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UK GDA progress for China’s Hualong One
21 November, 2017
The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency...
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Bulgarian scientists recommend completing Belene 
Monday, November 20, 2017 Scientists at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) on 16 November recommended continuing construction of the Belene nuclear power plant.

First steam generator installed at Fuqing 5
Monday, November 20, 2017 The first of three ZH-65-type steam generators was installed at unit 5 of China’s Fuqing nuclear plant in Fujian province on 10 November, project developer China National...

Greater localisation for India’s Kudankulam NPP
Friday, November 17, 2017 Russia plans to increase the level of localisation to 50% in the construction of new units at India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant.

Hungary draws down Russian loan for Paks
Monday, November 13, 2017 Hungary will soon start accessing funds from a state loan extended by Russia to expand the Paks nuclear plant, Attila Aszódi, the state secretary responsible for the investment, told...

Rolls-Royce and Jordan study SMR
Sunday, November 12, 2017 UK-based Rolls-Royce on 9 November signed a memorandum of understanding with the state-owned Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) to carry out a technical feasibility study for...

Construction licence for Bangladesh nuclear plant
Thursday, November 09, 2017 The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) on 4 November received the design and construction licence for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant from the Bangladesh Atomic...

Czech nuclear plans spark interest
Sunday, November 05, 2017 The US Nuclear Energy Institute recently hosted a senior Czech nuclear energy delegation for a meeting with a large group of US nuclear suppliers, NEI said on its website on 2 November.

Nigeria signs deals with Rosatom.
Sunday, November 05, 2017 Russia and Nigeria on 30 October signed several agreements for the construction and operation of a nuclear power station and a nuclear research centre during the International...

Saudi Arabia prepares for nuclear construction
Saturday, November 04, 2017 Saudi Arabia has sent a request for information (RFI) to international suppliers to build two nuclear power plants, the first step towards a formal tender, Reuters reported on 31...

China’s first floating NPP almost complete
Friday, November 03, 2017 China’s first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) is nearing completion, Chiang Nayilian, an engineer of the Chinese Shipbuilding Corporation (CSIC), told Reuters.

Rosatom starts work on Bushehr 2
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Excavation work for Iran’s second nuclear plant, Bushehr 2, started on 31 October. The occasion was marked by a ceremony attended by Alexei Likhachev, director general of Rosatom and...

Project looks to identify nuclear cost drivers
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 The UK's Energy Technologies Institute has launched a project that will look at potential cost reductions for nuclear power plants.

Fuqing 5 gets first SG
Thursday, October 26, 2017 The first steam generator for a Chinese-designed Hualong One nuclear power reactor has been shipped by Dongfang Electric for unit 5 at China National Nuclear Corporation’s Fuqing...

Initial construction licence for Akkuyu
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced on 20 October that it had obtained an initial construction licence for the Akkuyu project, Turkey's first nuclear plant to be built...

ABB wins contract for UK Hinkley Point C project
Monday, October 23, 2017 Swiss engineering group ABB announced on 19 October that it has won an $130m order to provide infrastructure for the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

Akkuyu construction to start by 2018
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Construction of Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear plant will start at the end of 2017, or the beginning of 2018, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak said on 11 October.

Site approved for new South African nuclear plant
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has granted power utility Eskom permission to build a NPP at Duynefontein in the Western Cape, adjacent to the existing...

Progress continues at Vogtle
Monday, October 16, 2017 The second steam generator has been installed at unit 3 of the Vogtle nuclear plant under construction in the US state of  Georgia, positioned adjacent to the first steam generator,...

More delays for Olkiluoto 3
Monday, October 09, 2017 Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 EPR project has encountered a further five-month delay and is now expected to start regular electricity production in May 2019. However, work on the French...

China’s Tianwan 3 achieves criticality
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Unit 3 of China’s Tianwan nuclear plant, a Russian-supplied VVER-1000 located in Jiangsu province, achieved first criticality on 28 September and is scheduled to enter...

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