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First criticality for Chinese reactor

New Nuclear

24 July 2014

Fuqing 1 first criticality 48Unit 1 of the Fuqing plant in China's Fujian province has moved closer to commissioning by achieving a sustained chain reaction.

CB&I, CNNC extend cooperation

Corporate

17 July 2014

US energy infrastructure company CB&I has increased its cooperation with the Chinese nuclear industry by signing a memorandum of understanding with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). The agreement will see them cooperate on the development of nuclear power plants.

Dome in place at fourth Fuqing unit

New Nuclear

24 June 2014

Fuqing 4 dome 48Installation of the reactor dome on the containment building marks the end of major civil engineering works at Fuqing 4. The four units at the plant in China's Fujian province are all due to start up by mid-2016.

BRICS plans energy association in wake of new bank

Nuclear Policies

21 July 2014

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced plans to establish a BRICS "energy association" that will include a fuel reserve bank and an energy policy institute.

Lockheed opens joint R&D base

Corporate

24 June 2014

China's SNPAS and Lockheed Martin of the USA have opened a new cooperative R&D base where the partners aim to drive forward research on reactor protection systems for Chinese-designed nuclear power plants.

Taishan simulator ready to go

New Nuclear

20 June 2014

Taishan simulator 48A full scope simulator has been installed at China's Taishan nuclear power plant. It will be used in the training of operators for the country's first two EPR reactors, which are nearing completion.