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Fennovoima changes spur progress with Hanhikivi project

Fennovoima changes spur progress with Hanhikivi project

Finland's Fennovoima said operational changes made in 2019, both within the company and throughout the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project, have brought significant progress in different areas of the plant design and preparatory work. In a newly-published report, the company describes the project's progress and the sustainability work it carried out last year.

New Nuclear 25 March 2020


Key components of second HTR-PM reactor connected

Key components of second HTR-PM reactor connected

The reactor pressure vessel, steam generator and hot gas duct of the second reactor at China's demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant (HTR-PM) have been successfully paired and connected, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today.

New Nuclear 25 March 2020


IAEA enhances support for nuclear newcomers

IAEA enhances support for nuclear newcomers

The International Atomic Energy Agency has produced new guidance to countries planning to adopt nuclear power. In a document titled 'Initiating Nuclear Power Programmes: Responsibilities and Capabilities of Owners and Operators', the IAEA provides advice on establishing and developing a nuclear power plant.s owner/operator.

Regulation & Safety 11 March 2020


Indian parliamentary committee calls for focus on PHWRs

Indian parliamentary committee calls for focus on PHWRs

India should aim to at least double the present proportion of electricity generated by nuclear power plants by 2030, but should for the time being adopt "home-grown" 700 MWe heavy water reactors for its nuclear expansion programme, a parliamentary committee has recommended.

Nuclear Policies 09 March 2020


Georgia Power completes Vogtle fuel order

Georgia Power completes Vogtle fuel order

Georgia Power has ordered the first nuclear fuel load for Vogtle unit 4. This means all the initial fuel that will be needed to start up the first nuclear power units to be built in the USA in 30 years has now been ordered. The first load of fuel for Vogtle unit 3 was ordered last July.

Energy & Environment 06 March 2020


UK industry urges fresh approach to new build funding 

UK industry urges fresh approach to new build funding 

The UK's Nuclear Industry Association has called on the government to produce a financing mechanism that supports investment in new build projects. The government announced in June 2018 that it would review the viability of a Regulated Asset Base model, but it has yet to respond to a public consultation on the Treasury's proposal that took place last year.

Nuclear Policies 05 March 2020


Hot tests completed at Fuqing 5

Hot tests completed at Fuqing 5

Hot testing at the world's first Hualong One reactor has been completed, China National Nuclear Corporation announced yesterday. The tests at Fuqing unit 5 laid a "solid foundation" for the unit's operation, the company said.

New Nuclear 03 March 2020


UAE completes fuel loading at Barakah 1

UAE completes fuel loading at Barakah 1

The United Arab Emirates has declared itself the first country in the Arab world to become an operator of a nuclear power plant following Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation's (ENEC) completion of fuel loading this week at Barakah unit 1 in Abu Dhabi. The UAE said it has thus joined a "limited group of countries worldwide", now 33 in total, that have "successfully developed the intellectual and infrastructural capacity to use nuclear energy to generate safe, clean, and reliable baseload electricity".

New Nuclear 03 March 2020


Southern CEO: Early start-up of Vogtle units possible

Southern CEO: Early start-up of Vogtle units possible

Southern Company remains confident of meeting the regulatory-approved in-service date of November 2021 for unit 3 of the Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia, CEO Tom Fanning said during a presentation of its 2019 results. He noted the AP1000 unit could even be brought online as early as May next year, with unit 4 following a year later.

New Nuclear 21 February 2020


Belarus inspects Ostrovets plant ahead of fuel loading

Belarus inspects Ostrovets plant ahead of fuel loading

The Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department of the Belarusian Emergencies Ministry (Gosatomnadzor) has begun a 30-day inspection of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus to assess its readiness to take delivery of fuel. The regulator will also check operator BelNPP's managerial and technical alignment with legislative standards, including those concerning nuclear and radiation safety.

Regulation & Safety 20 February 2020