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Long-term operation of China's oldest reactor assessed

Long-term operation of China's oldest reactor assessed

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at unit 1 of the Qinshan nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province.

Regulation & Safety 17 May 2019


CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

CNNC attains mass production of Hualong One fuel

China National Nuclear Corporation says it is now capable of mass producing China Fuel 3 (CF3) fuel assemblies for the domestically-designed HPR1000 (Hualong One) pressurised water reactor design.

Uranium & Fuel 16 May 2019


Steam generators in place at Tianwan unit 6

Steam generators in place at Tianwan unit 6

The third and final steam generator has been installed at unit 6 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The ACPR1000 reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation by the end of 2021.

New Nuclear 15 May 2019


CGN agrees to invest in completion of Romanian reactors

CGN agrees to invest in completion of Romanian reactors

A preliminary investors' agreement has today been signed between Romanian national nuclear company Nuclearelectrica and China General Nuclear (CGN) regarding the completion of units 3 and 4 at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 08 May 2019


Cold testing under way at Chinese Hualong One unit

Cold testing under way at Chinese Hualong One unit

Cold hydrostatic testing has begun at unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province, the first of two demonstration Hualong One reactors under construction at the site. The tests mark the first time the reactor systems are operated together with the auxiliary systems.

New Nuclear 29 April 2019


China's CGN and Huaneng enhance cooperation

China's CGN and Huaneng enhance cooperation

China General Nuclear and China Huaneng are to cooperate in nuclear power, fuel and technology through a newly signed framework agreement.

Corporate 23 April 2019


China uprates its oldest reactor

China uprates its oldest reactor

In a first for the country, China has uprated its oldest power reactor, Qinshan 1, to 350 MWe (net) from its original 300 MWe. China National Nuclear Corporation said the engineering work "has important reference significance for the power enhancement of subsequent power stations, and plays an exemplary role in the life management of domestic nuclear power plants".

Corporate 17 April 2019


China installs steam generator at Tianwan unit 6

China installs steam generator at Tianwan unit 6

The second of three steam generators at China's forthcoming Tianwan 6 nuclear power unit has been installed, completing a 12-day process that involved bringing the component through a hatch and rotating to a vertical position.

New Nuclear 11 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


Nuclear energy is a key part of China's Belt and Road policy

Nuclear energy is a key part of China's Belt and Road policy

China wants to promote nuclear energy cooperation in the 'Belt and Road', and is focusing on new technology deployment and completing its radioactive waste management strategy, a conference in Beijing heard. The Belt and Road Initiative is a development strategy adopted by the Chinese government involving infrastructure development and investments in 152 countries and international organisations.

Nuclear Policies 03 April 2019