Construction rss

Russia's Rosatom outlines plans for Argentina

New Nuclear

24 April 2015

Russia's Rosatom has released details of an inter-governmental agreement to build Argentina's sixth nuclear power reactor.

Areva reviews forging inspections

Corporate

22 April 2015

Areva announced yesterday that it is conducting additional studies on the quality of forged components and the quality processes at its Le Creusot facility in Burgundy. It plans an external review of areas related to forging and inspections.

Flamanville construction continues while vessel tests due

Regulation and Safety

20 April 2015

Work is continuing at the construction site of an EPR unit at Flamanville in northern France, French utility EDF said yesterday. Preparations are underway to conduct further tests on the unit's vessel after anomalies were identified in the composition of the steel in certain parts of it.

Steam generator installation under way at Sanmen 2

New Nuclear

24 April 2015

Sanmen 2 SG hoisting 48The first of two steam generators has been installed within the containment building of the second Westinghouse AP1000 unit under construction at the Sanmen plant in China's Zhejiang province.

Leningrad Phase II management transferred to single company

Corporate

20 April 2015

Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNNP) is to take over completely the management of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant construction project in western Russia by the end of October. Rosenergoatom, which operates all of Russia's civil nuclear power plants, ordered the transfer on 17 April.

Russia postpones BN-1200 in order to improve fuel design

New Nuclear

16 April 2015

Rosenergoatom has reportedly postponed construction of the BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant "indefinitely" on the need to improve fuel for the reactor and amid speculation about the cost-effectiveness of the project.