Construction rss

Watts Bar 2 final completion cost approved

New Nuclear

04 February 2016

Watts_Bar_2_fuel_loading_(TVA)_48The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has approved the expenditure of a further $200 million on the completion of Watts Bar 2, which would bring final spending on the project to a total of up to $4.7 billion.

Areva looks to finalize reactor business sale


28 January 2016

Areva's board of directors has given a mandate to its CEO to finalize negotiations on EDF's acquisition of a majority stake in its nuclear reactor business. The moves follows agreement by the two companies on the final valuation of Areva NP.

Final decision on Hinkley Point C postponed

New Nuclear

27 January 2016

EDF has again delayed making a final investment decision for the construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK. A decision had been expected by the end of 2015.

First Taishan EPR completes cold tests

New Nuclear

01 February 2016

Taishan 1- 48Cold function tests have been completed at unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province. The unit is expected to start up in the first half of next year and will be the first EPR reactor to begin operating.

Sixth Yangjiang unit gets its dome

New Nuclear

28 January 2016

Yangjiang 6 dome installation - 48The dome has been installed upon the containment building of unit 6 at the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province. The milestone marks the end of major civil engineering works at the unit.

CGN teams up with shipbuilder for offshore plants

New Nuclear

26 January 2016

CGN, CSIC cooperation agreement - 48China General Nuclear has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China's largest shipbuilding company to work together on developing floating nuclear power plants.