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Barakah 3 sets pipe welding quality benchmark

23 March 2017

Barakah_3_dome_(Enec)-48Construction work at Barakah 3 in the United Arab Emirates has passed two milestones with the completion of reactor coolant loop pipe welding and the reactor containment building dome structure. The coolant loop work has set a new industry benchmark for quality in pipe welding.

Xe-100 HTGR moves to conceptual design

17 March 2017

Pebble_fuel_prototype_(X-energy-ORNL)-48X-energy yesterday announced the start of work on the conceptual design of its Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed modular reactor, following a review of the company's readiness by an external panel of industry experts.

Fourth Yangjiang unit enters commercial operation

16 March 2017

Yangjiang 4 control room - 48Unit 4 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has completed commissioning tests and now meets the conditions for entering commercial operation, China General Nuclear announced yesterday.

CAP1400 reactor vessel passes pressure tests

22 March 2017

CAP1400 RPV testing - 48Hydraulic pressure testing has been completed on the reactor pressure vessel for the demonstration CAP1400 unit to be built at Shidaowan in China's Shandong province.

Feasibility study for Saudi Arabian HTGR project

17 March 2017

CNEC-KACARE March 2017 - 48China and Saudi Arabia have signed a cooperation agreement for a joint study on the feasibility of constructing high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) in the Middle Eastern country.

Iran starts building unit 2 of Bushehr plant

15 March 2017

Bushehr-II work starts - 48Construction and installation work formally started yesterday at the site of unit 2 of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran, Atomproekt, the reactor design subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, announced today. The first foundation stone for units 2 and 3 of the plant was laid in a ceremony held at the construction site in southern Iran in September last year.