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China, Iran sign first contract for Arak redesign

Nuclear Policies

24 April 2017

China-Iran - April 2017 - 48China and Iran have signed the first commercial contract for the reconstruction of Iran's Arak heavy water reactor. The core of the reactor was removed as part of an international agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.

Chinese transit assured for LEU Bank

Uranium and Fuel

12 April 2017

China_IAEA_LEU_Bank_agreement_(CAEA)-48China has signed an agreement under which it will ensure the safe and secure transit of low-enriched uranium (LEU) and equipment through its territory to and from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) LEU Bank, which is being established in neighbouring Kazakhstan.

Moderator loading starts at Chinese demonstration HTGR

New Nuclear

07 April 2017

HTR graphite balls - 48CORRECTED: The loading of spherical moderator elements has begun at China's Shidaowan HTR-PM - a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) demonstration project. The unit is scheduled to begin operating later this year.

Civil construction completed at fifth Hongyanhe unit

New Nuclear

12 April 2017

Hongyanhe 5 dome installation - 48Major civil engineering works have been completed at unit 5 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province with the installation of the dome of its containment building. China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Company Limited (CNI23) has announced that the operation to raise the dome - measuring 37 metres in diameter and 11m in height and weighing about 180 tonnes - and place it upon the containment building was completed at 7.02am today.

First Hualong One reactor vessel passes pressure tests

New Nuclear

10 April 2017

Fuqing 5 RPV passes pressure tests - 48The reactor pressure vessel for unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant has completed hydraulic pressure tests. 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.

China, Thailand agree to nuclear energy cooperation

Nuclear Policies

05 April 2017

China-Thailand - April 2016 - 48China and Thailand have a signed an agreement to cooperate in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The agreement was signed in Beijing on 29 March by Nur Bekri, director of China's National Energy Administration (NEA), and Thai energy minister Anantaporn Kanchanarat.