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Taishan 1 enters commercial operation
14 December, 2018
China General Nuclear Power (CGN) and EDF have announced that the Taishan...
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Russia begins batch production of BN-800 fuel
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by The first batch of mixed uranium-plutonium or MOX nuclear fuel assemblies has been produced for Russia's BN-800 fast reactor at Beloyarsk 4.

I&C upgrade complete at Forsmark
Thursday, December 13, 2018 by France's Framatome has completed a project to modernise the safety Instrumentation & Control (I&C) system at Sweden's Forsmark 3, a 1170MW boiling water reactor.

Kaiga 1 breaks operational record
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by India's Kaiga 1, a 220MWe pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR), has set a world record for the longest continuous operation of a power reactor after a 941-day run, India's Department...

Work progressing at Egypt’s El Dabaa NPP
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by

Rwanda signs inter-governmental agreement with Russia
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Russia and Rwanda on December 5 signed an Intergovernmental Agreement on Cooperation in the Use of Atomic Energy for Peaceful Purposes.

Poland looks to nuclear
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Poland’s Ministry of Energy on 23 November published its draft Polish Energy Policy until 2040 (PEP2040). The document will be subject to public consultations until 15 January 2019,...

Russia cancels new technologies federal target programme
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Russia’s government has cancelled implementation of the federal target programme (FTP) "Nuclear power technologies of the new generation for the period 2010-2015 and up to 2020" ahead...

Taiwan closes Chinshan
Monday, December 10, 2018 by Taiwan’s oldest operating nuclear plant, Chinshan 1 (a 636MWe boiling water reactor), ceased operations on 5 December and has officially entered decommissioning.

Bangladesh allocates budget for Rooppur
Friday, December 07, 2018 by Bangladesh's Finance Ministry has allocated a budget of $42.33 million for the second phase of construction of the Rooppur nuclear plant, Energy Bangla reported on 4 December,...

Upgrading continues at Armenian NPP
Friday, December 07, 2018 by Upgrading of unit 2 at the Armenian nuclear plant, scheduled to be carried out in 2018 and 2019 will increase the capacity of the plant by 10%, raising the average annual output to...

UK fusion project receives government funding
Friday, December 07, 2018 by UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and First Light Fusion, Oxford University’s fusion spin-out, are collaborating on the ‘Fusion Island’ project, which is partly funded by a grant...

India’s BHEL delivers 40th steam generaor
Friday, December 07, 2018 by India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved a major milestone with the dispatch of its 40th steam generator (SG) to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).

Russia completes tests on modified VVER-440 fuel
Thursday, December 06, 2018 by Russia’s OKB Gidropress, a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has completed "longevity testing" of fuel assembly models with an optimised hydro-uranium ratio for...

Japan looks to cancel Turkish project
Thursday, December 06, 2018 by A public-private consortium led by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is set to abandon a Turkish nuclear plant project in the face of soaring costs, Japanese business...

Fortum and VTT cooperate on research reactor decommissioning
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Fortum on 3 December signed a letter of intent on the decommissioning of the FIR 1 research reactor and the nuclear power plant...

Framatome wins safety contract from Bruce Power
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by Canada’s Bruce Power and France’s Framatome on 30 November signed a CAD18.7 million ($14.2 million) memorandum of understanding for safety-related updates for Bruce Power's...

Construction progress at Russia’s Kursk II
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by Russia’s Kursk II NPP has been chosen for a pilot project to trial the first stage of an automated control system for the cost and schedule of nuclear power plant construction (ACS SS).

Argentina signs strategic agreement with Russia
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by Argentina on 1 December signed a strategic document with Russia on cooperation in the peaceful uses of atomic energy.

DOE awards contract for WIPP ventilation system
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 by US company Critical Applications Alliance (CAA), a venture comprising two Houston-based companies, Christensen Building Group and Kilgore Industries, has won a $135 million contract...

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