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Mochovce 3 completes commissioning test

Mochovce 3 completes commissioning test

Slovakia's new reactor Mochovce 3 has successfully completed hot testing. Owner Slovenské Elektrárne said the plant could be ready for fuel loading this summer, although it will then have to wait for regulatory approval which could take up to eight months.

New Nuclear 16 April 2019


Russia pours first concrete for second Kursk II unit

Russia pours first concrete for second Kursk II unit

Main construction work for the second unit at Kursk II in Russia has begun two weeks ahead of schedule. The site in Western Russia is the first to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) reactor design.

New Nuclear 15 April 2019


AtomStroyExport unveils schedule for China projects

AtomStroyExport unveils schedule for China projects

Alexey Bannik, vice president of China projects at Russia's AtomStroyExport (ASE), has given the schedule for new VVER-1200 units at Tianwan and Xudabao. Construction of Tianwan unit 7 will start in May 2021, and that of Xudabao unit 3 and of Tianwan unit 8 will start five and 10 months later, respectively. The launch of the Tianwan units is scheduled for 2026 and 2027 while the third and fourth units at the Xudabao plant will both be launched in 2028.

New Nuclear 03 April 2019


December construction start for Chinese SMR

December construction start for Chinese SMR

China's Ministry of Environment is proceeding with the environmental impact assessment for a project to build an ACP100 small modular reactor at Changjiang, Hainan, with construction to begin by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 25 March 2019


Perry: Vogtle project is 'critically important'

Perry: Vogtle project is 'critically important'

The US Department of Energy has finalised further federal loan guarantees of USD3.7 billion for the continued construction of Vogtle units 3 and 4, Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced today during a visit to the construction site near Waynesboro, Georgia.

New Nuclear 22 March 2019


Basemat of Turkey's Akkuyu 1 completed

Basemat of Turkey's Akkuyu 1 completed

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced completion of the basemat for the nuclear island buildings of unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey. Meanwhile the European Parliament has voted to suspend EU accession negotiations with Turkey and has reportedly called for cancellation of the Akkuyu project.

New Nuclear 14 March 2019


General contract signed for Tianwan Phase IV

General contract signed for Tianwan Phase IV

The general contract has been signed for the construction of two further Russian-supplied reactors at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. In addition, a technical design contract was signed for a second pair of reactors at the Xudabao site in Liaoning province.

New Nuclear 12 March 2019


Finnish EPR receives operating licence

Finnish EPR receives operating licence

The Finnish government today granted utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj an operating licence for the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto. Once it enters commercial operation early next year, the 1600 MWe pressurised water reactor will supply some 15% of the country's electricity demand.

Regulation & Safety 07 March 2019


Local support rises for construction of Polish plant

Local support rises for construction of Polish plant

Support for the construction of Poland's first nuclear power plant remains high among residents in the three areas under consideration for hosting the facility, the latest survey commissioned by PGE EJ1 shows.

Nuclear Policies 07 March 2019


Belarus units reach construction milestones

Belarus units reach construction milestones

Unit 1 of the nuclear power plant under construction at Ostrovets in Belarus has been connected to its own source of power supply, Rosatom has announced. Concreting the reactor dome of unit 2 has also been completed, it added.

New Nuclear 28 February 2019