Project: Tanjung Priok Power Plant
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has announced it has completed the construction of a second unit at its Tanjung Priok power plant.
The plant which forms part of the Jawa 2 project, is currently being developed by the nation’s state-owned electricity provider, PLN.
In June, the first unit at the plant started up as a simple gas turbine adding a further 300 MW to the grid.
Once operational, both units are expected to generate a total of 880 MW.
Project: Barakah Nuclear Power Plant
Location: United Arab Emirates
The UAE has confirmed the second unit of its nuclear power plant in Barakah has completed pre-operational testing in preparation for main operations.
So far, the construction progress rate for the four units of the nuclear power plant is now more than 89 percent, according to Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC).
The $24.4bn plant is the world’s largest nuclear project under construction and will boast a total capacity of 5,600MW.
“This most recent round of testing ensures that Unit 2’s systems and components are on track to reliably and safely perform their intended functions when the plant becomes operational,” said Mohamed Al Hammadi, CEO of ENEC.
“The pre-operational commissioning phase of a nuclear energy plant is a complex and critical step towards starting to operate the plant.”
Project: Bellefont Nuclear Plant
In November 2016, Nuclear Development LLC (ND) purchased the Bellefont Nuclear Plant from the Tennessee Valley Authority for close to $111 million.
ND has announced that significant progress has been made “much progress since then, according to Shelia Shepard, the president and CEO of the Jackson County Economic Development Authority.
“We are pleased to participate in the completion of Bellefonte in support of renewed interest in nuclear power as an energy source that is necessary for the overall energy portfolio for the United States,” Jan Hess, President of Teledyne Brown Engineering, stated in a press release.
“This project will create opportunities and jobs for the local economy in North Alabama and the Tennessee Valley.”
Shepard added that once completed, the plant will generate over 1,500 permanent jobs, while thousands will be created during the construction phase.