Construction rss

First steam generator in place at Vogtle

New Nuclear

17 August 2017

Vogtle_first_SG_(Georgia_Power)-48The first steam generator has been placed in the containment of Vogtle unit 3, the first major lift carried out since Southern Nuclear took charge of oversight activities at the AP1000 construction site in Georgia.

Russia charts 40 years of icebreaker progress

New Nuclear

15 August 2017

50 Years of Victory - 48Russia is this week celebrating the historic achievements of its nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet and has also announced project milestones for its latest vessels. The Arktika was the first surface vessel to reach the North Pole, on 17 August, 1977. The seventh and largest Arktika class icebreaker - 50 Years of Victory - entered service in 2007 and is now on its way to the North Pole to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Arktika's expedition.

Holtec completes main work at Vermont Yankee

Waste and Recycling

14 August 2017

The USA's Holtec International has announced the early completion of all major civil construction work associated with the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) expansion project at Entergy's Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant. The facility is undergoing complete defueling of its pool as a prelude to decommissioning.

SCE&G withdraws petition to scrap Summer project

New Nuclear

16 August 2017

Summer_2-3_Jan_2017_(SCEG)-48South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCG&E) has decided to withdraw its petition seeking permission from state regulators to abandon construction of two AP1000 reactors at its VC Summer plant. The move, the company said, would allow government officials to complete reviews of the project.

Call for government to revitalise US nuclear industry

Nuclear Policies

15 August 2017

The US government should hold "a structured conversation" with the country's nuclear industry on ways to restore and develop the sector, according to an essay from Mark Hibbs, senior fellow of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's nuclear policy program.

Major components installed at final Barakah unit

New Nuclear

14 August 2017

Barakah_4_SG_signing_(Enec)-48The final reactor vessel and steam generators have been installed at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant. Installation of the major components sees the fourth unit at the site pass 52% completion, while the overall project is now over 82% complete.