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Fuel loading begins at first Changjiang unit

New Nuclear

27 August 2015

Changjiang 1 fuel loading 48The loading of fuel has started at unit 1 of the Changjiang nuclear power plant, under construction on China's southern island province of Hainan. The reactor is expected to begin operating later this year.

Vogtle 3 shield building takes shape

New Nuclear

20 August 2015

Vogtle 3 building panel installation 48The installation of shield building panels has begun at the first AP1000 unit under construction at the Vogtle plant in Georgia, USA. The shield building encases the unit's containment vessel.

Work gets underway on Fuqing 5 containment

New Nuclear

17 August 2015

Fuqing 5 first containment module - 48The first steel lining module for the containment building of Fuqing 5, China's first Hualong One unit, has been installed, plant builder China Nuclear Engineering Corporation announced. The company said the milestone marks a new phase in the civil construction of the unit.

Enel in talks with EPH over Slovenské Elektrárne stake


24 August 2015

Italian utility Enel announced today that it has entered exclusive negotiations with Czech energy company Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH) to sell its 66% stake in Slovak nuclear power producer Slovenské Elektrárne. Enel said it may sign a binding share purchase agreement with EPH "in the coming weeks".

Watts Bar 2 operating licence request goes out

New Nuclear

17 August 2015

Watts Bar units 1 and 2 - 48The Tennessee Valley Authority has requested that regulators issue an operating licence for unit 2 of the Watts Bar nuclear power plant.

Russia readies Rostov 3 for commercial operation

New Nuclear

11 August 2015

Rostov 3 acceptance tests 48.JPGAcceptance tests have been started at unit 3 of Russia's Rostov nuclear power plant, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced yesterday. Successful completion of the tests will mark the end of pilot operation of the reactor and its readiness to be put into commercial operation, the company said.