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December 2018

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Upgrading continues at Armenian NPP
07 December 2018 Upgrading of unit 2 at the Armenian nuclear plant, scheduled to be...

India’s BHEL delivers 40th steam generaor
07 December 2018 India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved a...

Russia completes tests on modified VVER-440 fuel
06 December 2018 Russia’s OKB Gidropress, a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation...

Japan looks to cancel Turkish project
06 December 2018 A public-private consortium led by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries...

Fortum and VTT cooperate on research reactor decommissioning
05 December 2018 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Fortum on 3 December signed...

Framatome wins safety contract from Bruce Power
05 December 2018 Canada’s Bruce Power and France’s Framatome on 30 November signed a...

Construction progress at Russia’s Kursk II
05 December 2018 Russia’s Kursk II NPP has been chosen for a pilot project to trial the...

Argentina signs strategic agreement with Russia
05 December 2018 Argentina on 1 December signed a strategic document with Russia...

DOE awards contract for WIPP ventilation system
05 December 2018 US company Critical Applications Alliance (CAA), a venture comprising...

South African parliamentary committee supports nuclear
04 December 2018 South Africa’s Portfolio Committee on Energy (PCE) on 27 November...

Centrus Energy and X-energy to design Triso fuel facility
04 December 2018 US-based Centrus Energy and X-energy are to proceed with the...

WorleyParsons wins KA-CARE agreement for Saudi nuclear project
04 December 2018 WorleyParsons has been awarded a project management office...

EC approval needed for revival of Bulgaria’s Belene project
03 December 2018 The European Commission’s (EC’s) climate action and energy commissioner...

OL3 delayed until 2020
03 December 2018 Regular electricity generation at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL3),...

November 2018

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Land acquisition completed for India’s Jaitapur NPP
30 November 2018 The land acquisition process for the 9900MWe nuclear plant planned...

France reconsiders Astrid fast reactor project
30 November 2018 France’s Atomic & Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) has presented...

Taiwan votes to retain nuclear
30 November 2018 Taiwan’s Economy Minister Shen Jong-chin will within two months propose a...

Bradwell enters care and maintenance
29 November 2018 The two-unit Magnox nuclear power station at Bradwell in Essex has become...

France postpones NPP closures
29 November 2018 French President Emmanuel Macron on 27 November announced a multi-year...

SNC-Lavalin bags Bruce tooling contract
29 November 2018 Canada-based SNC-Lavalin and its joint venture partner Eclipse...

IAEA buys LEU for fuel bank
29 November 2018 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 20 November signed...

UKAEA to design UK thermal-hydraulic facility
28 November 2018 The UK and Welsh governments have appointed the UK Atomic Energy...

Russia uses new annealing technology to extend the life of a VVER-1000
28 November 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom revealed it has extended...

Nuscale signs MOU with Bruce Power
28 November 2018 NuScale Power announced on 27 November that it had signed a memorandum...

Holtec to establish facility in India
27 November 2018 Holtec has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Indian...

Rio Tinto to sell Rössing to Chinese
27 November 2018 Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its 69.62% stake in the Rössing uranium mine...

Bruce MRC approved
26 November 2018 Bruce Power has been approved to begin its 13-year major...

EDF to support operation at Barakah
22 November 2018 French utility EDF has signed a ten-year agreement to support Nawah Energy...

WNA: Poland needs nuclear
22 November 2018 Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association (WNA)...

Main concrete works completed at Barakah
20 November 2018 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has completed the...

Japanese contract for Orano
20 November 2018 France’s Orano has signed an agreement with the Japan Atomic Energy...

Spain to close its nuclear reactors by 2030
19 November 2018 Spain plans to close its last nuclear reactors and coal power plants...

PRISM selected for US Versatile Test Reactor programme
19 November 2018 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and its PRISM technology have been...

UK ends reprocessing at Sellafield’s Thorp plant
19 November 2018 Sellafield Ltd and the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 prepares for start up??
19 November 2018 Russia’s nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear...

China’s Hualong One clears stage two of UK GDA
19 November 2018 UK joint regulators – the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and...

Genusa to supply fuel to Olkiluoto
15 November 2018 Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) announced on...

More fusion progress at China’s EAST tokamak
15 November 2018 China’s Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP), affiliated with the...

Framatome repairs evaporator at US SRS
15 November 2018 France’s Framatome and US Savannah River Remediation (SRR) have...

US DOE moves forward with decontamination of space fuel plant
14 November 2018 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental...

EU funding for remediation in Central Asia
13 November 2018 The European Union (EU) on 9 November, at an international donors’...

Repair continue at Belgian reactors
13 November 2018 The Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) has given its...

Three waste contracts for France’s Cyclife
13 November 2018 EDF subsidiary Cyclife announced on 9 November that it has been awarded...

UK updates policy on advanced nuclear technologies
12 November 2018 The UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

China’s Sanmen 2 enters commercial operation
12 November 2018 Unit 2 of China’s Sanmen nuclear plant in Zhejiang province...

Canadian Nuclear Association welcomes SMR roadmap
12 November 2018 The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) on 7 November welcomed the release...

Toshiba liquidates UK NuGen and cancels UK Moorside project
09 November 2018 After Japan's Toshiba Corp confirmed on 8 November that it intended to...

Milestone achieved for Canada’s Darlington NPP refurbishment
09 November 2018 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 8 November that refurbishment of...

Turboatom and Westinghouse extend nuclear cooperation
09 November 2018 Ukraine’s Turboatom and US-based Westinghouse have extended a memorandum...

Assystem wins agreement from UK Atomic Energy Authority
09 November 2018 Nuclear engineering company Assystem has been awarded a...

Bulgaria revives Belene project
09 November 2018 Bulgaria’s Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said on 7 November that...

First criticality for Russia’s floating NPP
08 November 2018 The first of two reactors (the starboard side) on Russia’s first floating...

Saudi Arabia launches research reactor project
08 November 2018 Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on 6 November launched...

Russia signs contracts for units 7 and 8 at China’s Tianwan NPP
08 November 2018 The engineering division of Russian state nuclear corporation...

Japan’s regulator approves life extension for Tokai II
08 November 2018 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 7 November approved...

US signs agreement with Canada in preparation for Brexit
08 November 2018 The UK and Canada on 2 November signed a bilateral Nuclear...

Wood wins contract to support UK nuclear regulator
08 November 2018 UK-based Wood on 7 November won a contract to provide the UK’s Office...

Work gets underway at Russia’s Kursk II NPP
06 November 2018 The first electrical installation work has begun at the construction site...

Capacity increase for Finland’s Loviisa NPP
06 November 2018 Both units at Finland’s Loviisa NPP are now operating after...

USA ramps up sanctions on Iran
05 November 2018 The US administration on 2 November announced the reimposition of all...

Rosatom requests more funding for fast reactors
05 November 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has initiated a national...

IAEA reviews long-term safety at Argentina’s Atucha 1
05 November 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects...

Esterline to supply engineered materials to UK’s Hinkley Point C
05 November 2018 Esterline Corporation, a US specialty manufacturer serving global...

Canada announces funding for Advanced Medical Isotopes Institute
05 November 2018 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on 1 November announced funding...

Contract signed to prepare documentation for Hungary’s Paks II
05 November 2018 Atomproekt, part of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s ASE...

IAEA conducts joint mission to Spain
02 November 2018 The International Atomic Energy Agency has for the first time combined...

Romania and Canada extend their nuclear co-operation
01 November 2018 The Organisation of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) and the...

Canada invests in fusion
01 November 2018 The Canadian government has announced a CAD49.3 million ($37.5m)...

October 2018

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Decommissioning progress at UK’s Wylfa site
31 October 2018 Hazard reduction at the site of the UK’s former Wylfa NPP on Anglesey...

Japan’s Tohoku Electric to decommission Onagawa 1
31 October 2018 Japan’s Tohoku Electric Power Co has announced plans to decommission unit...

India’s Kaiga 1 sets record for continuous operation
31 October 2018 Unit 1 of India's Kaiga NPP in Karnataka state on 25 October completed...

IAEA launches training course on cyber-attack protection
30 October 2018  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has introduced a...

Russia’s NIIAR to simulate the behaviour of Fukushima molten core material
30 October 2018 Scientists at Russia’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR, part...

Nuvia to be technical advisor for UK's AMR programme
29 October 2018 UK based nuclear engineering, project management and services...

Japan’s Shikoku Electric restarts Ikata 3
29 October 2018 Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Co on 27 October restarted unit 3 at its...

US DOE awards GE contract for advanced fuel development
29 October 2018 General Electric's Global Research Center, in New York state, will...

France needs Mox to avoid spent fuel storage crisis
26 October 2018 “From the point of view of safety and radiation protection, the impact...

Ansto urged to improve safety and operating procedures
26 October 2018 An independent expert review team, set up by the Australian Nuclear...

Hitachi appoints three UK partners for Wylfa Newydd
26 October 2018 Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe  Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of...

Russian ASE raises finance for India’s Kudankulam project
26 October 2018 Russia’s Atomstroyexport, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...

France’s Orano and CEA seek solution to Fukushima waste problem
26 October 2018 Innovative radioactive waste vitrification technology, developed in...

US terminates Mox facility contract
25 October 2018 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Nuclear...

China’s Haiyang 1 completes pre-operation trials
25 October 2018 Unit 1 at China’s Haiyang nuclear plant in Shandong province on 22...

VNIINM scientists patent new dispersion fuel  
25 October 2018 Specialists at Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic...

World Bank pulls out of Kosovo coal project
23 October 2018 The future of a planned 500 MW coal-fired power plant is in doubt after...

Toshiba and IHI dissolve nuclear venture
23 October 2018 Japan's Toshiba Corp and IHI Corp announced on 17 October that they...

Active progress on Egypt’s El Dabaa NPP
22 October 2018 Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on 18 October that the...

Japan’s NPP operators check quake dampers
22 October 2018 Operators of nuclear powers plants in Japan are investigating whether...

China’s Haiyang 2 connected to the grid
19 October 2018

Uzbekistan formally approves NPP construction
19 October 2018 Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on 16 October signed a...

Nuclear submarine decommissioning proceeds in Russian Arctic
19 October 2018 SevRAO, a branch of Russia waste management organisation RosRAO (part...

Rosatom awards Assystem a contract for Egypt’s El Dabaa NPP
18 October 2018 France’s Assystem has been awarded a first contract to support...

IEA report raises concerns about Swiss nuclear phaseout
17 October 2018 An International Energy Agency (IEA) report, “Energy Policies of...

Shikoku Electric applies to decommission Ikata 2
17 October 2018 Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Company said on 12 October that it had...

Three maintenance workers injured at Russia’s Rostov NPP
17 October 2018 Three employees of the Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s Atomenergoremont...

Life extension for Ukraine’s Zaporozhye 4
16 October 2018 The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has approved a...

Mitsubishi Hitachi turbines clear all tests at China’s Sanmen
16 October 2018 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced that the steam...

Russia’s Brest reactor now scheduled for 2026
16 October 2018 Russia’s Brest-OD-300 demonstration lead-cooled fast-neutron reactor...

US places controls on nuclear exports to China
16 October 2018 US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on 11 October...

