Construction rss

Grid connection for first Fuqing unit

New Nuclear

21 August 2014

Fuqing 1 grid connection 48Unit 1 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has been connected to the electricity grid, becoming China National Nuclear Corporation's tenth operating power reactor. It is expected to enter commercial operation by the end of the year.

Reactor internals installed at Sanmen AP1000

New Nuclear

20 August 2014

Sanmen 1 internals (CNNC) 72x48At Sanmen 1 the first components of the reactor itself have been put into position after a year of preparation. The reactor internals are steel structures sit within the reactor pressure vessel and will support the fuel assemblies and control rods.

IAEA praises Jordanian progress

Nuclear Policies

18 August 2014

Jordan has made "notable progress" in developing its nuclear infrastructure, a mission led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has found. The team made several recommendations to the country for developing this further.

Tianwan 3 vessel passes pressure tests

New Nuclear

20 August 2014

Tianwan VVER vessel 48The VVER-1000 reactor vessel for the third unit of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province has successfully completed hydraulic tests at the manufacturing plant in Russia.

Helium fan produced for Chinese HTR-PM

New Nuclear

19 August 2014

HTR helium turbine 48A prototype helium fan for use in China's HTR-PM high-temperature gas-cooled reactor has successfully completed testing. A demonstration plant based on twin HTR-PM units is currently under construction at Shidaowan, Shandong province.

SCE&G forced to revise Summer schedule

New Nuclear

13 August 2014

South Carolina Electric & Gas hopes to reach agreement by the end of this year on a revised schedule and cost estimate for a project to build two AP1000 units at its Summer nuclear power plant in Fairfield County, South Carolina.