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Operators’ town for Akkuyu under construction
01 December, 2020
Russian-Turkish company Titan2 IJ Ichtash Inshaat Anonim Shirketi is building a residential complex for workers near the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey.

Framatome and Metroscope partner on modelling tools
01 December, 2020
Framatome has recently signed a partnership agreement and Metroscope, a software subsidiary of the EDF Group, to deliver performance diagnostic and modelling tools to nuclear customers worldwide.

Rosatom to make arctic and tropical hybrid of floating nuclear plant
30 November, 2020
Russia’s Rosatom plans to update its floating nuclear power plant project to enable FNPPs to operate both in the Arctic zone and in tropical regions.

India approves first concrete for Gorakhpur 1&2
30 November, 2020
India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) said on 27 November that, at a recent meeting it had given its approval for first concrete to be poured for the twin units of Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut nuclear power plant.

UK Public Accounts Committee criticises NDA
30 November, 2020
The UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on 27 November published a report on “The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s management of the Magnox contract”.

Iranian parliament adopts bill to revive nuclear activities
30 November, 2020
In the wake of the assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on 27 November, the Iranian parliament (Islamic Consultative Assembly) on 29 November passed a bill authorising the revival of nuclear activities that had been limited under the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

UK government changes its stance on nuclear development
30 November, 2020
The UK Treasury has released two documents relevant to future UK policy on nuclear power development.

Grid connection for China’s first Hualong One
30 November, 2020
The world's first Hualong One reactor at unit 5 of China’s Fuqing nuclear plant in Fujian Province was connected to the grid on 27 November.

Parliamentary committee of Australia’s Victoria reports on nuclear power
30 November, 2020
The Environment and Planning Committee of the Parliament of Australia’s Victoria Legislative Council on 25 November released its final report following an enquiry into whether Victoria could contribute to global low emission energy production by enabling the exploitation of uranium and thorium resources and participation in the nuclear fuel cycle.

Kawasaki Heavy to withdraw from nuclear sector
30 November, 2020
Japanese engineering firm Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) said on 24 November that it has decided to withdraw from its nuclear power-related business operations, in order to focus on hydrogen in the firm's energy and environmental solutions sector.

Russian scientific organisations join forces on fusion development
30 November, 2020
The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the Kurchatov Institute and Rosatom have agreed to jointly develop promising thermonuclear and plasma technologies, Viktor Ilgisonis, director of scientific and technical research and development at Rosatom said on 27 November.

SNC-Lavalin
26 November, 2020
SNC-Lavalin's nuclear team deal with the most technically complex challenges across the full nuclear fuel cycle. We provide nuclear technology and full-service solutions. Our engineering, procurement, construction, project management experts offer new build, maintenance and life extension services, including waste management and decommissioning for BWR, PWR, CANDU reactors. Our fuel flexible CANDU® reactors using natural uranium, mixed oxide, recycled uranium and thorium fuel.

Rosatom reveals plans for foreign nuclear plant construction
26 November, 2020
Rosatom plans to begin pouring "first concrete" for unit 3 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey next spring, the deputy director responsible for development and international business, Kirill Komarov, told a press conference in Sochi. “

South African regulator launches consultation on new nuclear
26 November, 2020
South Africa’s National Energy Regulator (Nersa) on 23 November issued a call for public comment on the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy's draft plan to construct 2500MWe of new nuclear power by 2030 and beyond.

EDF Energy invites interest in DAC project at Sizewell C
26 November, 2020
EDF Energy subsidiary Nuclear New Build Generation Company (NNB GenCo - SZC Co) on 25 November published an Expression of Interest document for a direct air capture demonstrator project (DAC) at the planned Sizewell C nuclear power plant in the UK.

Pre-construction licence issued for Paks II
26 November, 2020
Hungary's energy regulator MEKH has issued an electricity implementation licence for the construction of two new units at the Paks NPP, the project company Paks II Ltd announced.

BWXT develops 3D printing for high-temperature alloys and refractory metals
26 November, 2020
Engineers and designers at US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT), teamed with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, have developed new additive manufacturing technologies (3D printing) for the design and manufacture of reactor components made from high-temperature alloys and refractory metals.

Canada’s well down the road to SMR deployment
26 November, 2020
Industry conference draws cross-country support to meet clean energy and economic goals with small modular reactors, as Jacquie Hoornweg reports



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