UAE companies benefit from Barakah work
15 October 2018 So far, more than 1500 local companies have been awarded contracts...

IPCC issues alert on climate change
15 October 2018 A report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...

Shelter completed for Russia’s Lepse
12 October 2018 A special protective cover has now been erected at Russia’s Nerpa shipyard...

Indian reactors set operating records
12 October 2018 Indian design nuclear plants with 220MWe pressurised heavy water...

US DOE funding for Idaho National Laboratory nuclear projects
11 October 2018 The US Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is...

US NRC issues key safety approvals for APR1400
11 October 2018 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued final safety...

French regulator expected to rule on life extension
11 October 2018 France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) said on 8 October that it would...

Storage pond clearance completed at UK’s Hunterston A site
10 October 2018 A project to has been completed drain around a million gallons of water...

Russia to build six more units in India
09 October 2018 India and Russia on 5 October signed an agreement for the construction of...

GE to supply turbine islands for Egyptian nuclear project
09 October 2018 GE Power has won the contract to deliver the turbine island equipment for...

More delays for Flamanville 3 as ASN criticises EDF over welding faults
09 October 2018 France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (Autorite de Surete Nucleaire - ASN)...

Jacobs awarded two framework agreements for Dounreay decommissioning 
09 October 2018 US-based Jacobs Engineering Group announced on 2 October that it has...

Tianwan 4 achieves criticality
08 October 2018 Unit 4 at China’s Tianwan nuclear plant in Jiangsu province achieved...

Russia’s Rostov 4 begins commercial operation
08 October 2018 Unit 4 at Russia’s Rostov NPP was put into commercial operation on...

Statkraft sets out renewable targets
08 October 2018 Statkraft says it will invest around NOK10 billion ($1.2 billion, €1...

US DOE awards Centrus $15m for decommissioning work
05 October 2018 US Centrus Energy Corp (formerly known as USEC) announced on 2 October...

Cooling towers demolished at Slovakia’s Bohunice V1
05 October 2018 The four cooling towers at Slovakia’s closed Bohunice V1 NPP were...

Dome placement completed at Pakistan’s Karachi 3
05 October 2018 Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission on 29 September completed dome placement...

Fessenheim shutdown no longer linked to Flamanville 3
05 October 2018 French Ecology Minister Francois de Rugy said on 4 October that the...

New schedule expected for OL3
04 October 2018 Finland's Teollisuuden Voima Oy has announced that commissioning tests at...

DOE extends Portsmouth cleanup contract
04 October 2018 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Fluor-BWXT...

New developments at Russia’s TVEL
02 October 2018 Russian fuel company TVEL plans to reach an agreement with the...

Nuscale selects BWXT for SMR manufacture
02 October 2018 Oregon-based NuScale Power announced on 25 September that it had...

Sweden says nuclear safety research is underfunded
02 October 2018 Critical areas of nuclear safety research are currently underfunded...

UK research initiative on radwaste
02 October 2018 A GBP9.4 million ($12.2m) research programme will link experts from...

Transatomic announces it closure
02 October 2018 US nuclear reactor startup Transatomic Power announced on 25 September...

Kenya defers nuclear development plans
02 October 2018 Kenya’s Ministry of Energy has released an updated power development...

Mixed news for Japan’s reactor restarts
02 October 2018 Japan Atomic Power Company’s (JAPC’s) ageing single unit Tokai II NPP...

Senegal looks to build nuclear technology centre
02 October 2018 Senegal and France’s Institut National des Sciences et Techniques...

Canadian laboratories collaborate to produce Actinium-225
02 October 2018 TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, and Canadian...

Electrical discharge machining used on live reactor pipeline system
02 October 2018 US-based machining specialist Hydratight has become the first company to...

Construction licence for Finland’s Hanhikivi-1 NPP expected in 2019
02 October 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its Finnish partner...

America decommissions FNPP 
01 October 2018 The US Army Corps of Engineers announced on 14 September that crews...

Staffing almost complete at Belarus NPP
01 October 2018 Staffing at unit 1 of the Belarus NPP is "almost complete", and unit 2 is...

September 2018

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Owners vote to complete Vogtle 3&4
27 September 2018 The four owners of the Vogtle 3&4 AP1000 project under construction...

Extended operating licences for Olkiluoto 1&2
26 September 2018 The Finnish government on 20 September agreed to extend until 2038...

Russian scientists find solution for liquid radioactive waste management
26 September 2018 Russian Scientists from the Federal Research Centre of the...

ATF fuel research advances under a Framatome-Entergy contract
25 September 2018 France’s Framatome has signed a contract with US utility Entergy to...

Framatome inks deal to supply fuel to Susquehanna
25 September 2018 Framatome has signed a contract with Talen Energy’s Susquehanna Nuclear,...

UK NNL and US Oakridge lab to cooperate on research
25 September 2018 The UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the US Department of...

China’s first AP1000 begins commercial operation
24 September 2018 Unit 1 at China’s Sanmen nuclear plant in Zhejiang province began...

Five of Belgium’s seven reactors closed for repair
24 September 2018 Five of Belgium’s seven reactors at the Doel and Tihange nuclear plants...

L3 MAPPS and France’s IRSN to collaborate on Flamanville 3 simulator upgrade
24 September 2018 Canada-based L3 MAPPS has won a contract from the French Institute...

Rosatom begins construction of Bushehr 2&3
24 September 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has started practical work on...

Centrus and Doosan sign co-operation memo
24 September 2018 US-based Centrus Energy Corp and South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries...

India restarts upgraded Apsara research reactor
20 September 2018 Nine years after Apsara, India’s first and oldest research reactor was...

Framatome to modernise I&C at 32 French reactors
20 September 2018 Framatome has announced that it will be upgrading the instrumentation...

Tepco to build new seawall at Fukushim
20 September 2018 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has announced that it will build...

EDF apprentices to be trained at Bridgwater college
19 September 2018 Bridgwater & Taunton College, the principal delivery arm of the...

Contract signed for Akkuyu NPP automated control systems
19 September 2018 JSC Rusatom Automated Control Systems (RASU), and JSC Akkuyu Nuklear on...

Hualong One simulator installed and China’s Fuqing
19 September 2018 The full-scope simulator for the Chinese-developed Hualong One reactor...

Cavendish Nuclear starts installing waste plant at Berkeley
19 September 2018 The UK’s Cavendish Nuclear has begun installing a new waste treatment...

New test facility launched to support Bruce Power refurbishment
19 September 2018 Canada’s ATS Automation Tooling Systems (ATS) and Bruce Power on 12...

US Oyster Creek NPP closes
18 September 2018 After over 49 years, the single unit Oyster Creek Generating Station in...

OPPD considers a new decommissioning strategy for Fort Calhoun
17 September 2018 Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) is considering a "timely, more...

UK funding for safety and security research
17 September 2018 The UK's Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis)...

France launches new conversion plant
13 September 2018 French nuclear group Orano (formerly called Areva) on 10...

California sets clean energy targets
13 September 2018 California's governor Edmund Brown on 10 September signed Senate Bill...

Belgium allocates funds for Myrrha research facility
13 September 2018 Belgium’s Council of Ministers on 7 September announced funding of...

French Environment Minister uncertain about EPR
13 September 2018 France’s new environment minister Francois de Rugy said, in remarks...

UK’s NuGen cuts staff at planned Moorside
12 September 2018 Toshiba’s NuGen has announced that it is downsizing the UK new build...

Nuvia wins work at Dungeness
11 September 2018 International nuclear engineering, project management and services...

China designs reactor for district heating
11 September 2018 The preliminary design of the DHR-400 (Yanlong) low-temperature reactor...

US companies and labs co-operate on molten salt technology
11 September 2018 Terrestrial Energy USA is to cooperate with Southern Company and several...

Russia approves agreement on nuclear plant construction in Uzbekistan
10 September 2018 Russia’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved a draft agreement on...

Site clearance approved for UK Wylfa Newydd NPP
10 September 2018 Anglesey County Council planning committee in the UK on 5 September...

Pressure vessel installed at Pakistan’s Karachi 3
10 September 2018 The pressure vessel for unit 3 of Pakistan's Karachi nuclear power plant...

Agreement to boost South Korean waste management
10 September 2018 A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on 5 September by the...

Hot tests begin at unit 2 of Novovoronezh II
06 September 2018 Hot functional tests began on 1 September at unit 2 of Russia’s...

More delays for Japan’s Ohma NPP
06 September 2018 Construction of Japan’s Ohma NPP in Aomori Prefecture, world's...

France to announce new energy targets in October
06 September 2018 France’s newly appointed environment minister, Francois de Rugy, said on...

UAE regulator signs research agreement with Khalifa University
06 September 2018 The UAE’s Khalifa University of Science and Technology on 2 September...

Restart of Belgium’s Doel 1 and 2 postponed
06 September 2018 France’s Engie has postponed the restart of units 1 and 2 at Belgium’s...

Canada’s Bruce Power increases production of radioactive cobalt
06 September 2018 Canada’s Bruce Power NPP on 4 September placed medical-grade High...

Welding milestone for Russia’s MBIR reactor
05 September 2018 Russia’s AEM-Technology announced on 29 August that major welding work...

Russian FNPP to be launched for testing before the end of 2018
04 September 2018 The trial launch of Russia’s first floating NPP (FNPP), the...

Steam generator installed at Vogtle 4
04 September 2018 US Georgia Power announced on 31 August that the third of four...

More problems for Japan’s Rokkasho reprocessing plant
04 September 2018 Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd (JNFL), which operates the nuclear fuel...

Japan’s Monju fast reactor prepares for decommissioning
03 September 2018 The removal of nuclear fuel from Japan’s Monju fast-breeder reactor...

Iran considers more nuclear power units
03 September 2018 Iran is negotiating with the Russian Federation on the construction...

Brazil achieves enrichment milestone
03 September 2018 The Brazilian nuclear sector on 30 August took an important step...

South Korean consortium formed to bid for East European projects
03 September 2018 A consortium of Daewoo Engineering & Construction and Daewoo Heavy...

August 2018

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Successful test shot for Oxford inertial confinement fusion company
30 August 2018 Oxford-based First Light Fusion (FLF), which is researching a number...

Nuvia wins contract to remove coolant from Dounreay Fast Reactor
30 August 2018 Nuvia (UK) announced on 29 August that it has secured a...

Fuel loading begins at China’s Tianwan unit 4
30 August 2018 Nuclear fuel loading began on 25 August at unit 4 of China’s Tianwan NPP...

Delays reported for Finland’s Hanhikivi NPP
30 August 2018 Finnish company Fennovoima, which is building a Russia-supplied 1,200MWe...

Argentina’s RA-10 research reactor nears completion
30 August 2018 The pool has been installed at Argentina’s RA-10 multipurpose...

South Africa cancels nuclear expansion plans
30 August 2018 South Africa announced on 27 August that it had cancelled plans to...

UK Windscale Pile chimney to be demolished
28 August 2018 Sellafield Ltd and the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)...

US NRC to inspect San Onofre after incident involving used fuel
28 August 2018 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced on 24 August that...

Sellafield trials new system for mapping hotspots
28 August 2018 Cavendish Nuclear is testing a new system for mapping radioactive...

