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IAEA head visits Bangladesh's Roopur nuclear site
Bangladesh is making significant progress in the construction of its first nuclear power plant, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano said following...
EDF sees increased costs for Hinkley Point
Electricite de France said on 3 July that the final bill for construction of the two-unit Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in the UK could increase to more than £20bn ($26bn), given...
Report warns nuclear needs to adapt to play a role in the UK
Traditional nuclear projects delivering baseload electricity must adapt if nuclear is to have a significant role in a future UK low carbon energy system, according to a series of...
Progress for UK Nuclear New Build
The UK’s nuclear power industry is assertive about the future despite uncertainties. By Rumyana Vakarelska
Construction to start at India’s Kudankulam 3 and 4
India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has granted clearance for the first pouring of structural concrete for units 3 and 4 at the Kudankulam NPP in Tamil Nadu.
China begins production of AP1000 fuel components
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has launched online the first domestic AP1000 nuclear fuel component production line at the Baotou fuel fabrication facility in Inner Mongolia.
More criticism of Hinkley NPP
France's EDF said on 26 June that it was carrying out a "full review" of the costs and schedule of the Hinkley Point NPP project in the UK. EDF said "a full review of the costs...
UK institute seeks partners to examine NPP costs
The UK Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has launched a request for proposals seeking partners to work on a new project to provide greater understanding of the cost drivers in...
Steam generators shipped to Belarus unit 2
Russia's AEM-Technology has begun shipping a set of four PGV-1000 steam generators to unit 2 of the Belarus NPP under construction in Ostrovets, Belarus. AEM-Technology is part...
Cold testing begins at Olkiluoto 3
Cold functional tests have begun at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL3), Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) announced on 12 June.
Toshiba signs agreement with Georgia Power
US Georgia Power, the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company, on 9 June entered into a new agreement with Japan’s Toshiba, the parent company of Westinghouse which is...
Russia’s ASE withdraws tender for Paks II turbines
ASE Group, the engineering division of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has withdrawn a tender for a €771m contract to deliver turbines for new reactors at Hungaryʼs Paks...
Automation contract for Hanhikivi
UK-based Rolls-Royce and France's Schneider Electric have been picked as preferred suppliers for the design and delivery of the automation systems for the Hanhikivi 1 project in Finland.
Experts consider BN-1200 cost effective
An expert group set up by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has deemed the planned BN-1200 fast reactor design to be “cost effective”, Ria Novosti reported on 7 June, quoting...
Progress at China’s AP1000s
China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) said it had completed testing of the containment vessel of the second AP1000 unit under construction at the Sanmen nuclear...
US NRC issues licence for North Anna 3
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on 31 May that it will issue a combined operating licence (COL) for a proposed third unit at Dominion Energy's North Anna nuclear power plant.
India and Russia agree on Kudankulam 5&6
India and Russia on 1 June signed an agreement to construct the final two units at the Kudankulam NPP in Tamil Nadu.
Canada looks to SMRs
The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) on 1 June began discussions on small modular reactor (SMRs) technology in Canada, and the role CNL can play in bringing this technology to market.