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Major concrete pour at Hinkley Point C

Major concrete pour at Hinkley Point C

First concrete has been poured for the 'common raft' of Hinkley Point C, on which the reactor building and safety systems will be constructed. The major milestone in the construction was announced by EDF Energy today.

New Nuclear 11 December 2018


Fuqing 6 reactor pressure vessel in place

Fuqing 6 reactor pressure vessel in place

The reactor pressure vessel has been installed at Fuqing unit 6, China's second demonstration Hualong One unit, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today.

New Nuclear 11 December 2018


Work starts on Kursk II-2 foundation plate

Work starts on Kursk II-2 foundation plate

Construction work has started on the foundation plate of the reactor building of unit 2 of the Kursk II nuclear power plant in western Russia. This is the second of the VVER-TOI design nuclear reactors.

New Nuclear 10 December 2018


Fusion reactions project attracts UK funding

Fusion reactions project attracts UK funding

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and First Light Fusion are collaborating to convert fusion reactions into heat to enable clean power production. The ‘Fusion Island’ project is to be partly funded by a government grant.

New Nuclear 07 December 2018


China General Nuclear ready to ramp up UK ambitions

China General Nuclear ready to ramp up UK ambitions

Following the withdrawal of NuGeneration, China General Nuclear is ready to ramp-up its plans for a new plant at Bradwell based on its HPR1000 (Hualong One) design in order to keep the UK's nuclear power programme on track, Robert Davies, chief operating officer of CGN UK said today.

New Nuclear 06 December 2018


Reactor vessel in place at Hongyanhe 6

Reactor vessel in place at Hongyanhe 6

The reactor pressure vessel of unit 6 at the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province was installed on 1 December, Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Company announced today.

New Nuclear 04 December 2018


New delay in start-up of Finnish EPR

New delay in start-up of Finnish EPR

The start of regular electricity generation at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR has been pushed back by a further four months and is now expected to begin in January 2020, Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced today.

New Nuclear 29 November 2018


Crane technology for nuclear construction projects

Crane technology for nuclear construction projects

Sarens has unveiled the world's largest crane which will be used for all major lifting at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, England. Meanwhile, PaR Systems will make a crane for NuScale's small modular reactor in Idaho, USA.

New Nuclear 20 November 2018


PRISM selected for US test reactor programme

PRISM selected for US test reactor programme

Idaho National Laboratory has selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's PRISM technology to support the US Department of Energy's Versatile Test Reactor programme. The project is looking at what would be needed to establish a reactor-based fast-spectrum neutron irradiation capability for the USA by 2026.

New Nuclear 15 November 2018


Canada SMR Roadmap signals 'call to action'

Canada SMR Roadmap signals 'call to action'

Canada is well positioned to become a global leader in the development and deployment of small modular reactor technology, Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi said yesterday at the release of a report outlining the potential applications for SMRs in the country.
 

New Nuclear 08 November 2018