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Delay for Finland’s Hanhikivi project - updated
22 September, 2017
Fennovoima, which is building the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in...
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First SG in place at Kanupp-2
Monday, September 18, 2017 The first of three steam generators was installed at unit 2 of Pakistan’s Karachi NPP (Kanupp) on 10 September,  plant constructor China Nuclear Engineering and Construction...

South Korea begins consultation on scrapping reactors
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 A 500-member jury was set up in South Korea on 11 September to discuss President Moon Jae-in's proposal to scrap the construction of units 5 and 6 at the Shin Kori NPP in the...

Progress at Chinese NPPs
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 The containment dome has been installed at unit 6 of China’s Hongyanhe NPP in Liaoning province. The installation was completed on 8 September, seven days ahead of schedule. Hongyanhe...

Pakistan inaugurates fifth nuclear power unit
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on 8 September inaugurated Pakistan's fifth nuclear power unit – the 340MWe unit 4 at Chashma NPP (C-4). The CNP-300...

NuScale  promotes its SMR for UK deployment
Thursday, September 07, 2017 US-based NuScale Power on 6 September launched an action plan for the near-term deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) in the UK.

China and Brazil strengthen nuclear co-operation
Thursday, September 07, 2017 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on 1 September signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Brazilian energy company Eletrobras and its subsidiary, responsible for nuclear...

Egypt and Russia sign agreement on El Dabaa
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 Egypt on 4 September finally, after two years of talks, signed a deal to use Russian investment to build a 4800MWe nuclear power plant at El Dabaa, on the Mediterranean coast.

Argentina cancels NPP in favour of hydro project
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Argentina has approved construction of build two hydroelectric dams in southern Patagonia, as the Rio Negro province cancelled plans to build a nuclear plant because of a lack of...

Georgia Power decides to complete Vogtle
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 US Georgia Power on 31 August filed a recommendation with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to complete construction of units 3&4 at the Vogtle NPP near Augusta,...

Fuel loading underway at Tianwan 3
Monday, August 28, 2017 Fuel loading began at unit 3 of China’s Tianwan NPP in Jiangsu province on 18 August. Russia’s Atomstroyexport and Atomenergoproekt (subsidiaries of state nuclear corporation...

US Duke Energy cancels Lee NPP and pulls out of Vogtle project
Monday, August 28, 2017 US utility Duke Energy on 25 August announced plans to abandon the William States Lee III Nuclear Generating Station in Cherokee County, South Caroline, and raise rates to recover...

Bulgarian energy experts urge construction of new NPP
Monday, August 28, 2017 Experts of the Energy Future for Bulgaria Association on 24 August declared themselves in favour of the building of a new nuclear facility, local media reported. Bulgaria should...

Welding of main circulation pipeline completed at unit 1 of Belarus NPP
Monday, August 28, 2017 The welding all 28 joints of the main circulating pipeline at unit 1 of the Ostrovets NPP under construction in Belarus was completed on 21 August, six days ahead of schedule,...

Russia to complete Turkish NPP by 2023
Saturday, August 26, 2017 Addressing the Turkish-Russian Business Forum at the İzmir International Fair in Turkey, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on 18 August the Akkuyu NPP should be completed...

Bulgaria plans privatisation and sale of Belene NPP project
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Bulgaria in early 2018 plans to hold a tender for the sale of the construction of the 2,000MWe Belene NPP, which was originally to have been built by Russia, Energy Minister...

Completion of South Korea’s Shin Kori 4 postponed
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) said on 10 August that completion of unit 4 of the Shin Kori NPP had been delayed by ten months until September 2018. Completion was...

Russia and China discuss more Tianwan units and new NPP
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Russia and China plan to sign a framework agreement on the construction of units 7 and 8 at China’s Tianwan NPP in Jiangsu province before the end of the year, Andrei Lebedev,...

Jordan in talks with Russia on NPP financing
Sunday, August 20, 2017 The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) said in a statement on 16 August that talks were continuing with Russia to secure the best financing solutions to build Jordan’s first NPP....

Key event at Russia’s Novoronezh-II NPP
Sunday, August 20, 2017 Russia’s Atomenergoproekt, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced a "key event" in the construction of unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II NPP in central Russia in...

Work continues at Finland’s Hanhikivi-1
Sunday, August 20, 2017 The second permanent building at Finland’s Hanhikivi 1 NPP site, the security gate building, was completed on 15 August. Hanhikivi-1, a 1,200MWe AES-2006 type VVER pressurised...

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