Construction rss

Contracts for new Dounreay waste store

Waste and Recycling

24 November 2015

Dounreay - new HLW store - 48The planned construction of a new high-level waste storage facility at the UK's Dounreay site is progressing with the award of three contracts. The £22 million ($33 million) facility will be an extension to the existing Dounreay Cementation Plant.

Containment tests completed at Sanmen 1

New Nuclear

24 November 2015

Sanmen_02-21-2014 - 48Tests of the containment vessel of the first AP1000 unit under construction at the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China have been completed, Westinghouse announced yesterday.

Hungary repeats 2018 target date for Paks II project

New Nuclear

18 November 2015

Hungary still expects to start construction of its Paks II nuclear power plant though it has yet to receive confirmation from the European Commission that the project meets the bloc's procurement rules. Attila Aszódi, the government commissioner responsible for Paks II, told reporters in Budapest yesterday that a site licence is expected to be issued in 2016, with a construction permit to follow in 2017.

Vogtle passes final permitting milestone

New Nuclear

24 November 2015

Vogtle_turbine_table_pouring_(Georgia_Power)_48Georgia Power has received the final major permit needed for its new nuclear units under construction at Vogtle with the issuance of a water discharge permit from state environmental regulators.

Russia formalises deal to build Egypt's first reactors

New Nuclear

20 November 2015

Kiriyenko and Shaker, November 2015 (Rosatom) 72x48Russia and Egypt yesterday signed an intergovernmental agreement to collaborate in the construction and operation of a nuclear power plant equipped with four 1200 MWe units in Dabaa. The agreement was signed yesterday in Cairo by Mohamed Shaker, Egypt's energy minister, and Sergey Kirienko, director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Major work required at Rokkasho for new regulations

Regulation and Safety

17 November 2015

Completion of Japan's Rokkasho reprocessing plant and mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel factory have been postponed by around two years as work continues to comply with new safety requirements.