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China’s first floating NPP almost complete
Friday, November 03, 2017 China’s first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) is nearing completion, Chiang Nayilian, an engineer of the Chinese Shipbuilding Corporation (CSIC), told Reuters.

Rosatom starts work on Bushehr 2
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Excavation work for Iran’s second nuclear plant, Bushehr 2, started on 31 October. The occasion was marked by a ceremony attended by Alexei Likhachev, director general of Rosatom and...

Project looks to identify nuclear cost drivers
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 The UK's Energy Technologies Institute has launched a project that will look at potential cost reductions for nuclear power plants.

Fuqing 5 gets first SG
Thursday, October 26, 2017 The first steam generator for a Chinese-designed Hualong One nuclear power reactor has been shipped by Dongfang Electric for unit 5 at China National Nuclear Corporation’s Fuqing...

Initial construction licence for Akkuyu
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced on 20 October that it had obtained an initial construction licence for the Akkuyu project, Turkey's first nuclear plant to be built...

ABB wins contract for UK Hinkley Point C project
Monday, October 23, 2017 Swiss engineering group ABB announced on 19 October that it has won an $130m order to provide infrastructure for the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

Akkuyu construction to start by 2018
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Construction of Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear plant will start at the end of 2017, or the beginning of 2018, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak said on 11 October.

Site approved for new South African nuclear plant
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has granted power utility Eskom permission to build a NPP at Duynefontein in the Western Cape, adjacent to the existing...

Progress continues at Vogtle
Monday, October 16, 2017 The second steam generator has been installed at unit 3 of the Vogtle nuclear plant under construction in the US state of  Georgia, positioned adjacent to the first steam generator,...

More delays for Olkiluoto 3
Monday, October 09, 2017 Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 EPR project has encountered a further five-month delay and is now expected to start regular electricity production in May 2019. However, work on the French...

China’s Tianwan 3 achieves criticality
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Unit 3 of China’s Tianwan nuclear plant, a Russian-supplied VVER-1000 located in Jiangsu province, achieved first criticality on 28 September and is scheduled to enter...

More DOE support for Vogtle
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on 29 September announced conditional commitments for up to $3.7bn in loan guarantees to further support the construction two AP1000 reactors at...

China to develop travelling wave reactor
Thursday, September 28, 2017 China National Nuclear Power Company Ltd (CNNP), a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) plans to establish a company to promote the development of a travelling...

Work begins at Turkey’s Akkuyu project
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has launched construction works at the 4.8GWe Akkuyu nuclear project site in Turkey.

Fuqing 4 begins commercial operation
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 Unit 4 at China’s Fuqing NPP in Fujian province began commercial operation on 17 September, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced, after the 1,087MWe CPR-1000...

Delay for Finland’s Hanhikivi project - updated
Friday, September 22, 2017 Fennovoima, which is building the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in northern Finland, says it expects to receive a construction licence for the project in 2019, a year later...

First SG in place at Kanupp-2
Monday, September 18, 2017 The first of three steam generators was installed at unit 2 of Pakistan’s Karachi NPP (Kanupp) on 10 September,  plant constructor China Nuclear Engineering and Construction...

South Korea begins consultation on scrapping reactors
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 A 500-member jury was set up in South Korea on 11 September to discuss President Moon Jae-in's proposal to scrap the construction of units 5 and 6 at the Shin Kori NPP in the...

Progress at Chinese NPPs
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 The containment dome has been installed at unit 6 of China’s Hongyanhe NPP in Liaoning province. The installation was completed on 8 September, seven days ahead of schedule. Hongyanhe...

Pakistan inaugurates fifth nuclear power unit
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on 8 September inaugurated Pakistan's fifth nuclear power unit – the 340MWe unit 4 at Chashma NPP (C-4). The CNP-300...

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