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Yangjiang 5 enters commercial operation

New Nuclear

13 July 2018

Yangjiang 5 control room - 48Unit 5 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has completed commissioning tests and now meets the conditions for entering commercial operation, China General Nuclear announced yesterday. The unit is the first ACPR1000 reactor to be built and the first Chinese unit to feature a domestically-developed digital control system.

EDF maintains plant safety is a priority

Regulation and Safety

06 July 2018

French utility EDF has refuted the findings of a parliamentary commission into the safety and security of the country's nuclear energy facilities. The commission's report, published yesterday, contains "a number of factual errors" and "does not reveal any breach of the obligations incumbent on the operator", EDF noted.

Turboatom and Toshiba team up for turbine upgrades


05 July 2018

Turboatom-Toshiba MOU - July 2018 - 48Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom has welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Ukraine's Turboatom and Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation. Through the agreement, the companies will initially cooperate on upgrading turbine island equipment at nuclear power plants in Ukraine.

Bruce Power, Rolls-Royce deepen digital collaboration


11 July 2018

Bruce B aerial - 48British engineering group Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding with Canada's Bruce Power to deepen their cooperation in digital technology. The agreement expands the two companies' T-104 programme, under which Rolls-Royce's T-104 technology has been implemented to optimise the operational lifetime of Bruce Power's nuclear power plants as part of Bruce's Life-Extension Programme.

Argentina, Belgium extend nuclear safety cooperation

Regulation and Safety

06 July 2018

A memorandum of understanding was recently signed between Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA and Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre aimed at extending cooperation on nuclear safety between the two organisations that has existed for more than 15 years.

Tokai 2 passes safety screening

Regulation and Safety

04 July 2018

Tokai 2 48.jpgUnit 2 of Japan Atomic Power Company's Tokai nuclear power plant has moved a step closer to restarting after the country's nuclear regulator said the unit meets revised safety standards. Having started commercial operation in 1978, it is one of the oldest of Japan's reactors to have applied for restart.