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Commissioning milestones at Chinese AP1000s

Commissioning milestones at Chinese AP1000s

Milestones in the start-up of two AP1000s under construction in China were met on 17 August, with Sanmen unit 2 achieving first criticality and Haiyang unit 1 being grid connected.

New Nuclear 17 August 2018


Oglethorpe to vote on Vogtle future

Oglethorpe to vote on Vogtle future

The board of Oglethorpe Power, co-owner of the Vogtle 3 and 4 construction project, is to vote by the end of September on whether to continue with the project following the announcement of increases in the project cost.

New Nuclear 17 August 2018


NuGen confirms Moorside as potential UK plant site

NuGen confirms Moorside as potential UK plant site

NuGeneration has provided information to support the Moorside site in Cumbria being carried forward into the UK government's new national policy statement as a site for a new nuclear power plant following an assessment process.

New Nuclear 17 August 2018


Upgrades for Slovakian and Korean simulators

Upgrades for Slovakian and Korean simulators

US company GSE Systems Inc has been awarded two contracts worth a total of USD8 million to update simulators at nuclear power plants at Mochovce in Slovakia and Kori in South Korea.

Corporate 16 August 2018


Chinese AP1000 reaches full power operation

Chinese AP1000 reaches full power operation

Unit 1 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province has reached full power operation for the first time. In late-June, the unit became the world's first AP1000 to achieve grid connection and power generation.

New Nuclear 14 August 2018


Haiyang AP1000s reach commissioning milestones

Haiyang AP1000s reach commissioning milestones

Milestones in the commissioning of the AP1000s under construction at the Haiyang nuclear power plant in China's Shandong province were met on 8 August. Unit 1 achieved first criticality, while fuel loading started at unit 2.

New Nuclear 09 August 2018


Progress at Vogtle, but cost forecast rises

Progress at Vogtle, but cost forecast rises

Georgia Power has announced that Southern Nuclear has made "significant progress" on construction of units 3 and 4 of the Vogtle nuclear power plant, but its share of the project has risen from USD7.3 billion to USD8.4 billion.

New Nuclear 09 August 2018


Fuqing 5 enters system commissioning phase

Fuqing 5 enters system commissioning phase

Installation of the control room has been completed at the demonstration Hualong One being constructed as unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province.

New Nuclear 09 August 2018


Turbine equipment installed at Leningrad II-2

Turbine equipment installed at Leningrad II-2

Installation of the main equipment for the turbine of unit 2 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia has been completed and according to schedule, Rosatom said yesterday.
 

New Nuclear 07 August 2018


Barakah 2 completes hot functional tests

Barakah 2 completes hot functional tests

Tests that simulate the temperatures and pressures which the reactor systems will be subjected to during normal operation have been completed at unit 2 of Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates.

New Nuclear 06 August 2018