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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


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


Protective shield installation gathers pace at Kursk II-1

Protective shield installation gathers pace at Kursk II-1

Installation of the first tier of the outer protective shell around the first reactor of the Kursk II nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia has been completed ahead of schedule. The unit will be the first to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) design.

New Nuclear 13 February 2020


Containment concreting milestone at Vogtle 3

Containment concreting milestone at Vogtle 3

Workers have completed the final concrete placement inside the containment vessel of unit 3 at the Vogtle nuclear power plant near Waynesboro, Georgia. Georgia Power said this allows for the installation of machinery that will be used to load fuel into the AP1000 reactor, which is scheduled to enter service in November 2021.

New Nuclear 12 February 2020


Ministers see progress at Hinkley Point C

Ministers see progress at Hinkley Point C

Ministers from the UK's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy visited Hinkley Point C on 23 January to see progress at the new nuclear power plant. HPC, under construction in Somerset, England, will be the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in almost 20 years and will provide about 7% of the country's electricity.

New Nuclear 27 January 2020


Heat exchangers in place at Jules Horowitz

Heat exchangers in place at Jules Horowitz

Spanish manufacturer Equipos Nucleares SA has completed the installation of three heat exchangers for the primary circuit of the Jules Horowitz Reactor, under construction at Cadarache in southern France. Once in operation, the reactor will be used for testing of materials and fuels for current and future nuclear reactor designs.

New Nuclear 27 January 2020


Chinese firms form nuclear project partnership

Chinese firms form nuclear project partnership

China Energy Engineering Corporation and China National Nuclear Corporation have entered into a strategic cooperation framework agreement, CEEC has told the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The document was signed in Beijing on 7 January by Wu Yun, deputy general manager of CEEC, and Li Qingtang, deputy general manager of CNNC.

Corporate 09 January 2020


CGN changes Hongyanhe ACPR-1000 start-up schedule

CGN changes Hongyanhe ACPR-1000 start-up schedule

China General Nuclear has announced that units 5 and 6 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in Liaoning province are now expected to start operating in the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022, which is, respectively, one year and six months later than previously scheduled.

New Nuclear 06 January 2020


Five firms shortlisted to participate in Belene project

Five firms shortlisted to participate in Belene project

Bulgaria has shortlisted five companies to participate in the Belene nuclear power plant project. The applicants included three to be a strategic investor and two to be an equipment supplier.

New Nuclear 19 December 2019