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Belgium and China award simulator contracts

Corporate

17 May 2018

Tihange 1 full scope simulator - 48Canada-based L3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract to upgrade the full scope operator training simulator it supplied for unit 1 of Belgium's Tihange nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, USA-based GSE Systems has been contracted to upgrade and provide simulators to Chinese reactors.

China and Uganda agree to nuclear cooperation

Nuclear Policies

14 May 2018

CNNC-Ugandan Energy Ministry MoU - 48A memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy has been signed between China National Nuclear Corporation and the Ugandan Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development. The parties will give priority to cooperation in applying nuclear technology in medicine, agriculture and industry.

Fuel loading under way at Chinese AP1000

New Nuclear

25 April 2018

Sanmen units 1 and 2 - 48The loading of fuel assemblies into the core of unit 1 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province began today following the issuance of a permit by the country's nuclear regulator. The unit is later this year expected to become the first Westinghouse AP1000 to enter operation.

Rosatom expands overseas links with new agreements

Corporate

16 May 2018

Rusatom-VPO-DEKRA MOU - May 2018 - 48Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, yesterday signed a series of agreements with overseas companies during the Atomexpo conference and exhibition being held this week in Sochi, Russia. The agreements, with Chile, China, Cuba, Finland, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Spain and Zambia, include the engineering and medical sectors, among others.

Dome installed on Tianwan 6 containment building

New Nuclear

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.

Nuclear growth on track for Harmony

Nuclear Policies

23 April 2018

Agneta_Rising_WNFC_2018_(WNFC)-48Nuclear growth is at a 25-year high driven by the need for clean and reliable electricity, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference last week. While market problems persist in the USA, China's rate of nuclear approvals is picking up, other keynote speakers said.