US Giant Manufacturer Is Interested in the Construction of the Belene NPP

US turbine manufacturer General Electric has applied to participate in the construction of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said. By August 19, which is the deadline for receiving offers, she expects an offer from Russia’s Rosatom, as well, BNR reported. One cannot speak of a Russian project because the site and the …

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. The 1000 MWe CGN-designed ACPR1000 pressurised water reactor achieved a sustained chain reaction …

Ghana vice president confirms nuclear commitment

The establishment of an organisation responsible for the construction and operation of Ghana’s first nuclear power plant has been approved by the country’s cabinet, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia said this week. Speaking at the commissioning of three Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) facilities in Accra on 30 July, Bawumia said the government had already released …

Georgia Power’s Vogtle nuclear expansion could face new delays

Georgia regulators are raising fresh doubts about Georgia Power’s latest timeline for completing the nuclear power expansion at Plant Vogtle, in part because of lingering risks, productivity slips and concerns about aging equipment. The Vogtle project is already years behind scheduled and billions of dollars over budget. Virtually anyone in the state who pays an electric bill …

CNNC’s two new nuclear units approved in Fujian

CNNC’s new nuclear power project in Zhangzhou city, Southeast China’s Fujian province, was authorized by the National Energy Administration, according to an announcement by China National Nuclear Power Co, a subsidiary of CNNC, on July 26. The project consists of the construction of two HPR1000 (Hualong 1) units, which will be funded, built, and operated …

The second innovative power block of the Novovoronezh NPP-2 has reached 90% of its capacity

On July 29, 2019, at 4:55 am, the innovative VVER-1200 reactor power block No.2 of the Novovoronezh NPP-2 (the Novovoronezh NPP 7th power block) reached 90% of its capacity. This means that the new 3+ generation power block has entered its next phase of low-power testing during the pilot production stage. The pilot production is …

China’s first small modular reactor “to begin generating in 2025”

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has confirmed plans to begin work by the end of the year on the Linglong One small modular reactor (SMR) following a nine-year research and development programme. The first concrete will be poured for the 125MW pressurised water reactor in December at the Changjiang nuclear plant on the island of …