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First Light Fusion commissions pulsed power device

First Light Fusion commissions pulsed power device

The UK's First Light Fusion has successfully completed constructing and testing its Machine 3 - the only pulsed power machine of its scale in the world dedicated to researching fusion energy. The company aims to demonstrate first fusion later this year.

New Nuclear 12 February 2019


Fuel loading underway at new South Korean reactor

Fuel loading underway at new South Korean reactor

A ceremony has been held to mark the loading of the first fuel into unit 4 at South Korea's Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The country's nuclear regulator gave Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power permission to start up the APR1400 unit on 1 February.

New Nuclear 11 February 2019


IMSR materials to be tested at Petten
 

IMSR materials to be tested at Petten
 

NRG is to carry out testing of materials, including graphite, for key components of Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor power plant in the High-Flux Reactor at Petten in the Netherlands under a contract announced on 5 February.

New Nuclear 07 February 2019


Concreting milestone at second Leningrad-II unit

Concreting milestone at second Leningrad-II unit

Concreting of the inner containment structure of the reactor building of unit 2 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia has been completed, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced yesterday.

New Nuclear 05 February 2019


Second Korean APR1400 unit cleared for start up

Second Korean APR1400 unit cleared for start up

South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission today gave Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power permission to begin operation of unit 4 at the Shin Kori nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 01 February 2019


Construction progress at Bangladesh plant

Construction progress at Bangladesh plant

Concrete works have been completed for the turbine hall foundation slab of Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant, Rooppur 1, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced. Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission says the first unit will be commissioned in 2023.

New Nuclear 01 February 2019


Karachi 2 reactor internals in place

Karachi 2 reactor internals in place

Installation has been completed of the reactor internals of the Hualong One reactor under construction at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan.

New Nuclear 31 January 2019


NRG irradiates steel alloy for use in ITER

NRG irradiates steel alloy for use in ITER

The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) of the Netherlands has completed the irradiation testing in the High Flux Reactor of a new type of metal that will be used in a test programme of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor.

New Nuclear 30 January 2019


Flamanville EPR hot tests to start next month

Flamanville EPR hot tests to start next month

Hot functional testing of the Flamanville EPR in France, which had been scheduled to start before the end of 2018, will now begin in February, EDF said yesterday. The loading of fuel into the 1650 MWe pressurised water reactor is still expected by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 22 January 2019


NRG receives funding for nuclear medicine R&D centre

NRG receives funding for nuclear medicine R&D centre

The Advancing Nuclear Medicine consortium, led by the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group, has been awarded a EUR6.8 million (USD7.7 million) subsidy to develop FIELD-LAB. This Dutch initiative is aimed at accelerating the development and introduction of new radiopharmaceuticals.

New Nuclear 18 January 2019