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Russia notes progress with fast reactor technology

New Nuclear

23 August 2016

Russia has reached two more milestones in its endeavour to close the nuclear fuel cycle. Mashinostroitelny Zavod (MSZ) - part of Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL - has completed acceptance tests of components for its ETVS-14 and ETVS-15 experimental fuel assemblies with mixed nitride fuel for the BREST and BN fast neutron reactors. MSZ has also announced the start of research and development work on the technical design of the "absorbent element" of the core of the BREST-OD-300 reactor.

Russian fast reactor reaches full power

New Nuclear

17 August 2016

Beloyarsk 4 - BN800 - control room - 48Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant started operating at 100% power for the first time today. The BN-800 fast neutron reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.

Changjiang 2 enters commercial operation

New Nuclear

15 August 2016

Changjiang 1 and 2 - 48Unit 2 of the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's southern island province of Hainan has entered commercial operation, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today.

Largest module in place at second Vogtle AP1000

New Nuclear

23 August 2016

Vogtle 4 CA20 module - 48The largest module has been installed at the Vogtle 4 nuclear construction project in the US state of Georgia. Emplacement of the CA20 module marks the heaviest lift at the project so far this year.

Steam generators installed at third Barakah unit

New Nuclear

17 August 2016

Barakah 3 steam generator - 48Installation of the steam generators has been completed at unit 3 of the Barakah nuclear power plant under construction in the United Arab Emirates. All four units at the site should be in operation by 2020.

Final super modules in place at Summer 2

New Nuclear

11 August 2016

Summer CA03 48The final "super modules" have been lifted into place in the containment vessel of VC Summer unit 2, marking a milestone in the construction of the AP1000 reactor.