New News information at Nuclear Engineering International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Nuclear Engineering International IEA rediscovers nuclear power by <br/> <br/> The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published a special report in which it concluded that nuclear power has the potential to play a significant role in helping countries to securely transition to energy systems dominated by renewables. Mon, 04 Jul 2022 11:22:00 GMT Construction permit issued for Egypt’s El-Dabaa by <br/> <br/> The Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA) has issued a permit to Rosatom for the construction of unit 1 of the El-Dabaa NPP. Mon, 04 Jul 2022 11:18:00 GMT IAEA loses safeguards connections with Zaporizhzhya NPP and Chernobyl by <br/> <br/> The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again lost the remote connection to its safeguards surveillance systems installed at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant (ZNPP), further underlining the need for the IAEA to go there very soon, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 29 June. Fri, 01 Jul 2022 10:50:00 GMT South Korea pushes for nuclear exports by <br/> <br/> South Korea's Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Lee Chang-yang, during a three-day visit to the Czech Republic, sought to promote Korea’s nuclear expertise hoping to win a new NPP project, his office said. South Korea is bidding for the project to build an additional reactor at the Dukovany NPP. During a meeting with his Czech counterpart, Jozef Sikela. Lee stressed the advanced nuclear power technologies and management prowess South Korea had proved in constructing four units at the Barakah NPP in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after it won the contract in 2009. Fri, 01 Jul 2022 10:30:00 GMT BWRX-300 SMR to be deployed in Saskatchewan by <br/> <br/> GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has said that its BWRX-300 small modular reactor (SMR) has been selected by Canada’s SaskPower for potential deployment in the mid-2030s. GEH President & CEO Jay Wileman said the BWRX-300 “is the ideal SMR technology solution for SaskPower”. He added: “There is the potential for great synergy between the work we plan to do with SaskPower and the ongoing work with Ontario Power Generation (OPG). OPG is expected to submit a construction licence application this year, a major step toward the deployment of the first BWRX-300.” Fri, 01 Jul 2022 10:00:00 GMT Inner containment dome installed at unit 2 of Rooppur NPP by <br/> <br/> Installation of the metal structures of the inner containment (VZO) dome in the reactor building of unit 2 at the Rooppur NPP under construction in Bangladesh has been completed, Rosatom has said. Installing the upper part of the dome weighing 194 tons and with a diameter of 35.7 metres brought the height of the structure to 60.5 metres. Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:20:00 GMT Damaged fuel to be removed from Olkiluoto 1 by <br/> <br/> Indications of damaged fuel have been detected at unit 1 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL1), as a result of which the power level of the plant unit will be reduced to 65% on 7 July, according to plant operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO). Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:20:00 GMT LTO safety review completed at Mexico’s Laguna Verde NPP by <br/> <br/> An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long-Term Operation (Salto) team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at the Laguna Verde NPP in Mexico. The Salto follow-up review mission was requested by plant operator Comisión Federal de Electricidad of Mexico (CFE). Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:15:00 GMT Emergency core cooling system installation begins at Kursk-II unit 2 by <br/> <br/> All four hydraulic tanks of the emergency core cooling system (ECCS) have been installed in the design position at unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP two months ahead of schedule, according to Rosatom. They form the first of three stages of the ECCS. In case of a loss of coolant, the hydraulic tanks of each stage are sequentially activated as part of the passive safety system. Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:10:00 GMT Orano contracted to treat used fuel from Japan’s Fugen reactor by <br/> <br/> France’s Orano has signed a major contract with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) worth €250 million ($261m) for the transport and the treatment in France of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen reactor in Japan. This follows an Exchange of Notes on 15 June between the French and Japanese governments authorising and framing these transport and treatment operations. Fri, 01 Jul 2022 08:05:00 GMT