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Sixth Hongyanhe unit enters commercial operation

Sixth Hongyanhe unit enters commercial operation

Unit 6 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has entered commercial operation, China General Nuclear has announced. The unit is the second of two ACPR-1000 reactors built as Phase II of the plant.

New Nuclear 24 June 2022


Poland expands cooperation on SMRs and large reactors

Poland expands cooperation on SMRs and large reactors

Polish state-owned energy company Enea SA has signed an agreement with US small modular reactor developer Last Energy to cooperate on the deployment of SMRs, potentially in Poland. Meanwhile, France's EDF has signed further cooperation agreements with Polish companies to support its offer to supply 4 to 6 EPRs in Poland.

New Nuclear 23 June 2022


GE, BHEL sign contract for Indian turbine manufacture

GE, BHEL sign contract for Indian turbine manufacture

GE Steam Power has signed a UDS165 million contract with Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd to supply three nuclear steam turbines for India's domestic nuclear power programme.

Corporate 22 June 2022


Fuel loading begins at UAE plant

Fuel loading begins at UAE plant

Fuel loading has begun at Barakah 3 following the receipt of the unit's operating licence, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has announced. The UAE's third nuclear unit is expected to start producing electricity later this year.

New Nuclear 20 June 2022


Third Barakah unit receives operating licence

Third Barakah unit receives operating licence

Nawah Energy Company has received an operating licence for the third unit at Barakah from the UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, clearing the way for commissioning to begin.

Regulation & Safety 17 June 2022


Rosatom and Yakutia planning for SHELF-M small nuclear plant

Rosatom and Yakutia planning for SHELF-M small nuclear plant

Rosatom's director general Alexey Likhachev and the head of the Republic of Sakha (also known as Yakutia) Aysen Nicolayev have signed an agreement "on intentions and a procedure for organising cooperation for promoting projects involving a small nuclear power plant based on the SHELF-M reactor".

New Nuclear 17 June 2022


Olkiluoto 3 test production to continue until December

Olkiluoto 3 test production to continue until December

The issue of foreign material in the steam reheater of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR's turbine has delayed the start of regular electricity generation by a further three months, operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has announced.

New Nuclear 16 June 2022


UK government confirms Sizewell C eligible for RAB financing

UK government confirms Sizewell C eligible for RAB financing

The British government has published documents which show "significant progress" towards implementing a Regulated Asset Base funding model for new nuclear power projects. It has set out its case for the Sizewell C project to receive funding under the model and launched a consultation on how projects would receive RAB financing.

New Nuclear 14 June 2022


VVER-TOI reactor vessel installed at Kursk II

VVER-TOI reactor vessel installed at Kursk II

The 340-tonne, 12-metre VVER-TOI reactor vessel is made of nickel-free steel and is designed to withstand a pressure of 250 atmospheres, equivalent to the pressure at a depth of 2.5km in the ocean, Rosatom says. It was installed in its final position in the first power unit at Kursk II in western Russia in several stages.

New Nuclear 14 June 2022


Korean reactor starts supplying electricity

Korean reactor starts supplying electricity

Unit 1 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant in South Korea was connected to the electricity grid for the first time on 9 June, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced. The unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.

New Nuclear 10 June 2022