New build rss

China and Argentina reaffirm reactor agreement

New Nuclear

01 July 2016

Argentina-China MOU June 2016 - 48China and Argentina have signed a memorandum of understanding reaffirming their plans to construct two new nuclear power reactors in the Latin American country with financing from Chinese banks. Construction of Argentina's fourth reactor is to start early next year.

Horizon CEO outlines fresh challenge for nuclear

Corporate

29 June 2016

Horizons Duncan Hawthorne - 48One of the nuclear industry's most experienced executives has postponed retirement from a 45-year-long career for a rare challenge - to deliver a privately backed new build project. As CEO of Horizon Nuclear Power - the UK subsidiary of Japan's Hitachi - Duncan Hawthorne aims to demonstrate that such a project is able not only to attract investors, but that it will be delivered on time and to budget.

EDF and MHI consider collaboration

Corporate

28 June 2016

French utility EDF and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have today signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration in civil nuclear power, including MHI taking a stake in Areva NP and joint development of the Atmea reactor design.

Module milestone for Vogtle 4

New Nuclear

30 June 2016

Vogtle-4-CA05_(Georgia_Power)-48Georgia Power's Vogtle construction project has reached a new milestone with the placement of unit 4's CA05 module into the reactor's containment building.

Bangladesh moves forward with Rooppur

New Nuclear

28 June 2016

Rooppur_site_licence_ceremony_(Rostechnadzor)-48Just days after the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority issued the first site licence for the Rooppur nuclear power plant, the country's cabinet has approved the draft of an intergovernmental agreement that will see Russia provide $11.38 billion in credit for the project.

The Brexit effect on UK nuclear

Nuclear Policies

24 June 2016

EDF Energy, NuGeneration and Horizon Nuclear Power have all stressed their commitment to the UK's nuclear new build program, despite the country's decision to leave the European Union. Nevertheless, the majority vote in favour of 'Brexit' - decided in a national referendum held yesterday - may have implications for investment in new reactors and nuclear research, as well for the UK's future role in meeting climate change targets, industry participants said.