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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


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


China launches Iter tritium breeding project

China launches Iter tritium breeding project

The first project of the Chinese Helium-Cooled Ceramic Breeder Test Blanket System for the Iter fusion reactor project was launched on 15 March at China National Nuclear Corporation's Southwestern Institute of Physics in Chengdu, Sichuan province. It marks the start of China's implementation phase of tritium breeding technology in Iter.

New Nuclear 17 March 2021


TVEL unit launches CFR-600 fuel production site

TVEL unit launches CFR-600 fuel production site

Elemash Machine-building plant has launched a production site for the fabrication of fuel for China's flagship fast neutron reactor, the CFR-600. A subsidiary of Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL, Moscow-based Elemash has modernised an entire shop floor for fast reactors, and says 'dummy' fuel bundles for the CFR-600 are already being manufactured for testing.

Uranium & Fuel 03 March 2021


Chinese fast reactor begins high-power operation

Chinese fast reactor begins high-power operation

The China Experimental Fast Reactor has been restarted and reconnected to the grid, marking its entry into its high-power operation phase. The sodium-cooled, pool-type fast reactor began a refuelling and maintenance outage at the end of July last year, having completed commissioning tests for the power test phase of the reactor, which verified that its performance had met the design requirements under stable conditions and expected transient operating conditions.

New Nuclear 19 February 2021


Russia starts making major components for Xudabao units

Russia starts making major components for Xudabao units

Russia's Atommash has begun the manufacture of major components for the first of two VVER-1200 reactors to be constructed at the Xudabao site in China's Liaoning province. Construction of Xudabao units 3 and 4 is expected to begin this year and next, respectively.

New Nuclear 12 February 2021


Dome in place at second Fangchenggang Hualong One

Dome in place at second Fangchenggang Hualong One

The dome has been installed on the containment building of unit 4 at the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in western China. The unit is the second of two demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors being built by China General Nuclear at the site in the Guangxi Autonomous Region, about 45 kilometres from the border with Vietnam.

New Nuclear 02 February 2021


First Hualong One begins commercial operation

First Hualong One begins commercial operation

Following a demonstration run lasting 168 hours, unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province entered commercial operation on 30 January, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. The unit is the first of two demonstration Hualong One reactors at the site and is the world's first Hualong One to be commissioned. Unit 6 is scheduled to begin operation by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 01 February 2021


Pre-startup peer review conducted remotely at Chinese reactor

Pre-startup peer review conducted remotely at Chinese reactor

The World Association of Nuclear Operators has completed a pre-startup peer review of unit 6 at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. Travel restrictions amid the pandemic meant the review of the domestically-designed ACPR1000 was carried out using local experts on-site with WANO experts participating remotely.

Regulation & Safety 28 January 2021


UK HPR1000 design opened for public comment

UK HPR1000 design opened for public comment

The UK's Environment Agency has published its assessment so far of the UK Hualong One pressurised water reactor (UK HPR1000) as it invites public comment on this proposed new reactor design. The UK HPR1000 is the Hualong One design that General Nuclear Services - a subsidiary of EDF and China General Nuclear - proposes to use at a prospective new nuclear power plant in Bradwell, England.

Regulation & Safety 11 January 2021