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Red book sees nuclear capacity continuing to grow
18 December, 2018
According to the latest edition of ‘Uranium – Resources, Production...
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Wood bags $66 million Sellafield control systems framework
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Wood, the project, engineering and technical services company, has won a ten-year framework contract to supply programmable digital control technologies to Sellafield, Europe's...

Doel 4 resumes operation
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by Belgium’s Doel 4 restarted on 13 December after a four-month unplanned outage following the discovery of concrete degradation in a building that houses backup safety systems.

Limited construction licence for Akkuyu 2
Monday, December 17, 2018 by The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) on 14 December granted the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant's (NPP) project company Akkuyu Nuclear, a "limited works permit" for the construction...

Cavendish wins contract to demolish Dounreay reactor
Monday, December 17, 2018 by The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 14 December awarded a three-year contract to Cavendish Nuclear and its partners, local firm JGC Engineering, KDC and...

Taishan 1 enters commercial operation
Friday, December 14, 2018 by China General Nuclear Power (CGN) and EDF have announced that the Taishan 1 EPR reactor in China entered commercial operation on 13 December, after completing 168 hours of...

Construction progress at Hinkley Point C
Friday, December 14, 2018 by EDF Energy said on 11 December that first concrete has been poured for the 'common raft' of Hinkley Point C NPP in the UK.

IAEA completes operational safety review at Armenian NPP
Friday, December 14, 2018 by 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 Armenian...

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
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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).

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