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GEH, BWXT team up to support BWRX-300 deployment

GEH, BWXT team up to support BWRX-300 deployment

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and BWXT Canada have entered into a teaming agreement to cooperate on engineering and procurement to support the design, manufacturing and commercialisation of the BWRX-300 small modular reactor. The BWRX-300 is one of three SMR designs under consideration for deployment at Ontario Power Generation's Darlington site.

New Nuclear 20 October 2021


Privatisation to 'make possible' Angra 3 completion

Privatisation to 'make possible' Angra 3 completion

The Brazilian government's plans to privatise its Eletrobras electricity group have been given a key approval. Its subsidiary Eletronuclear will remain under state control and will have more ability to raise funds and make contracts to complete the third reactor at the Angra nuclear power plant.

Corporate 20 October 2021


Pressure vessel in place at Zhangzhou 1

Pressure vessel in place at Zhangzhou 1

The reactor pressure vessel has been hoisted into place at unit 1 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province. Zhangzhou unit 1, the first of two Hualong One units at the site, is scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2024.

New Nuclear 20 October 2021


Large forging made for Akkuyu 3

Large forging made for Akkuyu 3

Atomenergomash of Russia has forged the bottom part of the reactor pressure vessel for the Akkuyu 3 reactor, construction of which is about to start in Turkey. The impressive dome-shaped steel component weighs about 64 tons.

New Nuclear 19 October 2021


Fuel loading completed at Shin Hanul 1

Fuel loading completed at Shin Hanul 1

The loading of all 241 fuel assemblies into the core of unit 1 at the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant in South Korea has been completed, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced. The unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation in mid-2022 following tests at various power levels to ensure that all systems operate safely as designed.

New Nuclear 15 October 2021


Energy crisis spurs Bulgaria's nuclear debate

Energy crisis spurs Bulgaria's nuclear debate

Demands for new nuclear build in Bulgaria have intensified on the high price of coal-fired electricity and the need to replace the power plants that produce it. Bogomil Manchev, chairman of the Bulgarian Atomic Forum, used a newspaper interview to call on the government to make a plan to build at Belene as well as Kozloduy.

Nuclear Policies 15 October 2021


France makes nuclear offer to Poland

France makes nuclear offer to Poland

France's EDF has made an offer to the Polish government to build as many as six EPR units. A project of that size would decarbonise 40% of the country's electricity and avoid up to 55 million tons of CO2 per year, EDF said. The "non-binding preliminary offer" represents a range of options for Poland. It details the engineering, procurement and construction that would be needed for four to six EPR units, at either two or three sites. The EPR units would produce 1650 MWe each.

New Nuclear 14 October 2021


Five bids shortlisted to host STEP fusion plant

Five bids shortlisted to host STEP fusion plant

Five sites - one in Scotland and four in England - have been shortlisted to host the UK's prototype fusion energy plant - the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production. The site of the demonstration plant, due to begin operating by 2040, is expected to be announced at the end of next year.

New Nuclear 14 October 2021


Macron: Nuclear 'absolutely key' to France's future

Macron: Nuclear 'absolutely key' to France's future

Nuclear power was at the heart of French President Emmanuel Macron's France 2030 plan for re-industrialisation, announced yesterday. The plan includes a programme to demonstrate small reactor technology and mass production of hydrogen using nuclear electricity in this decade.

Nuclear Policies 13 October 2021


Nuclear to power remote gold mine

Nuclear to power remote gold mine

Nuclear power is the required energy source for development of the Russian gold deposit at Kyuchus, the country's minister of natural resources and the environment, Alexander Kozlov made clear as the deposit's development rights were auctioned. The small reactor planned for Ust-Kuyga will supply the mine.

New Nuclear 12 October 2021