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Fuel loading completed at France's Flamanville 3 EPR

Fuel loading completed at France's Flamanville 3 EPR

The process of loading fuel assemblies into the core of the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor in France has been completed ahead of its start-up. The 1650 MWe (gross) pressurised water reactor is expected to reach 100% output before the end of the year.

New Nuclear 24 May 2024


Estimated cost for JEK2 options put at EUR9.4 billion-15.4 billion

Estimated cost for JEK2 options put at EUR9.4 billion-15.4 billion

GEN energija has given its latest update on the development of plans for the JEK2 new nuclear capacity in Slovenia, putting forward likely costs and saying that from the point of view of the power network 1300 MW would be the optimal size.

New Nuclear 24 May 2024


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Study to assess benefits of Hartlepool SMR plant

Study to assess benefits of Hartlepool SMR plant

X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear have commissioned Teesside University to undertake a study of the potential regional benefits and economic impacts of a proposed power plant in Hartlepool, UK, based on X-energy's Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled reactor.

New Nuclear 23 May 2024


Belarus ratifies updates to nuclear power plant agreement with Russia

Belarus ratifies updates to nuclear power plant agreement with Russia

The Belarus council of ministers has ratified protocol amendments which allow extension of the warranty period from those in the original 2011 intergovernmental agreement with Russia for the construction of the country's nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 23 May 2024


Wylfa preferred site for UK new build

Wylfa preferred site for UK new build

The UK government has announced that Wylfa in Anglesey, North Wales, is its preferred site for a new large-scale nuclear power plant. It has launched talks with international energy companies to explore building a power plant at the site.

New Nuclear 22 May 2024


Hot testing completed at first Zhangzhou unit

Hot testing completed at first Zhangzhou unit

Tests that simulate the temperatures and pressures which the reactor systems will be subjected to during normal operation have been completed at unit 1 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province. The unit is the first of three Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors under construction at the site.

New Nuclear 22 May 2024


Control room commissioned at Chinese SMR

Control room commissioned at Chinese SMR

The main control room of the ACP100 small modular reactor demonstration project at the Changjiang site on China's island province of Hainan, has officially been put into operation, China National Nuclear Corporation announced.

New Nuclear 21 May 2024


Slovakia and South Korea discuss cooperation on new nuclear

Slovakia and South Korea discuss cooperation on new nuclear

The Slovak Republic government is aiming to develop details of proposals for a new nuclear power unit at Bohunice by October - with South Korea, as well as the USA and France, among potential partners.

New Nuclear 20 May 2024


First tier of El Dabaa unit 1's inner containment completed

First tier of El Dabaa unit 1's inner containment completed

The completion of the first tier of the inner containment structure for the first unit at the El Dabaa nuclear power plant in Egypt is one of the key events expected this year at the construction site where more than 20,000 people are working.

New Nuclear 20 May 2024


Norsk Kjernekraft focuses on off-grid SMR projects

Norsk Kjernekraft focuses on off-grid SMR projects

Under a new business plan, Norwegian nuclear project developer Norsk Kjernekraft says it plans to construct off-grid small modular reactors in industrial areas where both reliable power and access to heat are needed.

New Nuclear 17 May 2024