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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The general contract has been signed for the construction of two further Russian-supplied reactors at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. In addition, a technical design contract was signed for a second pair of reactors at the Xudabao site in Liaoning province.

Date: Tuesday, 12 March 2019
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