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Rosatom transfers Tianwan unit 3 to Chinese customer

Rosatom transfers Tianwan unit 3 to Chinese customer

Russia and China today signed the final acceptance protocol for the nuclear island of unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant, which transfers ownership to the Chinese customer for permanent operation. The protocol was signed by Alexey Bannik, vice president of ASE Group, Rosatom's engineering division, and Zhang Yi, deputy general director of Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation.

New Nuclear 20 January 2020


NuScale makes first Canadian SMR review submission
 

NuScale makes first Canadian SMR review submission
 

NuScale Power has made its first submittals to Canada's nuclear regulator for a pre-licensing vendor design review for its small modular reactor design. The reactor is also undergoing a design certification review in the USA where the company plans to bring a plant into production and operation by 2026.
 

New Nuclear 07 January 2020


Korea, Saudi Arabia progress with SMART collaboration

Korea, Saudi Arabia progress with SMART collaboration

A revised pre-project engineering contract has been signed by South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy to establish a joint entity for the commercialisation and construction of the Korean-designed SMART small modular reactor in Saudi Arabia.

New Nuclear 07 January 2020


CGN changes Hongyanhe ACPR-1000 start-up schedule

CGN changes Hongyanhe ACPR-1000 start-up schedule

China General Nuclear has announced that units 5 and 6 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in Liaoning province are now expected to start operating in the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022, which is, respectively, one year and six months later than previously scheduled.

New Nuclear 06 January 2020


RPV and core catcher shipped to Kudankulam 4

RPV and core catcher shipped to Kudankulam 4

The reactor pressure vessel and the core catcher for Kudankulam unit 4 under construction in India have been loaded on to a cargo ship in the port of Saint Petersburg, Russia. The shipment of equipment - 9000 cubic metres in total - is the thirteenth for unit 4, Rosatom said, on a route spanning 15,000 kilometres.

New Nuclear 23 December 2019


Russia connects floating plant to grid

Russia connects floating plant to grid

The floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov was today connected to the grid, generating electricity for the first time in the remote Chaun-Bilibino network in Pevek, in Russia’s Far East. The achievement followed Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor's provision of an operating licence, as well as permission to connect to the northern electricity grid maintained by Chukotenergo JSC. Connecting the plant to Pevek's heat networks will be completed next year.

New Nuclear 19 December 2019


Five firms shortlisted to participate in Belene project

Five firms shortlisted to participate in Belene project

Bulgaria has shortlisted five companies to participate in the Belene nuclear power plant project. The applicants included three to be a strategic investor and two to be an equipment supplier.

New Nuclear 19 December 2019


System tests further delay Finnish EPR start-up

System tests further delay Finnish EPR start-up

The loading of fuel into the core of the Olkiluoto 3 has been delayed until June next year because of the slow progress of system tests and shortcomings in spare part deliveries, the Areva-Siemens consortium has informed Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj. Grid connection of the EPR is now scheduled for November, with the start of regular electricity production expected in March 2021.

New Nuclear 19 December 2019


US regulator approves first SMR site licence

US regulator approves first SMR site licence

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has authorised the issuance of an early site permit to Tennessee Valley Authority for the potential construction of small modular reactors at its Clinch River site near Oak Ridge, Tennessee. TVA has yet to decide whether to actually construct such reactors at the site and, if so, what technology it would use.

New Nuclear 18 December 2019


Canadian company secures funding for fusion protoype

Canadian company secures funding for fusion protoype

General Fusion has secured financing to launch a programme to design, construct and operate a prototype fusion demonstration plant, the Canadian company said yesterday.

New Nuclear 17 December 2019