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 …

Rosatom Head Alexey Likhachev and Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez meet at Akkuyu NPP Construction Site

Director General of Rosatom Atomic Energy Corporation Alexey Likhachev and the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Dönmez held a working meeting at the construction site of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in the Turkish province of Mersin. The parties acknowledged the progress of the construction works, discussed localization of supplies and involvement of …

Advanced nuclear reactors hold promise of clean energy for Gulf countries

Saudi Arabia will be one of a handful of countries expected to receive state-of-the-art advanced nuclear reactors from China and Russia, according to a new report. The report, “Advancing Nuclear  Innovation: Responding to Climate Change and Strengthening Global Security,” was commissioned by the Global Nexus Initiative. This is a project established by the Partnership for Global Security, a …

Ankara boosts energy cooperation with Beijing

Turkey and China are increasing their energy cooperation through a range of projects, Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez told Anadolu Agency (AA) yesterday. Dönmez explained that in recent years Turkey and China made important energy investments, with one of the major projects being a nuclear power plant that has seen the undertaking …