Construction rss

Suspended Bell Bend project clears environmental review

New Nuclear

27 April 2016

Environmental impacts would not prevent the issuance of a licence to build and operate the proposed Bell Bend nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers have concluded. However, other reviews in the licensing process for the project have been suspended.

Vogtle takes delivery of first coolant pump

New Nuclear

19 April 2016

Vogtle-3_panels_(Georgia_Power)-48The first reactor coolant pump to be delivered for an AP1000 plant in the USA has arrived at Georgia Power's Vogtle project.

Flamanville EPR vessel tests extended

Regulation and Safety

14 April 2016

EPR reactor vessel 48Areva and EDF's program for testing the mechanical properties of Flamanville 3's reactor pressure vessel has been extended. Previously the tests were to be carried out on samples from two forged parts but will now be conducted on three.

Second Barakah unit takes shape

New Nuclear

20 April 2016

Barakah 2 dome completion - 48Construction of the containment building dome of unit 2 at the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates has been completed, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation announced yesterday.

Areva Med opens US lead-212 production facility

Regulation and Safety

15 April 2016

ArevaMed opens second Pb-212 facility - 48Areva Med's has inaugurated its second lead-212 production facility. The plant - in Plano, Texas - will boost the company's capabilities to develop cancer treatments.

Operating licence application submitted for Finnish EPR

New Nuclear

14 April 2016

Olkiluoto 3 - April 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has today submitted its operating licence application for unit 3 of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant. The first-of-a-kind EPR plant is scheduled to start up in late 2018.