Unit 2 at China’s Sanmen NPP connected to grid
28 August 2018 Unit 2 of the Sanmen NPP (an AP1000) under construction in China's...

Melt trap installed at Bangladesh’s Ruppur unit 1
28 August 2018 Installation of a melt trap (core catcher) has begun at unit 1 of...

Russian researchers simplify development of nuclear batteries
28 August 2018 Russian researchers have proposed an accurate method to forecast...

German federal agencies to collaborate on repositories
28 August 2018 Germany's federal radioactive waste company (Bundesgesellschaft...

Russian consortium develops system to identify damaged Fukushima fuel
28 August 2018 A consortium of organisations that are part of Russian state...

China installs first steam generator at unit 3 of Pakistan’s Kanupp NPP
28 August 2018 The first of three steam generators has been installed at unit 3...

Cold testing completed at unit 3 of Slovakia’s Mohovce NPP
28 August 2018 Slovak power producer Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) has completed a...

Finland to assist China with waste management
28 August 2018 Finland’s energy company Fortum and consulting engineering company AINS...

Leningrad-II unit 1 nears commissioning
24 August 2018 The generation 3+ VVER-1200 reactor at unit 1 of the Leningrad-II NPP...

Porvair becomes supplier to India’s NPCIL
24 August 2018 UK-based Porvair Filtration Group announced on 23 August that it had...

Iran nuclear deal remains in place – for now
24 August 2018 Iran announced on 23 August that the UK would contribute to upgrading...

Site investigations begin at UK’s Bradwell B NPP
24 August 2018 Site investigations have begun at the UK’s planned Bradwell B NPP, which...

US Bechtel appointed project manager for UK Wylfa Newydd NPP
24 August 2018 Horizon Nuclear Power, part of Japan’s Hitachi, on 22 August announced it...

New fuel for Temelin
23 August 2018 Tvel has announced that a batch of 48 of its new TVSA-T.mod.2 fuel...

Uranium One mothballs US mine
21 August 2018 Uranium One Inc (U1), part of Russia's state nuclear corporation,...

GSE Systems to update simulators in Slovakia and Korea
21 August 2018 US-based GSE Systems announced on 15 August that it had won two contracts...

US First Energy moves closer to shutdown of three nuclear plants
21 August 2018 US FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), a subsidiary of Akron-based FirstEnergy...

Work begins on Framatome-Lightbridge fuel facility
21 August 2018 US-based Lightbridge Corporation announced last week that work had begun...

Russia to build used fuel storage for Egypt
21 August 2018 The first module of a storage facility for used nuclear fuel, to be...

Commissioning begins for China’s Fuqing 5
13 August 2018 China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Company announced on 7 August...

Safety checks requested for new Japanese reactor
13 August 2018 Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company on 10 August applied to the...

Canada’s Pickering NPP relicensed
13 August 2018 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 8 August announced that...

UK research contract for NNL and Wood
13 August 2018 The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has awarded...

Increased localisation for Indian NPPs
13 August 2018 India’s government announced on 8 August that domestic private firms will...

AP1000s approach commissioning at China’s Haiyang NPP
13 August 2018 Two Westinghouse-designed AP1000 reactors under construction at...

Preferred bidder selected for Canada’s advanced nuclear materials centre
13 August 2018 Bird Construction announced on 8 August that it is part of the CBS JV...

Belarusian NPP meets EU stress test requirements
13 August 2018 The national report of Belarus on the results of NPP stress tests...

UK expert advisory group calls for government to support SMRs
10 August 2018 The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s...

Russia develops long-running submarine reactor
10 August 2018 Russia has developed and tested a reactor core for nuclear submarines...

China to use SNC-Lavalin natural uranium equivalent fuel at Qinshan
10 August 2018 Canada’s SNC-Lavalin on 7 August signed an engineering service contract and...

Russia’s Leningrad II unit 1 nears commissioning
09 August 2018 Unit 1 of Russia’s Leningrad II NPP on 8 August began the final 15 days...

Belarus plans uses for NPP surplus output
09 August 2018 The Belarus government has found a way to use the surplus energy produced...

Hot testing begins at Barakah 2
09 August 2018 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said on 6 August that it...

Russia’s Novovoronezh-II unit two nears commissioning
08 August 2018 In the run-up to commissioning unit 2 at Russia’s Novovoronezh-II NPP...

UK National grid link for Hinkley Point C
08 August 2018 UK energy market regulator Ofgem has given National Grid the go-ahead...

Holtec completes defuelling Vermont Yankee
07 August 2018 US-based Holtec International on 2 August announced the successful...

Japan’s NRA proposes new waste regulations
07 August 2018 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) plans to require that high...

Orano to supply dry storage system to Wolf Creek
06 August 2018 Orano TN, the subsidiary of France based Orano providing used fuel...

Divers complete waste management at Sizewell A ponds
06 August 2018 A team of 12 specialist nuclear divers from Underwater Construction UK...

Refuelling underway at Temelin 2
06 August 2018 Czech utility ČEZ has closed unit 2 of the Temelín nuclear plant...

Brookfield completes acquisition of Westinghouse
06 August 2018 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 1 August announced the...

NextEra to retire Duane Arnold
03 August 2018 US NextEra Energy Resources, the wholesale power generating subsidiary...

Holtec to acquire US reactors for decommissioning
02 August 2018 US utility Exelon’s Oyster Creek nuclear plant in New Jersey, which...

IAEA completes mission in Saudi Arabia
02 August 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated...

Japan revises plutonium guidelines
02 August 2018 The Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) has updated its guidelines for...

Bulgaria’s Kozloduy 6 to operate until 2051
01 August 2018 Unit Six of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy nuclear plant will operate until 2051...

July 2018

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Waste removal completed at UK’s Bradwell nuclear site
31 July 2018 Magnox Ltd announced in July that the former Bradwell nuclear site in the...

Ukraine approves a feasibility study for Khmelnitsky 3&4
31 July 2018 The Ukrainian government has approved a feasibility study for completion...

Belarus considers new research reactor
31 July 2018 Belarus considering building a new research reactor with assistance...

South Africa signs nuclear medicine deal with Russia
30 July 2018 Rusatom Healthcare (part of  Rosatom) on 26 July signed a...

Tepco to survey debris at Fukushima Daiichi 2
30 July 2018 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is planning to survey melted fuel...

Europe’s heatwave affects NPPs
30 July 2018 The heatwave across Europe in late July obliged a number of nuclear plants...

Cameco extends the suspension of uranium production
30 July 2018 The suspension of uranium production at Canada’s McArthur River and Key...

SUSI robot inspects Spain’s Asco nuclear plant
27 July 2018 France’s Framatome announced on 23 July that it has performed a...

Electricity generation licence issued for UAE’s Barakah 1
27 July 2018 The United Arab Emirates' Department of Energy on 25 July issued...

Bruce Power awards contract to Black & Mcdonald
26 July 2018 Canada’s Bruce Power on July 24 announced that it had awarded a contract...

Australian technetium-99m production still suspended
26 July 2018 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)...

Further delay and cost increase for Flamanville 3
25 July 2018 The expected cost of building the Flamanville 3 EPR has increased...

Candu Energy to decommission Slowpoke 2
25 July 2018 SNC-Lavalin's Candu Energy Inc has been selected to provide...

Uzbekistan develops nuclear infrastructure
24 July 2018 Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on 20 July signed a decree...

South Ukraine 3 fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel
23 July 2018 Westinghouse Electric Company and Ukrainian nuclear utility...

Russian accident tolerant fuel to be tested next year
23 July 2018 Russia’s fuel company TVEL is developing accident tolerant fuel (ATF)...

UK’s NDA keeps spending within specified limits
23 July 2018 The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the last fiscal year...

More equipment for India’s Kudankulam
23 July 2018 Russia’s Atomenergomash, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...

Life extension for Ukraine’s Rovno 3
23 July 2018 Ukraine’s Rovno nuclear plant on 16 July received a licence from the...

L3 MAPPS to develop simulator for Terrestrial IMSR
20 July 2018 Canada-based L3 MAPPS is to develop real-time simulation for...

Sandia Labs tests used fuel casks
20 July 2018 US Sandia National Laboratories announced on 18 July that researchers...

SNC-Lavalin and Holtec set up decommissioning JV
20 July 2018 Canada’s SNC-Lavalin and US-based Holtec International group on 18...

Turkish President to control new nuclear regulator 
20 July 2018 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has sole control over the...

UK Moltex seeks to deploy its Stable Salt Reactor in Canada
18 July 2018 UK-based Moltex Energy on 13 July signed an agreement for the...

GNS supplies used fuel containers for two German plants
18 July 2018 GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH and EnBW Kernkraft GmbH on 17...

France publishes three-yearly waste inventory
18 July 2018 The French radioactive waste disposal organization, Andra, on 12...

GEH to use federal funds to develop BWRX-300 SMR
18 July 2018 The US Department of Energy (DOE) funding of $1,925,038 granted to GE...

Orano signs support contracts with JNFL
17 July 2018 France’s Orano and Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited have signed a support...

More US funding for advanced technologies
17 July 2018 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected a second group of projects...

Framatome completes refurbishment of reactor coolant pump motors
17 July 2018 Framatome announced on 10 July that it had completed the refurbishment of...

Orano to provide waste services to the UK
16 July 2018 Orano TN, the logistics subsidiary of France-based nuclear fuel...

Restart of Belgium’s Doel 3 approved
16 July 2018 Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control, Fanc, has approved the...

China’s Yangjiang 5 begins commercial operation
16 July 2018 Unit 5 of China’s Yangjiang nuclear plant in Guangdong province has...

New rail link for Bangladesh NPP
16 July 2018 Bangladesh Railway on 10 July signed a contract with a joint venture...

EU court dismisses Austrian objections to Hinkley Point C
16 July 2018 The General Court of the European Union (the EU’s second highest court) on...

Dounreay contract for Wood
16 July 2018 Aberdeen-based Wood on 11 July won a contract, effective immediately,...

Skoda to supply equipment to Framatome for Hinkley Point 
13 July 2018 Czech engineering company Skoda JS announced on 10 July that it has...

Turkey sets up new nuclear regulator
13 July 2018 A new agency has been established in Turkey to regulate the nuclear...

Saudi Arabia shortlists Rosatom for nuclear project
12 July 2018 Saudi Arabia’s first ever nuclear power project is gaining momentum with...

French commission highlights safety concerns
11 July 2018 A French parliamentary commission report published on 5 July said...

A new waste treatment plant for Bulgaria
11 July 2018 A plasma melting plant opening at the Kozloduy nuclear plant in Bulgaria is...

Japan commission calls for tighter control of plutonium
11 July 2018 The Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) on 5 July endorsed a call...

ATS to supply tooling system to Bruce Power for life extension work
10 July 2018 Canada’s Bruce Power has awarded a CAD60m ($46m) contract for...

Construction licence granted for second Bangladesh reactor
10 July 2018 Russia's ASE Group, the engineering subsidiary of state nuclear...

CGN eyes stake in UK nuclear fleet
10 July 2018 China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) is interested in buying a major...

Progress at Russia’s Kursk II 
06 July 2018 Concreting of the base plate for Russia’s Kursk II-1 was completed on...

