New build rss

South Africa procurement within the year

New Nuclear

19 May 2015

South Africa will begin the procurement process for a new nuclear power plant in the second quarter of this financial year and expects to have selected its strategic partners by year-end.

Fuqing 5 foundation in place

New Nuclear

12 May 2015

Fuqing_5_foundation_(CNNC)_48The pouring of concrete for the base mat of the reactor building of Fuqing 5, China's first Hualong One unit, has been completed, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced today.

NRC updates approach to foreign ownership

Regulation and Safety

11 May 2015

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is to revise how it assesses foreign ownership of US nuclear facilities, and will develop a graded approach to deal with licence applications from nuclear energy suppliers that include overseas entities in their ownership.

Regulatory filing tracks Summer progress

New Nuclear

18 May 2015

Summer_2_steam_generator_Jan_15_(SCE&G)_48South Carolina Electricity & Gas (SCE&G) expects a further 52-day delay to the 'substantial completion' date for VC Summer unit 2, although unit 3 looks to be slightly ahead of schedule according to its latest regulatory filing.

Turkish utility eyes large stake in Sinop project


12 May 2015

Turkey's state-run power producer Elektrik Üretim AŞ (EÜAŞ) expects to own up to 49% of the country's second nuclear power plant. EÜAŞ chief executive Halil Alis announced the plan to the Anadolu Agency last week during the 21st International Energy and Environment Fair and Conference in Istanbul.

Argentina-China talks on new nuclear plants

New Nuclear

08 May 2015

A $13 billion deal agreed by China to build two reactors for Argentina hinges entirely on the Chinese side putting up the financing, with a final arrangement on the cash deal to be inked in 2017, according to sources in the Chinese nuclear industry.