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SCE&G opts to fix Summer price


27 May 2016

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) has chosen a fixed price option for the completion of the VC Summer 2 and 3 AP1000 units under a 2015 amendment to the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the plant.

Reactor vessel assembly completed for second Belarusian unit

New Nuclear

26 May 2016

Assembled RPV for Ostrovets 2 - 48AEM-Technology has completed assembly of the reactor vessel for the VVER-1200 unit 2 of the Belarus nuclear power plant, in Ostrovets, in the Grodno region. Based in Volgodonsk, Russia, AEM-Technology is part of Atomenergomash, itself a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Hinkley must be on time to benefit from CfDs, committee told

New Nuclear

25 May 2016

The UK government has not given EDF a deadline for its final investment decision on Hinkley Point C, but the contract for difference (CfD) element of their contract would be cancelled if the project is delivered eight years later than planned, in 2033. This was the conclusion of British lawmakers who yesterday grilled the UK Minister of State for Energy and the lead negotiator in talks between the government and the French-owned utility.

First two AP1000s move closer to commissioning

New Nuclear

26 May 2016

Haiyang 1 RPV lid - 48The integrated head package has been installed on top of the AP1000 reactor pressure vessel of unit 1 of the Haiyang nuclear power plant in China's Shandong province. Meanwhile, hydraulic testing has been completed of the primary circuit of Sanmen 1, expected to be the first Westinghouse AP1000 to begin operating.

Work starts on Fuqing 6 containment building

New Nuclear

26 May 2016

Fuqing 6 containment construction - 48The first steel lining module for the containment building of Fuqing 6 - the second Hualong One unit under construction at the site in Fujian province - has been installed, plant builder China Nuclear Engineering Corporation has announced.

China to help Sudan develop first nuclear plant

Nuclear Policies

24 May 2016

China-Sudan - May 2016 - 48China and Sudan have signed a framework agreement for the construction of the east African country's first nuclear power plant.