More delays for UAE’s Barakah project
06 July 2018 Unit 1 of the United Arab Emirates $20bn Barakah nuclear plant will now...

Japan pushes on with nuclear restarts
06 July 2018 Japan’s  Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 4 July approved the restart...

Contract awarded for pre-treatment plant at US Hanford site 
06 July 2018 US Department of Energy (DOE) contractor Washington River...

EDF and Rosatom sign contract to research nuclear fuel
06 July 2018 EDF has signed a five-year research contract with Russia’s Research...

Review finds Belarus NPP complies with EU stress tests
05 July 2018 A European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (Ensreg) peer review has...

China’s Sanmen 1 connected to grid
05 July 2018 Unit 1 of China’s Sanmen nuclear plant in Zhejiang Province was connected...

Urenco inks enrichment contract with France's EDF
04 July 2018 European uranium enrichment company Urenco and French nuclear operator...

UK NDA to take over Magnox Ltd
04 July 2018 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 2 July announced...

Jordan looks to SMRs
04 July 2018 The chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, Dr Khaled...

Wylfa Newydd planning application accepted
03 July 2018 The UK Planning Inspectorate said on 29 June that it had accepted...

Chinese EPR connected to grid
02 July 2018 Unit 1 of China’s Taishan nuclear plant in Guangdong province was...

Halden Reactor to be closed
02 July 2018 Norway’s Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) announced last week that...

ASE and Bureau Veritas to jointly develop digital platforms
02 July 2018 Russia’s ASE, the engineering division of state nuclear corporation...

June 2018

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EDF and Veolia form partnership for decommissioning and waste
28 June 2018 EDF and France’s Veolia on 26 June entered a partnership agreement...

New record results for German stellerator
28 June 2018 Scientists at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) on...

CTEC and Rolls-Royce to develop integrated solutions
28 June 2018 Rolls-Royce and China General Power Corporation (CGN) subsidiary CTEC on...

EDF acquires 3D simulation specialist Oreka Solutions
28 June 2018 EDF, on 26 June, announced the acquisition of Oreka Solutions, a...

India signs deal for EPRs at Jaitapur
28 June 2018 GE and EDF on 26 June signed a strategic cooperation agreement for...

ANSTO shuts down isotope reactor to rectify fault
28 June 2018 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) on 22...

New nuclear sector deal for the UK
28 June 2018 UK Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark on 28 June announced a new...

France reaffirms commitment to nuclear
27 June 2018 France's minister of economy, Bruno Le Marie, opened the World...

Russia agrees to build NPP for Uzbekistan
26 June 2018 Uzbekistan and Russia have agreed on a multi-billion dollar project...

New investment for Orano conversion plant
26 June 2018 French fuel company Orano (formerly New Areva) is refurbishing its...

France still hopeful of Chinese contract for reprocessing plant
26 June 2018 Orano Projets, the engineering subsidiary of French state-owned nuclear...

Posiva to begin key testing for Olkiluoto repository
26 June 2018 Finnish waste management company Posiva is to begin the full-scale...

A new nuclear university for China
26 June 2018 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has signed a strategic...

More US awards for advanced nuclear energy projects
25 June 2018 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy has...

GE Power begins Arabelle turbine production for UK Hinkley NPP
25 June 2018 GE Power’s Steam Power has started manufacturing the first rotor of...

Decommissioning approved for Switzerland’s Mühleberg NPP
25 June 2018 Swiss utility BKW on 21 June was issued with a decommissioning order for...

New engineering JV set up in India
25 June 2018 France-based Assystem and India’s Axiscades Engineering Technologies...

First criticality for China’s Sanmen NPP
25 June 2018 Unit 1 at China’s Sanmen NPP in Zhejiang province achieved first...

Canada’s Darlington NPP to produce Mo-99
25 June 2018 A subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation (OPG), Canadian Nuclear...

Audit Office sees improvements at Sellafield
22 June 2018 The UK National Audit Office (NAO) says the Nuclear Decommissioning...

Framatome tests ATF fuel at US national laboratory
22 June 2018 New accident tolerant fuel (ATF) developed by France’s Framatome is...

Silex pulls out of US laser enrichment project
22 June 2018 Sydney-based Silex is seeking to repatriate its Silex laser...

Eurelectric emphasises the need to minimise Brexit disruption
21 June 2018 Ahead of the June EU Summit, Eurelectric has called on policymakers...

Problems reported at China’s Taishan-1
21 June 2018 Hongkong’s FactWire reported on 18 June that the EPR reactor at unit 1 of...

Amarinth supplies replacement pump for Sellafield
21 June 2018 UK-based Amarinth, which specialises in the design, application...

South Korean phase out may impact exports
21 June 2018 South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission on 18 June approved...

Candu refurbishment contract for Bruce
19 June 2018 Canada’s Bruce Power on 14 June has awarded the Shoreline Power...

Japan looks to decommission several nuclear facilities
19 June 2018 The Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 13 June approved...

Canada to assess four SMR projects for future development
19 June 2018 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced that four small modular...

More delays for OL3
18 June 2018 Commercial operation of the EPR at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP...

Japan restarts Genkai 4
18 June 2018 Unit 4 at Kyushu Electric Power Co’s Genkai nuclear plant in Japan’s...

Swedish software for Ukrainian reactors
18 June 2018 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom announced on 14 June that, as part...

Westinghouse fuel for Spain’s Cofrentes
18 June 2018 Westinghouse Electric Company announced on 13 June that it had been awarded...

China prepares for start of world’s first AP1000
15 June 2018 The Westinghouse-designed AP1000 reactor at unit 1 of China’s Sanmen NPP...

Rusatom Service more than doubles its order book
15 June 2018 The order portfolio of Russia’s Rusatom Service, part of state...

India expands its nuclear fuel complex
15 June 2018 India’s Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) is expanding its production facilities...

China’s first EPR achieves criticality
13 June 2018 Electricite de France announced on 6 June that the first EPR...

Veolia begins work for France’s CEA
12 June 2018 France’s Asteralis, a subsidiary of Veolia Nuclear Solutions, has...

SNC-Lavalin hired to complete Bellafonte 1
11 June 2018 Franklin Haney's Nuclear Development LLC on 7 June signed a letter...

China to build four more Russian-design reactors
11 June 2018 China on 8 June signed an agreement with Russian state nuclear...

Work begins on Armenian NPP life extension
11 June 2018 Specialists from Russia’s JSC Atomenergoremont (a subsidiary of...

More delays possible for Slovakia’s Mochovce 3&4
08 June 2018 Completion of units 3 and 4 at Slovakia’s Mochovce nuclear plant may...

South Korea to focus on used fuel
08 June 2018 South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction on 3 June signed...

UK prepared to support Hitachi’s Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant
07 June 2018 The UK government has begun negotiations with a Japan’s Hitachi over the...

Iran steps up nuclear activity within JCPOA limits 
06 June 2018 Iran has developed infrastructure to produce electricity at its...

Russia’s Atomstroyexport discusses progress and challenges
05 June 2018 At the end of 2017, the order book of Atomstroyexport (ASE), the...

Drone inspection for Urenco
05 June 2018 Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (Texo DSI), the owner/operator of a ...

Orano signs contract with Ukraine on fuel reprocessing
05 June 2018 France’s Orano (formerly New Areva) and the Ukrainian nuclear...

Hot functional tests completed at Finland’s OL3
04 June 2018 Hot functional tests have been completed at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto...

Toshiba to withdraw from South Texas Project
04 June 2018 Japan’s Toshiba Corporation announced on 31 May that it is to withdraw...

France increases fast reactor cooperation
04 June 2018 France and Russia on 24 May agreed to strengthen technical and...

Possible reprieve for Fessenheim due to further Flamanville delays
04 June 2018 Delays in construction of the Flamanville 3 EPR means Fessenheim,...

Trump proposes support for coal and nuclear
04 June 2018 US President Donald Trump on 1 June directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry...

UK to seek associate status to Euratom R&D post Brexit
01 June 2018 The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) on 23 May welcomed...

New Jersey signs clean energy laws
01 June 2018 New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy in May signed legislation to establish...

May 2018

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Tenex and EDF sign enrichment contract
31 May 2018 Russia’s Techsnabexport (Tenex), part of state nuclear corporation...

Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future initiative launched
31 May 2018 The USA, Canada and Japan on 24 May launched the Nuclear Innovation:...

WorleyParsons wins Canada contract
31 May 2018 WorleyParsons has been awarded a multi-year $32m contract by...

Germany to pay compensation for reactor closures
31 May 2018 Germany’s cabinet on 23 May agreed to grant compensation of up to €1bn...

Uganda signs a co-operation agreement with China
31 May 2018 The Ugandan government has signed a memorandum of understanding with...

Enusa and Westinghouse co-operate on accident tolerant fuel
31 May 2018 Spain’s Enusa Industrias Avanzadas (Enusa)and Westinghouse Electric...

Framatome I&C systems for China’s Tianwan
30 May 2018 France's Framatome announced, 25 May, that it has supplied the digital...

Nuclear specialists reported to be leaving Ukraine
30 May 2018 Employees of Ukrainian nuclear power plants are being dismissed and...

Armenian NPP life extension agreed by EU
30 May 2018 The Armenian government’s decision to prolong the service life of...

Jordan goes for SMRs
30 May 2018 Jordan on 26 May announced plans to construct a small modular nuclear...

New Japanese reactor seeks to begin operation
29 May 2018 Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company on 22 May requested permission...

Further delays for startup of UAE nuclear plant
29 May 2018 The startup of the United Arab Emirates' $24.4bn Barakah nuclear plant...

Sheffield Forgemasters completes work on Beznau NPP
29 May 2018 UK Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) announced it has...

Dome installed China’s Fangchenggang 3
29 May 2018 The dome was installed on the containment building of China’s Fangchenggang...

Russia develops a fission-fusion hybrid reactor
29 May 2018 A new fission-fusion hybrid reactor will be assembled at Russia’s...

US DOE announces small business grants
28 May 2018 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 21 May announced $34m in 219 grants...

???China’s Yangjiang 5 connected to grid
28 May 2018 Unit 5 of China’s Yangjiang nuclear plant in Guangdong province, the...

EC investigates Romania’s restructuring plan
28 May 2018 The European Commission (EC) on 9 May launched an investigation into...

Framatome contracted to supply steam generator services to Dominion Energy
25 May 2018 France’s Framatome on 17 May signed a multimillion-dollar contract...

US Entergy awards contract for GNF3 fuel
24 May 2018 US-based Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) on 22 May announced that it had...

Expansion of Belarus NPP under consideration
24 May 2018 Belarus is considering the possibility of building two more units at...

Bulgaria revives Belene NPP project
24 May 2018 The Bulgarian government on 16 May requested parliament to lift a ban on...

IAEA recommends safety improvements for Congo research reactor
23 May 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Safety Assessment...

Russia formally launches floating NPP
22 May 2018 Russia in mid May formally launched the world's first floating nuclear...

USA scraps completion of mox facility
22 May 2018 US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has informed Congress that he has...

GE to buy Alstom’s stakes in energy joint ventures
22 May 2018 France’s Alstom and US-based General Electric (GE) signed an agreement on...

NWMO expands international cooperation
17 May 2018 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) announced it has...

