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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


Indian government takes steps to get nuclear back on track

Indian government takes steps to get nuclear back on track

A lack of available domestically produced nuclear fuel and delays in constructing and commissioning nuclear power plants, including first-of-a-kind plants and the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor, meant that India failed to meet its nuclear generation targets under the governmental plans over the decade to 2017.

Nuclear Policies 11 February 2019


Kansai reschedules restarts of three reactors

Kansai reschedules restarts of three reactors

Kansai Electric Power Company has informed Fukui Prefecture that the restart of units 1 and 2 of the Takahama nuclear power plant and unit 3 of the Mihama plant has been delayed as work to bolster safety measures will now take longer than originally expected.

Regulation & Safety 05 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


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


EDF awaits ruling on Flamanville EPR welds

EDF awaits ruling on Flamanville EPR welds

French utility EDF said today it will give an update on the schedule and construction cost of the Flamanville EPR once the country's nuclear safety regulator has ruled in May whether some welds in the unit's secondary system need replacing.

Regulation & Safety 31 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


Russia starts installing MBIR control assembly

Russia starts installing MBIR control assembly

The Volgodonsk branch of AEM Technology has completed the first stage of installation of the control assembly of the MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor.

New Nuclear 16 January 2019


Fourth Chinese AP1000 enters commercial operation

Fourth Chinese AP1000 enters commercial operation

Unit 2 of the Haiyang nuclear power plant in China's Shandong province has completed 168 hours of full-power continuous operation and is now deemed to be in commercial operation. It becomes the fourth AP1000 unit in China to reach the milestone.

New Nuclear 09 January 2019