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Chinese unit prepares for extended operation

Regulation and Safety

15 June 2017

Qinshan 1 - 48Workers at unit 1 of the Qinshan nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province have made significant progress in long-term operational safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency team has concluded. The plant has applied to operate beyond its original 30-year design life.

IAEA advises on retaining knowledge at Chinese plant


01 June 2017

Daya Bay NPP - 48A roadmap for the effective transfer of knowledge from the existing operators of China's Daya Bay nuclear power plant to future operators has been drawn up with the assistance of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Argentina and China sign contract for two reactors

New Nuclear

18 May 2017

China-Argentina May 2017 - 48China is to supply Argentina with two nuclear power reactors - one a Candu pressurised heavy water reactor, the other a Hualong One pressurised water reactor. The contract was among 19 agreements signed yesterday in Beijing during a meeting of Chinese president Xi Jinping and Argentinean president Mauricio Macri.

Fuel loading under way at Fuqing 4

New Nuclear

14 June 2017

Fuqing 4 fuel loading - 48The process of loading fuel into unit 4 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has begun, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced today. The unit is expected to start up later this year.

First Hualong One unit at Fuqing takes shape

New Nuclear

25 May 2017

Fuqing 5 dome installation - 48The dome has been installed on the containment building of 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.

China, Saudi Arabia begin HTGR feasibility study

New Nuclear

17 May 2017

China-Saudi Arabia HTR feasibility - 48China and Saudi Arabia have held their first meeting to discuss the feasibility of constructing high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) in the Middle Eastern country. The joint working group aims to complete the feasibility study report later this year.