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First Hualong One reactor achieves criticality

First Hualong One reactor achieves criticality

Unit 5 at the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time yesterday, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. The unit - the first of two demonstration Hualong One reactors at the site - is scheduled to begin commercial operation by the end of this year, with unit 6 following by the end of next year. Unit 5 will be the world's first Hualong One reactor to be commissioned.

New Nuclear 22 October 2020


Cold tests completed at first HTR-PM reactor

Cold tests completed at first HTR-PM reactor

China National Nuclear Corporation has announced completion of cold functional tests at the first reactor of the demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant (HTR-PM) in Shandong province. Cold testing of the second unit at the plant has now begun. A further 18 such HTR-PM units are proposed for the same site in Shidaowan.

New Nuclear 20 October 2020


Tianwan unit 6 enters commissioning phase

Tianwan unit 6 enters commissioning phase

Cold functional testing has been completed at unit 6 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. The ACPR1000 reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation by the end of 2021.

New Nuclear 09 October 2020


China launches CAP1400 reactor design

China launches CAP1400 reactor design

China's State Power Investment Corp has officially launched the CAP1400 reactor design following 12 years of research and development work. Also referred to as Guohe One, the 1400 MWe design is intended to be deployed in large numbers across the country, as well as for export.

New Nuclear 29 September 2020


Pakistan's Chashma 4 officially accepted

Pakistan's Chashma 4 officially accepted

A ceremony has been held to mark the final official acceptance of unit 4 at the Chashma nuclear power plant in Pakistan's Punjab province. Constructed by China National Nuclear Corporation, the unit is China's fourth overseas nuclear power unit.

New Nuclear 28 September 2020


IAEA is 'fair and firm' with Iran, says Grossi

IAEA is 'fair and firm' with Iran, says Grossi

The IAEA continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement, and evaluations regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities continue, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today in his opening address to the 64th regular session of IAEA General Conference.

Regulation & Safety 21 September 2020


China readying for nuclear expansion, says Zheng

China readying for nuclear expansion, says Zheng

The future of nuclear power in China is promising, Zheng Mingguang, Chief Engineer at China's State Power Investment Corporation told World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum 2020 yesterday. He believes both the use of large and small-scale reactors will find applications in China beyond just electricity generation.

Nuclear Policies 11 September 2020


Fifth Tianwan unit starts commercial operation

Fifth Tianwan unit starts commercial operation

Unit 5 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province has entered commercial operation, having successfully completed a 168-hour continuous demonstration run. It becomes China National Nuclear Corporation's 22nd reactor in commercial operation.

New Nuclear 09 September 2020


Hot tests completed at Pakistani Hualong One

Hot tests completed at Pakistani Hualong One

Hot functional testing of the Karachi 2 reactor in Pakistan was completed on 4 September, China National Nuclear Corporation announced today. The Chinese-designed Hualong One reactor is scheduled for commercial operation next year.

New Nuclear 07 September 2020


Zhangzhou unit 2 construction starts

Zhangzhou unit 2 construction starts

The pouring of first safety-related concrete has started for the second Hualong One unit at the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. The units are scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

New Nuclear 04 September 2020