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Quick installation of Zhangzhou 2 steam generators

Quick installation of Zhangzhou 2 steam generators

All three steam generators for unit 2 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province have been installed over a five-day period, China National Nuclear Corporation announced. The hoisting of the second steam generator took just 2 hours and 54 minutes, "setting a new record in the history of nuclear power".

New Nuclear 05 August 2022


Vogtle 3 approved to load fuel

Vogtle 3 approved to load fuel

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has authorised Southern Nuclear Operating Company to load nuclear fuel and begin operation at Vogtle Unit 3 in Georgia, marking the transition of the AP1000 unit from construction oversight into the operating reactor oversight process.

New Nuclear 04 August 2022


ITER fusion project gets power supply equipment delivery from Russia

ITER fusion project gets power supply equipment delivery from Russia

The 25th batch of electrical equipment has been delivered, in 14 trailers, to the construction site of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor in the south of France.

New Nuclear 04 August 2022


TVA, GEH cooperate on BWRX-300 deployment at Clinch River

TVA, GEH cooperate on BWRX-300 deployment at Clinch River

Tennessee Valley Authority said it has entered an agreement with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to support its planning and preliminary licensing for the potential deployment of a BWRX-300 small modular reactor at the Clinch River site near Oak Ridge in Tennessee.

New Nuclear 03 August 2022


Turkey seeks to resolve Akkuyu constructors dispute

Turkey seeks to resolve Akkuyu constructors dispute

Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources says it has taken the "necessary initiatives to resolve the conflict between the parties" after the Rosatom subsidiary Akkuyu Nuclear was reported to have terminated the contract with Turkish firm IC Içtaş.

New Nuclear 03 August 2022


Twin robots practice rescuing each other in fusion machine

Twin robots practice rescuing each other in fusion machine

Two identical remotely-operated manipulators used to maintain the Joint European Torus fusion energy machine at the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, UK, are being tested in a series of practice 'rescue missions', where each saves its stranded twin.

New Nuclear 02 August 2022


NNL and Bangor University extend collaboration

NNL and Bangor University extend collaboration

The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory and Bangor University in north Wales have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to advance education and research in nuclear energy, including on new and innovative fuels, co-generation and nuclear thermal hydraulics.

New Nuclear 01 August 2022


Last Energy agrees to build ten SMRs for Polish industrial zone

Last Energy agrees to build ten SMRs for Polish industrial zone

US small modular reactor developer Last Energy has signed a Letter of Intent with Poland's Legnica Special Economic Zone and DB Energy on the construction of a power plant consisting of ten SMRs with a combined capacity of 200 MWe. The agreement also includes a power purchase agreement with a minimum length of 24 years by LSEZ and its tenants.

New Nuclear 29 July 2022


First new Vogtle unit closing in on October fuel load

First new Vogtle unit closing in on October fuel load

Only two more criteria need to be met for Vogtle unit 3 to receive regulatory clearance to begin fuel loading, Southern Company said in its second-quarter update. Both Vogtle 3 and 4 are expected to be in service by the end of 2023.

New Nuclear 29 July 2022


DOE formalises test reactor decision

DOE formalises test reactor decision

The US Department of Energy has issued its Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor at Idaho National Laboratory. If appropriated by Congress, the Versatile Test Reactor would be the first fast spectrum test reactor to operate in the United States in nearly three decades.

New Nuclear 29 July 2022