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Atommash manufactures the reactor bottom for Akkuyu 3
22 October, 2021
The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s...
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UK Net Zero Strategy puts nuclear as a low priority
Friday, October 22, 2021 by The UK on 19 October published its Net Zero Strategy – Build Back Greener — setting out how the UK will deliver on its commitment to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Sandvik wins record order from UK for nuclear equipment
Friday, October 22, 2021 by Sweden’s Sandvik Materials Technology has announced a "record order" to supply nuclear tubes and pipes for the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

DOE awards $50 million to Exelon for control room modernisation
Friday, October 22, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a $50 million cost-share with Exelon Generation to digitalise the control room at Limerick Generating Station in Pennsylvania.

Pressure vessel installed at China’s Zhangzhou 1
Thursday, October 21, 2021 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced that the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) had been successfully installed at unit 1 of the Zhangzhou NPP in Fujian province.

IEA looks at the role of G7 countries in achieving net zero
Thursday, October 21, 2021 by The latest report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) – “Achieving Net Zero Electricity Sectors in G7 Members” – released on 20 October, is designed to inform discussions at...

GE Hitachi and BWXT Canada agree to support BWRX-300 design
Thursday, October 21, 2021 by US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and BWXT Canada Ltd have entered into a teaming agreement to cooperate on engineering and procurement to support the design, manufacturing...

KHNP and CNL sign MOU on used fuel and decommissioning
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for technical cooperation in the field of used nuclear fuel...

IAEA completes long term operational review of Slovenia’s Krško
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) review mission has completed a review of long term operational safety at the...

Environmentalists find no problems with Russia’s floating nuclear power plant
Monday, October 18, 2021 by Rosatom’s floating NPP (FNPP), the Akademik Lomonosov, moored at the city of Pevek in Russia’s Chukotka Autonomous Okrug was visited on 12 October by a public expedition led by...

IAEA releases two reports in run up to COP26
Monday, October 18, 2021 by In the run up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26 in November, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published a comprehensive report setting out...

Canadian regulator renews OPG’s licence to develop SMR
Monday, October 18, 2021 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is renewing Ontario Power Generation’s licence for a project eventually building a small modular reactor (SMR) at its Darlington site.

Rosatom plans hydrogen production at Kola nuclear power plant
Monday, October 18, 2021 by Rosatom plans by 2030 to prepare a commercially viable proposal for the production of hydrogen by converting methane at a nuclear power plant.

Fuel loading completed at South Korea’s Shin Hanul nuclear plant
Monday, October 18, 2021 by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said on 13 October it had completed loading nuclear fuel assemblies into unit 1 of the Shin-Hanul NPP in South Korea.

UKAEA shortlists five sites for STEP fusion plant
Monday, October 18, 2021 by The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) announced that five sites had been shortlisted for the UK’s Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) fusion energy plant

Rusatom Overseas and Gazprom Neft to cooperate on hydrogen energy
Sunday, October 17, 2021 by Rusatom Overseas (part of Rosatom) and Gazprom Neft on 12 October signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of hydrogen energy and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.

University of Bristol team undertakes research at Chernobyl NPP
Sunday, October 17, 2021 by Researchers from the University of Bristol are leading activities with Ukrainian researchers and engineers at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) to carry out radiation...

EDF submits preliminary offer to Poland for the construction of EPR reactors
Friday, October 15, 2021 by EDF on 13 October submitted a non-binding preliminary offer to the Polish government for the supply contract of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) activities for four to...

Orano opens stable isotope lab
Friday, October 15, 2021 by France’s Orano group said on 11 October that it recently celebrated the construction of the stable isotope laboratory on the Orano Tricastin site (Drôme).

Canada’s Arc Clean Energy signs MOU to advance SMR deployment
Friday, October 15, 2021 by ARC Clean Energy Canada has signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Cross River Infrastructure Partners to develop sustainable industrial projects globally that...

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