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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


Regulator OKs fix to Flamanville EPR nozzle welds

Regulator OKs fix to Flamanville EPR nozzle welds

France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has approved EDF's proposed solution for rectifying a design anomaly on three nozzles in the main primary system of the Flamanville EPR reactor. EDF's proposal to install a retaining collar around each of the concerned connections is not expected to delay the planned startup of the unit in late-2022.

Regulation & Safety 21 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


Bangladesh plans another nuclear power plant

Bangladesh plans another nuclear power plant

Bangladesh wants to build another nuclear power plant after its first one is completed, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said yesterday as work at the Rooppur plant reached a critical milestone. "If we are able to build another nuclear power plant, we will no longer face a power crisis," she said after inaugurating the installation of the reactor pressure vessel at Rooppur 1. Hasina's words were reported by the country's official news agency Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha after a briefing from her press secretary Ihsanul Karim on a meeting with Rosatom head Alexey Likhachov.

New Nuclear 11 October 2021


Kursk II-1 reactor vessel delivered

Kursk II-1 reactor vessel delivered

The reactor pressure vessel for the first new reactor under construction at Russia's Kursk II nuclear power plant has been delivered to site. Made from nickel-free steel it can give the plant service life of up to 100 years, Rosatom said.

New Nuclear 20 September 2021


MBIR project enters installation phase

MBIR project enters installation phase

Russia's MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor is now in the installation phase, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov announced yesterday. Likhachov's announcement was made during a working trip to the city of Dimitrovgrad in the Ulyanovsk region to monitor the construction of the reactor, which began at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in September 2015.

New Nuclear 09 September 2021


Akkuyu 3's pressure vessel takes shape

Akkuyu 3's pressure vessel takes shape

Atomenergomash is in the process of manufacturing the reactor pressure vessel for Turkey's new Akkuyu 3 reactor. Improvements to hand-held cutting tools have cut the time of some jobs by 75%, it said.

New Nuclear 08 September 2021