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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.

Westinghouse CEO looks beyond bankruptcy


15 September 2017

As the start up of the world's first AP1000 unit approaches, Westinghouse is using the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection process to transform itself. The company will come out of the process "leaner, stronger and more competitive", Westinghouse president and CEO Jose Gutierrez told the World Nuclear Association's Symposium.

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's 37th reactor enters commercial operation

New Nuclear

18 September 2017

Fuqing 4 - 48Unit 4 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has completed commissioning tests and now meets the conditions for entering commercial operation, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today.

China, Cambodia agree to nuclear energy cooperation

Nuclear Policies

13 September 2017

CNNC-Cambodia - September 2017 - 48Cambodia has signed a memorandum of understanding with China National Nuclear Corporation on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The agreement calls for cooperation on human resources development.