Reactor design rss

China, Iran sign first contract for Arak redesign

Nuclear Policies

24 April 2017

China-Iran - April 2017 - 48China and Iran have signed the first commercial contract for the reconstruction of Iran's Arak heavy water reactor. The core of the reactor was removed as part of an international agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.

Russia starts pre-commissioning Leningrad II unit 1

New Nuclear

13 April 2017

Leningrad_II_unit_1_(Rosenergoatom)-48Rosenergoatom has started cold and hot function testing at unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia. The procedure at the VVER-1200 unit will take 72 days to complete and will include more than 100 pre-operational tests of reactor equipment and systems, the Rosatom subsidiary said yesterday.

UK ABWR clears last Regulatory Issue

Regulation and Safety

06 April 2017

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has closed the second and remaining Regulatory Issue for Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor design. A spokesman for Horizon Nuclear Power - which Hitachi acquired in 2012 - said today the company "remains on track" to complete the Generic Design Assessment process by the end of this year.

Toshiba creates subsidiaries 'to maximise value'

Corporate

24 April 2017

Toshiba Corp said today it will establish its four in-house companies as wholly-owned subsidiaries and aim to "to maximise the value of each business". As of 1 October, it will split off its Energy Systems & Solutions Company, and the Nuclear Energy Systems & Solutions Division, and transfer them to a newly established company.

Exelon and JAPC form joint venture, Horizon welcomes move

Corporate

13 April 2017

Exelon Generation and Japan Atomic Power Company have formed a joint venture company "to leverage Exelon's expertise in operational excellence and safety among international operators using Japanese reactor technologies". The new company, JExel Nuclear, is expected to sign an "advisory services" contract with Horizon Nuclear Power.

Russia seeks closer nuclear ties with Japan

Nuclear Policies

06 April 2017

Russia is ready to build "effective and full-scale" cooperation with Japan in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy to harness the innovations of Russian scientists, Alexey Likhachov, director-general of state nuclear corporation Rosatom said this week. Likhachov began a working visit to Japan on 4 April, where he said in an interview with the Japan Times that cooperation between the two countries was "becoming an urgent necessity".