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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


Hanhikivi 1 licensing work nears completion

Hanhikivi 1 licensing work nears completion

Licensing work for the planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland has progressed "to the homestretch", with the final licensing materials expected to be submitted to the nuclear regulator over the next couple of months, Fennovoima has said.

New Nuclear 17 January 2022


UK minister talks up Hinkley Point C progress

UK minister talks up Hinkley Point C progress

The UK’s Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the country was "firmly committed to deploying new nuclear" as he toured construction work at Hinkley Point C. It follows House of Commons approval for the Nuclear Financing Bill, which ministers hope will make the financing of new nuclear attractive to British funds and institutional investors.

New Nuclear 14 January 2022


Latest Kudankulam components in preparation

Latest Kudankulam components in preparation

Main components for India's Kudankulam unit 6 are being manufactured in Russia. Construction of the VVER-1000 reactor officially began one month ago.

New Nuclear 13 January 2022


Kotin elaborates Ukraine's AP1000 plans

Kotin elaborates Ukraine's AP1000 plans

Ukraine's Energoatom would like to license Westinghouse's AP1000 technology after the initial five units that are already being planned, the company's CEO, Petro Kotin, said in an interview with EnergoBusiness magazine. Energoatom is currently weighing up its options for suppliers to its programme.

New Nuclear 13 January 2022


Fresh delay to Flamanville 3 blamed on pandemic

Fresh delay to Flamanville 3 blamed on pandemic

The start of operations for the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor in France has been put back, with EDF saying the Covid-19 pandemic had made preparations "more difficult".

New Nuclear 12 January 2022


Inner dome installed at Taipingling 1

Inner dome installed at Taipingling 1

The inner safety dome has been installed on the containment building of unit 1 of the Taipingling nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province, China General Nuclear has announced. Taipingling unit 1, the first of six Hualong One units planned at the site, is scheduled to start up in 2025.

New Nuclear 06 January 2022


VVER units take shape in Russia and Bangladesh

VVER units take shape in Russia and Bangladesh

The inner dome has been placed on the VVER-TOI reactor under construction in Russia at Kursk-II 2, while a VVER-1200 unit at Rooppur 2 in Bangladesh is approaching the same stage with the placement of its fifth containment ring.

New Nuclear 05 January 2022


KHNP named as sole bidder for portion of El Dabaa equipment and materials

KHNP named as sole bidder for portion of El Dabaa equipment and materials

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has pre-authorised Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power as the sole bidder for a contract for the procurement of certain equipment and materials, and the construction of the main and auxiliary buildings and structures of the turbine islands of units 1-4 of the El Dabaa in Egypt by AtomStroyExport. Turbine hall equipment for the plant is to be supplied by AAEM LLC, a joint venture of Atomenergomash and General Electric.

Corporate 04 January 2022


Second San'ao unit under construction

Second San'ao unit under construction

The first safety-related concrete has been poured for the nuclear island of unit 2 at the San'ao nuclear power plant, China General Nuclear has announced. It marks the official start of construction of the second of six Hualong One pressurised water reactors planned at the site in China's Zhejiang province.

New Nuclear 04 January 2022