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China Three Gorges to invest in nuclear


26 August 2014

China National Nuclear Corporation has signed a cooperation agreement with hydroelectric company China Three Gorges Corporation. The two companies will work together on nuclear power projects.

Tianwan 3 vessel passes pressure tests

New Nuclear

20 August 2014

Tianwan VVER vessel 48The VVER-1000 reactor vessel for the third unit of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province has successfully completed hydraulic tests at the manufacturing plant in Russia.

Helium fan produced for Chinese HTR-PM

New Nuclear

19 August 2014

HTR helium turbine 48A prototype helium fan for use in China's HTR-PM high-temperature gas-cooled reactor has successfully completed testing. A demonstration plant based on twin HTR-PM units is currently under construction at Shidaowan, Shandong province.

Grid connection for first Fuqing unit

New Nuclear

21 August 2014

Fuqing 1 grid connection 48Unit 1 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has been connected to the electricity grid, becoming China National Nuclear Corporation's tenth operating power reactor. It is expected to enter commercial operation by the end of the year.

Reactor internals installed at Sanmen AP1000

New Nuclear

20 August 2014

Sanmen 1 internals (CNNC) 72x48At Sanmen 1 the first components of the reactor itself have been put into position after a year of preparation. The reactor internals are steel structures sit within the reactor pressure vessel and will support the fuel assemblies and control rods.

Park proposes Northeast Asian nuclear safety group

Nuclear Policies

15 August 2014

Park Geun-hye 15 Aug 2014 48South Korean president Park Geun-hye has proposed establishing a Northeast Asia nuclear safety body with Japan and China. Other countries, she said, would be welcome to participate.