Segmentation starts at Oskarshamn 2
16 May 2018 Segmentation of the reactor vessel internals has begun at Sweden's...

Simulator contracts for L3 MAPPS and GSE Systems
16 May 2018 Canada-based simulator company L3 MAPPS announced it has won a contract...

IAEA completes Salto review at Angra 1
15 May 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team has completed a review...

Italy’s Eni looks to fusion
14 May 2018 Italian oil and gas company Eni on 4 May signed a memorandum of...

Russia completes power line to Crimea
14 May 2018 Work on the construction and installation of a high-voltage...

Candu Energy announces contracts from Bruce Power
11 May 2018 Candu Energy Inc, part of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group, announced on 7 May...

Swedish regulator approves dismantling of Oskarshamn 2
11 May 2018 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) on 4 May approved...

Japan’s Ohi 4 restarts
10 May 2018 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co on 9 May restarted Ohi 4 in...

Italy’s Sogin announces increased revenues
10 May 2018 Italian state-owned decommissioning and waste management company...

Progress for Argentina’s CAREM SMR
09 May 2018 Argentina’s CAREM-25 small modular reactor (SMR) prototype has achieved a...

The USA pulls out of Iran nuclear deal
09 May 2018 US President Donald Trump announced on 8 May that Washington will pull out...

NASA announces successful test of its Kilopower reactor
08 May 2018 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on...

US Centrus signs a long-term contract with Orano
07 May 2018 French uranium mining and nuclear fuel group Orano (previously Areva NC) on...

Construction begins at Russia’s Kursk II
07 May 2018 First concrete was poured on 29 April for the foundation slab of unit 1...

IAEA coordinates South American project to remove radioactive sources
04 May 2018 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has helped remove 27...

More cracks found at Hunterston B
04 May 2018 New cracks have been identified during a routine inspection in the core...

I&C protection system chosen for US medical isotope plant
03 May 2018 Rock Creek Innovations, a small Phoenix-based company, has been selected...

GNF and Framatome fuel for Swedish reactors
03 May 2018 US-based Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) announced on 1 May that GNF ENUSA...

Nuvia and Sommer win contract for security doors at Hinkley
03 May 2018 A joint venture between UK-based nuclear specialist Nuvia and...

US DOE awards $60m for advanced nuclear technology development
02 May 2018 US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on 27 April announced $60m in support...

Russia’s FNPP begins its journey to Pevek
02 May 2018 The world's only operational floating nuclear power plant (FNPP),...

Doel 1 closed after a water leak
02 May 2018 Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) said Engie Electrabel...

April 2018

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Namibia’s Langer Heinrich mine prepares for care and maintenance
30 April 2018 Australia’s Paladin Energy has begun preparations in anticipation of...

Japan’s Itochu pulls out of Turkish nuclear project
30 April 2018 Japanese trading house Itochu is pulling out of Turkey’s second nuclear...

IAEA missions in Ghana and Niger
30 April 2018 April saw IAEA treams complete missions to Ghana and Niger.

Canada considers rejoining Iter
30 April 2018 Canada’s Minister of International Trade, François-Philippe Champagne, on...

New design fuel for Iran’s NPP
27 April 2018 Russian nuclear fuel company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation...

Hanford vitrification plant faces criticism
27 April 2018 Federal investigators with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO)...

Two new patents for Framatome
27 April 2018 France’s Framatome (formerly Areva NP) said on 19 April that it had...

Fuel loading begins at China’s first AP1000
26 April 2018 Fuel loading began on 25 April at China’s Sanmen 1 in Zhejiang province –...

Armenian to begin NPP upgrading in June
26 April 2018 The Armenian NPP (Metsamor 2) is to be closed on 1 June to begin a...

Canada’s Bruce Power signs raft of contracts
26 April 2018 Canada’s Bruce Power on 23 April signed advanced manufacturing...

More funding for Danish molten salt reactor
26 April 2018 Denmark’s Seaborg Technologies, which is developing thorium-based Molten...

Accident simulation test carried out at France’s CABRI reactor
25 April 2018 The CABRI research reactor in Cadarache, southern France, has carried out...

Source of Ru-106 emissions still a mystery
25 April 2018 A meeting of the commission set up to investigate increased concentrations...

Italy’s growing interest in fusion
25 April 2018 Italian energy group Eni is considering stepping up its investment in...

Caterpillar wins a contract for Forsmark NPP
23 April 2018 Forsmark Kraftgrupp AB on 19 April awarded a contract to  US...

TVO hopes to load fuel at OL3 this autumn
23 April 2018 Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said in the April edition of...

Canada focuses on SMRs
19 April 2018 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) on 18 April invited small modular...

USA pushes reactor deal with India
19 April 2018 US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on 17 April, during a visit to in...

NRG to collaborate on Swedish lead-cooled reactor
16 April 2018 Netherlands-based NRG announced on 11 April that it had begun a...

Waste container erupts at US Idaho site
16 April 2018 The US Department of Energy (DOE) said on 12 April that a...

New legislation allows New Jersey nuclear plants to continue operating
16 April 2018 The US state of New Jersey on 12 April passed legislation to prevent...

Rosenergoatom to offer database and documentation support
12 April 2018 Russian nuclear utility, Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear...

Rolls-Royce wins modernisation contracts in China
12 April 2018 UK-based Rolls-Royce on 6 April signed a contract to modernise control...

Iran reveals nuclear achievements
12 April 2018 Iran on 9 April announced 83 nuclear-related achievements during a...

Mayak to defuel old Beloyarsk reactors
12 April 2018 Russia’s Production Association Mayak (part of state nuclear...

US DOE approves three building for Uranium Processing Facility
12 April 2018 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved construction of three...

India’s Reliance Infra wins Kudankulam contract
12 April 2018 India’s Reliance Infra on 9 April won an EPC contract worth...

Unit 3 begins operation at Japan’s Ohi NPP
12 April 2018 Unit 3 at Kansai Electric Power Company’s Ohi NPP in Japan’s Fukui...

Fuel loading begins at China’s Taishan NPP
12 April 2018 China General Nuclear Power (CGN has begun loading fuel at the first of...

Dome completed on UAE’s Barakah 4
12 April 2018 The dome structure has been completed at unit 4 of the Barakah NPP in...

More delays possible for Flammanville 3
12 April 2018 EDF Energy on 10 April warned the €10.5bn ($13bn) European...

UAE opens first dosimetry lab
08 April 2018 The UAE’s first laboratory for measuring radiation levels was inaugurated...

Japanese regulator resumes safety checks at Rokkasho reprocessing plant
08 April 2018 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 4 April decided to...

US NRC approves two AP1000 units for Turkey Point NPP
08 April 2018 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 5 April approved the issue...

Work begins on foundation for unit 1 of Bangladesh NPP
06 April 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has completed concreting...

Molten salt reactors spark interest in USA and Denmark
06 April 2018 Terrestrial Energy USA and Energy Northwest on 31 March signed a...

Canada permanently closes NRU research reactor
06 April 2018 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced on 2 April that...

Belgium approves nuclear phase-out strategy
04 April 2018 The Belgian government on 30 March approved a new energy strategy to...

Construction of Turkey’s Akkuyu NPP begins
04 April 2018 Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on...

Russia’s Leningrad II-1 and Rostov 4 approach commercial operation
02 April 2018 Russia’s Leningrad II-1 and Rostov 4 approach commercial operation

Loose bolt causes minor delay in fuel transfer at San Onfre
02 April 2018 The US works crews transferring used fuel at Edison’s San Onofre...

March 2018

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US FirstEnergy to close its nuclear plants
30 March 2018 US utility, FirstEnergy Solutions, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy...

Shikoku Electric to decommission Ikata 2
30 March 2018 Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Company announced on 27 March that unit 2...

Aquila targets energy transition with new fund
29 March 2018 Investment firm Aquila Capital has launched a new investment fund...

IAEA reviews safety at Olkiluoto 3 as commissioning approaches   
28 March 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-Operational Safety...

Barakah 1 completed, but operation date uncertain
28 March 2018 An official ceremony on 26 March has marked the end of the construction...

IAEA mission assesses Uzbek research reactor
28 March 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational and...

First ATOMEXPO awards planned for May
28 March 2018

Fennovoima reviews progress at Hanhikivi
28 March 2018 Fennovoima, the Finnish company building the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear plant...

Robots used to investigate pipes at US DOE clean-up sites
27 March 2018 A pair of autonomous robots developed by Carnegie Mellon...

Japan’s Genkai 3  restarts operation
27 March 2018 Unit 3 at Kyushu Electric Power Company's Genkai nuclear plant in...

Bulgaria’s Belene NPP sparks Chinese interest
27 March 2018 China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) has expressed interest in investing...

US looks to decommission Alaskan military reactor
27 March 2018 The US Army Corps of Engineers has begun decommissioning Alaska’s...

Two Korean reactors to restart
26 March 2018 South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) on 22...

China and Ansaldo to co-operate on lead-cooled reactor
26 March 2018 China General Nuclear on 15 March signed a memorandum of understanding...

Construction progress in China
22 March 2018 The dome was installed on the containment building of China’s Fuqing 6...

UK government defeated in House of Lords on plans to leave Euratom
22 March 2018 The UK upper house of parliament, the House of Lords, on 20 March voted...

Two Japanese courts support nuclear
22 March 2018 Japan’s Saga District Court on 20 March rejected a request by residents...

Areva and Siemens settle the dispute with TVO over OL3 delay
21 March 2018 France’s Areva and Germany’s Siemens have agreed to pay €450m ($553m) ...

UK’s ONR identifies supply claim weaknesses at Hinkley Point
21 March 2018 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), following an inspection of...

Indonesia looks to SMRs
21 March 2018 Indonesia's National Atomic Energy Agency (Badan Tenaga Nuklir Nasional...

Steam generator at Fessenheim declared fit for service
20 March 2018 France's Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has lifted the suspension of...

More compensation for Fukushima evacuees
20 March 2018 Japan’s Kyoto District Court on 15 March ordered the government and...

Framatome upgrades I&C technology at Netherlands Borssele
20 March 2018 France’s Framatome (formerly Areva and now part of EDF) has performed...

Tritium found in Wisconsin groundwater
20 March 2018 US LaCrosseSolutions, a subsidiary of nuclear waste disposal...

Steam generator contract for BHEL
20 March 2018 India’s state-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has won an...

China invests in Russian uranium mine
19 March 2018 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) is to co-invest in the...

Fuel contract extended for BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada
19 March 2018 BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada has been awarded a five-year CAD168m...

Decommissioning progress at Sweden’s Barsebäck
19 March 2018 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company (recently taken over by...

Saudi Arabia approves national nuclear programme
19 March 2018 The government of Saudi Arabia on 12 March approved a national...

Orano and WCS to set up Texas waste facility
19 March 2018 Orano USA and US Waste Control Specialists (WCS) are to set up a...

Terrestrial Energy signs services contract with EU Joint Research Centre
19 March 2018 Canada’s Terrestrial Energy has entered into a contract for...

UK company seeks to build pulsed fusion machine
16 March 2018 UK-based First Light Fusion (FLF) is investing £3.6m ($5m) to build a...

