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Saudi Arabia and Korea further SMART cooperation

03 September 2015

KA-CARE and KAERI SMART contracts 48Saudi Arabia and South Korea yesterday signed contracts to support their cooperation in developing SMART reactors.

UAE's fourth power reactor under construction

02 September 2015

Barakah 4 first concrete 48The first safety concrete has been poured for the basemat of the containment building of the fourth reactor at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant, marking the official start of the unit's construction.

Pakistan breaks ground for new Karachi units

21 August 2015

Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif yesterday held a ceremony to mark the start of construction of two Chinese-designed Hualong One units near the coastal city of Karachi.

Flamanville EPR timetable and costs revised

03 September 2015

Flamanville construction site - July 2015 - 48French utility EDF has put back the start up date of the EPR unit under construction at Flamanville by about one year while the cost of the project has now tripled from its original estimate.

Fuel loading begins at first Changjiang unit

27 August 2015

Changjiang 1 fuel loading 48The loading of fuel has started at unit 1 of the Changjiang nuclear power plant, under construction on China's southern island province of Hainan. The reactor is expected to begin operating later this year.

Vogtle 3 shield building takes shape

20 August 2015

Vogtle 3 building panel installation 48The installation of shield building panels has begun at the first AP1000 unit under construction at the Vogtle plant in Georgia, USA. The shield building encases the unit's containment vessel.