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SCE&G proposes gas, solar for Summer replacement


17 November 2017

Summer_2_final_ring_June_2017_(SCEG)_48South Carolina Electric & Gas Company has unveiled a proposal that would see some of the capacity that should have been provided by the VC Summer nuclear power plant project replaced with gas and solar generation. The company's shareholders would absorb the net construction costs of the abandoned nuclear project.

First Fuqing 5 steam generator installed

New Nuclear

13 November 2017

Fuqing 5 first SG - 48The first of three steam generators has been installed at unit 5 at the Fuqing nuclear power plant. 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.

Rooppur 1 receives construction licence

New Nuclear

06 November 2017

Rooppur-1_construction_licence_(BAERA)-48The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission has formally received a design and construction licence for Rooppur unit 1. Construction of the country's first nuclear power plant is now expected officially to begin on 30 November.

Leningrad II-2 reactor vessel arrives at construction site

New Nuclear

15 November 2017

Leningrad II 2 RPV transport - 48The reactor vessel for unit 2 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant was delivered to the construction site in Sosnovy Bor in western Russia yesterday. The cargo was delivered from the Izhorskiye Zavody manufacturing plant within ten days, according to a statement today by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Public Service Commission begins Vogtle hearings

New Nuclear

08 November 2017

Vogtle_3_containment_Oct17_(Georgia_Power)-48The recent mitigation of some of the risks connected with the construction of Vogtle 3 and 4 have further strengthened the case for proceeding with the project, its owners told the Georgia Public Service Commission this week. The PSC will make a decision on the project's future as part of the 17th Vogtle Construction Monitoring Report, for which it is currently holding public hearings.

Excavation work starts for Bushehr 2

New Nuclear

31 October 2017

Excavation work has started at the site of unit 2 of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, Atomproekt, the reactor design subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, announced today. Construction and installation work formally started on the unit in March.