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Expansion of Belarus NPP under consideration
24 May, 2018
Belarus is considering the possibility of building two more units at...
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Bulgaria revives Belene NPP project
Thursday, May 24, 2018 The Bulgarian government on 16 May requested parliament to lift a ban on the development of the 2000MWe Belene NPP after state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)...

Russia formally launches floating NPP
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Russia in mid May formally launched the world's first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), Akademik Lomonosov, at a ceremony in Murmansk where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel...

Progress for Argentina’s CAREM SMR
Wednesday, May 09, 2018 Argentina’s CAREM-25 small modular reactor (SMR) prototype has achieved a new milestone in the development its steam generators (SGs), according to  Combustibles Nucleares...

NASA announces successful test of its Kilopower reactor
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on 2 May that it had completed a full power test of its Kilopower reactor, which exceeded government expectations.

Construction begins at Russia’s Kursk II
Monday, May 07, 2018 First concrete was poured on 29 April for the foundation slab of unit 1 at Russia’s Kursk-II nuclear plant, signalling the start of construction.

Nuvia and Sommer win contract for security doors at Hinkley
Thursday, May 03, 2018 A joint venture between UK-based nuclear specialist Nuvia and Germany's Sommer Design & Security has been selected to design, manufacture, install and commission the nuclear...

Russia’s FNPP begins its journey to Pevek
Wednesday, May 02, 2018 The world's only operational floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), Academik Lomonosov, on 28 April, left Russia’s Baltic Plant in St Petersburg, where it had been under construction...

Japan’s Itochu pulls out of Turkish nuclear project
Monday, April 30, 2018 Japanese trading house Itochu is pulling out of Turkey’s second nuclear plant project in the face of increased safety-related costs, the Nikkei reported on 24 April. The project...

Fuel loading begins at China’s first AP1000
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Fuel loading began on 25 April at China’s Sanmen 1 in Zhejiang province – a Westinghouse AP1000 – after the National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) issued a permit, China...

TVO hopes to load fuel at OL3 this autumn
Monday, April 23, 2018 Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said in the April edition of its newsletter that an 'important phase' had been reached in the commissioning of the EPR under construction...

India’s Reliance Infra wins Kudankulam contract
Thursday, April 12, 2018 India’s Reliance Infra on 9 April won an EPC contract worth INR10.81bn ($165.5m) from Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) related to the construction of units 3 and 4 of...

Dome completed on UAE’s Barakah 4
Thursday, April 12, 2018 The dome structure has been completed at unit 4 of the Barakah NPP in the United Arab Emirates. The dome is a structural component of the containment building, which houses the...

More delays possible for Flammanville 3
Thursday, April 12, 2018 EDF Energy on 10 April warned the €10.5bn ($13bn) European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) unit under construction at unit 3 of the Flammanville NPP in France could fall further behind...

US NRC approves two AP1000 units for Turkey Point NPP
Sunday, April 08, 2018 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 5 April approved the issue of combined construction and operating licences (COLs) for the two proposed Westinghouse AP1000 reactors at...

Work begins on foundation for unit 1 of Bangladesh NPP
Friday, April 06, 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has completed concreting the foundation of unit 1 at Bangladesh’s Rooppur NPP, ASE Group (a Rosatom subsidiary) said on 5 April, adding that...

Molten salt reactors spark interest in USA and Denmark
Friday, April 06, 2018 Terrestrial Energy USA and Energy Northwest on 31 March signed a memorandum of understanding on possible siting, construction and operation of an Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR)...

Construction of Turkey’s Akkuyu NPP begins
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on 3 April attended via videolink from Ankara a ceremony marking the pouring of first concrete for unit 1 of...

Russia’s Leningrad II-1 and Rostov 4 approach commercial operation
Monday, April 02, 2018 Russia’s Leningrad II-1 and Rostov 4 approach commercial operation

Barakah 1 completed, but operation date uncertain
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 An official ceremony on 26 March has marked the end of the construction phase at Barakah 1 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Fennovoima reviews progress at Hanhikivi
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Fennovoima, the Finnish company building the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear plant with Russian assistance at Pyhäjoki in northwest Finland on 21 March published its Corporate Responsibility...

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