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Bulgarian cabinet approves plan for new unit at Kozloduy

Bulgarian cabinet approves plan for new unit at Kozloduy

The Bulgarian Council of Ministers, at a meeting on 20 January, approved plans presented by the Minister of Energy to construct a seventh unit at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant using Russian-supplied equipment purchased for the Belene project. The minister noted discussions have been held with Westinghouse of the USA to construct the unit.

New Nuclear 22 January 2021


Final major contracts signed for Iter Tokamak Complex assembly

Final major contracts signed for Iter Tokamak Complex assembly

The ITER Organisation has selected the contractors to carry out assembly and installation activities inside the Tokamak Complex at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter), under construction in Cadarache, France. These contracts are the last major assembly and installation contracts planned for first-phase Iter assembly.

New Nuclear 12 January 2021


Second Fuqing Hualong One reactor completes cold tests

Second Fuqing Hualong One reactor completes cold tests

Cold functional testing has been completed at unit 6 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province, the second of two demonstration Hualong One reactors at the site. The tests mark the first time the reactor systems are operated together with the auxiliary systems.

New Nuclear 11 January 2021


Hot testing completed at sixth Tianwan unit

Hot testing completed at sixth Tianwan unit

Tests that simulate the temperatures and pressures which the reactor systems will be subjected to during normal operation have been completed at unit 6 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The ACPR1000 reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation by the end of this year.

New Nuclear 05 January 2021


Hot functional testing of HTR-PM reactors starts

Hot functional testing of HTR-PM reactors starts

Tests that simulate the temperatures and pressures which the reactor systems will be subjected to during normal operation have started at the demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant (HTR-PM) at Shidaowan, in China's Shandong province. The twin-unit HTR-PM is scheduled to start operations later this year.

New Nuclear 04 January 2021


Construction of new Chinese power plant begins

Construction of new Chinese power plant begins

The first safety-related concrete has been poured for the nuclear island of unit 1 at the San'ao nuclear power plant in Zhejiang province, China General Nuclear has announced. A total of six Chinese-designed Hualong One pressurised water reactors are planned for the site.

New Nuclear 04 January 2021


Hydraulic tests performed on VVER-TOI reactor vessel

Hydraulic tests performed on VVER-TOI reactor vessel

The Volgodonsk branch of Russia's AEM Technology JSC has carried out hydraulic testing of the reactor vessel for the first unit of the Kursk II nuclear power plant, which will be the first to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) reactor design.

New Nuclear 18 December 2020


Further two-year delay to Japanese MOX plant

Further two-year delay to Japanese MOX plant

Operation of the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication plant under construction in Rokkasho, in Aomori Prefecture, is now expected about two years later than previously planned. Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited had aimed to complete its construction in the first half of fiscal 2022 (ending March 2023), but now expects this in the first half of fiscal 2024.

Waste & Recycling 17 December 2020


TVO receives further shareholder loan commitment

TVO receives further shareholder loan commitment

Shareholders in Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj have signed an additional shareholder loan commitment for EUR400 million (USD490 million). With the new shareholder loan commitment, TVO said it prepares to maintain a sufficient liquidity buffer and equity ratio in order to complete the Olkiluoto 3 EPR project.

Corporate 17 December 2020


Roof placement and turbine tests completed at Vogtle

Roof placement and turbine tests completed at Vogtle

Georgia Power has lifted the shield building roof of Vogtle unit 4 into place, meaning there is now one last major crane lift remaining for the project to build two AP1000 units at the Waynesboro site. It has also completed the pre-operational condenser vacuum test of Vogtle unit 3's turbine system.

New Nuclear 15 December 2020