Construction rss

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.

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.

Canada invites SMR vendors for demonstration unit

New Nuclear

18 April 2018

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has invited small modular reactor project proponents to evaluate the construction and operation of a demonstration SMR project at a site it manages. CNL aims to have a new SMR constructed on its Chalk River site by 2026.

Shine picks I&C protection system supplier

New Nuclear

25 April 2018

TRPS and ESFAS cabinet systems - 48Shine Medical Technologies has selected Rock Creek Innovations LLC to lead design and implementation of the instrumentation and control (I&C) protection systems for its medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. Construction of the main production facility at the site is due to start soon.

TVO anticipates loading fuel into OL3 in late 2018

New Nuclear

20 April 2018

Olkiluoto 3 - September 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj said it plans to start loading fuel into the core of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in the autumn, once an operating licence has been granted. However, the company said it is awaiting confirmation from the Areva-Siemens consortium that start-up of the unit is still scheduled for May 2019.

AEM Technology sees milestone with first VVER-TOI

New Nuclear

17 April 2018

Kursk II-1 VVER-Toi bottom - 48AEM Technology has completed the manufacture of the bottom of the reactor vessel for unit 1 of the Kursk II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia. This is the first of the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) design nuclear reactors.