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Turbine island construction for Hualong One

New Nuclear

20 November 2017

Fanchenggang 3 turbine concrete pour, November 2017 (CGN) 72x48Two teams in a 40-hour operation have poured the basemat for the turbine building of China's Fangchenggang 2, the first Hualong One unit.

First Fuqing 5 steam generator installed

New Nuclear

13 November 2017

Fuqing 5 first SG - 48The first of three steam generators has been installed at unit 5 at the Fuqing nuclear power plant. The unit - the first of two demonstration Hualong One units being built at the site in China's Fujian province - is expected to start up in 2019.

Civil construction completed at Tianwan 5

New Nuclear

26 September 2017

Tianwan 5 dome installation - 48The containment dome of unit 5 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province was installed today, marking the reactor's entry into the equipment installation phase of construction, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said.

China and Vietnam to cooperate on nuclear safety

Regulation and Safety

13 November 2017

Vietnam-China - November 2017 - 48The nuclear safety regulators of China and Vietnam today signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation. The two countries signed an agreement to cooperate in nuclear energy in 2000.

Tianwan 3 attains first criticality

New Nuclear

29 September 2017

Tianwan unit 3 - 48Unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province today attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time. The Russian-supplied VVER-1000 is scheduled to enter commercial operation next year.

China plans further high temperature reactor innovation

New Nuclear

19 September 2017

China is moving rapidly towards using nuclear power as an industrial heat source and as a direct replacement for coal, Yulong Wu, CEO of Chinergy, told a side event at the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) General Conference today.