Dome in place at first San’ao unit

Share The 238.5-tonne dome was hoisted into place on 3 November, marking an important milestone in the construction of the first of six Hualong One units planned for the site. Work at San’ao 1 will now focus on the installation of equipment. The dome is a key component of the third safety barrier of the …

French government aims to cut red tape for new nuclear reactors

French Minister for Energy Transition Agnes Pannier-Runacher delivers a speech during a press conference on the energy situation in France and Europe, in Paris, France September 14, 2022. Bertrand GUAY/Pool via REUTERS France has drafted legislation to streamline bureaucracy for administrative permits needed to build new nuclear power plants, as it aims to double down …

Hinkley Point C could have saved customers £4bn this year, says financing chief

Hinkley Point C (Hinkley) could have saved households over £4bn in energy bills this winter, argued one of the leading financing experts in the nuclear industry. Julia Pyke, director of Sizewell C (Sizewell) financing and economic regulation, told Parliament that if the Somerset-based nuclear power plant was already in the UK’s energy mix – it …

Poland gives details on $20B nuclear power bid

Westinghouse of the US gets the nod to build the country’s first nuclear power plant. U.S. nuclear power technology provider Westinghouse will build Poland’s first reactor by 2033, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said Wednesday. “We assume the overall cost at around $20 billion,” he told reporters, adding: “The upfront capital investment is big but once a nuclear …

New Units at Hongyanhe Further China’s Nuclear Ambition

An innovative design, emphasizing safety and economic efficiency, is key to the reactor technology at China’s newest—and now largest—nuclear power plant. China’s nuclear power program has utilized several technologies over the years, drawing on the expertise of its own engineers and those of other nations while pursuing its own reactor development and technology export program. …

Poland picks U.S. offer for its first nuclear power plant, prime minister says

U.S. firm Westinghouse Electric Co will build Poland’s first nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday, confirming a long-awaited decision aiming to reduce the country’s carbon emissions and phase out coal. With Russia waging war in neighbouring Ukraine, Poland’s choice of a partner from the United States underlines the emphasis Warsaw places …

Southern Company Cuts Its Cost Forecast for Vogtle Expansion, Provides Update on Project

In its third quarter 2022 earnings call presentation, Southern Company reduced its “Total project capital cost forecast” for Vogtle Units 3 and 4 to $10.383 billion from $10.453 billion, which is what it had reported in the company’s second quarter 2022 earnings call presentation. The company’s cost estimate reduction doesn’t mean that total project costs …