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21.03.2018_No57 / News in Brief

Reactor Dome Installed At China’s Fuqing-6 Hualong One, Says CNNC

21 Mar (NucNet): The dome has been installed on the containment building of Unit 6 at the Fuqing nuclear power station in Fujian province, southeastern China, Chinese National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and state news agency Xinhua said on 21 March 2018.

20.03.2018_No56 / News in Brief

Switzerland’s Beznau-1 Reconnected To Grid After RPV Checks

The Beznau nuclear power station in Switzerland. Photo courtesy ENSI.

20 Mar (NucNet): The Beznau-1 nuclear unit in Switzerland has been reconnected to the grid after the nuclear regulator approved the safety case presented by owner Axpo following the discovery in 2015 of flaw indications in the reactor pressure vessel (RPV).

19.03.2018_No55 / News in Brief

China Interested In Investing In Bulgaria’s Stalled Belene Project, Says Energy Minister

19 Mar (NucNet): State-owned China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) has expressed an interest in investing in Bulgaria’s stalled two-unit Belene nuclear power project, energy minister Temenuzhka Petkova said on 16 March 2018.

16.03.2018_No54 / News in Brief

UK Regulator Says Improvements Are Needed In Hinkley Point C Supply Chain

File photo of construction in 2017 at Hinkley Point C. Courtesy EDF Energy.

16 Mar (NucNet): The UK’s nuclear regulator has identified five key areas of supply chain management where improvements are needed ahead of acceleration in both construction and manufacturing for the Hinkley Point C EPR project in Somerset, England.

16.03.2018_No54 / News in Brief

Westinghouse Completes Decommissioning Project At Sweden’s Barseback

16 Mar (NucNet): US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has completed a decommissioning project at the Barseback nuclear power station in Sweden that included the underwater segmentation and packaging of the reactor vessel internals.

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04.12.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: Radioactive Waste In Numbers

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07.08.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: Can India Maintain Its Ambitious Push For New Nuclear?

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29.03.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: South Korea’s Kepco In Talks To Join UK’s ‘Race’ For New Nuclear

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16.03.2017 / Announcement

As South Africa Prepares For New Build, The Question Is: How Much Will It Cost?

Critics of nuclear energy argue that South Africa’s plans to build up to 9,600 MW of new nuclear are too expensive for a country where the economy is fragile and political turbulence is worrying investors. Supporters say the levelised cost for nuclear is in the same range as other forms of energy and that South Africa is already losing money through power outages and slowed industrial growth. In this special report for subscribers, NucNet looks at the arguments on both sides, and at the possibility that site work on the multi-billion-dollar project could begin next year. Full story:

16.02.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: China's Nuclear Energy Industry In Numbers

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