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Start date delay for Vogtle units

30 January 2015

Vogtle_3_Jan_2015_(Georgia_Power)_74x48Start-up dates for the first new nuclear power plants to be built in the USA in 30 years have been pushed back by 18 months. Vogtle 3 is now expected to enter service in the second quarter of 2019 with unit 4 following in the second quarter of 2020.

Horizon clears justification hurdle

28 January 2015

The regulatory justification process for Horizon Nuclear Power's choice of the Hitachi-GE's ABWR for build at Wylfa Newydd is now complete, after approval by both Houses of Parliament.

Rusatom Overseas names key sub-suppliers for Hanhikivi 1

21 January 2015

Rusatom Overseas has signed contracts with several suppliers that bid for work on the Hanhikivi nuclear power plant project in Finland. A subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, Rusatom Overseas is responsible for promoting Russian nuclear technology on the global market.

Fuel loading at second Yangjiang unit

30 January 2015

Yangjiang 2 fuel loading 48The loading of fuel assemblies into the reactor core of unit 2 at the Yangjiang plant in China's Guangdong province is underway in preparation for startup.

Slovenské Elektrárne expects Mochovce 3 to start up in 2016

21 January 2015

Pavlis at Mochovce - Jan 2015 - 48Improvements in efficiency at the construction site of the Mochovce nuclear power plant mean the internal reactor parts of unit 3 can be installed by the middle of this year, Slovenské Elektrárne general manager Luca D'Agnese said yesterday.

First 'exceptional load' delivered to Iter

20 January 2015

ITER transformer arrival 48The first of some 250 "exceptional loads" has been delivered to the construction site of the Iter fusion reactor project at Cadarache in southern France. The high-voltage transformer was manufactured in South Korea.