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Slovakia’s Mohovce 3 connected to grid
16 February, 2018
Unit 3 of Slovakia’s Mohovce nuclear plant has been connected to the grid...
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US approves tax credits for advanced nuclear projects
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 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
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 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
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 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
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 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
Monday, February 05, 2018 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
Friday, February 02, 2018 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
Thursday, February 01, 2018 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
Friday, January 26, 2018 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
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 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
Tuesday, January 23, 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.

EDF sees Hinkley Point C online by 2025
Friday, January 19, 2018 EDF Energy said 17 January that the Hinkley C NPP in the UK would come online by the end of 2025. The plant, which is expected to provide 7% of UK power, will have two Areva-designed...

Saudi Arabia to prequalify NPP bids by May
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Saudi Arabia is hoping to prequalify firms from two or three countries by April or May for the first nuclear reactors it wants to build, Abdul Malik al-Sabery, a consultant at the...

Formal approval for Russia’s floating NPP
Friday, January 12, 2018 Russia’s independent technical institution Glavgosexpertiza on 9 January formally approved construction of the world's first floating NPP (FNPP), the Akademik Lomonosov, to be sited...

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...

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