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South Korea starts up second APR-1400

South Korea starts up second APR-1400

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has started up its new Shin Kori 4 reactor and plans to connect it to the electricity grid at the end of this month. It is the second APR-1400 design unit to start up of a planned global fleet of at least 10.

New Nuclear 18 April 2019


Mochovce 3 completes commissioning test

Mochovce 3 completes commissioning test

Slovakia's new reactor Mochovce 3 has successfully completed hot testing. Owner Slovenské Elektrárne said the plant could be ready for fuel loading this summer, although it will then have to wait for regulatory approval which could take up to eight months.

New Nuclear 16 April 2019


Russia pours first concrete for second Kursk II unit

Russia pours first concrete for second Kursk II unit

Main construction work for the second unit at Kursk II in Russia has begun two weeks ahead of schedule. The site in Western Russia is the first to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) reactor design.

New Nuclear 15 April 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 cleared for launch

Novovoronezh II-2 cleared for launch

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia started the process of physical launch yesterday after having received regulatory approval to do so, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced.

New Nuclear 12 April 2019


China installs steam generator at Tianwan unit 6

China installs steam generator at Tianwan unit 6

The second of three steam generators at China's forthcoming Tianwan 6 nuclear power unit has been installed, completing a 12-day process that involved bringing the component through a hatch and rotating to a vertical position.

New Nuclear 11 April 2019


Site approval for Egyptian nuclear power plant

Site approval for Egyptian nuclear power plant

Egypt's Nuclear Power Plants Authority has received a site approval permit for the El Dabaa site from the Egyptian Nuclear Regulation and Radiological Authority . The permit acknowledges that the site and its specific conditions comply with national and international requirements.
 

New Nuclear 10 April 2019


Commissioning starts at first Belarus unit

Commissioning starts at first Belarus unit

Unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant to be built in Belarus has started the commissioning phase, AtomStroyExport, the engineering subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced.

New Nuclear 08 April 2019


Leningrad II unit 1 passes 5 TWh milestone in a single year

Leningrad II unit 1 passes 5 TWh milestone in a single year

Unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia has produced 5.7 terawatt hours of electricity since it was connected to the grid on 9 March 2018, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said yesterday. The unit became the second VVER-1200 reactor to start up, following the launch in 2016 of Novovoronezh unit 6.

New Nuclear 04 April 2019


AtomStroyExport unveils schedule for China projects

AtomStroyExport unveils schedule for China projects

Alexey Bannik, vice president of China projects at Russia's AtomStroyExport (ASE), has given the schedule for new VVER-1200 units at Tianwan and Xudabao. Construction of Tianwan unit 7 will start in May 2021, and that of Xudabao unit 3 and of Tianwan unit 8 will start five and 10 months later, respectively. The launch of the Tianwan units is scheduled for 2026 and 2027 while the third and fourth units at the Xudabao plant will both be launched in 2028.

New Nuclear 03 April 2019


UK fusion scientists secure new funding despite Brexit

UK fusion scientists secure new funding despite Brexit

The UK and the European Commission signed a contract extension today for the world’s largest fusion research facility, Joint European Torus. The extension secures at least EUR100 million (USD112 million) in additional inward investment from the EU over the next two years and "brings reassurance" for the more than 500 staff at the site in Culham, near Oxford, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said.

New Nuclear 29 March 2019