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  We would like to thank Mr Steve Kidd for this article
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Chinese nuclear operator CGN Power Co said on 30 September it expected Fangchenggang unit 2 to begin commercial operation on 1 October. In an announcement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the company said it expected the CPR-1000 pressurized water reactor to complete all commissioning work and will be qualified for commercial operation. Fangchenggang 2 reached first criticality in June and was connected to the grid in July.

Eversheds has advised a consortium of Chinese banks, led by China Development Bank Corporation, on "key financial aspects" of the £16 billion Hinkley Point C nuclear new build project, it said on 30 September. The Eversheds team provided advice on the initial £4 billion credit facilities, with a further £4 billion of facilities to follow. Europe's largest infrastructure project, the new plant is scheduled for completion in 2023.
 
Articles from our last Europe briefing in Warsaw:    
 
The geopolitical case for nuclear power in Japan – Click the image to read the article in full.   U.S Dept. of Energy official: Next generation of nuclear can be even safer. – Click image to read article in full.
     
 

Solar farm providing only intermittent power? Add a small nuke! – Click the image to read the article in full.
  How Thorium can solve the nuclear waste problem in conventional reactors. – Click the image to read the article in full.
 
   
How Thorium can burn nuclear waste and generate energy. – Click image to read article in full.    
 
     
   
     
 
     
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