Construction rss

Leningrad Phase II management transferred to single company

Corporate

20 April 2015

Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNNP) is to take over completely the management of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant construction project in western Russia by the end of October. Rosenergoatom, which operates all of Russia's civil nuclear power plants, ordered the transfer on 17 April.

Russia postpones BN-1200 in order to improve fuel design

New Nuclear

16 April 2015

Rosenergoatom has reportedly postponed construction of the BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant "indefinitely" on the need to improve fuel for the reactor and amid speculation about the cost-effectiveness of the project.

Ground broken for Turkey's first nuclear power plant

New Nuclear

15 April 2015

Akkuyu groundbreaking ceremony 48Government and company officials yesterday launched construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant. The Russian-designed Akkuyu plant in Mersin, on the Mediterranean coast, is the first of three nuclear power plants the country plans to build to help boost its economy and reduce its dependence on fossil fuel imports.

Flamanville construction continues while vessel tests due

Regulation and Safety

20 April 2015

Work is continuing at the construction site of an EPR unit at Flamanville in northern France, French utility EDF said yesterday. Preparations are underway to conduct further tests on the unit's vessel after anomalies were identified in the composition of the steel in certain parts of it.

Construction cleared for China's first Hualong One units

New Nuclear

16 April 2015

Fuqing 5 nuclear island pit 48China's State Council has given final approval for construction of units 5 and 6 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian province. They will be demonstration units for the domestically-developed Hualong One reactor design.

Work starts on Iter central solenoid

New Nuclear

15 April 2015

Iter central solenoid construction 48Fabrication of the central solenoid of the Iter fusion project has been started by the USA's General Atomics. The solenoid - due for delivery in 2019 - will be one of the largest superconducting electromagnets ever built.