New build rss

TVO anticipates loading fuel into OL3 in late 2018

New Nuclear

20 April 2018

Olkiluoto 3 - September 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj said it plans to start loading fuel into the core of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in the autumn, once an operating licence has been granted. However, the company said it is awaiting confirmation from the Areva-Siemens consortium that start-up of the unit is still scheduled for May 2019.

AEM Technology sees milestone with first VVER-TOI

New Nuclear

17 April 2018

Kursk II-1 VVER-Toi bottom - 48AEM Technology has completed the manufacture of the bottom of the reactor vessel for unit 1 of the Kursk II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia. This is the first of the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) design nuclear reactors.

Reactor internals en route to demo Hualong One unit

New Nuclear

11 April 2018

Fuqing 5 reactor internals - 48The reactor internals for the demonstration Hualong One being constructed as unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province have been shipped from the manufacturing plant in Shanghai. The unit is scheduled to be completed next year.

Canada invites SMR vendors for demonstration unit

New Nuclear

18 April 2018

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has invited small modular reactor project proponents to evaluate the construction and operation of a demonstration SMR project at a site it manages. CNL aims to have a new SMR constructed on its Chalk River site by 2026.

Regulator asks EDF to extend Flamanville weld checks

Regulation and Safety

12 April 2018

Flamanville_EPR - 48EDF should consider extending checks on welds in the main secondary system of the EPR reactor under construction at Flamanville to other systems, the French nuclear safety regulator has said. Welding flaws were not detected during the manufacturing checks performed by subcontractors of Framatome but were identified during pre-service inspections by EDF prior to commissioning.

Fuel loading under way at Chinese EPR

New Nuclear

11 April 2018

Taishan 1 fuel loading - 48China General Nuclear has begun loading fuel into the core of unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province following the issuance of a permit from the regulator. The unit is later this year scheduled to become the first EPR reactor to enter operation.