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IAEA completes inspection of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye NPP
05 August, 2021
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 14 July to 2...
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Curtiss-Wright to develop control systems for Xe-100 HTGR
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by US-based Curtiss-Wright Corporation and X-energy jointly announced on 2 August that Curtiss-Wright has been selected to develop the Reactivity Control and Shutdown System for the...

Construction begins of Xudabao 3
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by China National Nuclear Power (CNNP), a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), announced the start of construction of unit 3 of the Xudabao NPP in a statement to...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory to examine Westinghouse Accident Tolerant Fuel
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL said on 3 August that it is to examine Westinghouse Accident Tolerant Fuel (ATF). ORNL recently received...

Russia’s TVEL announces managerial changes
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Rosatom' TVEL Fuel Company on 3 August said managers had been replaced at three enterprises. The new leaders will head the enterprises of the machine-building cluster of the...

Talen Energy announces zero-carbon Bitcoin mining joint venture
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by US-based Talen Energy Corporation announced on 3 August that, as part of its strategic transformation to a renewable energy and digital infrastructure growth platform, it has entered...

Kansai Electric to restart Takahama 1 in 2023
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co said on 2 August that it will restart the unit 1 at its Takahama NPP in Fukui Prefecture in June 2023. The plant, which is over 40 years old and has...

Russian scientists complete project to predict the properties of Fukushima corium
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Russia’s Techsnabexport (Tenex) in a consortium with specialists from key institutes have completed a two-year project to study the effect of storage conditions on the characteristics...

Rosatom's Engineering Division reunifies design section
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Rosatom said on 3 August that its Engineering Division had created a powerful and efficient design section - the Joint Design Institute (OPI) incorporating Atomenergoproekt, acting...

Romania pursues nuclear co-operation with USA
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Romanian nuclear utility SN Nuclearelectrica (SNN) on 30 July received a delegation from the US Department for Energy (DOE) led by Dr Kathryn D Huff, Deputy Secretary for Nuclear...

NuScale announces investment of $152m
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by US-based NuScale Power announced on 3 August that recent private capital investments from a diverse base of strategic investors totalled $152 million, closing out NuScale’s A-5 round...

Leningrad NPP to provide liquid oxygen for medical purposes
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Russia’s Leningrad NPP said on 3 August that it had established a daily shipment of liquid oxygen to companies capable of converting it into a state for medical use. The station is...

Leningrad II undergoes safety inspection
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom on 3 August confirmed the safety of the new units of the Leningrad NPP, The second stage of the Leningrad NPP (Leningrad II) was the subject of...

KHNP wins order to supply transformers to Cernavoda
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said on 4 August that, in collaboration with Iljin Electric, it had won an international open competitive tender to supply transformers for...

Jacobs to lead key decommissioning projects at Dounreay
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by US-based Jacobs said on 4 August that it had been selected to lead two decommissioning projects at the Dounreay nuclear site in Scotland, U.K., which Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd...

Framatome acquires nuclear division of RCM Technologies Canada
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by France’s Framatome on 2 August announced its acquisition of the nuclear power systems division of RCM Technologies Canada Corp. This acquisition expands Framatome’s Candu design...

Chernobyl NPP to receive a licence to operate New Safe Confinement
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Chernobyl nuclear power plant (ChNPP) will receive a licence to operate the New Safe Confinement (NSC) built to encase the destroyed reactor 4 at the Chernobyl NPP and the...

Ukraine’s EMSS completes equipment for Akkuyu NPP
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Ukraine (Donetsk)-based Energomashspetsstal (EMSS - part of Rosatom’s, mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) has completed the manufacture of blanks for the reactor equipment...

High ranking Egyptian nuclear delegation visits Russia dispelling rumours of tension
Wednesday, August 04, 2021 by A high-ranking Egyptian delegation headed by the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Egypt, Mohammed Shaker, paid a working visit to one of the largest...

China’s Hongyanhe 5 begins commercial operation
Wednesday, August 04, 2021 by Unit 5 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has completed commissioning tests and met the conditions for entering commercial operation, China General...

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