Construction rss

European consortium completes first Iter magnet

New Nuclear

22 May 2017

Iter_TF_coil_magnet_May_2017_(F4E)-48The first of 18 toroidal field coils has been made in Europe. Gigantic superconducting magnets, they will generate the magnetic cage to contain the Iter fusion reactor's plasma. 

First Iter plasma chamber tool ready for shipment

New Nuclear

16 May 2017

ITER SSAT ceremony - 48The first vacuum vessel sector sub-assembly tool for the Iter fusion reactor has passed factory acceptance tests in South Korea. The tool is by far the largest custom-designed tool for the reactor, currently under construction at Cadarache in southern France.

Vogtle project management transfer agreed

Corporate

15 May 2017

Vogtle_4_turbine_building_04-17_(Georgia_Power)-48Georgia Power's interim assessment agreement with Westinghouse has been extended until 3 June, after which Southern Nuclear and Georgia Power will take over project management for the Vogtle AP1000 nuclear power plant construction project under a new service agreement.

Argentina and China sign contract for two reactors

New Nuclear

18 May 2017

China-Argentina May 2017 - 48China is to supply Argentina with two nuclear power reactors - one a Candu pressurised heavy water reactor, the other a Hualong One pressurised water reactor. The contract was among 19 agreements signed yesterday in Beijing during a meeting of Chinese president Xi Jinping and Argentinean president Mauricio Macri.

National Grid puts Moorside plans on hold

New Nuclear

16 May 2017

The UK's National Grid said today it has "paused" plans for grid infrastructure work needed for the Moorside nuclear power plant whilst developer NuGeneration conducts a strategic review of the project. National Grid unveiled proposals last October for a £2.8 billion ($3.4 billion) project to connect the planned plant in West Cumbria to the country's electricity network, ahead of ten weeks of consultation it completed in early January.

Summer plant construction progress continues

New Nuclear

08 May 2017

Summer_Jan_2017_(SCEG)-48The VC Summer nuclear construction project is now over 64% complete, South Carolina Electricity & Gas (SCG&E) said in its latest progress report to the state's Public Service Commission. The substantial completion dates for the two AP1000 units are currently unchanged from previous timelines but are to be re-evaluated in light of Westinghouse's recent bankruptcy filing.