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Northstar wins financing from Oberland
26 April, 2019
US-based NorthStar Medical Technologies of the USA has closed a $100...
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Framework contracts for Dounreay
Thursday, April 25, 2019 by Six framework contracts, potentially worth up to £400 million ($518 million) were announced on 24 April by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) for decommissioning services at...

Russia’s FNPP expects a licence in July
Thursday, April 25, 2019 by Comprehensive testing of the two KLT-40S reactors installed on Russia’s demonstration floating NPP (FNPP), Akademik Lomonosov, have now been completed, nuclear utility Rosenergoatom...

Two major Chinese energy companies join forces
Thursday, April 25, 2019 by China General Nuclear (CGN) – the largest Chinese nuclear corporation after the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) – on 17 April signed a nuclear cooperation framework...

Dummy assemblies loaded into Belarus 1
Thursday, April 25, 2019 by Russia’s Atomstroyexport (ASE), the engineering division of the state nuclear corporation Rosatom, on 23 April began loading dummy fuel assemblies at unit 1 of the Belarus NPP...

Russia upgrades key fast neutron critical stand in Obninsk
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Russia’s AI Leipunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering in Obninsk has begun commissioning of a upgraded complex of critical stands (BFS) to better conduct research on...

South Korea looks to decommissioning
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by The South Korean government on 17 April unveiled a blueprint to build up the nuclear decommissioning industry, with the aim of becoming one of the top five global players in the field...

China uprates Qinshan 1
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced that China’s oldest power reactor, unit 1 at the Qinshan NPP, has been uprated to 350 MWe (net) from its original 300 MWe. Qinshan 1,...

Russia pledges support for Bulgaria’s Belene NPP
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to provide the Bulgarian Government with any necessary support for the project to resume construction of the Belene NPP, Rosatom...

Russia signs more agreements with newcomer countries
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its subsidiaries signed a number of agreements during the XI International Forum Atomexpo 2019 in Sochi with countries planning to...

TVEL contracted to supply fuel to Egypt
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Russian Fuel Company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) and the Atomic Energy Organisation of Egypt on 15 April signed a contract for the supply of low enriched uranium...

First concrete for Kursk II unit 2
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by First concrete for unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk II NPP has been poured two weeks ahead of schedule, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced on 15 April. Andrei Petrov,...

Decommissioning contract for SNC-Lavalin and Holtec
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Comprehensive Decommissioning International (CDI), a joint venture between Holtec (the majority partner) and SNC-Lavalin (the minority partner) has secured a $1 billion contract...

GNS casks ordered for two German NPPs
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Germany’s GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH has received an order to supply 12 CASTOR V/19 transport and storage casks for the removal of used fuel assemblies...

Reactor core rebuilt at Canada’s Darlington 2
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by The reactor core at unit 2 of Canada’s Darlington NPP has now been rebuilt, owner and operator Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced on 16 April marking the installation of all...

Hot testing completed at Mohovce 3
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Hot hydrostatic testing has been successfully completed at unit 3 of the Mochovce NPP in Slovakia, power company Slovenske Elektrarne (SE) announced on 16 April. SE said the new...

Commissioning of Belarus NPP unit 1 begins
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by The physical launch of unit 1 at the Belarusian NPP is scheduled for autumn 2019, Belarusian deputy energy minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said on 15 April at the Atomexpo forum in...

Fuel assembly removal begins from pool at Fukushima unit 3
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) on 15 April began removing used nuclear fuel rods from unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP, using remote-controlled cranes. Tepco, said it had...

Egypt's El-Dabaa NPP granted site permit
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Egyptian Nuclear Plants Authority (NPPA) had been granted a site permit for El-Dabaa NPP in March, NPPA director Amged El Wakil said on 8 April. The permit followed reviews...

Physical start up of Novovoronezh II-2
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II NPP started the process of physical launch on 11 April following approval from regulator Rostechnadzor. The VVER-1200 reactor was brought to the...

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