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Karachi 2 containment building completed

Karachi 2 containment building completed

The concreting of the outer dome of the double-layer containment building at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan was completed on 10 April, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. The two Chinese-designed Hualong One reactors being built at the site are scheduled for commercial operation in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

New Nuclear 16 April 2020


Framatome contracted for Taishan EPR services

Framatome contracted for Taishan EPR services

France's Framatome has signed a long-term service contract with the Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company Limited to support operations of units 1 and 2 at the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province. The 1750-megawatt EPRs entered commercial operation in December 2018 and September 2019, respectively.

Corporate 15 April 2020


Reactor internals installed at second Hualong One unit in Pakistan

Reactor internals installed at second Hualong One unit in Pakistan

Installation has been completed of the reactor internals of the Hualong One reactor under construction at unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan. Those for unit 2 were installed in January 2019. The units are scheduled for commercial operation in 2021 and 2022, respectively.

New Nuclear 07 April 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


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


China's nuclear power output jumps 18% year on year

China's nuclear power output jumps 18% year on year

China's nuclear electricity generation rose by 18.1% last year, to 348.13 TWh, which is up from 286.15 TWh in 2018, figures from China's National Energy Administration show. Nuclear's share of total electricity production was 4.88% last year, up from 4.22%. According to the National Development and Reform Commission, China aims to have 200 GWe of nuclear generating capacity in place by 2035, out of a total generating capacity of 2600 GWe. Under those plans, thermal power plant capacity is expected to increase from 1190.6 GWe in 2019 to 1300 GWe in 2035.

Nuclear Policies 24 February 2020


Rosatom transfers Tianwan unit 3 to Chinese customer

Rosatom transfers Tianwan unit 3 to Chinese customer

Russia and China today signed the final acceptance protocol for the nuclear island of unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant, which transfers ownership to the Chinese customer for permanent operation. The protocol was signed by Alexey Bannik, vice president of ASE Group, Rosatom's engineering division, and Zhang Yi, deputy general director of Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation.

New Nuclear 20 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


China drills deep in search for uranium

China drills deep in search for uranium

A ceremony was held on 15 December at the Xiangshan uranium deposit near Fuzhou city in China's Jiangxi province to mark the start of the country's deepest drilling project related to the exploration of uranium resources. China National Nuclear Corporation said a 3000-metre-deep bore hole will be drilled.

Uranium & Fuel 30 December 2019