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Hinkley Point C gets go-ahead for construction

Regulation and Safety

28 March 2017

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has granted its first consent for the start of construction of a nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point C. The consent covers the placement of the structural concrete for the first nuclear safety-related structure at the site. It does not give consent for all elements of construction.

Barakah 3 sets pipe welding quality benchmark

New Nuclear

23 March 2017

Barakah_3_dome_(Enec)-48Construction work at Barakah 3 in the United Arab Emirates has passed two milestones with the completion of reactor coolant loop pipe welding and the reactor containment building dome structure. The coolant loop work has set a new industry benchmark for quality in pipe welding.

CAP1400 reactor vessel passes pressure tests

New Nuclear

22 March 2017

CAP1400 RPV testing - 48Hydraulic pressure testing has been completed on the reactor pressure vessel for the demonstration CAP1400 unit to be built at Shidaowan in China's Shandong province.

Russia starts to build MBIR vessel

New Nuclear

27 March 2017

MBIR_upper_vessel_(AEM-Technology)-48AEM-Technology has started the manufacture of the reactor pressure vessel for MBIR – the multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor that is under construction at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors at Dmitrovgrad, which is in Russia's Ulyanovsk region. Based in Volgodonsk, AEM-Technology is part of Atomenergomash, itself a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

China's CGN extends its cooperation with Kenya

Corporate

23 March 2017

CGN-KNEB - March 2017 - 48China General Nuclear and the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board have extended their cooperation in the development of nuclear energy in the African country with the signing of two new agreements.

Hitachi-GE and Westinghouse set for GDA completion

Regulation and Safety

22 March 2017

UK regulators expect to complete the Generic Design Assessment of the AP1000 and the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) in March and December this year, respectively. They have also reported the start of the GDA of the UK HPR1000, which they expect to complete in 2021.