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First EPR enters commercial operation

First EPR enters commercial operation

Unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in Guangdong province has completed all commissioning work and is qualified for commercial operation, China General Nuclear announced yesterday. It becomes the first EPR reactor to reach the milestone.

New Nuclear 14 December 2018


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


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


Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy

Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy

The UK needs 7000 skilled people to join its nuclear sector every year in order to reach a projected peak demand of 100,600 full-time equivalent workers in 2021, a newly released update to the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group's strategic plan has found.

Nuclear Policies 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


Lawsuit launched as Bellefonte sale falters

Lawsuit launched as Bellefonte sale falters

A lawsuit filed by Nuclear Development LLC alleging that the Tennessee Valley Authority is in breach of contract following the authority's announcement that it will not complete the sale of the partially-built Bellefonte nuclear power plant is without merit, TVA said today.

Corporate 03 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


MoU to localise Indian nuclear equipment manufacturing

MoU to localise Indian nuclear equipment manufacturing

Holtec International subsidiary Holtec Asia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government of Maharashtra to establish a heavy manufacturing facility to support India's planned nuclear generation expansion.

Corporate 27 November 2018