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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...

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...

Grid connection for China’s Tianwan 3 but delays for Taishan
Friday, January 05, 2018 China’s Tianwan 3 being built by Russia in Jiangsu province was synchronised to the grid on 30 December and began power production at 25% of capacity, Russia’s state nuclear...

Russia’s Rostov 4 achieves criticality
Thursday, January 04, 2018 Unit 4 at Russia's Rostov nuclear plant reached criticality and minimum controlled power on 29 December.

China begins construction of CFR-600 fast reactor
Thursday, January 04, 2018 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has started civil nuclear construction works on a 600MWe (1500MWt) demonstration fast reactor at Xiapu, in Fujian province. The pouring of...

Saudi Arabia looks to fuel cycle development
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Saudi Arabia in mid-December launched a survey in cooperation with China for uranium and thorium resources that could be used for nuclear power generation, according to Saudi...

Belarus moves ahead despite opposition from neighbours
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Russian fuel company TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturing subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, on 29 December signed a contract with State Enterprise Belorussian NPP for...

Construction of Vogtle 3&4 to continue
Thursday, December 28, 2017 US utility Georgia Power said in a statement on 21 December that the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) had voted unanimously to allow construction to continue of units 3&4 at...

Hot testing underway at Olkiluoto 3
Thursday, December 28, 2017 Hot functional testing of the reactor systems has begun at the EPR unit under construction at Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) in Finland.

ABWR completes UK GDA process
Friday, December 15, 2017 UK regulators - the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales on 14 December approved Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor...

Egypt signs contract for El Dabaa
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Egypt and Russia on 11 December finally, after prolonged negotiations, signed notices to proceed with contracts for the construction of four Russian-designed generation 3+...

Rostov 4 achieves criticality; Leningrad II-1 to follow
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Russia’s Rostov 4 achieved criticality on 6 December. The 1011MWe reactor designed by Gidropress and built by Atomstroyexport, both subsidiaries of Russian state nuclear...

Wood wins Hinkley services contract
Monday, December 11, 2017 Project, engineering and technical services company Wood announced on 7 December that it has won a contract as the sole supplier of inspection qualification services to the Hinkley...

South Korea preferred bidder for NuGen
Thursday, December 07, 2017 South Korean state-owned utility Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) announced on 6 December that it had won preferred bidder status to buy Toshiba’s Nugeneration (NuGen)...

Brazil boosts co-operation with Russia
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Brazilian companies Eletrobras and Eletronuclear aimed at increased cooperation in...

Jordan to consider HTGR
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) and US-based reactor design and fuel fabrication company X-energy on 28 November signed a memorandum of understanding to assess...

First concrete for Bangladesh NPP
Monday, December 04, 2017 First concrete was poured on 30 November for the basemat of unit 1 at Bangladesh’s first nuclear plant,  marking the formal start of construction of the Russian-supplied VVER-1200 reactor

Another Hualong One for Pakistan
Monday, November 27, 2017 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) on 22 November signed a cooperation agreement for the construction of a Chinese design...

UK Accounts Committee criticises Hinkley Point
Monday, November 27, 2017 A report by the UK House of Commons public accounts committee published on 22 November said the UK government should rethink the economic case for new nuclear power stations after...

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