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The reactor vessel for Kudankulam unit 4 has been lifted into its design position at the construction site in Tamil Nadu, Rosatom announced.

Date: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Pressure-vessel-in-place-at-Indian-plant

The reactor vessel has been installed at unit 7 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. Russia is constructing two VVER-1200 reactors as units 7 and 8 of the plant.

Date: Thursday, 19 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Reactor-vessel-in-place-at-Tianwan-7

Installation of the dome on the reactor building of unit 3 at China;s Xudabao NPP under construction in Liaoning province was completed in a single operation. Previously this had required two stages. “This unique technological operation … made it possible to optimise the process and lift the dome 188 days ahead of schedule, said Alexey Bunik, vice president for projects in China and promising projects at Russia’s Atomstroyexport. “The dome weighing 740 tonnes, fully assembled on the ground, was raised by a crane and put on the reactor building in one manoeuvre.” He added: “I am sure that the effective joint work of Russian and Chinese specialists will allow the implementation of the Xudabao NPP project exactly on schedule.”

Date: Saturday, 29 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdome-installed-at-unit-3-of-chinas-xudabao-npp-11034123

The dome has been hoisted into place on the reactor building of Xudapu unit 3 in a single stage process, six months ahead of schedule, with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) describing the project as "a model of global energy cooperation".

Date: Thursday, 27 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Dome-hoisted-into-place-on-Xudapu-3

Construction of unit 4 at the Xudapu nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has officially got under way with the pouring of first concrete for the reactor's nuclear island. The unit is the second of two VVER-1200 reactors at the site to be supplied by Russia.

Date: Friday, 20 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-of-Xudapu-4-under-way

Construction of unit 3 at the Xudabao nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province officially got under way on 28 July with the pouring of first concrete for the reactor's nuclear island. The unit is one of four VVER-1200 reactors to be supplied by Russia to China under a 2018 agreement.

Date: Wednesday, 04 August 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-concrete-poured-for-Xudabao-3

The Tianwan nuclear power staion in Jiangsu province. Image courtesy Rosatom. Atomstroyexport, the export branch of Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has handed over the Tianwan-4 nuclear reactor unit to plant operator Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation (JNPC), a statement said.

Tianwan-4 is a Russia-designed 1,045-MW VVER V-428M unit which began commercial operation in December 2018. The unit was handed over to JNPC on 25 December 2020, Atomstroyexport said.

Construction of Tianwan-4 began in September 2013. Fuel loading was completed on 2 September 2018 and first criticality achieved in October.

Date: Tuesday, 29 December 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/tianwan-4-vver-handed-over-to-operator-by-russia-s-atomstroyexport-12-1-2020

New units, estimated to cost €10bn, could begin operation in 10 years The proposed Belene nuclear power station site in Bulgaria. Photo courtesy Belene Municipality. All shortlisted candidates are ready to file binding bids in the tender to choose an investor for the construction of two nuclear power reactors at the Belene nuclear power station, Bulgaria’s energy ministry said on 31 January.

In December, the ministry invited five companies to file binding offers: China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), Russia’s Atomenergoprom, a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, France’s Framatome and US-based General Electric.

By the 31 January deadline all five companies had sent letters to confirm they were ready to file binding offers, with KHNP also sending additional questions in order to make a final decision on whether to participate in the tender, the ministry said in a statement.

The deadline for submitting final binding offers is 31 May 2020.

Date: Saturday, 08 February 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/five-companies-ready-to-submit-binding-bids-for-belene-nuclear-project-2-1-2020

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 5 June signed the general contract for the construction of units 3&4 at China’s Xudabao nuclear power plant in Liaoning Province.

Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-signs-general-contract-for-chinas-xudabao-7254837

Russia’s Atomstroyexport (part of state nuclear corporation  Rosatom) and divisions of Chinese companies China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation (CNEIC) plan to sign a contract for the construction of two units at the Xudabao NPP (Liaoning Province, Northeast China), CNNC said on 22 May. The document of the Chinese corporation, published on the website of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, said the value of the contract will be $ 1.7 billion for construction of units 3 and 4 at the NPP. The work is scheduled for completion by October 2021 and August 2022. The construction period of each unit will be 69 months but work will be suspended in the winter for four months. In June 2018, Rosatom and its Chinese partners signed a framework contract for the serial construction of the two Russian design power units with VVER-1200 reactors at Xudabao. The document also provides for the possibility of building further units in the future. 

Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschina-says-contract-imminent-for-two-more-russian-nuclear-units-7230495

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