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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


Third Hualong One unit connected to grid

Third Hualong One unit connected to grid

Unit 6 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province - the second of two demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors at the site - has begun supplying electricity to the grid, China National Nuclear Corporation announced. The first two Hualong One units - Fuqing unit 5 and unit 2 of Pakistan's Karachi plant - entered commercial operation in 2021.

New Nuclear 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


Construction begins at second Changjiang Hualong One

Construction begins at second Changjiang Hualong One

The first concrete has been poured for the basemat of Changjiang unit 4, China National Nuclear Corporation and China Huaneng Group have announced. Two Hualong One units are now under construction as the second phase of the plant in Hainan province.

New Nuclear 29 December 2021


Demonstration HTR-PM connected to grid

Demonstration HTR-PM connected to grid

The demonstration High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor - Pebble-bed Module at the Shidaowan site in Shandong province of China has been connected to the grid, the partners in the consortium building the plant have announced.

New Nuclear 21 December 2021


Demonstration HTR-PM prepares for grid connection

Demonstration HTR-PM prepares for grid connection

CORRECTED The High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor-Pebble-bed Module at the Shidaowan plant in China's Shandong province is preparing to be connected to the grid for the first time, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. The unit's twin reactors achieved first criticality in September and November, respectively.

New Nuclear 16 December 2021


Second Chinese Hualong One achieves criticality

Second Chinese Hualong One achieves criticality

Unit 6 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant has attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time. The unit - the second of two demonstration Hualong One reactors at the site in China's Fujian province - will now undergo a series of tests before being connected to the grid and entering commercial operation.

New Nuclear 13 December 2021


Initial phase of Qinshan district heating project commissioned

Initial phase of Qinshan district heating project commissioned

The first phase of a district heating demonstration project at the Qinshan nuclear power plant in China's southern Zhejiang Province has today been commissioned, China National Nuclear Corporation announced. With a total investment of about CNY940 million (USD148 million), the project entered its trial operation phase on 15 November.

Corporate 03 December 2021


Dual criticality for Chinese demonstration HTR-PM 

Dual criticality for Chinese demonstration HTR-PM 

The second reactor of the High Temperature Gas Cooled Reactor-Pebble-bed Module at the Shidaowan plant in China’s Shandong province has reached criticality for the first time, China Huaneng has announced. The first of the unit's twin reactors achieved first criticality in September.  

New Nuclear 12 November 2021


Joint venture fuel assembly plant opens in Kazakhstan

Joint venture fuel assembly plant opens in Kazakhstan

The official opening of a new fuel assembly plant at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant, in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, was marked today at a ceremony attended by high-level representatives from Samruk-Kazyna JSC, NAC Kazatomprom JSC, UMP JSC, China Atomic Energy Authority, China General Nuclear Power Corporation, Framatome, and the East Kazakhstan regional administration. The plant is a Kazakh-Chinese joint venture and will supply fuel to China General Nuclear subsidiary CGNPC-URC.

Uranium & Fuel 10 November 2021