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Georgia Power revises Vogtle in-service dates

Georgia Power revises Vogtle in-service dates

Georgia Power has shifted back by three months the schedule for the Vogtle 3 and 4 expansion project, citing the need for extra time to address construction challenges and to allow for comprehensive testing. An in-service date in the third quarter of 2022 is now projected for Vogtle 3, with Vogtle 4's in-service date set for the second quarter of 2023.

New Nuclear 22 October 2021


Kursk II-1 rises and gets its crane

Kursk II-1 rises and gets its crane

Construction has advanced at Russia's Kursk II-1 with the installation of the fourth inner containment ring and the start of work on the polar crane.

New Nuclear 22 October 2021


Energoatom plans rapid start to AP1000s

Energoatom plans rapid start to AP1000s

Work on Ukraine's first AP1000 project could begin before the end of this year, the acting president of Energoatom, Petro Kotin, has said. The first project would be completion of Khmelnitsky 4, using unused parts from the cancelled VC Summer project in the USA.

New Nuclear 21 October 2021


GEH, BWXT team up to support BWRX-300 deployment

GEH, BWXT team up to support BWRX-300 deployment

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and BWXT Canada have entered into a teaming agreement to cooperate on engineering and procurement to support the design, manufacturing and commercialisation of the BWRX-300 small modular reactor. The BWRX-300 is one of three SMR designs under consideration for deployment at Ontario Power Generation's Darlington site.

New Nuclear 20 October 2021


Pressure vessel in place at Zhangzhou 1

Pressure vessel in place at Zhangzhou 1

The reactor pressure vessel has been hoisted into place at unit 1 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province. Zhangzhou unit 1, the first of two Hualong One units at the site, is scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2024.

New Nuclear 20 October 2021


Large forging made for Akkuyu 3

Large forging made for Akkuyu 3

Atomenergomash of Russia has forged the bottom part of the reactor pressure vessel for the Akkuyu 3 reactor, construction of which is about to start in Turkey. The impressive dome-shaped steel component weighs about 64 tons.

New Nuclear 19 October 2021


Fuel loading completed at Shin Hanul 1

Fuel loading completed at Shin Hanul 1

The loading of all 241 fuel assemblies into the core of unit 1 at the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant in South Korea has been completed, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced. The unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation in mid-2022 following tests at various power levels to ensure that all systems operate safely as designed.

New Nuclear 15 October 2021


France makes nuclear offer to Poland

France makes nuclear offer to Poland

France's EDF has made an offer to the Polish government to build as many as six EPR units. A project of that size would decarbonise 40% of the country's electricity and avoid up to 55 million tons of CO2 per year, EDF said. The "non-binding preliminary offer" represents a range of options for Poland. It details the engineering, procurement and construction that would be needed for four to six EPR units, at either two or three sites. The EPR units would produce 1650 MWe each.

New Nuclear 14 October 2021


Agreements support Canadian SMR development and deployment

Agreements support Canadian SMR development and deployment

Separate Memoranda of Understanding supporting the future development and deployment of advanced small modular reactors in Canada will see Cameco and Terrestrial Energy investigate opportunities related to Terrestrial's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor, while ARC Clean Energy Canada and Cross River Infrastructure Partners LLC will work together to develop sustainable industrial projects using ARC's SMR technology. Meanwhile, Canada's nuclear regulator has granted a 10-year licence renewal for an Ontario Power Generation site earmarked for possible SMR deployment.

New Nuclear 14 October 2021


Five bids shortlisted to host STEP fusion plant

Five bids shortlisted to host STEP fusion plant

Five sites - one in Scotland and four in England - have been shortlisted to host the UK's prototype fusion energy plant - the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production. The site of the demonstration plant, due to begin operating by 2040, is expected to be announced at the end of next year.

New Nuclear 14 October 2021