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China's National Nuclear Safety Administration has granted an operating licence for unit 4 of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region. The unit is the second of two demonstration China General Nuclear-designed Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors at the site.

Date: Thursday, 29 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fangchenggang-4-receives-operating-licence

First concrete has been poured for the nuclear island of unit 3 at the Zhangzhou NPP in Fujian province. China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said it is the first of two Chinese-designed Hualong One units planned as the second phase of the plant. Two Hualong One reactors are already under construction at the site (1&2) as phase one. China's Ministry of Ecology & Environment issued construction licences for Zhangzhou 1&2 in 2019 to CNNC-Guodian Zhangzhou Energy Company, the owner of the Zhangzhou NPP, which was established in 2011. It is owned by CNNC (51%) and China Guodian Corporation (49%). The licences are valid for 10 years. Units 1&2 are scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2024 and 2025.

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsconstruction-begins-on-phase-two-of-zhangzhou-npp-11551559

US-based Westinghouse Electric Company organised a Bulgarian Supplier Symposium to engage with potential suppliers in support of the two AP1000 reactors to be built at the Kozloduy NPP as units 7&8. Representatives from more than 50 companies took part in the event, which was also attended by Bulgarian Energy Minister Rumen Radev and Delyan Dobrev, Chairman of the Committee on Energy in the National Assembly as well as Kozloduy officials and representatives from the US and Canadian embassies.

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-hosts-suppliers-symposium-in-bulgaria-as-hyundai-secures-kozloduy-78-construction-11552062

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has signed a Letter of Intent with US nuclear fuel and services company Centrus Energy to ensure a stable supply of nuclear fuel. It follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the two companies in April last year.

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/KHNP,-Centrus-enhance-cooperation-in-fuel-supply

The Bulgarian Parliament has given the go-ahead for talks to take place with Hyundai Engineering & Construction, as the sole shortlisted constructor for engineering, construction, delivery and commissioning of the new AP1000 units planned for the Kozloduy site.

Date: Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Hyundai-E-C-says-Kozloduy-selection-signals-South

The ITER Organisation is preparing a new timeline for construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) being built at Cadarache in France. As part of work underway to update the ITER Project Baseline, a group of experts met in February to evaluate the new blueprint for achieving ITER's research goals.

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-prepares-new-timeline-11540250

The first safety-related concrete has been poured for the nuclear island of unit 3 at the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in Fujian province, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced. It is the first of two Hualong One units planned as the second phase of the plant, which will eventually house six such reactors.

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-starts-on-second-phase-of-Zhangzhou-p

Construction has started at phase one of China’s Jinqimen NPP in Zhejiang Province with a ground-breaking ceremony, according to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC). Six Hualong One units are planned for the Jinqimen site in Fan'Ao Town, Xiangshan, Ningbo.Construction of the first two units (phase one) was approved by China's State Council in December 2023.

Date: Thursday, 22 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsconstruction-begins-at-chinas-jinqimen-npp-11533402