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Power supply installed for Belarus 2
On 31 March, the first 10kV power supply section was connected to unit 2 of the Belarus nuclear power plant, which is being built in Ostravets by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.
IAEA to ship test equipment to countries combatting COVID-19
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 1 April that it is dispatching the first batch of equipment to more than 40 countries to enable them to use a...
Ignalina announces tender for waste storage
Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant, which has been closed for ten years and is undergoing decommissioing, on 28 March announced a tender to select a contractor for the...
Russia’s Balakovo nuclear plant tests Remix fuel
A long-scheduled repair and maintenance outage at Russia’s Balakovo 3 (a 950MWe VVER) ended on 31 March.
BWXT Subsidiary wins US Navy contract
The US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme exercised contract options in Q1 2020 with BWXT’s subsidiary Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) totalling approximately $128 million for...
Flamanville 3 startup pushed back to 2024
A decree published by the government in France’s Official Journal on 25 March has postponed the deadline for the startup of unit 3 at France’s Flamanville nuclear power plant until 2024.
Canada’s NWMO publishes report on nuclear waste management
Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) expects to select a single, preferred site for a deep geological repository for used nuclear fuel by 2023, according to its...
Update on UK nuclear new-build projects
Nuclear power plant construction projects in the UK have been taking measures in response to COVID-19.
Japanese regulator issues draft review of HTTR
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan (NRA) has issued a draft report on the High-Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR), which confirms it is effectively compatible with...
Energoatom takes action to minimise impact of COVID-19 at Ukraine's nuclear plants
Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom announced new restrictive measures on 25 March after the Ukraine cabinet on 18 March placed all four nuclear power plant satellite cities under...
Coronavirus impacts dismantling of Germany's Philippsburg nuclear plant
German energy company EnBW said the coronavirus outbreak has impacted plans to dismantle its Philippsburg nuclear power plant in Baden-Wurttemberg, southwest Germany.
OPG completes refurbishment of Darlington 2
Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has completed refurbishment of unit 2 at its Darlington nuclear power plant.
CEZ applies to build new nuclear units at Dukovany
Czech power company CEZ on 25 March submitted an application to the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SÚJB) for permission to construct new nuclear units at the Dukovany site.
Bruce Power completes Cobalt-60 shipments
Canada’s Bruce Power has completed its final shipments of Cobalt-60 for the first half of 2020.
Dynamic SNC completes dry run of upending tool for ITER tokamak
The Dynamic SNC consortium announced, 25 March, that it had completed a successful dry run of using an upending tool required to build the world’s largest tokamak nuclear fusion...
VERA nuclear reactor simulation software licensed for commercial use
A software package developed by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), that can predict the behaviour of...
NRC renews operating licence for Honeywell uranium conversion plant
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has renewed the operating license for Honeywell International's uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois, for an additional 40 years.
IEA calls for clean energy response to COVID-19 crisis
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has called on governments to put clean energy technologies at the heart of economic stimulus packages drawn up in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Used fuel containers ordered for Spanish nuclear power plants
Spain’s Council of Ministers on 23 March authorised the National Radioactive Waste Company (Enresa) to enter into two contracts to manufacture and supply containers for the dry storage...