Construction rss

Westinghouse moves forward with Kozloduy 7

New Nuclear

01 August 2014

Westinghouse plans to hold a competitive tender "within the next year" for construction of a seventh reactor at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant in Bulgaria.

Core catcher on its way to Belarus 2

New Nuclear

31 July 2014

Ostrovets 1 core catcher 48The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technology has started preparing the core melt trap, or core catcher, for shipment to the site of the Belarus nuclear power plant, near Ostrovets.

China signs Candu deals with Romania and Argentina

New Nuclear

25 July 2014

Two Chinese nuclear utilities have signed agreements that would see them cooperate in the construction and financing of new Candu units at Romania's Cernavoda plant and at Argentina's Atucha plant.

Lungmen 1 passes pre-operational tests

Regulation and Safety

01 August 2014

Lungmen 1 and 2 48Pre-operational tests have been successfully completed at unit 1 of the Lungmen nuclear power plant in Taiwan. However, start-up of the reactor has been delayed until a national referendum, not expected for up to another three years.

Heap leach trials for Olympic Dam

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

31 July 2014

Olympic_Dam_uranium_(BHP_Billiton)_48 BHP Billiton has applied for government approval to build a demonstration-scale heap leaching plant at its Olympic Dam mine, as the company looks for more economical ways of expanding the South Australian project.

First criticality for Chinese reactor

New Nuclear

24 July 2014

Fuqing 1 first criticality 48Unit 1 of the Fuqing plant in China's Fujian province has moved closer to commissioning by achieving a sustained chain reaction.