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Hot testing continues at Chernobyl used fuel storage
04 December, 2020
As of 1 December, 186 used fuel assemblies have been transported from the...
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Turboatom manufactures main part of the turbine for Khmelnitsky 3
Friday, December 04, 2020 by Kharkov-based Turboatom has already manufactured the main part of the turbine unit for the VVER-1000 at unit 3 of Ukraine’s Khmelnitsky nuclear plant, Energoatom said on 1 December.

OPG defuels Darlington unit 3 in preparation for refurbishment
Friday, December 04, 2020 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has completed its defuelling campaign at Darlington 3 ahead of schedule, in preparation for the next phase of the Darlington Refurbishment Project.

Orano accelerates deployment of digital solutions
Thursday, December 03, 2020 by France’s Orano has signed multi-year contracts worth a total of nearly €10 million ($12m) between its subsidiary Orano DS, which employs 5000 people in France, and four vendors for...

Fermi Energia and Vattenfall to cooperate on SMRs
Thursday, December 03, 2020 by Swedish power company Vattenfall, which participated in the feasibility study for the construction of a small modular reactor (SMR) in Estonia, has signed an agreement to...

Fuel loading begins at Karachi 2
Thursday, December 03, 2020 by Pakistan on 28 November began loading fuel into the Chinese-built Hualong One reactor at unit 2 of the Karachi NPP ready for testing in run-up to its commercial operation in April...

UKAEA seeks site for STEP fusion reactor
Thursday, December 03, 2020 by On 2 December, the UK government announced that the siting portal for the UK’s prototype fusion energy plant is open.

IAEA conducts first virtual safety review mission in Lithuania
Thursday, December 03, 2020 by In the first Safety Peer Review Mission to be held virtually, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) experts said Lithuania...

Licensing milestone for BWRX-300 SMR
Thursday, December 03, 2020 by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced on 1 December that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had issued a Final Safety Evaluation Report for the first of several...

Another plasma record for Korea’s fusion researchers
Thursday, December 03, 2020 by South Korea’s National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI) on 24 November announced that the K-STAR fusion reactor had managed to operate the plasma at 100 million degrees Celsius for...

Hot tests begin at Tianwan 6
Thursday, December 03, 2020 by Hot testing began on 28 November at unit 6 of China’s Tianwan NPP in Jiangsu, China Nuclear Engineering and Construction Corporation (CNECC) said.

Feed pumps dispatched for India’s Kudankulam 3
Thursday, December 03, 2020 by Russia’s TsKBM has manufactured and shipped the feed pumps for the turbine hall of India's Kudankulam 3 nuclear power plant.

Reactor cover manufactured for Akkuyu 1
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 by The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom's engineering division - Atomenergomash) has completed the manufacture of the reactor cover for unit 1 of the...

Assystem to continue supervisory role at Akkuyu
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 by France’s Assystem has been selected to oversee the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey, as part of a major international engineering deal at the end of a...

VNIINM devises new method of manufacturing spacer grids for MNUP-fuel
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 by Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM - part of Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL) has developed a new method of manufacturing spacer grids for assemblies...

OPG releases Climate Change Plan
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has released its Climate Change Plan that includes ambitious goals aimed at driving efficient, economy-wide decarbonisation and economic renewal,...

Operators’ town for Akkuyu under construction
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 by Russian-Turkish company Titan2 IJ Ichtash Inshaat Anonim Shirketi is building a residential complex for workers near the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey.

Framatome and Metroscope partner on modelling tools
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 by Framatome has recently signed a partnership agreement and Metroscope, a software subsidiary of the EDF Group, to deliver performance diagnostic and modelling tools to nuclear...

Rosatom to make arctic and tropical hybrid of floating nuclear plant
Monday, November 30, 2020 by Russia’s Rosatom plans to update its floating nuclear power plant project to enable FNPPs to operate both in the Arctic zone and in tropical regions.

India approves first concrete for Gorakhpur 1&2
Monday, November 30, 2020 by India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) said on 27 November that, at a recent meeting it had given its approval for first concrete to be poured for the twin units of...

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