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Formal approval for Russia’s floating NPP
12 January, 2018
Russia’s independent technical institution Glavgosexpertiza on 9...
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Reactor assembled at Leningrad II-1
Friday, January 12, 2018 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has assembled the reactor vessel for unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II NPP, under construction...

China and France sign several agreements
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Several key agreements were signed during the first visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to China in the company of a business delegation.

Production of AP1000 fuel assemblies underway in China
Thursday, January 11, 2018 China's first production line for AP1000 fuel has now produced 64 sets of fuel assemblies for the first reloads of the two AP1000 units under construction at the Sanmen nuclear...

Areva and CNNC to start work on China reprocessing plant this year
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 New Areva and China's National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) have signed an agreement reaffirming their commitment to complete negotiations on a contract for construction of a...

Regulator agrees NuScale design eliminates need for backup power
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has concluded that NuScale Power’s novel safety design approach eliminates the need for Class 1E power for its small modular reactor (SMR).

Cold testing complete at Flamanville 3 EPR
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Electricite de France (EDF) said on 8 January it had completed cold-functional tests for Flamanville 3, under construction in northern France. System performance testing began in...

Vessel head installed at China’s HTR-PM
Monday, January 08, 2018 The head of the reactor pressure vessel has been installed at one of two high-temperature gas-cooled reactor units under construction at China's demonstration HTR-PM plant in...

Dominion and Scana plan merger
Monday, January 08, 2018 US utilities Dominion Energy and Scana Corporation have agreed to combine in a stock-for-stock merger.

Areva NP becomes Framatome and Atmea is reorganised
Monday, January 08, 2018 French company New NP, the subsidiary of the Areva NP subsidiary responsible for the Areva Group's nuclear reactor operations, has been renamed Framatome following its sale to...

Canada’s Brookfield to buy Westinghouse
Monday, January 08, 2018 Canadian investment fund Brookfield (Brookfield Business Partners with institutional partners) said on 4 January that it is to acquire 100% of Westinghouse Electric Company from...

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