Westinghouse reveals conceptual VVER-440 fuel design
16 March 2018 Westinghouse (now part of Canada’s Brookfield) and its eight...

Japan’s Ohi 3 restarts 
16 March 2018 Japan’s  Kansai Electric Power Co on 14 March restarted a reactor at its...

US research reactor seeks funds for decommissioning
16 March 2018 Work to decommission a nuclear reactor test site owned by the University...

Akademik Lomonosov due for fueling in May
13 March 2018 Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant, the Akademik Lomonosov,...

Vietnam strengthens nuclear cooperation with India
13 March 2018 India and Vietnam on 3 March signed three agreements including a...

Switzerland’s Beznau 1 gears up for restart
12 March 2018 Unit 1 at Switzerland’s Beznau nuclear plant, the world’s oldest...

Siempelkamp develops new chemical decontamination process
12 March 2018 Germany’s Siempelkamp NIS Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH has developed...

Taiwan regulator approves restart of Kuosheng 2
12 March 2018 Taiwan’s Atomic Energy Council (AEC) on 5 March approved a plan to...

Accident tolerant fuel tested in the USA
12 March 2018 Unit 1 of the Edwin I Hatch nuclear plant in the USA has begun operating...

Tianwan 3 handed over to Chinese operator
08 March 2018 ASE Group, the engineering division of Rosatom has handed the 1000MW...

Studsvik signs fuel software contract with TVEL
08 March 2018 Sweden-based Studsvik Scandpower, has signed a second contract with...

Russia to build a nuclear centre for Mongolia
07 March 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Nuclear Energy...

Fukushima fallout found in particulate form
06 March 2018 Uranium and other radioactive materials, including caesium and...

Vogtle hires operators trained for VC Summer 
06 March 2018 US utility Georgia Power has hired 14 operators for units 3 and 4 of...

Used fuel removal delayed Fugen 
06 March 2018 The removal of used nuclear fuel from the site of the Fugen...

Further consolidation for Framatome 
06 March 2018 France’s Framatome, global testing, inspection and certification...

African students access Moroccan research reactor under IAEA scheme
05 March 2018 Under an agreement signed on 1 March in Vienna, students from...

Canada launches roadmap to assess SMR potential
05 March 2018 Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary Kim Rudd, on behalf of the Minister...

India to assist Russia in construction of Bangladesh NPP
05 March 2018 Russia, Bangladesh and India on 1 March in Moscow signed a memorandum...

BEIS seeks technical advisers for nuclear projects
05 March 2018 The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)...

UK drone to be deployed at Fukushima
01 March 2018 The UK-developed Remote Intelligence Survey Equipment for Radiation...

UK Public Accounts Committee criticises Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
01 March 2018 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) "dramatically...

Wood to provide technical assistance for UK Bradwell B
01 March 2018 Scotland-based multinational engineering and technical services company...

MHI and JNFL complete investment in Orano
01 March 2018 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL)...

Rosatom details investment plans
01 March 2018 In a report to Russian President Vladimir Putin on 27 February,...

February 2018

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Flamanville 3 weldings found to be sub-standard
26 February 2018 Electricite de France (EDF) said on 22 February some weldings on it’s the...

Canadian subsidiary for U-Battery
26 February 2018 U-Battery on 23 February announced the establishment of a...

Austria takes legal action against Hungary’s Paks II NPP
26 February 2018 Austria has launched a lawsuit against the European Commission over...

Czech Republic under European pressure over Dukovany
26 February 2018 The head of the Czech State Office for Nuclear Safety, Dana Drábová,...

Westinghouse and Italian organisations to collaborate on lead-cooled FBRs
26 February 2018 Westinghouse Electric Company (currently being acquired by...

Two Russian NPPs prepare for startup
23 February 2018 Unit 4 of Russia’s Rostov NPP near Volgodonsk on 19 February received...

Brexit plans cause fuel concerns
22 February 2018 The UK does not yet have new rules in place which will be needed to...

Approval for Darlington 3 refurbishment
22 February 2018 Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) on 19 February was permitted by...

Another Bruce contract for BWXT Canada
22 February 2018 Canada’s Bruce Power has awarded BWXT Canada Ltd contracts worth about...

The US looks to 80-year plant life extensions
22 February 2018 The US Department of Energy (DOE) is supporting a request by utilities...

Bruce Power awards another contract to L3 MAPPS
20 February 2018 Canada’s Bruce Power has awarded L3 MAPPS a contract to replace the...

More reactors for India
20 February 2018 The Indian government on 7 February informed parliament that it had...

US funding for Ukraine used fuel store
19 February 2018 The US government's Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)...

Holtec and GEH collaborate on SMR-160
19 February 2018 With global interest in small modular reactors growing, US-based GE...

Japanese utilities seek more reactor restarts
19 February 2018 Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Co plans to initiate procedures to...

EDF profits fall
19 February 2018 State-controlled Electricite de France (EDF) on 16 February announced a...

Slovakia’s Mohovce 3 connected to grid
16 February 2018 Unit 3 of Slovakia’s Mohovce nuclear plant has been connected to the grid...

IAEA’s first research reactor peer review team visits Nigeria
16 February 2018 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a new peer...

US accident tolerant fuels to begin tests
15 February 2018 US-based Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) said on 8 February that it...

Rosatom sets up company for 3D printing
15 February 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has created a new...

US budget proposals cause controversy
15 February 2018 Although US President Donald Trump’s draft 2019 budget proposes $30.6bn...

US approves tax credits for advanced nuclear projects
14 February 2018 The USA on 9 February extended production tax credits for advanced...

Chinese nuclear companies look to district heating
14 February 2018 China’s two leading nuclear companies, China General Nuclear (CGN) and...

Upgrading continues at Canada’s Chalk River
14 February 2018 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has launched the construction of three...

New generation fuel for Iran’s Bushehr 
14 February 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom will transfer Iran’s Bushehr NPP...

More delays for China’s AP1000 project
14 February 2018 Fuel loading at the world's first Westinghouse-designed AP1000...

Melt traps ordered for Egyptian nuclear plant
06 February 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced that the first melt...

Canada’s BWXT wins Cernavoda contract
06 February 2018 BWX Technologies announced on 2 February that its subsidiary, BWXT...

Japanese critical facility approved for restart
05 February 2018 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 31 January approved the...

USA to close oldest reactor
05 February 2018 The oldest US nuclear power plant, the 636MWe single unit Oyster...

Russia’s Rostov 4 begins commercial operation
05 February 2018 Unit 4 of Russia’s Rostov nuclear plant, a 1011MW VVER-1000/320 unit,...

More progress for China’s Hualong One technology
02 February 2018 The reactor pressure vessel has been installed at China’s...

Kinetrics acquires Wood Group’s Romania business
02 February 2018 Canada-based Kinectrics said on 29 January it had completed its...

UK nuclear power industry faces Brexit challenges
02 February 2018 The UK House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee said in...

Rolls Royce awards contract for SMR module
01 February 2018 Rolls-Royce announced on 1 February that it had awarded a contract to the...

Ukraine signs new fuel contract with Westinghouse
01 February 2018 Westinghouse Electric Company announced on 29 January that it had signed...

South Africa’s nuclear plans under reconsideration
01 February 2018 South Africa’s power utility Eskom cannot afford the planned nuclear...

France debates merits of cutting nuclear generation
01 February 2018 French state-owned utility EDF plans to keep most of its 58 nuclear...

More consolidation for China’s nuclear industry
01 February 2018 China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) is taking over nuclear power plant...

January 2018

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Contract awarded for new Pallas reactor
29 January 2018 The new Pallas research reactor, which will replace the High Flux...

Bulgaria urged to consider new build
29 January 2018 Bulgaria should accelerate new nuclear build to meet the growing need...

Enfission joint venture set up by Lightbridge and Framatome
29 January 2018 US nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation and...

Work to resume at France’s Le Creusot plant
29 January 2018 France’s Framatome (formerly Areva NP) received approval on 25 January...

Another patent for Lightbridge
29 January 2018 US-based nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation on...

Russian scientists look to thorium reactors
29 January 2018 Russian scientists from the School of Nuclear Science & Engineering at...

No decision on Swedish repository this year
26 January 2018 After receiving differing assessments on Sweden’s planned used...

Construction of Hungary’s Paks II to begin in February
26 January 2018 Despite Austria’s protests, construction of the two new units at the...

Russia and Argentina expand nuclear co-operation
25 January 2018 Russia and Argentina signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on 24...

GNS-Westinghouse consortium wins German decommissioning contract
25 January 2018 German utility PreussenElektra, a subsidiary of E.ON, said on 23 January...

Nuclear restructuring continues in France as New Areva becomes Orano
24 January 2018 French nuclear fuel company New Areva (formerly part of state-owned Areva)...

Russia’s FNPP to be in Pevek in June 2019
24 January 2018 Russia’s floating NPP (FNPP), the Akademik Lomonosov, will arrive at...

Russia to start building Kursk-II in first half of 2018
23 January 2018 Pouring "first concrete" for the foundation slab of the reactor building...

More melted fuel identified at Fukushima Daiichi
23 January 2018 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said on 19 January that a...

Uganda looks to nuclear
23 January 2018 Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on 18 January that, unless...

Test drilling begins for Canadian repository
23 January 2018 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) on 16 January...

Urenco denies sales talks
22 January 2018 European uranium enrichment company Urenco said in a statement on its...

Toshiba agrees to sell its claims in Westinghouse
22 January 2018 Japan’s Toshiba Corp has agreed to sell claims in its US-based...

The US develops reactor to support life on Mars
22 January 2018 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Los...

Armenian nuclear plant to close for life extension work in April
22 January 2018 Life extension is set to start shortly at Metsamor 2, Armenia's...

Framatome to acquire Schneider Electric’s nuclear automation business
22 January 2018 France’s Framatome on 18 January announced an asset purchase agreement...

EDF sees Hinkley Point C online by 2025
19 January 2018 EDF Energy said 17 January that the Hinkley C NPP in the UK would come...

US utility PSEG signs contract with Rolls Royce
19 January 2018 Rolls-Royce announced has signed a four-year contract to provide US...

GE to supply turbines for Paks II
18 January 2018 GE Hungary, a subsidiary of US General Electric, has won a €792.8 m...

Russian scientists study molybdenum fuel element casing
18 January 2018 Researchers at Russia’s National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI)...

Saudi Arabia to prequalify NPP bids by May
18 January 2018 Saudi Arabia is hoping to prequalify firms from two or three countries...

UK consortium developing wireless nuclear control system
17 January 2018 Engineering and R&D services company Altran announced on 15 January that...

France’s Cigeo repository needs work
17 January 2018 The Centre Industriel de Stockage Géologique (Cigéo) deep geologic...

NEA report recommends “all-hazards approach”
17 January 2018 The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has produced a new report “Towards...

UK details Euratom exit strategy
16 January 2018 The UK government aims to maintain many of the benefits the UK has...

New melter for vitrification at US Savannah River Site
16 January 2018 The first canisters of vitrified radioactive waste have been poured at a...

Russian scientists make advances in reprocessing technology
16 January 2018 Specialists at Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic...

French companies win Hinkley contract
16 January 2018 An engineering contract for the main control room of the Hinkley Point C...

