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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


Safety review sought for new Japanese reactor

Safety review sought for new Japanese reactor

Chugoku Electric Power Company has initiated the regulatory process for starting up unit 3 at its Shimane nuclear power plant by applying to the Japanese regulator for a review to assess the 1373 MWe ABWR's compliance with revised safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 10 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


Cold functional tests start at Novovoronezh II-2

Cold functional tests start at Novovoronezh II-2

Russia's Rosatom has announced the start of cold functional tests at unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant. Cold and hot tests will take about 100 days, with the cold tests accounting for 35 days, it said yesterday.

New Nuclear 02 August 2018


EDF revises schedule, costs of Flamanville EPR

EDF revises schedule, costs of Flamanville EPR

Fuel loading at the Flamanville EPR will now take place in the fourth quarter of 2019, instead of the previously scheduled fourth quarter of this year. Its cost has increased from EUR10.5 billion to EUR10.9 billion.

New Nuclear 25 July 2018