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South Ukraine 3 fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel

Uranium and Fuel

20 July 2018

South Ukraine plant - 48Westinghouse Electric Company announced yesterday that unit 3 of the South Ukraine nuclear power plant has been loaded with a full core of its VVER-1000 fuel. The unit, near Yuzhnoukrainsk in the Mykolaiv province of Ukraine, thus becomes the first VVER-1000 reactor anywhere to operate with fuel assemblies not supplied by Russia.

China’s Sanmen 2 cleared for fuel loading

New Nuclear

10 July 2018

Sanmen units 1 and 2 - 48Unit 2 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China has received regulatory approval for fuel loading, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today. Unit 1 of the plant was connected to the grid on 30 June, becoming the world's first AP1000 to achieve grid connection and power generation.

NuScale says its SMR promises cost savings

New Nuclear

06 June 2018

NuScale SMR cross section 48NuScale Power announced today that its small modular reactor can generate 20% more power than originally planned, according to advanced testing and modelling tools that helped the Oregon, USA-headquartered company identify "optimisation opportunities".

Funding for US advanced nuclear technology projects

Nuclear Policies

11 July 2018

The US Department of Energy has selected nine projects to receive almost USD20 million in funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies. These awards are the second group selected under a DOE Office of Nuclear Energy's funding opportunity for cost-shared projects to develop innovative, industry-driven reactor designs and accompanying technologies with high potential to advance nuclear power in the USA.

Rolls-Royce and CTEC to integrate I&C expertise

Corporate

27 June 2018

RR-CTEC_signing_June2018-(Rolls-Royce)-48Rolls-Royce and CTEC have signed an agreement to provide instrumentation and control integrated solutions to the global nuclear market, the British engineering group announced yesterday. CTEC is a subsidiary of China General Power Corporation Limited that provides full-life-cycle and end-to-end digital I&C systems to nuclear power plants.

DOE announces funding for innovative nuclear technology

New Nuclear

05 June 2018

Holos_Quad_(HolosGen)_48Ten projects have been selected to receive a total of up to USD24 million in funding under a new programme from the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy initiative. The projects selected include a transportable gas-cooled reactor, and technology to support load-following, improve safety and reduce costs in advanced reactors.