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Fuel loading completed at France's Flamanville 3 EPR

Fuel loading completed at France's Flamanville 3 EPR

The process of loading fuel assemblies into the core of the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor in France has been completed ahead of its start-up. The 1650 MWe (gross) pressurised water reactor is expected to reach 100% output before the end of the year.

New Nuclear 24 May 2024


Estimated cost for JEK2 options put at EUR9.4 billion-15.4 billion

Estimated cost for JEK2 options put at EUR9.4 billion-15.4 billion

GEN energija has given its latest update on the development of plans for the JEK2 new nuclear capacity in Slovenia, putting forward likely costs and saying that from the point of view of the power network 1300 MW would be the optimal size.

New Nuclear 24 May 2024


Study to assess benefits of Hartlepool SMR plant

Study to assess benefits of Hartlepool SMR plant

X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear have commissioned Teesside University to undertake a study of the potential regional benefits and economic impacts of a proposed power plant in Hartlepool, UK, based on X-energy's Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled reactor.

New Nuclear 23 May 2024


Belarus ratifies updates to nuclear power plant agreement with Russia

Belarus ratifies updates to nuclear power plant agreement with Russia

The Belarus council of ministers has ratified protocol amendments which allow extension of the warranty period from those in the original 2011 intergovernmental agreement with Russia for the construction of the country's nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 23 May 2024


Wylfa preferred site for UK new build

Wylfa preferred site for UK new build

The UK government has announced that Wylfa in Anglesey, North Wales, is its preferred site for a new large-scale nuclear power plant. It has launched talks with international energy companies to explore building a power plant at the site.

New Nuclear 22 May 2024


Hot testing completed at first Zhangzhou unit

Hot testing completed at first Zhangzhou unit

Tests that simulate the temperatures and pressures which the reactor systems will be subjected to during normal operation have been completed at unit 1 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province. The unit is the first of three Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors under construction at the site.

New Nuclear 22 May 2024


Control room commissioned at Chinese SMR

Control room commissioned at Chinese SMR

The main control room of the ACP100 small modular reactor demonstration project at the Changjiang site on China's island province of Hainan, has officially been put into operation, China National Nuclear Corporation announced.

New Nuclear 21 May 2024


AtkinsRéalis to design UK tritium processing facility

AtkinsRéalis to design UK tritium processing facility

The UK Atomic Energy Authority has appointed Canadian engineering firm AtkinsRéalis to deliver the detailed design of an isotope separation system to strengthen research into sustainable fusion delivery.

New Nuclear 21 May 2024


Karachi 2: Final sign-off for first Hualong One export

Karachi 2: Final sign-off for first Hualong One export

Representatives from China and Pakistan formally signed the final acceptance certificate for Karachi unit 2, just over three years after the 1100 MWe unit started up.

New Nuclear 21 May 2024


Facility to demonstrate Rolls-Royce SMR module production

Facility to demonstrate Rolls-Royce SMR module production

Rolls-Royce SMR has announced plans for a facility in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK, to manufacture and test prototype modules for its small modular reactors.

New Nuclear 20 May 2024