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First steam generator in place at Vogtle

17 August 2017

Vogtle_first_SG_(Georgia_Power)-48The first steam generator has been placed in the containment of Vogtle unit 3, the first major lift carried out since Southern Nuclear took charge of oversight activities at the AP1000 construction site in Georgia.

Russia charts 40 years of icebreaker progress

15 August 2017

50 Years of Victory - 48Russia is this week celebrating the historic achievements of its nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet and has also announced project milestones for its latest vessels. The Arktika was the first surface vessel to reach the North Pole, on 17 August, 1977. The seventh and largest Arktika class icebreaker - 50 Years of Victory - entered service in 2007 and is now on its way to the North Pole to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Arktika's expedition.

Commissioning of second Korean APR1400 postponed

10 August 2017

Units 3 and 4 at Shin Kori - 48Completion of unit 4 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant has been delayed by ten months, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has said. The APR1400 reactor is now expected to start up in September 2018.

SCE&G withdraws petition to scrap Summer project

16 August 2017

Summer_2-3_Jan_2017_(SCEG)-48South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCG&E) has decided to withdraw its petition seeking permission from state regulators to abandon construction of two AP1000 reactors at its VC Summer plant. The move, the company said, would allow government officials to complete reviews of the project.

Major components installed at final Barakah unit

14 August 2017

Barakah_4_SG_signing_(Enec)-48The final reactor vessel and steam generators have been installed at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant. Installation of the major components sees the fourth unit at the site pass 52% completion, while the overall project is now over 82% complete.

India awards contract for fast reactor fuel cycle facility

08 August 2017

IGCAR_complex_(HCC)-48India's Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research has awarded Hindustan Construction Company a contract worth INR 7.64 billion ($120 million) to construct a fast reactor fuel cycle facility at Kalpakkam.