Construction rss

Installation under way of Taishan 2 steam generators

New Nuclear

26 May 2015

Taishan EPR steam generator 48The first of four steam generators has been lowered into place at unit 2 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province. It is the first Chinese-made steam generator for an EPR reactor to be installed.

Fuel loading completed at Fuqing 2

New Nuclear

18 May 2015

Fuqing 2 core - 48 (CNNC)The loading of fuel assemblies into the reactor core of unit 2 at the Fuqing plant in China's Fujian province has been completed in preparation for startup.

Russia's MBIR gets construction licence

New Nuclear

15 May 2015

MBIR impression 48Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a construction licence for the multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor, or MBIR by its Russian acronym. The reactor complex will be located at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors, in Dimitrovgrad.

Regulatory filing tracks Summer progress

New Nuclear

18 May 2015

Summer_2_steam_generator_Jan_15_(SCE&G)_48South Carolina Electricity & Gas (SCE&G) expects a further 52-day delay to the 'substantial completion' date for VC Summer unit 2, although unit 3 looks to be slightly ahead of schedule according to its latest regulatory filing.

Russian gyrotron successfully tested for Iter

New Nuclear

18 May 2015

Positive test results have opened the way for Russia to mass produce the gyrotron equipment it has designed for the Iter fusion reactor.

Tractebel Engineering becomes owner’s engineer for Pallas

Corporate

13 May 2015

Belgium's Tractebel Engineering has signed a contract to be owner's engineer for the planned Pallas research reactor to be built at Petten in the Netherlands. The facility will replace the existing High Flux Reactor that has been in operation since 1961 and take over its role as a major supplier of the world's medical radioisotopes.