China to begin the construction of up to eight reactors in 2018

09/03/2018 15:15 Nuclear


According to a plan released by the country’s National Energy Administration (NEA), China will encourage the development of nuclear power this year. Five new nuclear power reactors are planned to become operational in 2018 and construction works will commence with further six to eight units.

In its Energy Work Guidance Opinion for 2018, the NEA affirmed that China's installed nuclear generating capacity would be enhanced by 6 GWe overall this year with the start-up of the Sanmen 1 and Haiyang 1 AP1000s, the Taishan 1 EPR, the Tianwan 3 VVER-1000 and the Yangjiang 5 ACPR1000.


The plan also expects China to continue the implementation of important nuclear science and technology projects, build a sharing system for experimental platforms for nuclear power technology and equipment, hasten the establishment of major projects for small-scale reactors and actively support the comprehensive utilization of nuclear energy.


Under the latest Five-Year Plan, published in March 2016, China should have some 58 GWe of nuclear production capacity functional by 2020, up from the current capacity of almost 35 GWe. Additionally, a further 30 GWe of nuclear capacity will be under construction by 2020.

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Crude oil futures climbed to fresh multi-month highs on Tuesday as optimism arising from potential coronavirus vaccines overshadows inventory build-up in the US. The beginning of transition of power in the White House added further support to WTI. Hence, Brent crude surged by $1.80, or 3.9%, to close at $47.86 per barrel. Meanwhile, U.S.WTI crude soared by $1.85, or 4.3%, to finish at $44.91 per barrel. Both contracts reached their highest settlements since March, even returning to levels before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.


UK ranked fifth-best country for renewable deployment

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Serbian section of TurkStream extension not ready before spring 2021

25/11/2020 08:59:00

The Serbian section of the TurkStream gas pipeline extension is not expected to be ready until at least spring 2021, missing a previous target for first gas to flow by the end of 2020, industry sources close to the project said.