Major module installed at Xudabao 1

The largest and heaviest module – the CA20 – has been installed at unit 1 of the Xudabao nuclear power plant in China’s Liaoning province, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) subsidiary China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Company Limited (CNI23) has announced. The CA20 module – 20.6 metres long, 14.2 metres wide and 21 metres high …

India and France in talks for financing mechanism and localization for Jaitapur Nuclear Project in Maharashtra

India and France are making progress in discussions related to establishing a financing mechanism and a localization component for the 9,900 MWe Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri district India and France are making progress in discussions related to establishing a financing mechanism and a localization component for the 9,900 MWe Jaitapur nuclear power plant in …

Invitation issued to express interest in Kozloduy 7 construction

Those seeking selection for the engineering, construction, procurement and commissioning of a new AP1000 unit at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant site by 2035, have until 2 February to respond to an invitation for expression of interest. The initial process is for prequalification of candidates against eligibility and prequalification criteria. The shortlisted candidates will submit …

TotalEnergies Seeks Long-Term Nuclear Power Purchase Deal With EDF to Help Fund New Reactors

TotalEnergies SE is ready to buy nuclear power from Electricite de France SA through long-term contracts to help the debt-laden utility fund the construction of new atomic plants, said the oil and gas giant’s Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne. “I’m ready to sign contracts of 15 to 20 years,” Pouyanne said in a interview on …

India’s Nuclear Power Corporation to commission new reactor every year

India’s Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is on a mission to commission a nuclear power reactor every year, Chairman and Managing Director BC Pathak said. In an interview with The Hindu, he also outlined the progress and future plans of the country’s nuclear power sector. On December 17, 2023, the fourth unit of India’s largest …

Key safety component installed at Sanmen 3

The first of two core makeup tanks has been successfully hoisted into place at unit 3 of the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China’s Zhejiang province. The tanks are an important part of the CAP1000 reactor’s passive safety system. Each CAP1000 unit contains two water replenishment tanks, A and B. They are mainly used to …

Jinqimen nuclear power project has received official approval

Several nuclear power projects, including the Jinqimen in Zhejiang province, have received official approval. The Jinqimen project will adopt the “Hualong One”, China’s self-developed third-generation nuclear power technology. The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) will follow the principle of putting safety first, advance construction in a steady and orderly manner in accordance with the highest …