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Russia signs more agreements with newcomer countries
18 April, 2019
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TVEL contracted to supply fuel to Egypt
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Russian Fuel Company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) and the Atomic Energy Organisation of Egypt on 15 April signed a contract for the supply of low enriched uranium...

First concrete for Kursk II unit 2
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by First concrete for unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk II NPP has been poured two weeks ahead of schedule, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced on 15 April. Andrei Petrov,...

Decommissioning contract for SNC-Lavalin and Holtec
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Comprehensive Decommissioning International (CDI), a joint venture between Holtec (the majority partner) and SNC-Lavalin (the minority partner) has secured a $1 billion contract...

GNS casks ordered for two German NPPs
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Germany’s GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH has received an order to supply 12 CASTOR V/19 transport and storage casks for the removal of used fuel assemblies...

Reactor core rebuilt at Canada’s Darlington 2
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by The reactor core at unit 2 of Canada’s Darlington NPP has now been rebuilt, owner and operator Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced on 16 April marking the installation of all...

Hot testing completed at Mohovce 3
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Hot hydrostatic testing has been successfully completed at unit 3 of the Mochovce NPP in Slovakia, power company Slovenske Elektrarne (SE) announced on 16 April. SE said the new...

Commissioning of Belarus NPP unit 1 begins
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by The physical launch of unit 1 at the Belarusian NPP is scheduled for autumn 2019, Belarusian deputy energy minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said on 15 April at the Atomexpo forum in...

Fuel assembly removal begins from pool at Fukushima unit 3
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) on 15 April began removing used nuclear fuel rods from unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP, using remote-controlled cranes. Tepco, said it had...

Egypt's El-Dabaa NPP granted site permit
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Egyptian Nuclear Plants Authority (NPPA) had been granted a site permit for El-Dabaa NPP in March, NPPA director Amged El Wakil said on 8 April. The permit followed reviews...

Physical start up of Novovoronezh II-2
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II NPP started the process of physical launch on 11 April following approval from regulator Rostechnadzor. The VVER-1200 reactor was brought to the...

More delays possible for Flamanville 3
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by EDF should repair eighty faulty weldings at unit 3 of the Flamanville NPP France, L'Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), the technical arm of the Autorite de...

Ansto to complete new Mo-99 waste facility in 2020
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) said on 9 April that construction of a first-of-a-kind facility to immobilise waste from the production of...

CEZ to test Westinghouse fuel
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Czech power company CEZ said on 4 April that it will load an experimental batch of six fuel assemblies made by Westinghouse Electric Sweden into unit 1 of the Temelin NPP....

Fuel loading delayed at OL3
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Fuel loading at Finland's Olkiluoto 3 EPR will be delayed by about two months until the end of August, Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has announced.

Wood wins Hinkley Point C contract
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Wood announced it has secured a new contract to provide a construction design management advisory service for the Hinkley Point C project in the UK.

Tender launched for design of radwaste store in Georgia
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The European Union (EU) has approved EUR1 million in funding for a two-year project to design a processing facility and an interim storage facility for radioactive waste in Georgia....

NRC approves licence amendment for NUHOMS
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved a licensing amendment for a number of Orano's NUHOMS dry storage systems, increasing the types of fuel they are permitted to store.

Commissioning underway in Belarus
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 by The first stage of commissioning has started at Ostrovets 1, a VVER-1200 under construction in Belarus, AtomStroyExport has announced.

PATRAM partnership announced
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 by Nuclear Engineering International has been named as an official media partner for PATRAM 2019, the international symposium on packaging and transportation of radioactive materials.

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