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Second AP1000 enters commercial operation

Second AP1000 enters commercial operation

Unit 1 of the Haiyang nuclear power plant in China's Shandong province has completed 168 hours of full-power continuous operation. The unit is now deemed to be the second AP1000 reactor to enter commercial operation.

New Nuclear 23 October 2018


Kudankulam unit 3 soon to receive steam generators

Kudankulam unit 3 soon to receive steam generators

AEM Technology has shipped four assembled steam generators for unit 3 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in India. The equipment was manufactured at the Volgodonsk branch of Atommash.

New Nuclear 23 October 2018


Hitachi appoints three further Wylfa Newydd partners

Hitachi appoints three further Wylfa Newydd partners

Three more companies - WS Atkins plc, KBR and Wood - have been appointed by Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe Limited to support delivery of the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in Wales.

New Nuclear 22 October 2018


Egyptian, Uzbek nuclear power plans discussed

Egyptian, Uzbek nuclear power plans discussed

Vladimir Putin has this week discussed plans to build Egypt and Uzbekistan’s first nuclear power plants with his counterparts in those countries, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Nuclear Policies 19 October 2018


Karachi 2 pressuriser completes tests

Karachi 2 pressuriser completes tests

The pressuriser for the HPR1000 (Hualong One) reactor under construction at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan has completed factory hydraulic pressure testing.

New Nuclear 19 October 2018


Russia completes second reactor for Ural icebreaker

Russia completes second reactor for Ural icebreaker

Zio-Podolsk, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has dispatched the second reactor for the Ural nuclear-powered icebreaker under construction at the Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg.

New Nuclear 18 October 2018


IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Belarus

IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Belarus

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts today concluded a ten-day mission to review Belarus's preparedness and response arrangements for nuclear and radiological emergencies.

Regulation & Safety 17 October 2018


Fourth Chinese AP1000 connected to grid

Fourth Chinese AP1000 connected to grid

The Haiyang 2 AP1000 in China has been connected to the electricity grid. Meanwhile, Sanmen 1 - which last month became the first AP1000 to begin commercial operation - has entered the guarantee period.

New Nuclear 15 October 2018


ASN gives go-ahead for Flamanville RPV

ASN gives go-ahead for Flamanville RPV

France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire, has announced its conditional authorisation for EDF to commission and use the Flamanville 3 reactor pressure vessel. The EPR is under construction in Normandy, northern France.

Regulation & Safety 12 October 2018


More milestones for Vogtle project

More milestones for Vogtle project

The first reactor coolant pumps have been lifted into place at the Vogtle project, marking another major milestone for the USA's AP1000 construction project.

New Nuclear 09 October 2018