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NASA announces successful test of its Kilopower reactor
Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Russia’s Leningrad II-1 and Rostov 4 approach commercial operation

Barakah 1 completed, but operation date uncertain
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by 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 by 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...

Bulgaria’s Belene NPP sparks Chinese interest
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) has expressed interest in investing in Bulgaria’s stalled two-unit Belene nuclear plant, according to energy minister Temenuzhka Petkova

Construction progress in China
Thursday, March 22, 2018 by The dome was installed on the containment building of China’s Fuqing 6 in Fujian province on 21 March. Fuqing 6 is the second demonstration HPR1000 or Hualong One reactor being built...

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