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Fuel loading begins at first Changjiang unit

New Nuclear

27 August 2015

Changjiang 1 fuel loading 48The loading of fuel has started at unit 1 of the Changjiang nuclear power plant, under construction on China's southern island province of Hainan. The reactor is expected to begin operating later this year.

Containment tests completed at Fuqing 3

New Nuclear

11 August 2015

Fuqing 3 containment tests - 48Containment pressure tests have been successfully completed at unit 3 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province.

Containment dome installed at Haiyang 2

New Nuclear

05 August 2015

Haiyang 2 dome installation 48The top of the containment vessel for unit 2 of the Haiyang nuclear power plant in China's Shandong province was installed yesterday, marking another milestone in the construction of the AP1000.

Work gets underway on Fuqing 5 containment

New Nuclear

17 August 2015

Fuqing 5 first containment module - 48The first steel lining module for the containment building of Fuqing 5, China's first Hualong One unit, has been installed, plant builder China Nuclear Engineering Corporation announced. The company said the milestone marks a new phase in the civil construction of the unit.

New Chinese unit connected to the grid

New Nuclear

06 August 2015

Fuqing 2 grid connection - 48Unit 2 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has been connected to the electricity grid. It is expected to enter commercial operation by the end of the year.

Vessel head for Haiyang 2

New Nuclear

27 July 2015

Haiyang 2 vessel installation  48The reactor pressure vessel head for China's Haiyang 2 reactor has been lifted into place, marking another milestone in the construction of the AP1000.