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Hot tests completed at fourth Yangjiang unit

New Nuclear

27 September 2016

Yangjiang 4 hot tests completed - 48Unit 4 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has successfully completed pre-operational testing, China General Nuclear announced yesterday.

Fourth Hongyanhe unit enters commercial operation

New Nuclear

20 September 2016

Hongyanhe Phase I units - 48Unit 4 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has started commercial operation, China General Nuclear announced on 19 September.

Chinese regulatory system must keep up with growth, says IAEA

Regulation and Safety

08 September 2016

IRRS mission to China - September 2016 - 48China's regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety is effective but will need to keep pace with the country's nuclear energy program, an International Atomic Energy Agency peer review mission has concluded.

Canada and China team up on AFCR

Corporate

23 September 2016

SNC Lavalin-CNNC-SEC September 2016 - 48An agreement in principle to form a new joint venture to develop, market and construct the Advanced Fuel Candu Reactor has been signed by Canada's SNC-Lavalin, China National Nuclear Corporation and Shanghai Electric. The reactor reuses used fuel from light water reactors.

Contract for nuclear islands of Fangchenggang Hualong One units

New Nuclear

13 September 2016

Fangchenggang 3-4 nuclear island contract - 48A contract to install the nuclear islands of units 3 and 4 of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China has been awarded to China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Company Limited. The units are a demonstration project for China General Nuclear's Hualong One reactor design.

Construction starts on sixth Tianwan unit

New Nuclear

07 September 2016

Tianwan 6 first concrete - 48The first safety concrete has been poured for the containment building basemat of Tianwan nuclear power plant's sixth reactor,  in Jiangsu province, marking the official start of the unit's construction.