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Russia's tallest cooling tower enters next construction phase

Russia's tallest cooling tower enters next construction phase

Concreting of the cooling tower at the first unit of the Kursk II nuclear power plant in western Russia has started. At a height of 179 metres, the structure will be the tallest cooling tower in Russia. It is expected to be fully completed by 2024.

New Nuclear 13 April 2021


Fennovoima maintains 2021 goal for Hanhikivi construction licence

Fennovoima maintains 2021 goal for Hanhikivi construction licence

Significant progress was made last year with work to obtain a construction licence for the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland, Fennovoima said in its 2020 Annual Report, released yesterday. It still expects to receive the licence by the end of 2021 despite a "challenging" schedule.

New Nuclear 08 April 2021


Russia transports first RPV for Kursk VVER-TOI plant

Russia transports first RPV for Kursk VVER-TOI plant

The Volgodonsk branch of Russia's AEM-Technology JSC has dispatched the first-ever reactor pressure vessel for the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) reactor design. The RPV is being transported to the construction site of the Kursk II nuclear power plant, which will be the first to use the new design. Hydraulic testing of the RPV for the first Kursk II unit was completed in December last year.

New Nuclear 08 April 2021


UAE's first nuclear unit starts commercial operation

UAE's first nuclear unit starts commercial operation

Barakah unit 1 entered commercial operation today, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced. The unit, which is operated by Nawah Energy Company, has been the single largest electricity generator in the UAE since reaching 100% power in early December. ENEC said the 1400-megawatt unit, which is in the Al Dhafra region of Abu Dhabi, is now providing "constant, reliable and sustainable electricity around the clock". As a result, ENEC says it is "now leading the largest decarbonisation effort of any industry in the UAE to date". 

New Nuclear 06 April 2021


Partnership formed for advanced reactor deployment in Washington State

Partnership formed for advanced reactor deployment in Washington State

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by Energy Northwest, Grant County Public Utility District and X-energy to form a partnership to support the development and commercial demonstration of the USA's first advanced nuclear reactor. The TRi Energy Partnership aims to construct a plant based on X-energy's Xe-100 reactor design at Energy Northwest's existing Columbia site in Washington.

New Nuclear 06 April 2021


Construction starts on second phase of Changjiang plant

Construction starts on second phase of Changjiang plant

First concrete has been poured today for the basemat of unit 3 at the Changjiang nuclear power plant in China's Hainan province. The move came after the National Nuclear Safety Administration issued a construction licence to China Huaneng Group for the construction of units 3 and 4 at the site. The Hualong One units will be the first large pressurised water reactor project in which Huaneng will hold a controlling stake.

New Nuclear 31 March 2021


Viewpoint: The global impact of Barakah

Viewpoint: The global impact of Barakah

The United Arab Emirates has shown it is possible to build a new civilian nuclear energy programme from scratch within little more than a decade. Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, describes the significance of this feat for the global nuclear industry.

Perspectives 07 April 2021


Doosan to supply I&C system for Xudapu 3 and 4

Doosan to supply I&C system for Xudapu 3 and 4

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has been awarded its first contract for nuclear power instrumentation and controls in the Chinese nuclear market. The South Korean company signed a contract with China Techenergy Company on 29 March to supply an Industrial Anti-seismic Protection System for units 3 and 4 of the planned Xudapu nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province.

Corporate 31 March 2021


RPV hydraulic tests completed for Rooppur-2

RPV hydraulic tests completed for Rooppur-2

Rosatom has announced completion of hydraulic tests on the reactor pressure vessel of the second unit at the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh. The tests, which confirm the tightness of the base metal and weld joints, were conducted by Atommash, which is part of Atomenergomash, the engineering subsidiary of the Russian state nuclear corporation.

New Nuclear 30 March 2021


Fuel loading under way at Finnish EPR

Fuel loading under way at Finnish EPR

The loading of fuel assemblies into the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in Finland began on 27 March, utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has announced. The move follows the receipt of a permit from the country's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority the previous day. The process of loading the fuel assemblies into OL3 is expected to take about one week, TVO said.

New Nuclear 29 March 2021