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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


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


First neutron generator delivered to Mo-99 facility

First neutron generator delivered to Mo-99 facility

The first production accelerator has been delivered to Shine Medical Technologies' isotope production campus in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Regulation & Safety 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


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


HTR-PM steam generator passes pressure tests

HTR-PM steam generator passes pressure tests

The first steam generator for China's demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant (HTR-PM) has completed air pressure tests, confirming its integrity, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.

New Nuclear 02 October 2018


Dome installed at Karachi unit 3

Dome installed at Karachi unit 3

The dome of Karachi unit 3 in Pakistan has been lifted into place, marking the transition from civil construction to equipment installation at the Hualong One unit.

New Nuclear 01 October 2018


First criticality for Tianwan unit 4

First criticality for Tianwan unit 4

Unit 4 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province moved closer to commissioning by achieving a sustained chain reaction for the first time. The VVER-1000 is to begin generating power by year-end.

New Nuclear 01 October 2018