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Environmental approval for Eskom new-build site

New Nuclear

13 October 2017

South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs has authorised Eskom's Final Environmental Impact Report for a new nuclear power plant at Duynefontein. The site is next to the existing Koeberg nuclear power station.

Dome installed at Ostrovets 2

New Nuclear

12 October 2017

Ostrovets_dome_48ASE, the engineering subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has installed the containment building dome for unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction near Ostrovets, in the Grodno region of Belarus. The unit - one of two VVER-1200 type reactors at the plant which will give 2340 MWe net capacity online - is scheduled for start-up in 2020.

South Korea's AP1400 clear for European export

Regulation and Safety

09 October 2017

European Utility Requirements (EUR) has approved modifications Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co Ltd has made to its APR1400 reactor design, according to Reuters. The approval by EUR - a technical advisory group for European utilities on nuclear power plants - means South Korea's state-run nuclear operator can further expand its export markets.

ASN gives final opinion on Flamanville EPR vessel

Regulation and Safety

12 October 2017

Flamanville EPR vessel head  - 48The mechanical properties of the vessel head and bottom head of the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor pressure vessel are adequate and are therefore serviceable, the French nuclear regulator has concluded. However, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) still requires the vessel head to be replaced by the end of 2024.

Pressure vessel in place at Karachi 2

New Nuclear

11 October 2017

Karachi-2_RPV_lift_(CNNC)-48The reactor pressure vessel has been hoisted into place at Karachi unit 2 in Pakistan. All of the main reactor components - the RPV and three steam generators - have now been installed at the Chinese-designed Hualong One unit.

Milestones for Vogtle construction

New Nuclear

09 October 2017

Vogtle_concrete_pour_Oct_17_(Georgia_Power)-48The Vogtle AP1000 construction project in Georgia has marked multiple construction milestones including a concrete "super placement" for unit 3 and the lift of the 237-tonne CA03 module for unit 4.