California to close its last nuclear plant
16 January 2018 California's last nuclear plant, Pacific Gas and Electric’s (PG&E’s)...

Toshiba settles guarantee obligation to VC Summer
15 January 2018 Japan’s Toshiba on 12 January completed the early payment of $1.86bn –...

TWI supports work at Hinkley Point
15 January 2018 The TWI (The Welding Institute) Innovation Network on 8 January announced...

Formal approval for Russia’s floating NPP
12 January 2018 Russia’s independent technical institution Glavgosexpertiza on 9...

Reactor assembled at Leningrad II-1
12 January 2018 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (a subsidiary of state...

China and France sign several agreements
11 January 2018 Several key agreements were signed during the first visit of French...

Production of AP1000 fuel assemblies underway in China
11 January 2018 China's first production line for AP1000 fuel has now produced 64 sets...

Areva and CNNC to start work on China reprocessing plant this year
10 January 2018 New Areva and China's National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) have signed...

Regulator agrees NuScale design eliminates need for backup power
10 January 2018 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has concluded that NuScale...

Cold testing complete at Flamanville 3 EPR
10 January 2018 Electricite de France (EDF) said on 8 January it had...

Vessel head installed at China’s HTR-PM
08 January 2018 The head of the reactor pressure vessel has been installed at one of...

Dominion and Scana plan merger
08 January 2018 US utilities Dominion Energy and Scana Corporation have agreed to combine...

Areva NP becomes Framatome and Atmea is reorganised
08 January 2018 French company New NP, the subsidiary of the Areva NP subsidiary...

Canada’s Brookfield to buy Westinghouse
08 January 2018 Canadian investment fund Brookfield (Brookfield Business Partners...

Grid connection for China’s Tianwan 3 but delays for Taishan
05 January 2018 China’s Tianwan 3 being built by Russia in Jiangsu province was...

US develops LEU fuel for research reactors
05 January 2018 The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on 21...

Russia launches new centrifuges for enrichment
05 January 2018 New-generation gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment came on stream...

Russia signs more nuclear cooperation agreements
04 January 2018 December saw Russia sign various nuclear agreements with Uzbekistan,...

Russia’s Rostov 4 achieves criticality
04 January 2018 Unit 4 at Russia's Rostov nuclear plant reached criticality and...

Germany retires Gundremmingen B
04 January 2018 Germany’s Gundremmingen B reactor in Bavaria was shut down as 2017 came to...

China begins construction of CFR-600 fast reactor
04 January 2018 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has started civil...

Russia tests new nuclear reactor quality assurance method
04 January 2018 A new electroanalytical non-destructive testing technique has shown...

Cavendish to support AGR graphite inspections
03 January 2018 Cavendish Nuclear has signed a five-year, £7.5 million contract to...

Saudi Arabia looks to fuel cycle development
02 January 2018 Saudi Arabia in mid-December launched a survey in cooperation with China...

India’s Auditor criticises Kudankulam
02 January 2018 Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) said on 27 December that...

Japan’s NRA approves Kashiwazaki-Kariwa 6&7
02 January 2018 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) announced on 27 December...

Fuel plant for Russia’s Breakthrough project to be built in 2018
02 January 2018 Russia’s Proryv (Breakthrough) project, designed to demonstrate the...

Belarus moves ahead despite opposition from neighbours
02 January 2018 Russian fuel company TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturing subsidiary of...

Areva and EDF complete sale of New NP
02 January 2018 Electricite de France (EDF) has bought Areva NP's nuclear reactor...

December 2017

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Three contracts for New Areva
29 December 2017 New Areva said on 18 December that it had signed three contracts in...

Japan closes Ohi 1&2 and Monju
29 December 2017 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co said 22 December that it plans...

Construction of Vogtle 3&4 to continue
28 December 2017 US utility Georgia Power said in a statement on 21 December that the...

Hot testing underway at Olkiluoto 3
28 December 2017 Hot functional testing of the reactor systems has begun at the EPR unit...

Russia and Saudi Arabia strengthen nuclear cooperation
18 December 2017 Russia and Saudi Arabia on 14 December signed a roadmap for nuclear...

ABWR completes UK GDA process
15 December 2017 UK regulators - the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the...

Japanese court orders Ikata 3 to close
15 December 2017 The Hiroshima High Court on 13 December revoked a lower court decision...

Ansto orders equipment for radwaste facility
14 December 2017

Neart na Gaoithe seeks equity partner
13 December 2017 Mainstream Renewable Power has started the selection process for an...

Jordan and Russia sign MOU on SMRs
12 December 2017 The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) and the Russian state...

Egypt signs contract for El Dabaa
12 December 2017 Egypt and Russia on 11 December finally, after prolonged negotiations,...

Russian commission says Mayak not the source of Ru-106. 
12 December 2017 Russian officials on 8 December again denied the Mayak production...

Rostov 4 achieves criticality; Leningrad II-1 to follow
12 December 2017 Russia’s Rostov 4 achieved criticality on 6 December. The 1011MWe...

Atkins SMR study favours IPWRs
12 December 2017 A comprehensive Techno-Economic Assessment (TEA) by the Atkins...

UK government announces support for nuclear innovation
11 December 2017 The UK government on 7 December announced several measures intended...

Wood wins Hinkley services contract
11 December 2017 Project, engineering and technical services company Wood announced on...

South Korea preferred bidder for NuGen
07 December 2017 South Korean state-owned utility Korea Electric Power Corporation...

Brazil boosts co-operation with Russia
06 December 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has signed a memorandum...

More delays for Japanese reactor restarts
06 December 2017 Japan’s utilities, Kansai Electric Power Company and Kyushu Electric...

UK White Paper recognises importance of nuclear
06 December 2017 The UK government supports innovation in the clean energy sector as one...

Licence granted for Lithuanian repository
05 December 2017 The Ignalina NPP (INPP) in Lithuania, which is undergoing...

Jordan to consider HTGR
05 December 2017 The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) and US-based reactor design...

First concrete for Bangladesh NPP
04 December 2017 First concrete was poured on 30 November for the basemat of unit 1...

Drone inspects domes at Cook nuclear plant
04 December 2017 A drone has been used to inspect two concrete containment domes at...

Chernobyl confinement nears completion
04 December 2017 Installation of the critical cranes, ventilation and control systems for...

Kozloduy waste plant completed
03 December 2017 Spain’s Iberdrola Ingeniería y Construcción and Belgium’s Belgoprocess...

US nuclear operator selects GSE simulation software
03 December 2017 An unnamed US nuclear utility has selected the GSE Systems OpenSim™...

Darlington refurb enters second phase
01 December 2017 Removal of the reactor components, including end fittings, pressure tubes...

November 2017

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Russia looks to develop environmentally friendly reprocessing
29 November 2017 Russia’s Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC) in  Zheleznogorsk,...

Ontario nuclear refurbishments deemed 'cost effective'
29 November 2017 A report by the Financial Accountability Office (FAO) of Ontario,...

Wood wins Dounreay framework
28 November 2017 Wood, which recently acquired Amec Foster Wheeler, has won a...

Skateboard solution for Dungeness A
28 November 2017 A skateboard has been used to speed up work at the Dungeness A site which...

Russia opts for immediate dismantling
28 November 2017 Russia nuclear utility Rosenergoatom has decided that moving from...

Contract signed for Kudankulam monitoring and control systems
28 November 2017 Russia’s Specialised Scientific Research Institute for...

Another Hualong One for Pakistan
27 November 2017 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and the Pakistan Atomic...

ITER continues on schedule
27 November 2017 During the 21st meeting of the ITER Council on 15-16 November,...

UK Accounts Committee criticises Hinkley Point
27 November 2017 A report by the UK House of Commons public accounts committee published on...

France considering EDF restructuring
27 November 2017 France’s finance ministry is studying several scenarios for...

Uprates for Peach Bottom units
27 November 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved a power uprate...

More layoffs at US conversion plant
24 November 2017 US Honeywell International on 21 November announced another round of...

Report lists tritium leaks at Illinois nuclear plants
22 November 2017 An investigation by the US Better Government Association  (BGA) found...

US restarts unique test reactor
22 November 2017 The US Idaho National Laboratory’s Transient Reactor Test Facility...

Lightbridge signs three agreements with Areva
22 November 2017 US-based Lightbridge Corporation and France’s Areva NP have signed...

Life extension for Ringhals 3&4
22 November 2017 Swedish utility Vattenfall will invest SEK900m ($107m) to update...

Leibstadt closed to replace faulty fuel rods
21 November 2017 Switzerland's Leibstadt nuclear power plant will remain closed until the...

No safety issues from falsifications in Japan
21 November 2017 Nine reactors at five nuclear power plants in Japan 0have used...

Waste storage begins in Fukushima
21 November 2017 On 17 November, Japan began disposal of low-level radioactive waste...

Generator upgrades for Bruce Power
21 November 2017 Canada’s Bruce Power and Motion Electric Motor Services have signed...

UK GDA progress for China’s Hualong One
21 November 2017 The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency...

Belarus regulator reports on NPP stress tests
20 November 2017 The Belarus Department of Nuclear and Radiation Safety (Gosatomnadzor)...

Bulgarian scientists recommend completing Belene 
20 November 2017 Scientists at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) on 16...

NASA looks to uranium-fuelled engines
20 November 2017 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is to month...

Russia to modify fuel for Paks
20 November 2017 Russian fuel company Tvel, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, is...

Studsvik and Fennovoima support software adaptation for VVERs
20 November 2017 Sweden's Studsvik and Finland's Fennovoima have signed an agreement...

IAEA reviews safety at Belgium’s BR2 reactor
20 November 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of nuclear safety...

First steam generator installed at Fuqing 5
20 November 2017 The first of three ZH-65-type steam generators was installed at unit 5...

Advanced manufacturing centre for NuScale
18 November 2017 US-based NuScale Power and Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC)...

Ciao to Garigliano chimney
18 November 2017 Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin) on 14...

Greater localisation for India’s Kudankulam NPP
17 November 2017 Russia plans to increase the level of localisation to 50% in the...

I&C supplier selected for Rooppur
17 November 2017 Deal agreed for automated process control system for Bangladesh NPP

Licence extension plans for North Anna
15 November 2017 US utility Dominion Energy has announced its intention to relicense...

Russia and Philippines sign nuclear cooperation pact
15 November 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has signed an agreement...

Sellafield brings down chimney
14 November 2017 Sellafield has started demolishing the 61 metre-high chimney on top of...

Areva's new steam generator inspection robot
14 November 2017 Areva NP has added a new steam generator inspection robot – FORERUNNER –...

Cameco to suspend activities at McArthur River and Key Lake
14 November 2017 Canadian uranium mining company Cameco has announced plans to...

Hungary draws down Russian loan for Paks
13 November 2017 Hungary will soon start accessing funds from a state loan extended by...

Rolls-Royce and Jordan study SMR
12 November 2017 UK-based Rolls-Royce on 9 November signed a memorandum of understanding...

Nuvia to dismantle Dragon
10 November 2017 UK nuclear engineering, project management and services contractor Nuvia...

Construction licence for Bangladesh nuclear plant
09 November 2017 The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) on 4 November received...

France to revise nuclear reduction target
08 November 2017 The French government plans to come up with a more "realistic" target...

