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Atommash manufactures the reactor bottom for Akkuyu 3
22 October, 2021
The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division, Atomenergomash) has completed manufacture of the elliptical bottom of the reactor vessel for unit 3 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, under construction in Turkey.

UK Net Zero Strategy puts nuclear as a low priority
22 October, 2021
The UK on 19 October published its Net Zero Strategy – Build Back Greener — setting out how the UK will deliver on its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Sandvik wins record order from UK for nuclear equipment
22 October, 2021
Sweden’s Sandvik Materials Technology has announced a "record order" to supply nuclear tubes and pipes for the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

DOE awards $50 million to Exelon for control room modernisation
22 October, 2021
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $50 million cost-share with Exelon Generation to digitalise the control room at Limerick Generating Station in Pennsylvania.

Pressure vessel installed at China’s Zhangzhou 1
21 October, 2021
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced that the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) had been successfully installed at unit 1 of the Zhangzhou NPP in Fujian province.

IEA looks at the role of G7 countries in achieving net zero
21 October, 2021
The latest report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) – “Achieving Net Zero Electricity Sectors in G7 Members” – released on 20 October, is designed to inform discussions at the November COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

GE Hitachi and BWXT Canada agree to support BWRX-300 design
21 October, 2021
US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and BWXT Canada Ltd have entered into a teaming agreement to cooperate on engineering and procurement to support the design, manufacturing and commercialisation of the BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR).

KHNP and CNL sign MOU on used fuel and decommissioning
19 October, 2021
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for technical cooperation in the field of used nuclear fuel to secure technologies for dry storage of used fuel and decommissioning of NPPs

IAEA completes long term operational review of Slovenia’s Krško
19 October, 2021
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) review mission has completed a review of long term operational safety at the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia.

Environmentalists find no problems with Russia’s floating nuclear power plant
18 October, 2021
Rosatom’s floating NPP (FNPP), the Akademik Lomonosov, moored at the city of Pevek in Russia’s Chukotka Autonomous Okrug was visited on 12 October by a public expedition led by Alexey Yekidin, a leading researcher at the Institute of Industrial Ecology of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

IAEA releases two reports in run up to COP26
18 October, 2021
In the run up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26 in November, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published a comprehensive report setting out how nuclear techniques can help the world adapt to a changing climate and become more resilient to extreme weather events.

Canadian regulator renews OPG’s licence to develop SMR
18 October, 2021
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is renewing Ontario Power Generation’s licence for a project eventually building a small modular reactor (SMR) at its Darlington site.

Rosatom plans hydrogen production at Kola nuclear power plant
18 October, 2021
Rosatom plans by 2030 to prepare a commercially viable proposal for the production of hydrogen by converting methane at a nuclear power plant.

Fuel loading completed at South Korea’s Shin Hanul nuclear plant
18 October, 2021
Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said on 13 October it had completed loading nuclear fuel assemblies into unit 1 of the Shin-Hanul NPP in South Korea.

UKAEA shortlists five sites for STEP fusion plant
18 October, 2021
The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) announced that five sites had been shortlisted for the UK’s Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) fusion energy plant

Rusatom Overseas and Gazprom Neft to cooperate on hydrogen energy
17 October, 2021
Rusatom Overseas (part of Rosatom) and Gazprom Neft on 12 October signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of hydrogen energy and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

University of Bristol team undertakes research at Chernobyl NPP
17 October, 2021
Researchers from the University of Bristol are leading activities with Ukrainian researchers and engineers at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) to carry out radiation mapping research

EDF submits preliminary offer to Poland for the construction of EPR reactors
15 October, 2021
EDF on 13 October submitted a non-binding preliminary offer to the Polish government for the supply contract of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) activities for four to six EPR reactors in Poland, representing a total installed capacity of 6.6 to 9.9GWe across two to three sites.

Orano opens stable isotope lab
15 October, 2021
France’s Orano group said on 11 October that it recently celebrated the construction of the stable isotope laboratory on the Orano Tricastin site (Drôme).

Canada’s Arc Clean Energy signs MOU to advance SMR deployment
15 October, 2021
ARC Clean Energy Canada has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cross River Infrastructure Partners to develop sustainable industrial projects globally that employ ARC Canada’s advanced Small Modular Reactor (aSMR) technology.



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