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Construction starts on first Zhangzhou unit

Construction starts on first Zhangzhou unit

Construction of the first unit at the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has started, one week after the issuance of a construction licence for the Hualong One reactor, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.

New Nuclear 17 October 2019


Chinese lead-bismuth test reactor starts up

Chinese lead-bismuth test reactor starts up

China's first lead-bismuth alloy zero-power reactor - Qixing (Venus) III - achieved first criticality on 9 October, the China Institute of Atomic Energy has announced. The milestone marks the start of China's core physics experiments into liquid metal cooled fast reactors.

New Nuclear 16 October 2019


China confident of 'new era' for nuclear, says CNNC president

China confident of 'new era' for nuclear, says CNNC president

Nuclear power is "irreplaceable" and international cooperation in the technology "indispensible" in reducing global CO2 emissions, China National Nuclear Corporation President Jun Gu told delegates at the International Atomic Energy Agency's International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power yesterday in Vienna. Climate change may in fact be an "opportunity to create a new era for nuclear energy", he said, and CNNC is "willing to work with all countries" to bring about a clean energy transition and mitigate climate change.

Energy & Environment 09 October 2019


Chinese consortium signs ITER contract

Chinese consortium signs ITER contract

A contract for Tokamak machine assembly for the ITER International Fusion Energy Organisation signed by a consortium led by China Nuclear Power Engineering Corporation is the biggest nuclear energy project contract that Chinese companies have ever bid for in the European market.

New Nuclear 08 October 2019


Commercial production of Hualong One fuel begins

Commercial production of Hualong One fuel begins

China National Nuclear Corporation has started mass production of China Fuel 3 (CF3) fuel assemblies for the domestically-designed HPR1000 (Hualong One) pressurised water reactor design.

Uranium & Fuel 26 September 2019


World's second EPR starts operations

World's second EPR starts operations

Unit 2 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has entered commercial operation, becoming the second EPR reactor to do so. The milestone was achieved on 7 September, following statutory functional testing of continuous operation at full power for 168 hours, which started on 30 August, EDF said. This step marks the achievement of all prerequisite conditions for the second reactor's safe operation just nine months after unit 1 was commissioned, it added.

New Nuclear 09 September 2019


China issues white paper on nuclear safety

China issues white paper on nuclear safety

China's State Council Information Office has today issued a white paper outlining its approach to nuclear safety. The country, it says, has an effective nuclear safety system in place and is cooperating internationally to improve global nuclear safety.

Regulation & Safety 03 September 2019


Second Chinese EPR reaches full capacity

Second Chinese EPR reaches full capacity

The second EPR reactor at the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has reached full generating capacity for the first time, Framatome has announced. Taishan 2 is expected to enter commercial operation later this year.

New Nuclear 09 August 2019


Sixth Yangjiang unit enters commercial operation

Sixth Yangjiang unit enters commercial operation

Unit 6 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has met commercial operation conditions and is now generating electricity, China General Nuclear has announced, adding it had only the formality now of waiting for the remaining permits and documentation.

New Nuclear 08 August 2019


Russia and China sign fuel contract for new Tianwan units

Russia and China sign fuel contract for new Tianwan units

TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has signed a supply contract for units 7 and 8 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The customers are Suneng Nuclear Power Corporation and China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation, which are both subsidiaries of China National Nuclear Corporation.

Uranium & Fuel 23 July 2019