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UK to start regulatory assessment of Chinese design

Regulation and Safety

10 January 2017

Hualong One plant - CGN - 48The British government has asked nuclear regulators to begin a Generic Design Assessment of the UK HPR1000 reactor. This is the Hualong One design that General Nuclear Services - a subsidiary of EDF and China General Nuclear - proposes to use at a prospective new nuclear power plant in Bradwell.

First Hualong One dome takes shape

New Nuclear

06 January 2017

Fuqing 5 dome assembled - 48Assembly of the containment building dome for unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant has been completed. 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 agrees further Russian fuel reloads for fast reactor

New Nuclear

04 January 2017

CEFR 48Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL has signed a contract with the China Institute of Atomic Energy for the supply of fuel to the Chinese Experimental Fast Reactor.

Grid connection for fourth Yangjiang unit

New Nuclear

09 January 2017

Yangjiang 4 grid connection - 48Unit 4 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has started supplying electricity to the grid, China General Nuclear announced today. The unit becomes the company's 20th operational power reactor.

Construction milestones at new Chinese units

New Nuclear

05 January 2017

Sanmen 2 - final pump installation - 48Installation of the fourth and final reactor coolant pump at the Sanmen 2 AP1000 was completed yesterday, China National Nuclear Corporation announced. Meanwhile, the boron injection tank has been installed at the second demonstration Hualong One unit being constructed at the Fuqing plant.

Chinese coal miner to invest in UK's Hinkley project


03 January 2017

The shareholders of Chinese coal miner Wintime Energy have approved its proposed investment in Hinkley Point C - EDF and China General Nuclear's project to build two European Pressurised Water reactors in Somerset, England. Wintime Energy, known as Wing Tai Energy in Chinese, announced its plan to invest up to three billion yuan ($440 million) in HPC through a wholly owned subsidiary of New Energy, Huayuan New Energy, on 13 December.