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Construction starts on Bolivian research reactor complex

Construction starts on Bolivian research reactor complex

Russia's Rosatom has launched construction works for a research reactor facility in Bolivia, which is part of a nuclear technology research and development centre in the city of El Alto. A ceremony held yesterday to mark the pouring of first concrete was attended by Bolivian President Luis Alberto Arce Catacora and Rosatom First Deputy Director General for Corporate Development and International Business Kirill Komarov.

New Nuclear 27 July 2021


Brazilian consortium wins Angra 3 tender with USD56.1 million bid

Brazilian consortium wins Angra 3 tender with USD56.1 million bid

Eletronuclear has announced the winners of a tender to complete unit 3 of the Angra nuclear power plant in Rio de Janeiro. A Brazilian consortium comprising Ferreira Guedes, Matricial and ADtranz submitted the winning bid of Real 292 million (USD56.1 million), which Eletronuclear said is 16% lower than the reference value for the project. In total, two companies and five consortia participated in the opening session of the proposals, held on 29 June.

Corporate 27 July 2021


Zhangzhou 1 pressure vessel passes factory acceptance tests

Zhangzhou 1 pressure vessel passes factory acceptance tests

The reactor pressure vessel for the first of two Hualong One reactors under construction at the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has passed the factory acceptance inspection. Zhangzhou unit 1, construction of which began in September 2020, is scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2024.

New Nuclear 23 July 2021


Integrity tests completed at Fuqing 6

Integrity tests completed at Fuqing 6

Tests have been completed to evaluate the strength and leak tightness of the inner containment of unit 6 at the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province. The unit - the second of two demonstration Hualong One reactors at the site - is scheduled to begin operations by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 21 July 2021


China starts construction of demonstration SMR

China starts construction of demonstration SMR

Construction officially started today of the ACP100 small modular reactor demonstration project at the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's island province of Hainan. China National Nuclear Corporation said the project will be the world's first land-based commercial SMR. The multi-purpose 125 MWe pressurised water reactor - also referred to as the Linglong One - is designed for electricity production, heating, steam production or seawater desalination.

New Nuclear 13 July 2021


US-led initiative aims to lower advanced nuclear construction costs

US-led initiative aims to lower advanced nuclear construction costs

The US Department of Energy is teaming up with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and providing USD5.8 million in funding for a project to demonstrate how three construction technologies from other industries can be applied to advanced reactor designs, to improve the economics of bringing advanced reactors to market. The Advanced Construction Technology Initiative aims to reduce cost overruns and schedule slippages.
 

New Nuclear 08 July 2021


Nucleoeléctrica contracted to complete CAREM-25

Nucleoeléctrica contracted to complete CAREM-25

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA will complete the construction of the prototype CAREM-25 reactor under a contract signed with the country's National Atomic Energy Commission. The contract specifies construction of the small modular reactor will be completed within three years. Work on the small pressurised water reactor began at a site adjacent to the Atucha nuclear power plant in Buenos Aires Province in early 2014, but has been suspended several times.

New Nuclear 07 July 2021


Construction begins on third stage of Kudankulam

Construction begins on third stage of Kudankulam

Construction of unit 5 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant has formally begun with the pouring of first concrete for the foundation plate of the reactor building at the site in Tamil Nadu, India. It was launched today by Kamlesh Nilkanth Vyas, chairman of India's Atomic Energy Commission and secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy, in the presence of Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov and Satish Kumar Sharma, managing director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd, in a ceremony that had to be held via videoconference owing to COVID-19 restrictions.

New Nuclear 29 June 2021


Russia starts building lead-cooled fast reactor

Russia starts building lead-cooled fast reactor

Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL has announced the start of construction of a 300 MW nuclear power unit enabled with the innovative BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled fast reactor at the site of the Siberian Chemical Combine, in Seversk. The reactor will run on mixed uranium-plutonium nitride fuel, specially developed for this facility as the "optimal solution" for fast reactors.

New Nuclear 08 June 2021


Reactor vessel installed at first Turkish unit

Reactor vessel installed at first Turkish unit

The reactor pressure vessel has been installed at unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey. Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, which is constructing four VVER-1200 reactors at the site in Mersin province, described the milestone as "one of the key stages in the main equipment assembly".

New Nuclear 02 June 2021