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Inner containment installed at China’s Xudabao NPP unit 4
03 February, 2023
The steel lining module of the inner containment has been installed at unit...
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GSE Solutions contracted to support NuScale hydrogen plant model
Friday, February 03, 2023 by US-based GSE Solutions has been contracted to work with NuScale Power on the development of a hydrogen plant model for NuScale’s VOYGR small modular reactor (SMR) simulator. Under...

Rosatom briefs Russian Prime Minister on nuclear industry progress
Friday, February 03, 2023 by Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev, at a briefing with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, said 2022 was not an easy year. However, “we reached record results in almost...

Construction progress at China’s Changjiang NPP unit 3
Friday, February 03, 2023 by The main girder of the ring crane for unit 3 of China’s Changjiang NPP under construction in Hainan province has been hoisted into place. China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)...

ANSTO begins Lucas Heights remediation
Friday, February 03, 2023 by The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation has begun remediation activities at its Lucas Heights facility near Sydney.

Invest Alberta supports deployment of Xe-100 SMR
Thursday, February 02, 2023 by X-Energy Canada and Invest Alberta Corporation (IAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) supporting the potential deployment of the Xe-100 small modular reactor (SMR) in Alberta.

South Korea offers to build NPP for Turkey
Thursday, February 02, 2023 by Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) has submitted a preliminary proposal to Turkey for the construction of four APR-1400 units at a site in northern part of the country. Kepco...

Japan’s Takahama 4 experiences automatic shutdown
Thursday, February 02, 2023 by Neutron detectors have triggered an automatic shutdown at unit 4 of Kansai Electric Power Co's Takahama NPP in Japan's Fukui Prefecture. The reactor was automatically stopped after...

MoltexFLEX awarded UK research grant to study graphite
Thursday, February 02, 2023 by UK-based MoltexFLEX has been awarded a research grant by the Henry Royce Institute of Advanced Materials (Royce). MoltexFLEX a subsidiary of Canada’s Moltex Energy, in October...

Belgium’s Tihange 2 closes
Thursday, February 02, 2023 by Unit 2 of Belgium’s Tihange NPP has closed down after 40 years of operation, in accordance with 2003 Belgian law on nuclear phase-out. It is the second reactor to close under the law...

Mochovce 3 begins supplying power to Slovakia’s grid
Thursday, February 02, 2023 by Slovenské elektrárne (SE) said unit 3 at the Mochovce NPP has been connected to the grid for the first time at 20% of its nominal power. This followed successful start-up tests, and...

The Zaporizhia NPP 1984 fire
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 by Russia’s SFERA-Pro History site, which investigates significant and little-known events of Russia’s past, has now published a history of Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP). This includes details of...

Renaissance Fusion raises funds to build nuclear fusion technology in Europe
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 by French start-up Renaissance Fusion based in Grenoble and Houston has raised $16.4m in funding in a seed round led by Lowercarbon Capital. Renaissance Fusion, founded in 2019 by...

Restart of Ringhals 4 delayed again
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 by Restart of unit 4 of Sweden’s Ringhals NPP, closed for repairs to its reactor pressure vessel (RPV), has been further delayed. The damaged reactor was expected to restart in February...

Companies team up to build Canada’s first SMR
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is teaming up with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, SNC-Lavalin, and Aecon to a small modular reactor (SMR) at Canada’s Darlington New Nuclear Project site....

RPV test assembly completed for Kudankulam 5
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 by The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) has assembled the reactor vessel (RPV) with internals that has...

Brazil’s INB and IPEN strengthen co-operation on nuclear projects
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 by Nuclear Industries of Brazil (Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil - INB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (Institute...

Carroll Technologies highlights non-roadway collision deaths
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 by New research from industrial safety specialists Carroll Technologies Group has revealed that 1,807 deaths were caused by non-roadway collisions at US mining, construction...

Framatome-USNC JV set to produce TRISO particles and FCM fuel
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by France’s Framatome and US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) are forming a joint venture to manufacture Tri-structural Isotropic (TRISO) particles and USNC’s Fully...

IAEA team reviews NPP site evaluation for Uzbekistan
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded a five-day mission to Uzbekistan to review safety processes for evaluating the site for its first NPP. The...

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