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Kazakhstan is continuing discussions with French company EDF including proposals for an EPR-1200 reactor, the Kazakh Ministry of Energy has confirmed. EDF is one of four potential nuclear suppliers the country is now considering.

Date: Saturday, 28 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kazakhstan-continues-discussions-with-EDF

The outer dome of the containment building at unit 1 of China’s Zhangzhou NPP in Fujian province has been completed. China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said the operation to pour the concrete over the outer containment shell took almost 17.5 hours.

Date: Friday, 27 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsouter-dome-completed-at-zhangzhou-1-10546237

Construction has been completed of the outer dome of the containment building of unit 1 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced. Zhangzhou 1 is the first of two Hualong One units being built at the site, scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

Date: Wednesday, 25 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Containment-building-completed-at-Zhangzhou-1

Unit 3 of China's Fangchenggang NPP in Guangxi Autonomous Region has been connected to the grid for the first time, according to China General Nuclear (CGN). The 1,180 MWe pressurised water reactor (PWR) is the first of two Hualong One (HPR1000) demonstration reactors under construction at the site and is scheduled to begin commercial operation in the second half of 2023. The unit was synchronised to the grid, "indicating that the unit is capable of generating electricity and moving towards the goal of commercial operation”, CGN said.

Date: Friday, 13 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschinas-fangchenggang-3-connected-to-the-grid-10511440

Unit 3 of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region has been connected to the grid for the first time, China General Nuclear (CGN) announced. The unit - the first of two demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors at the site - is scheduled to enter commercial operation in the second half of 2023.

Date: Thursday, 12 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/CGN-s-first-Hualong-One-reactor-starts-supplying-e

Rosatom's TVEL fuel company has dispatched all shipments to China scheduled for 2022 in order to supply the first core loading of the CFR-600 sodium-cooled pool-type fast-neutron reactor at Xiapu in China's Fujian province.

Date: Thursday, 05 January 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fuel-for-Chinese-fast-reactor-dispatched-from-Russ

China General Nuclear (CGN) has said that unit 3 at its Fangchenggang NPP in Guangxi Autonomous Region will begin operation in first half of 2023, postponed from the second half of 2022. Fangchenggang 3 is the first of two demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors under construction at the site. In an announcement published on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange website, CGN Power said: "The company has recently made an overall evaluation of the construction of the Fangchenggang unit 3 in order to realise the high-quality operation of the first reactor of the demonstration projects of HPR1000 technology of the company and to ensure the long-term safe and stable operation of the unit when put into operation." 

Date: Friday, 23 December 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscgn-postpones-start-up-of-unit-3-at-its-fangchenggang-npp-10456755

Unit 3 of the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi Autonomous Region will now not begin operation until the first half of 2023, China General Nuclear (CGN) announced in a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The unit - the first of two demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors under construction at the site - had been due to start up in the second half of 2022.

Date: Thursday, 22 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Delay-to-start-up-of-CGN-s-first-Hualong-One-unit

China's first nuclear energy industrial heating project has officially been completed and put into operation at the Qinshan nuclear power plant in Zhejiang Province, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced.

Date: Friday, 16 December 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Chinese-nuclear-plant-starts-supplying-industrial

China has brought its two demonstration HTR-PM high-temperature gas-cooled micro-pebble reactors at the Shidaowan NPP in Shandong Province to full capacity. The HTR-PM project involves two small modular reactors (SMRs) that drive a single turbine. The project is owned by a consortium led by China Huaneng (47.5%) with China National Nuclear Corporation's subsidiary China Nuclear Engineering Corporation (32.5%) and the Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technologies of Tsinghua University (20%), which is the head of research and developments.

Date: Wednesday, 14 December 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschinas-htr-pm-reactors-reach-full-power-10433282