Construction rss

Work starts on Fuqing 6 turbine building

New Nuclear

25 August 2016

Fuqing 6 conventional island first concrete - 48First concrete has been poured for the conventional island of Fuqing 6 - the second Hualong One unit under construction at the site in China's Fujian province. Both Hualong One units currently under construction at Fuqing should be in operation by 2020.

Largest module in place at second Vogtle AP1000

New Nuclear

23 August 2016

Vogtle 4 CA20 module - 48The largest module has been installed at the Vogtle 4 nuclear construction project in the US state of Georgia. Emplacement of the CA20 module marks the heaviest lift at the project so far this year.

Final super modules in place at Summer 2

New Nuclear

11 August 2016

Summer CA03 48The final "super modules" have been lifted into place in the containment vessel of VC Summer unit 2, marking a milestone in the construction of the AP1000 reactor.

Reactor internals installed at third Tianwan unit

New Nuclear

25 August 2016

Tianwan 3 reactor internals - 48Installation of the reactor internals within the pressure vessel has been completed at unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The Russian-supplied VVER-1000 is scheduled to start up in 2018.

Steam generators installed at third Barakah unit

New Nuclear

17 August 2016

Barakah 3 steam generator - 48Installation of the steam generators has been completed at unit 3 of the Barakah nuclear power plant under construction in the United Arab Emirates. All four units at the site should be in operation by 2020.

Reprocessing plant siting work halted in Lianyungang

Waste and Recycling

10 August 2016

The municipal government of Lianyungang in China's Jiangsu province has announced the suspension of site selection work for a planned Sino-French nuclear fuel reprocessing project. The move follows public protests against the project.