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Gates, China Collaborating On Cleaner, Safer Nuclear Reactor
2011-12-10 05:30:26

A Washington-based company, created and funded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, will work with Chinese scientists to jointly develop a new, novel type of nuclear reactor, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to the Associated Press (AP), the reactor -- which Gates said would be "very low-cost, very safe and generate very little waste" during a discussion China's Ministry of Science and Technology -- will run on depleted uranium. UPI and BBC News report that the...

2011-08-15 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced today that its NuCrane Manufacturing LLC (NuCrane) facility in Hutchinson, Minn. has begun shipment of the first AP1000 polar crane destined for China National Nuclear Corporation's (CNNC) Sanmen 1 Nuclear Power Plant currently under construction in Sanmen County, Zhejiang Province, China. Eleven flat bed trucks and 15 shipping containers will transport the 300-ton capacity crane from Hutchinson to New...

2011-07-29 12:30:00

PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member The Shaw Group Inc., China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Sanmen Nuclear Power Company Ltd., today announced that the first AP1000 nuclear reactor vessel successfully arrived at the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province. Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction manufactured the reactor vessel, which weighs approximately 340 tons and measures 4.5...

2011-04-20 07:00:00

BEIJING, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) ("Hollysys" or the "Company"), a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China, today announced that its nuclear joint venture, China Techenery Co., Ltd. (CTEC), established with China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co., Ltd. (CGNPC), was granted a contract to commission automation and control systems of #3 and #4 reactors of Yangjiang nuclear...

2011-01-19 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuclear Power Delivery UK (the team established to deliver the Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power plant to UK customers) announced today that Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) have been signed with three of the biggest names in the UK nuclear industry supply chain - BAE Systems, Doosan Power Systems and Rolls-Royce. These new agreements build on MOUs signed with the same three organisations by Westinghouse back in September 2008. Nuclear Power...

2011-01-18 16:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company and China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation today signed a two-year extension of a nuclear cooperation agreement that focuses on continued deployment of the Westinghouse AP1000® nuclear power plant in China as well as service and maintenance, technology development and strategic investment. The original agreement was signed in 2008. Currently, Westinghouse and its consortium team member...

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2011-01-03 08:45:00

Chinese scientists have successfully developed fuel reprocessing technology that will allow them to recycle exhausted nuclear fuel, various media outlets are reporting. According to Reuters, the system was developed and tested at the No. 404 Factory of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) in the Gobi Desert, and "enables the re-use of irradiated fuel and is able to boost the usage rate of uranium materials at nuclear plants by 60 folds." In fact, according to Chinese Central Television...

2010-12-20 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has completed preparatory work on fuel for its AP1000(TM) nuclear power plants and manufactured the first four fuel assemblies at the company's Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) in South Carolina. This fuel will be used at Sanmen Unit 1, located in the Zhejiang Province of China. The AP1000 pressurized water reactor (PWR) fuel design uses proven "Robust Fuel Assembly(TM)" technology, which is already in...


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