Construction rss

Grid connection for South Korean reactor

New Nuclear

26 February 2015

Shin Wolsong 1 and 2 - 48The second unit of the Shin Wolsong plant was connected to the power grid today following the successful completion of commissioning tests, plant owner Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power announced.

Damage to Summer 2 containment vessel

Regulation and Safety

24 February 2015

VC Summer construction site - Dec 2014 48The US nuclear regulator has begun an inspection at the construction site of VC Summer unit 2 to assess the cause and impact of "inadvertent damage" to the unit's containment vessel.

Terms of Paks project 'are in order', says Hungarian prime minister

New Nuclear

20 February 2015

Hungary and Russia are "already in the implementation phase" of their project to build two new Russian-designed units at Paks, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview with Russian newspaper Kommersant. The article was published on the Hungarian government's website today, two days after Russian President Vladimir Putin made an official visit to the country.

AEM-Technologies meets milestone for Rostov 4

New Nuclear

25 February 2015

Rostov 4 steam generator 48The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies has completed a "key stage" in the manufacture of a steam generator for unit 4 of the Rostov nuclear power plant, packing the 11,000 stainless steel heat exchange pipes.

RPV installation work starts at Novovoronezh 7

New Nuclear

23 February 2015

Novovoronezh 2 RPV 48Russian architect-engineer AtomEnergoProekt has started work to install the reactor pressure vessel of the second unit of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant.

Russia, Hungary to cooperate in nuclear staff training

Nuclear Policies

18 February 2015

Russia-Hungary Feb 2015 - 48Russia and Hungary have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the training of nuclear energy personnel.