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Vogtle in-service dates and cost forecast revised

Vogtle in-service dates and cost forecast revised

Georgia Power today said it now projects an in-service date in the second quarter of 2022 for Vogtle unit 3 and in the first quarter of 2023 for Vogtle unit 4, three-to-four months later than previously expected for each unit. The total project capital cost forecast has been revised to reflect the updated schedule, resulting in a USD460 million increase to Georgia Power. Meanwhile, hot functional testing has been completed at Vogtle 3.
 

New Nuclear 29 July 2021


Rooppur unit 1 dome installation starts

Rooppur unit 1 dome installation starts

The dome of the inner containment shell of unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh is now being installed, Rosatom announced yesterday. The metal structure has a diameter of 44 metres and a weight of 185 tonnes. The operation is being carried out by Trust RosSEM, using a Liebherr heavy crawler crane that has a lifting capacity of 1350 tonnes. The day before lifting, a special mounting traverse of 15 steel cables was installed.

New Nuclear 28 July 2021


Brazilian consortium wins Angra 3 tender with USD56.1 million bid

Brazilian consortium wins Angra 3 tender with USD56.1 million bid

Eletronuclear has announced the winners of a tender to complete unit 3 of the Angra nuclear power plant in Rio de Janeiro. A Brazilian consortium comprising Ferreira Guedes, Matricial and ADtranz submitted the winning bid of Real 292 million (USD56.1 million), which Eletronuclear said is 16% lower than the reference value for the project. In total, two companies and five consortia participated in the opening session of the proposals, held on 29 June.

Corporate 27 July 2021


Zhangzhou 1 pressure vessel passes factory acceptance tests

Zhangzhou 1 pressure vessel passes factory acceptance tests

The reactor pressure vessel for the first of two Hualong One reactors under construction at the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has passed the factory acceptance inspection. Zhangzhou unit 1, construction of which began in September 2020, is scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2024.

New Nuclear 23 July 2021


Integrity tests completed at Fuqing 6

Integrity tests completed at Fuqing 6

Tests have been completed to evaluate the strength and leak tightness of the inner containment of unit 6 at the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province. The unit - the second of two demonstration Hualong One reactors at the site - is scheduled to begin operations by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 21 July 2021


Doosan makes additional investment in NuScale

Doosan makes additional investment in NuScale

South Korea's Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has agreed to make an additional USD60 million investment in NuScale Power to continue to support deployment of its small modular reactor. Including the latest investment, DHIC and its financial investors have invested more than USD100 million in NuScale. DHIC and NuScale have also agreed to expand cooperation to the field of hydrogen production and desalination using SMRs.

New Nuclear 20 July 2021


Egyptian-Russian officials inspect El Dabaa plant site

Egyptian-Russian officials inspect El Dabaa plant site

A high-level Egyptian-Russian delegation last week paid a working visit to the construction site of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant. The delegation on 15 July was led by Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Egypt Mohamed Shaker and Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov. It followed Rosatom's announcement on 1 July that the Nuclear Power Plants Authority of Egypt has applied to the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority for a construction permit for units 1 and 2 of what will be Egypt's first nuclear power plant. Rosatom said that once the permit has been granted full-scale construction work will start.

New Nuclear 19 July 2021


Energy permit granted for second Slovenian reactor

Energy permit granted for second Slovenian reactor

Slovenia's Ministry of Infrastructure today issued an energy permit to GEN Energija for a proposed second reactor at the existing Krško nuclear power plant, referred to as the JEK2 project. The company noted that while a final decision on whether to construct the new unit has yet to be made, the granting of the permit allows licensing procedures to begin.

New Nuclear 19 July 2021


Kairos Power plans Hermes demonstration reactor at Oak Ridge

Kairos Power plans Hermes demonstration reactor at Oak Ridge

Kairos Power is to establish a low-power demonstration reactor at the East Tennessee Technology Park in Oak Ridge, investing USD100 million in a project to demonstrate its capability to deliver low-cost nuclear heat. The Hermes reactor is a scaled version of Kairos Power’s Fluoride Salt-Cooled High Temperature Reactor, an advanced reactor technology that aims to be cost competitive with natural gas in the US electricity market. The Hermes reactor is scheduled to be operational in 2026.

New Nuclear 16 July 2021


Fuel loading under way at Korean APR-1400

Fuel loading under way at Korean APR-1400

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has today begun loading fuel assemblies into the core of unit 1 at its Shin Hanul nuclear power plant, days after being granted an operating licence for the reactor. The unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation in March 2022 following tests at various power levels to ensure that all systems operate safely as designed.

New Nuclear 14 July 2021