Operation and maintenance rss

Fuel loading completed at Fangchenggang 2

New Nuclear

25 May 2016

Fangchenggang 2 fuel loading - 48The loading of fuel into the core of the second unit at the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi province has been completed. The unit is expected to start up later this year.

Chinese AP1000 fuel line moves to production

Uranium and Fuel

23 May 2016

Construction has been completed of China's first production line for the manufacture of fuel for AP1000 reactors. The new production line is to make two sets of dummy assemblies ahead of full production.

Closure recommended for Nebraska nuclear plant


13 May 2016

Fort Calhoun at night 48Senior management at Omaha Public Power District have recommended that the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska should close at the end of 2016 for economic reasons.

First criticality for Watts Bar 2

New Nuclear

24 May 2016

Watts_Bar_2_startup_(TVA)-48The Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) newest nuclear reactor, Watts Bar unit 2, has reached first criticality. The 1165 MWe (net) pressurized water reactor is the first nuclear unit to start up in the USA since Watts Bar 1 in 1996.

Nawah to manage UAE units

New Nuclear

18 May 2016

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has approved the formation of Nawah Energy Company to operate and maintain Barakah units 1-4. Separately, an agreement with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will give the United Arab Emirates access to software tools to assist in radiation protection and assessment.

Fuel loading begins at China's Changjiang 2

New Nuclear

11 May 2016

Changjiang 2 fuel loading - 48Fuel loading operations are under way at the second unit of the Changjiang nuclear power plant, under construction on China's southern island province of Hainan. The reactor is expected to begin operating later this year.