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WANO completes reviews of Leningrad and Tianwan plants

New Nuclear

13 July 2018

WANO team at Leningrad II-1 - 48A team from the World Association of Nuclear Operators' Moscow Centre has completed its independent review of unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia. The VVER 1200 reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation before the end of this year. The Moscow Centre also organised a pre-operational peer review at unit 4 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The Russian-designed 1060 MWe VVER-1000 pressurised water reactor is expected to begin operating in March 2019.

China’s Sanmen 2 cleared for fuel loading

New Nuclear

10 July 2018

Sanmen units 1 and 2 - 48Unit 2 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China has received regulatory approval for fuel loading, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today. Unit 1 of the plant was connected to the grid on 30 June, becoming the world's first AP1000 to achieve grid connection and power generation.

China's Taishan 1 reactor connected to grid

New Nuclear

29 June 2018

Taishan_internal_June18_(CGNPC)-48China General Nuclear Power Group and EDF Group have today announced that unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant has been connected to the grid, becoming the world's first EPR to achieve grid connection and power generation. It is expected to enter commercial operation later this year.

Yangjiang 5 enters commercial operation

New Nuclear

13 July 2018

Yangjiang 5 control room - 48Unit 5 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. The unit is the first ACPR1000 reactor to be built and the first Chinese unit to feature a domestically-developed digital control system.

First AP1000 unit begins generating power

New Nuclear

02 July 2018

Sanmen units 1-2 - 48Unit 1 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China has been connected to the grid, becoming the world's first AP1000 to achieve grid connection and power generation. The milestone came just one day after Taishan 1, also in China, became the first EPR to reach the same milestone.

Rolls-Royce and CTEC to integrate I&C expertise

Corporate

27 June 2018

RR-CTEC_signing_June2018-(Rolls-Royce)-48Rolls-Royce and CTEC have signed an agreement to provide instrumentation and control integrated solutions to the global nuclear market, the British engineering group announced yesterday. CTEC is a subsidiary of China General Power Corporation Limited that provides full-life-cycle and end-to-end digital I&C systems to nuclear power plants.