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Korea, Saudi Arabia to cooperate on SMART deployment

Korea, Saudi Arabia to cooperate on SMART deployment

South Korea and Saudi Arabia have agreed to collaborate on the commercialisation of the Korean-designed SMART small modular reactor. Under the agreement, they will work together to license and construct the first such unit in Saudi Arabia.

Nuclear Policies 20 September 2019


New nuclear countries face integrated challenges

New nuclear countries face integrated challenges

Countries embarking on nuclear energy programmes for the first time or expanding their programmes after a long period without construction face integrated challenges, representatives from emerging and expanding nuclear countries have said. These challenges include the development of human resources as well as financial and political considerations.

Nuclear Policies 19 September 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 passes acceptance tests

Novovoronezh II-2 passes acceptance tests

Acceptance tests were successfully completed yesterday at unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia, Rosatom has announced. The VVER-1200 unit was operated at 100% of its capacity throughout the 15-day procedure.

New Nuclear 17 September 2019


Hinkley Point C receives world's biggest crane

Hinkley Point C receives world's biggest crane

The world's largest crane is ready to start work at the site of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, England, EDF Energy has announced. Able to stand up to 250 metres high, 'Big Carl' can reach higher than the tallest tower at London’s Canary Wharf and can carry 5000 tonnes in a single lift, the company said.

New Nuclear 16 September 2019


Leningrad II-2 fitted with dummy assemblies ahead of March fuel loading

Leningrad II-2 fitted with dummy assemblies ahead of March fuel loading

A full set of dummy fuel assemblies has been loaded into unit 2 of the Leningrad II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia. The equipment, which replicates the design of standard fuel assemblies by the weight, size and materials of which they are made, but without nuclear fuel, is "extremely important" during the pre-commissioning phase, Rosatom said today.

New Nuclear 13 September 2019


South Korea and UAE to collaborate on new nuclear opportunities

South Korea and UAE to collaborate on new nuclear opportunities

The UAE's Barakah One Company and Korea Electric Power Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore potential collaboration on new nuclear energy projects in third countries.

Corporate 11 September 2019


Turkey issues construction licence for Akkuyu unit 2

Turkey issues construction licence for Akkuyu unit 2

Turkish regulator TAEK has granted Russian-owned JSC Akkuyu Nuklear a construction licence for unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Mersin province, in southern Turkey.

Regulation & Safety 10 September 2019


World's second EPR starts operations

World's second EPR starts operations

Unit 2 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has entered commercial operation, becoming the second EPR reactor to do so. The milestone was achieved on 7 September, following statutory functional testing of continuous operation at full power for 168 hours, which started on 30 August, EDF said. This step marks the achievement of all prerequisite conditions for the second reactor's safe operation just nine months after unit 1 was commissioned, it added.

New Nuclear 09 September 2019


Belarusian plant completes hydraulic tests

Belarusian plant completes hydraulic tests

Hydraulic tests of the primary circuit systems and equipment for density and strength have been completed at unit 1 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus. Russia's ASE Group said this phase of pre-commissioning tests at a pressure of 24.5 MPa had been passed easily and in "little more than a day".

New Nuclear 04 September 2019


Second APR-1400 unit starts commercial operation

Second APR-1400 unit starts commercial operation

Unit 4 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant entered commercial operation on 29 August, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power announced today. Unit 3 of the South Korean plant became the first APR-1400 to begin supplying electricity to the grid in January 2016.

New Nuclear 02 September 2019