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China launches new uranium enrichment centrifuges

Uranium and Fuel

21 March 2018

Demonstration enrichment plant - 48China has completed a "large-scale demonstration project for a new generation of uranium enrichment centrifuges", China National Nuclear Corporation announced yesterday. The new centrifuges have now been put into production at the Hanzhun fuel facility in Shaanxi province.

Reactor vessel installation under way at Hongyanhe 5

New Nuclear

20 March 2018

Hongyanhe 5 RPV delivery - 48The reactor pressure vessel for unit 5 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant has been delivered to the construction site in China's Liaoning province. Installation of the component began immediately.

Tianwan 3 enters warranty period

New Nuclear

08 March 2018

Tianwan unit 3 - 48Russia's ASE Group has handed over unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province to the customer for a two-year warranty period of operation. The Russian-supplied VVER-1000 is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.

Second Hualong One at Fuqing gets dome

New Nuclear

21 March 2018

Fuqing 6 dome installed - 48The dome has been installed on the containment building of unit 6 at the Fuqing nuclear power plant. The unit is the second demonstration HPR1000 Hualong One reactor being built at the site in China's Fujian province.

Russia brings Chinese funding into uranium mining

Uranium and Fuel

13 March 2018

Zhdanova launches Mine No6 - 48Russia has opened its uranium mining industry to foreign investment with an agreement signed yesterday between the Russia-China Investment Fund for Regional Development, ARMZ Uranium Holding, and Priargunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical Union (PIMCU). ARMZ and PIMCU are subsidiaries of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

China to start building up to eight reactors in 2018

Nuclear Policies

07 March 2018

China will "steadily promote" the development of nuclear power this year, according to a plan released today by the country's National Energy Administration (NEA). The plan calls for five new nuclear power reactors to be brought online in 2018 and construction to be started on a further six to eight units.