Permits issued for construction of new Chinese plant

Construction licences have been issued for units 1 and 2 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China’s Fujian province. The units were originally planned to be based on Westinghouse’s AP1000 design, but will now feature domestically-designed Hualong One reactors. China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued the construction licences on 9 October to CNNC-Guodian …

Iran to Start Casting Concrete in Unit 2 of Bushehr N. Power Plant Soon

Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced that the country will begin pouring concrete in the second unit of Bushehr nuclear power plant late in October. “Nearly 3 weeks later, the concrete-casting phase of the unit 2 (of Bushehr power plant) will be visited in a ceremony to be attended …

Permits issued for construction of new Chinese plant

Construction licences have been issued for units 1 and 2 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China’s Fujian province. The units were originally planned to be based on Westinghouse’s AP1000 design, but will now feature domestically-designed Hualong One reactors. China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment issued the construction licences on 9 October to CNNC-Guodian …

Final major module for Georgia Power’s Vogtle 3 & 4 project arrives onsite

The final major module for construction of the Vogtle 3 & 4 units has arrived onsite, meaning all 1,485 major modules required to complete construction have now been manufactured and safely delivered. The arrival of the final major module marks the completion of sourcing construction modules from 25 suppliers and vendors from around the globe. …

UAE certifies second group of Emirati nuclear reactor operators

The second group of 38 multinational Senior Reactor Operators, SROs, and Reactor Operators, ROs, of the Nawah Energy Company, have been officially certified by the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, FANR, the UAE’s independent nuclear regulator. The total number of qualified operators has now reached 53, well above the 32 required to operate Unit 1 …

Fuel assembly for world’s first Hualong One reactor ships out

CNNC began shipping Chinese-made fuel assemblies for the Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant, the world’s first HPR1000 (Hualong One) nuclear reactor, on Sept 10. The assemblies first had to pass inspection. Construction on the world’s first HPR1000 nuclear reactor is progressing according to schedule. The fuel assembly shipment marks that CNNC is now capable of mass …

Saudi Arabia seeks to enrich uranium for nuclear power, minister says

Hours after the United Nations nuclear watchdog revealed yet another nuke deal breach by Iran, the Islamic Republic’s top regional adversary spoke Monday about its own nuclear ambitions, with Saudi Arabia’s new energy minister stating the kingdom’s desire to enrich uranium. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman told an energy conference in Abu Dhabi that the kingdom wants to pursue the full cycle of the …