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France and Japan collaborate in fast reactor development

France and Japan collaborate in fast reactor development

An agreement to cooperate on the development of fast neutron reactors has been signed between Framatome and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Mitsubishi FBR Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The partners have previous collaborated on the Astrid project.

New Nuclear 09 December 2019


Cold tests completed at Karachi 2

Cold tests completed at Karachi 2

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced the completion of cold functional tests at Karachi unit 2 in Pakistan. The two units under construction at the site are the first exports of the Hualong One reactor design.

New Nuclear 05 December 2019


Russia awards contract to build BREST reactor

Russia awards contract to build BREST reactor

Siberian Chemical Combine has awarded a RUB26.3 billion (USD412 million) contract to Titan-2 for the construction and installation works for the BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled fast neutron reactor facility at its site in Seversk, Russia. SCC is a subsidiary of TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturing subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 05 December 2019


SNC-Lavalin to conduct pre-project work for Chinese AHWR plant

SNC-Lavalin to conduct pre-project work for Chinese AHWR plant

Candu Energy Inc - a subsidiary of Canada's SNC-Lavalin - has been awarded a contract by China National Nuclear Power Co Ltd for pre-project work for a proposed two-unit Advanced Heavy Water Reactor plant in China. The work relates to planning and licensing in preparation for the project, construction of which is expected to start in or around 2021.

New Nuclear 03 December 2019


Oklo unveils its vision of Aurora plant

Oklo unveils its vision of Aurora plant

California-based Oklo Inc has announced the launch of its Aurora energy plant which is powered by a small reactor with integrated solar panels. The company is preparing to submit its first licence application for the plant.

New Nuclear 03 December 2019


Canadian provinces to collaborate on SMRs

Canadian provinces to collaborate on SMRs

The Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan have agreed to collaborate on the development and deployment of small modular reactors in a Memorandum of Understanding signed yesterday in Toronto.

New Nuclear 02 December 2019


Leningrad II plant begins providing district heating

Leningrad II plant begins providing district heating

Unit 1 of Russia's Leningrad II nuclear power plant has been integrated into the heat supply system of the city of Sosnovy Bor, operator Rosenergoatom has announced. The VVER-1200 reactor will replace electricity and heating capacity lost with the closure last December of the first of four RBMK-1000 units at the nearby Leningrad plant.

New Nuclear 02 December 2019


Reactor vessel installed at third Korean APR-1400

Reactor vessel installed at third Korean APR-1400

A ceremony was held today to mark the installation of the reactor pressure vessel of the APR-1400 under construction as unit 5 of South Korea's Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The 1340 MWe pressurised water reactor is scheduled to begin commercial operation in March 2023.

New Nuclear 28 November 2019


Frazer-Nash to support IMSR graphite moderator fabrication

Frazer-Nash to support IMSR graphite moderator fabrication

Frazer-Nash is to provide engineering services related to the fabrication of the graphite moderator for Terrestrial Energy's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor under a newly announced contract between the two companies.

New Nuclear 28 November 2019


Chinese nuclear heating project starts up

Chinese nuclear heating project starts up

China's first commercial nuclear heating project has begun operating at the Haiyang nuclear power plant in Shandong province. The plant's two AP1000 units will initially provide heating to 700,000 square metres of housing.

New Nuclear 18 November 2019