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Design contract secured for Dounreay Waste Repackaging Facility
18 January, 2021
The Decommissioning Services Framework (DDF) Alliance has been awarded a contract for the design of a new waste repackaging facility at the UK Dounreay nuclear site

Armenia to extend nuclear plant service beyond 2026
18 January, 2021
Armenia plans to extend the service life of its nuclear power plant in Metsamor after 2026 and has not abandoned plans to build a new plant, according to the government's strategic programme for the development of energy sector until 2040, approved by the Cabinet on 14 January.

Frazer-Nash Consultancy joins Nuclear AMRC
15 January, 2021
Systems, engineering and technology company Frazer-Nash Consultancy has become a member of the UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC).

Ignalina reports on decommissioning progress in 2020
15 January, 2021
In 2020, 4212 tons of equipment and 3579 tons of concrete waste were dismantled at the Ignalina nuclear poewr plant (INPP) in Lithuania, and more than 7400 tons of radioactive waste were processed, INPP.

KHNP seeks construction approval for Shin Hanul 3&4
15 January, 2021
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp. (KHNP) has requested an extension for construction of units 3 and 4 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant untill the end of 2023.

Russian robot helps to dismantle graphite reactors
14 January, 2021
Russia’s Special Design and Technological Bureau of Applied Robotics (SKTB PR) at the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Technopolis Moscow has developed a mobile robotic complex for dismantling the graphite stack of carbon-graphite reactors.

Key milestones to be adjusted for Vogtle 3&4 but in-service dates maintained
14 January, 2021
US-based Georgia Power expects to adjust key milestones at the Vogtle NPP, although the regulatory in-service dates for units 3 and 4 remain unchanged.

UK Space Agency and Rolls Royce to co-operation on nuclear propulsion
14 January, 2021
The UK Space Agency (UKSA) is joining forces with Rolls-Royce for a unique study into how nuclear power and technologies could be used as part of space exploration.

India’s Kakrapar 3 connected to grid
14 January, 2021
Unit 3 of the Kakrapar NPP (KAPP), India’s first 700MWe pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR), was connected to the grid on 10 January, according to the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Unit 1 of the Belarusian nuclear plant brought to 100% capacity
14 January, 2021
On 12 January, Belarus 1 was brought to nominal power – 3200MWt and 1170MWe – for the first time.

The social costs of nuclear power plant closure
14 January, 2021
A report from US-based Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative examines the socioeconomic impacts of decommissioning on nuclear plant host communities

Demand Increases for Nuclear Metal Tubing as Higher Energy Consumption Leads to Plans for New Reactors Worldwide
14 January, 2021
Currently, nuclear energy makes up around 10% of the world’s electric power generation , with global demand showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, the figures are rising as people search for ways to preserve finite fossil fuels, reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and keep up with the rapid population growth and need for mass power consumption all over the world.

Costain to partner with U-Battery on advanced modular reactor
13 January, 2021
UK-based Costain announced that it is collaborating with U-Battery Developments Ltd to develop an advanced modular reactor (AMR) which is being funded by the UK Department of Business as part of the Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Energy (BEIS) Innovation Portfolio.

First fuel shipped to China’s HTR-PM project
13 January, 2021
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has shipped its first batch of fuel to the Shidaowan High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor Nuclear Power Plant Demonstration Project (HTR-PM) in Shandong.

Russia takes delivery from GE of turbine for Akkuyu 1
13 January, 2021
Atomenergomash (Rosatom’s engineering division) began acceptance of turbine room equipment for the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey.

Sovcombank delivers loan for Akkuyu NPP as work continues
13 January, 2021
Akkuyu Nuclear, a subsidiary of Rosatom has received a loan from Sovcombank of up to $300 million for a period of seven years to finance the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey.

US Executive Order promotes SMRs and HALEU fuel for space and defence
13 January, 2021
The US White House on 12 January released the text of an executive order, which seeks promote the development of small modular reactors (SMRs) for space and defence applications.



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