22.08.2014_No34 / World Nuclear Review

RPV Pressure Test Completed For China’s Tianwan-3

22 Aug (NucNet): The pressure testing of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for China’s Tianwan-3 VVER-1000 nuclear unit under construction in Jiangsu province, has been completed by Russia’s Izhorskiye Zavody, the company has said.

22.08.2014_No34 / World Nuclear Review

Areva Wins Steam Generator Replacement Contract For South Africa’s Koeberg

Koeberg nuclear power station

22 Aug (NucNet): Areva NP has won a contract for the replacement of six steam generators at South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear power station, the station operator Eskom has said.

21.08.2014_No261 / News in Brief

China’s Fuqing-1 Connected To The Grid

21 Aug (NucNet): China’s Fuqing-1 nuclear unit in Fujian province has delivered electrical energy to the grid for the first time, the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has said.

19.08.2014_No259 / News in Brief

‘No Impediment’ To Olkiluoto-4 Application Period Extension, Finland Regulator Says

Olkiluoto nuclear power station (Source: TVO)

19 Aug (NucNet): The Finland Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (Stuk) sees no impediment in terms of safety to the extension of the application period for a licence to construct a fourth nuclear power unit at the Olkiluoto site, Stuk has said in a statement.

18.08.2014_No257 / News in Brief

Ukraine Nuclear Fuel Plant Equipment Ready For Delivery From Russia

18 Aug (NucNet): Russia’s nuclear fuel company TVEL, a subsidiary of state nuclear power company Rosatom, is ready to deliver equipment for the production of nuclear fuel elements at Ukraine’s nuclear fuel plant, TVEL has said.

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17.03.2014 / NucNet Special Report

The Cost of a Nuclear Power Plant

How much does it cost to build a nuclear power plant? The financing of new nuclear is complex and it can be difficult to pin down a precise cost. In this NucNet special report, Lubomir Mitev looks at the way costs are calculated and why there are differences between various business models.

Click here to download a copy of the report.

06.07.2012 / Publication Announcement

NucNet Fukushima-Daiichi Fact File No 3: Summary of NAIIC Report

NucNet has published a summary of the report published by the National Diet of Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC).

07.03.2012 / Publication Announcement

NucNet Fukushima-Daiichi Fact File No 2: Links To Source Material

NucNet has published an updated fact file with links to source material used in reporting the March 2011 accident at Fukushima-Daiichi and subsequent developments.

07.03.2012 / Publication Announcement

NucNet Fukushima-Daiichi Fact File No 1: Radiation and Emissions

NucNet has published an updated fact file detailing the levels and impact of emissions and radiation in Japan following the accident at Fukushima-Daiichi in March 2011.