Construction rss

$1.5 billion estimate to complete Summer

Corporate

18 April 2017

Summer 2 and 3 construction site - Jan 2017 - 48Westinghouse Electric Company has informed South Carolina Electric & Gas that it estimates the additional cost of completing the two VC Summer AP1000 reactors to be about $1.5 billion.

Civil construction completed at fifth Hongyanhe unit

New Nuclear

12 April 2017

Hongyanhe 5 dome installation - 48Major civil engineering works have been completed at unit 5 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province with the installation of the dome of its containment building. China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Company Limited (CNI23) has announced that the operation to raise the dome - measuring 37 metres in diameter and 11m in height and weighing about 180 tonnes - and place it upon the containment building was completed at 7.02am today.

First Hualong One reactor vessel passes pressure tests

New Nuclear

10 April 2017

Fuqing 5 RPV passes pressure tests - 48The reactor pressure vessel for unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant has completed hydraulic pressure tests. The unit - the first of two demonstration Hualong One units being built at the site in China's Fujian province - is expected to start up in 2019.

Russia starts pre-commissioning Leningrad II unit 1

New Nuclear

13 April 2017

Leningrad_II_unit_1_(Rosenergoatom)-48Rosenergoatom has started cold and hot function testing at unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia. The procedure at the VVER-1200 unit will take 72 days to complete and will include more than 100 pre-operational tests of reactor equipment and systems, the Rosatom subsidiary said yesterday.

Toshiba warns of ¥1 trillion loss for FY2016

Corporate

11 April 2017

Toshiba Corp has reported a loss of ¥532 billion ($4.8 billion) for the first nine months of its 2016 financial year (April to December), up from a ¥479.4 billion loss recorded in the same period of FY2015. The nine-month financial results - which the firm's auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC, have refused to sign off - have already been delayed twice and raise the possibility that Toshiba could be delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Moderator loading starts at Chinese demonstration HTGR

New Nuclear

07 April 2017

HTR graphite balls - 48CORRECTED: The loading of spherical moderator elements has begun at China's Shidaowan HTR-PM - a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) demonstration project. The unit is scheduled to begin operating later this year.