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Components ready for fifth Kudankulam unit

Components ready for fifth Kudankulam unit

Major equipment for India's Kudankulam 5 is complete at the factory of the Russian supplier, Atommash. The reactor pressure vessel was assembled in a trial and the pressuriser passed crucial tests.

New Nuclear 26 January 2023


First Light Fusion demonstration plant site agreement, targets 2024 construction start

First Light Fusion demonstration plant site agreement, targets 2024 construction start

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and First Light Fusion have signed an agreement for the design and construction of a facility to house the company's new net energy gain demonstrator, Machine 4, at the authority's Culham Campus in Oxfordshire.

New Nuclear 25 January 2023


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Containment building completed at Zhangzhou 1

Containment building completed at Zhangzhou 1

Construction has been completed of the outer dome of the containment building of unit 1 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province, China National Nuclear Corporation announced. Zhangzhou 1 is the first of two Hualong One units being built at the site, scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

New Nuclear 24 January 2023


Construction starts for Russian medical isotopes plant 

Construction starts for Russian medical isotopes plant 

The aim is to have production lines operating at the plant in Obninsk by 2025, supplying products for the diagnosis and treatment of patients, including a wide range of cancers. Rosatom says it will ensure Russia's sovereignty in the production of radiopharmaceuticals.

New Nuclear 24 January 2023


MBIR gets its reactor vessel

MBIR gets its reactor vessel

The reactor vessel for the MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor under construction in Dmitrovgrad in Russia was set in place on 18 January, Rosatom announced.

New Nuclear 20 January 2023


Planning consent granted for General Fusion demo plant

Planning consent granted for General Fusion demo plant

Construction of General Fusion's Fusion Demonstration Plant at the UK Atomic Energy Authority's Culham Campus near Oxford, England, is expected to start later this year following the granting of planning permission by the South Oxfordshire District Council Planning Committee.

New Nuclear 13 January 2023


Vogtle 3 projected to enter service in April

Vogtle 3 projected to enter service in April

Georgia Power has said the unit is now expected to reach initial criticality during February and to be in service in April, a slight delay from the company's previous projections that the AP1000 unit would be in service during the first quarter of this year.

New Nuclear 12 January 2023


ITER to replace 23km of cooling pipes on thermal shield panels

ITER to replace 23km of cooling pipes on thermal shield panels

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor fusion project has given a progress update on tackling the defects discovered last year in the thermal shields and vacuum vessel sector. It hopes to tender for the thermal shield work, and have a contractor in place, by the end of March.

New Nuclear 12 January 2023


In pictures: Inner dome in place as Akkuyu aims for 2023

In pictures: Inner dome in place as Akkuyu aims for 2023

President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan and Russia's Vladimir Putin discussed progress on building Turkey's first nuclear power plant as the latest landmark saw the inner containment dome installed in the design position at Akkuyu unit 1.

New Nuclear 06 January 2023


Rokkasho reprocessing plant completion delayed again

Rokkasho reprocessing plant completion delayed again

Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited has announced that it now expects the reprocessing plant under construction at Rokkasho in Japan's Aomori Prefecture to begin commercial operation in 2024 instead of 2022, as had been previously scheduled.

Waste & Recycling 05 January 2023