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Grid connection of Finnish EPR postponed

Grid connection of Finnish EPR postponed

The connection of unit 3 at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in western Finland to the national grid has been delayed due to an unplanned automatic trip during commissioning tests, operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has announced.

New Nuclear 27 January 2022


Sizewell C gets financial backing from UK government

Sizewell C gets financial backing from UK government

The UK government has allocated GBP100 million (USD134 million) to continue the EDF-led development of the Sizewell C nuclear power plant project, with the aim of attracting further finance from private investors.

New Nuclear 27 January 2022


Pandemic delays start up of Fangchenggang Hualong One units

Pandemic delays start up of Fangchenggang Hualong One units

Operation of the two demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors under construction at the Fangchenggang site in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region has been put back due to delays caused by COVID-19, China General Nuclear said.

New Nuclear 26 January 2022


Mochovce 3 to get commissioning licence

Mochovce 3 to get commissioning licence

Slovakian regulators have made the decision to permit commissioning of Mochovce unit 3, bringing to an end several years of delays to address appeals by the Austrian anti-nuclear group Global 2000.

New Nuclear 26 January 2022


Empresarios Agrupados contracted for first ThorCon reactor

Empresarios Agrupados contracted for first ThorCon reactor

Spanish engineering firm Empresarios Agrupados has been named as architect engineer for the 500 MWe floating ThorCon molten salt reactor to be deployed in Indonesia.

New Nuclear 26 January 2022


Westinghouse forms strategic partnerships with Polish firms

Westinghouse forms strategic partnerships with Polish firms

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed memorandums of understanding with ten Polish companies for cooperation on the potential deployment of AP1000 nuclear power plants in Poland and elsewhere in Central and Eastern Europe.

Corporate 24 January 2022


Rosatom signs agreement on possible new reactors for Armenia

Rosatom signs agreement on possible new reactors for Armenia

Rosatom and the management of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant have signed an agreement to look into the possible building of new Russian-designed nuclear power units on the site of the current plant at Metsamor in Armenia.

New Nuclear 21 January 2022


Assystem joins HPC Commissioning Alliance

Assystem joins HPC Commissioning Alliance

International engineering group Assystem has been appointed as an alliance partner on the new Hinkley Point C Commissioning Alliance. The company said this new multi-year contract will be key to bringing the UK's first new nuclear power plant in more than 30 years into operation.

New Nuclear 20 January 2022


Core catcher casing in place at Xudabao 3 and Tianwan 7

Core catcher casing in place at Xudabao 3 and Tianwan 7

The core catcher casing has been installed for two of the Russian-supplied VVER-1200 reactors being constructed in China. The 156-tonne casing is part of the core catcher, which is intended to prevent release of radioactive substances in the event of a severe accident.

New Nuclear 18 January 2022


Brazil looks to nuclear expansion

Brazil looks to nuclear expansion

Brazil has begun a process to identify sites for the new nuclear power units it plans to have in operation by 2050. The Ministry of Mines and Energy has secured cooperation of specialists at Cepel for a siting study.

New Nuclear 17 January 2022