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Swedish repository expansion given regulatory approval
22 January, 2019
Swedish nuclear waste management company SKB said that it will be granted...
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Bulgaria reports international interest in Belene
Monday, January 21, 2019 by The US Company General Electric has expressed interest in participating as a potential supplier of equipment and engineer for the Belene NPP project in Bulgaria, Bulgarian National...

Simulator at South Korea’s Wolsong 1 to be redeveloped for use at unit 3
Monday, January 21, 2019 by Canada-based L3 MAPPS has signed a deal with Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd (KHNP) to redevelop the full scope operator training simulator for the Candu reactor at unit 1 of...

NRG awarded funding for nuclear medicine research centre
Monday, January 21, 2019 by Netherlands-based Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group NRG announced that the Kansen voor West organisation has awarded a subsidy of €6.8 million ($7.7 million) to develop FIELD-LAB,...

Life extension for Russia’s Balakovo 3
Friday, January 18, 2019 by Russia’s Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (Rostekhnadzor) on 16 January issued a licence to extend the service life of Balakovo 3, a...

Horizon suspends work on Wylfa Newydd
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Horizon Nuclear Power is suspending its UK nuclear development programme, following a decision taken by its Japanese parent company Hitachi, Ltd on 17 January.

NuScale eyes the Jordanian SMR market
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by US-based NuScale Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), to evaluate NuScale’s small modular reactor (SMR) for use in Jordan.

US Northstar takes over Vermont Yankee
Thursday, January 17, 2019 by US Entergy Corporation on 14 January completed the sale of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee to subsidiaries of NorthStar Group Services, which will decommission the Vermont Yankee...

More US funds for Framatome’s accident tolerant fuel
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by Framatome said on 15 January that it had received a $49 million, 28-month grant from the US Department of Energy (DOE) speed up the development and commercialisation of enhanced...

Russia’s Novovoronezh 4 restarted after upgrades
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Unit 4 of Russia’s Novovoronezh nuclear plant, a VVER-440 reactor was brought to 100% of the rated capacity on 10 January after an extended overhaul and equipment modernisation...

Nuclear remains Belgium’s main power source
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by Belgium’s nuclear power plant produced 48% of total electricity in 2018, according to the Brussels-based Belgian Nuclear Forum. Fossil fuels accounted for 40%, wind for 7% and...

New safety display system for NuScale SMR
Monday, January 14, 2019 by US-based NuScale Power and Ultra Electronics Energy have unveiled a new safety display and indication system using field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology.

Russian reactors achieve new generation records
Monday, January 14, 2019 by In 2018, Russian nuclear plants (all part of nuclear utility Rosenergoatom) reached a new record in power generation of more than 204TWh, exceeding the figure for 2017 (almost 203TWh)...

India’s details nuclear construction plans
Monday, January 14, 2019 by By 2031, India expects to bring 21 new power reactors online with a combined generating capacity of 15,700 MWe, according to Dr Jitendra Singh, the minister of state for the Department...

Russia’s Tvel to supply fuel for China’s CFR-600 fast reactor
Monday, January 14, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom plans to produce and supply nuclear fuel for the construction of the Chinese CFR-600 fast-neutron reactor, the press service Rosatom fuel...

Westinghouse details post-bankruptcy restructuring
Friday, January 11, 2019 by US based-Westinghouse on 9 January has announced its first organisational changes, which aim to enhance focus on its customer base and strengthen its global services and supply...

China’s Haiyang 2 begins commercial operation
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Unit 2 of China's Haiyang NPP in Shandong province completed 168 hours of full-power continuous operation on 9 January, becoming the fourth AP1000 unit in China to begin...

Argentine’s Embalse nuclear plant restarts following life extension work
Friday, January 11, 2019 by Nucleoeléctrica Argentina announced on 4 January that the Embalse nuclear plant, a Candu 6 pressurised heavy water reactor, had returned to service following extensive...

US to revive enrichment project
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Nuclear Energy Oak Ridge Site Office (NE-ORSO) announced on 7 January that it plans to award a contract to American Centrifuge Operating (ACO),...

Rolls Royce to work on Hungary’s Paks II
Thursday, January 10, 2019 by UK engineering firm Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hungary’s OT Industries, a member of the Mol Group, for joint work on the supply of emergency...

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