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Akademik Lomonosov due for fueling in May
Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant, the Akademik Lomonosov, will leave the Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg between 20 April and 1 May for Murmansk where it will be loaded with fuel
Tianwan 3 handed over to Chinese operator
ASE Group, the engineering division of Rosatom has handed the 1000MW Tianwan 3 VVER over to China's Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation for operation with a 24 month guarantee.
Vogtle hires operators trained for VC Summer
US utility Georgia Power has hired 14 operators for units 3 and 4 of its Vogtle NPP from the abandoned VC Summer nuclear project.
India to assist Russia in construction of Bangladesh NPP
Russia, Bangladesh and India on 1 March in Moscow signed a memorandum on trilateral cooperation in the implementation of the project to build the Rooppur nuclear plant in Bangladesh.
BEIS seeks technical advisers for nuclear projects
The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has issued an award worth £4m ($5.5m) to Arup Corporate Finance Limited for “Technical advisers in relation to...
Wood to provide technical assistance for UK Bradwell B
Scotland-based multinational engineering and technical services company Wood on 27 February signed a framework agreement to provide technical assistance for a project to build a...
Austria takes legal action against Hungary’s Paks II NPP
Austria has launched a lawsuit against the European Commission over its approval of state subsidies for the construction of two new reactors (Paks II) at Hungary’s Paks NPP.
Two Russian NPPs prepare for startup
Unit 4 of Russia’s Rostov NPP near Volgodonsk on 19 February received a licence for the pilot operation from Russian regulator Rostechnadzor. Rostov NPP is a branch of nuclear...
More reactors for India
The Indian government on 7 February informed parliament that it had given administrative approval and financial sanction for the construction of 12 more nuclear power re
Slovakia’s Mohovce 3 connected to grid
Unit 3 of Slovakia’s Mohovce nuclear plant has been connected to the grid via a new transmission line, power company Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) said on 12 February
US approves tax credits for advanced nuclear projects
The USA on 9 February extended production tax credits for advanced nuclear power plants under a wide-ranging tax reform bill signed into law by President Donald Trump.
Chinese nuclear companies look to district heating
China’s two leading nuclear companies, China General Nuclear (CGN) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) are both looking to develop small nuclear reactors for district heating.
More delays for China’s AP1000 project
Fuel loading at the world's first Westinghouse-designed AP1000 nuclear reactor at the Sanmen nuclear plant in Zhejiang province on China's east coast has again been delayed due to...
Melt traps ordered for Egyptian nuclear plant
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced that the first melt trap protection system for the reactors to be constructed at the nuclear plant in El Dabaa would arrive in Egypt...
Russia’s Rostov 4 begins commercial operation
Unit 4 of Russia’s Rostov nuclear plant, a 1011MW VVER-1000/320 unit, was formally launched on 1 February by President Vladimir Putin during a video conference.
More progress for China’s Hualong One technology
The reactor pressure vessel has been installed at China’s demonstration Hualong One nuclear reactor, Fuqing 5, under construction at in Fujian province.
South Africa’s nuclear plans under reconsideration
South Africa’s power utility Eskom cannot afford the planned nuclear power expansion programme, acting Eskom chief financial officer Calib Cassim said on 30 January
Construction of Hungary’s Paks II to begin in February
Despite Austria’s protests, construction of the two new units at the Paks nuclear plant (Paks II) in Hungary will begin in February, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade...
Russia’s FNPP to be in Pevek in June 2019
Russia’s floating NPP (FNPP), the Akademik Lomonosov, will arrive at it permanent mooring in the port of Pevek in Chukotka in June 2019, the director general of nuclear...
Russia to start building Kursk-II in first half of 2018
Pouring "first concrete" for the foundation slab of the reactor building at unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk-II nuclear plant is planned for the first half of 2018.