclear

25 August 2016

Tianwan 3 reactor internals - 48Installation of the reactor internals within the pressure vessel has been completed at unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The Russian-supplied VVER-1000 is scheduled to start up in 2018.

Reprocessing plant siting work halted in Lianyungang

Waste and Recycling

10 August 2016

The municipal government of Lianyungang in China's Jiangsu province has announced the suspension of site selection work for a planned Sino-French nuclear fuel reprocessing project. The move follows public protests against the project.

Work starts on Fuqing 6 turbine building

New Nuclear

25 August 2016

Fuqing 6 conventional island first concrete - 48First concrete has been poured for the conventional island of Fuqing 6 - the second Hualong One unit under construction at the site in China's Fujian province. Both Hualong One units currently under construction at Fuqing should be in operation by 2020.

Changjiang 2 enters commercial operation

New Nuclear

15 August 2016

Changjiang 1 and 2 - 48Unit 2 of the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's southern island province of Hainan has entered commercial operation, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today.

Hinkley legal bid fails as China urges government decision


09 August 2016

The High Court of Paris on 5 August rejected a request by EDF's Central Works Council to suspend the final investment decision for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project in the UK. Meanwhile, China's ambassador to the UK has called for the UK government to make a prompt decision on the project.