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First criticality for Chinese reactor

24 July 2014

Fuqing 1 first criticality 48Unit 1 of the Fuqing plant in China's Fujian province has moved closer to commissioning by achieving a sustained chain reaction.

Iberdrola joins GE-Hitachi for Prism

23 July 2014

Prism (GE-Hitachi) 47x48Spanish utility Iberdrola will work with GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy to develop a proposal to build a Prism integral fast reactor in the UK, but is yet to decide the scope of its involvement either as an engineer or operator of the potential plant.

Tender for Egyptian plant rescheduled

22 July 2014

A tender to construct Egypt's first nuclear power plant will now be launched by the end of 2014. The tender for the El-Dabaa plant was originally scheduled for earlier this year.

Construction licence for ESS

23 July 2014

ESS facility 48The Swedish nuclear regulator has issued a conditional licence for construction of the European Spallation Source (ESS) facility in Lund. The research facility will feature the world's most powerful neutron source.

Russia targets 2030 for BN-1200

22 July 2014

Russia plans to start construction of three BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactors before 2030, the director general of Rosenergoatom, Evgeny Romanov, said on 21 July.

Small reactor developers assess UK-US collaboration

15 July 2014

Three companies developing small nuclear power reactor technology have debated whether US and UK regulators – the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Office for Nuclear Regulation – ought to work together to smooth their path through the licensing process.