L3 MAPPS to service Tihange simulator
08 November 2017 Canada’s L3 MAPPS said on 7 November that it had signed a...

Nuclear engineers cite salary as key factor
08 November 2017 UK company Rullion Nuclear and Engineering Insight recently undertook...

Winfrith nuclear site licence expected for Tradebe Inutec
08 November 2017 UK radioactive waste treatment and disposal services Tradebe Inutec...

Energy Fuels sells Wyoming assets
07 November 2017 US-based Energy Fuels plans to sell its North Reno Creek uranium project...

Fuel channel mockups for Bruce
06 November 2017 Canada’s Bruce Power and Canadian company Promation Nuclear Ltd on 2...

European contract for Italy’s Sogin
06 November 2017 Italian state-owned decommissioning and waste management company...

Life extension completed for Kozloduy 5
06 November 2017 Unit 5 of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy nuclear plant on 3 November was awarded...

Tecnatom signs training agreement with UAE
06 November 2017 Spain’s Tecnatom and the United Arab Emirates Institute of Applied...

Czech nuclear plans spark interest
05 November 2017 The US Nuclear Energy Institute recently hosted a senior Czech nuclear...

Nigeria signs deals with Rosatom.
05 November 2017 Russia and Nigeria on 30 October signed several agreements for...

Saudi Arabia prepares for nuclear construction
04 November 2017 Saudi Arabia has sent a request for information (RFI) to...

Khalifa University becomes IAEA Collaborating Centre
03 November 2017 The Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research in Abu Dhabi...

China’s first floating NPP almost complete
03 November 2017 China’s first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) is nearing...

NDA commends supply chain
02 November 2017 The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has announced the winners of...

Rosatom starts work on Bushehr 2
02 November 2017 Excavation work for Iran’s second nuclear plant, Bushehr 2, started on...

Centrus continues centrifuge development
01 November 2017 Centrus Energy and the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge...

US approval for Studsvik fuel software
01 November 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a generic licence...

Project looks to identify nuclear cost drivers
01 November 2017 The UK's Energy Technologies Institute has launched a project that will...

October 2017

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Map of renewable curtailment and coal asset risk in China
31 October 2017 Bloomberg New Energy Finance is predicting that China’s power system...

Rosatom considers delaying reactor commissioning
30 October 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is considering...

UK gets new chief nuclear inspector
30 October 2017 The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has appointed Mark Foy as...

France to decide reactor closures next year
30 October 2017 France will decide by the end of 2018 how many nuclear reactors will close...

Fukushima opens partially-built waste store
30 October 2017 The Japanese government on 28 October began full operation of a facility,...

Simulator upgraded at Krsko
30 October 2017 Canada's L3 Mapps has finished an upgrade of the full scope simulator...

Areva and Wood Group win waste contract from CEA
30 October 2017 Areva Projets SAS and the Wood Group have won a contract from France's...

Russia develops software to simulate fuel handling
30 October 2017 A project launched by Russia's National Research Nuclear University...

Ukraine plans nuclear expansion
26 October 2017 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom and Japan’s Toshiba on 25...

Romania strengthens regulatory framework
26 October 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

Fuqing 5 gets first SG
26 October 2017 The first steam generator for a Chinese-designed Hualong One nuclear...

Vitrification melters for Hanford
25 October 2017 The assembly of the world's two largest melters to vitrify low-level waste...

South Korea to complete Shin-Kori 5&6
25 October 2017 South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in on 22 October promised to enhance...

Initial construction licence for Akkuyu
25 October 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced on 20 October that it...

Chernobyl’s new shelter reduces radiation levels
25 October 2017 Gamma radiation levels in the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl...

Japan’s NRA tightens cooling requirements for BWRs
24 October 2017 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has decided that operators...

IAEA team assesses Lithuanian nuclear security
24 October 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency International Physical...

ABB wins contract for UK Hinkley Point C project
23 October 2017 Swiss engineering group ABB announced on 19 October that it has won an...

Excavation work resumes at WIPP
23 October 2017 The mining of salt from the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) Waste...

Life extension for Russia’s Balakovo 2
22 October 2017

Areva installs load following system at Gösgen
22 October 2017 Areva NP has installed a system at Switzerland’s Gösgen nuclear plant...

Russia and France to undertake FBR experiment
20 October 2017 Russia’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR), a member of...

Areva consortium wins German dismantling contract
20 October 2017 German utility EnBW has selected the Areva Decommissioning and...

US begins cleanup of uranium mines on Navajo land
19 October 2017 The US Environmental Protection Agency on 11 October awarded Tetra Tech...

Licence issued for Lithuanian waste facility
19 October 2017 Lithuania's State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) has issued...

Belene equipment to be delivered in 2017
19 October 2017 Russia will deliver all of the equipment for the cancelled Belene...

Akkuyu construction to start by 2018
18 October 2017 Construction of Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear plant will start at the end of...

Kazakhstan to supply uranium to China 
18 October 2017 Kazakhstan's Minister of Energy, Kanat Bozumbayev, announced on 11...

Site approved for new South African nuclear plant
18 October 2017 South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has granted...

Lightbridge presses on with fuel testing
17 October 2017 US-based nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation on...

EDF repairs pumping stations at 20 power reactors
17 October 2017 EDF said on 11 October that it is repairing pumping station pipes at...

Russia boosts cobalt-60 production
17 October 2017 Russia’s Research Institute for Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) has started...

Rosatom signs agreements with Morocco and Algeria
17 October 2017 Morocco’s Ministry of Energy, Mineral Resources and Sustainable...

Metsamor 1 set to be dismantled
16 October 2017 The Armenian government on 12 October approved a draft law on...

US President Trump decertifies Iran deal
16 October 2017 US President Donald Trump on 13 October refused to certify the...

UK prepares to leave Euratom
16 October 2017 The UK on 11 October published draft legislation to create a domestic...

Progress continues at Vogtle
16 October 2017 The second steam generator has been installed at unit 3 of the Vogtle...

IAEA praises Germany’s nuclear security
16 October 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) International...

TVEL to supply fuel for Armenia NPP
13 October 2017 Russian nuclear fuel company, TVEL, has signed a contract with...

Areva to upgrade I&C at Calvert Cliffs
13 October 2017 Areva NP has been contracted to upgrade instrumentation and control...

Groundwork completed for Finnish encapsulation plant
10 October 2017 Finnish nuclear waste management company Posiva Oy has revelaed that...

Praise for French regulator
10 October 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

Refuelling record for Vogtle 2
09 October 2017 The Vogtle 2 pressurised water reactor in Georgia, USA returned to service...

More delays for Olkiluoto 3
09 October 2017 Finland’s Olkiluoto 3 EPR project has encountered a further five-month...

Rosatom extends cooperation with Saudi Arabia
09 October 2017 Russia state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, has agreed a programme for...

Romania to upgrade Cernavoda 1
05 October 2017 Romania’s Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica (SNN) has won...

WANO and NEA enhance co-operation on safety
05 October 2017 The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and the OECD’s...

Russia completes new fuel cask tests
05 October 2017 Russia's Federal Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (FCNRS),...

New centrifuges for Russian enrichment plant
04 October 2017 The next generation of advanced gas centrifuges – generation 9+ – will...

IAEA achieves funding target for new laboratory building
04 October 2017 Thanks to receipt of additional funding, the International Atomic...

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories moves into cyber research
04 October 2017 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced on 25 September that it...

Japan’s Ikata 3 closes for maintenance
04 October 2017 Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Co closed unit 3 at its Ikata nuclear...

Licence renewal for US South Texas Project
03 October 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the licence for the...

Russia upgrades turbine at Novovoronezh NPP
03 October 2017 Russia’s Novovoronezh nuclear plant has completed upgrades of the...

US companies consider Westinghouse buy-out
03 October 2017 Private equity companies Blackstone Group and Apollo Global Management...

China’s Tianwan 3 achieves criticality
03 October 2017 Unit 3 of China’s Tianwan nuclear plant, a Russian-supplied VVER-1000...

Delays for restart of Beznau 1
03 October 2017 Swiss utility Axpo said last week that the restart of unit 1 of its...

More DOE support for Vogtle
03 October 2017 US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry on 29 September announced...

Westinghouse signs decommissioning contract for Slovakia’s Bohunice
02 October 2017 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 27 September signed a contract...

US Entergy to continue operation of Palisades beyond 2018
02 October 2017 US Entergy Corporation announced on 28 September that it has reversed...

NDA formally terminates CFP Magnox contract
02 October 2017 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) announced on 29 September...

Areva launches new used fuel storage system
02 October 2017 New Areva announced on 29 September that nuclear logistics subsidiary,...

September 2017

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More delays for Fukushima cleanup
29 September 2017 Japan's government on 26 September approved a revision of its 30/40-year...

Demolition of US vitrification facility begins
29 September 2017 The start of demolition of the US Department of Energy’s...

Major training centre opens in France
29 September 2017 France’s Trihom, a leading provider of nuclear training for all companies...

NRG develops technique to measure fuel deformation
29 September 2017 NRG in Petten, Netherlands, has become the first organisation in the world...

China to develop travelling wave reactor
28 September 2017 China National Nuclear Power Company Ltd (CNNP), a subsidiary of...

Work begins at Turkey’s Akkuyu project
28 September 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has launched construction works...

UAE signs agreements with UK and Canada
27 September 2017 The United Arab Emirates Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR)...

Areva NP installs monitoring system at Trillo
27 September 2017 France’s Areva has completed the replacement of the reactor pressure...

ABB to acquire GE Industrial Solutions
27 September 2017 ABB is to acquire GE Industrial Solutions, GE’s global...

Tepco ordered to pay compensation for Fukushima disaster
26 September 2017 Japan's Chiba District Court ruled on 22 September that Tokyo Electric...

Westinghouse provides monitoring systems to Ukraine’s Zaporozhye NPP
26 September 2017 Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Ukrainian...

Strategic master plan formalized for Central Asia clean-up
26 September 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and partners including...

IAEA launches initiative for sealed source management
26 September 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 19 September announced...

IAEA side events look at advanced reactors
26 September 2017 Several side events which took place during the international Atomic...

Uniper rejects Fortum takeover bid
26 September 2017 Uniper SE, the subsidiary of the German company E.ON, on 22...

Fuqing 4 begins commercial operation
26 September 2017 Unit 4 at China’s Fuqing NPP in Fujian province began commercial operation...

India seeks to build up uranium stockpile
26 September 2017 India is engaging with various countries, including Uzbekistan, to...

IAEA designates Belgian and US Research Reactors as International Centres
26 September 2017 Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN and the US Department of Energy...

Australia formally accedes to GIF
26 September 2017 Australia on 14 September formally acceded to the framework agreement of...

Bolivia signs contract for the world’s highest nuclear research centre
26 September 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom nuclear energy group signed...

Delay for Finland’s Hanhikivi project - updated
22 September 2017 Fennovoima, which is building the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in...

MOX fuel shipment arrives in Japan
21 September 2017 A shipment of 16 mixed oxide (MOX) nuclear fuel assemblies arrived at...

Russia and Cambodia sign nuclear cooperation agreement
21 September 2017 Russia and Cambodia have signed an intergovernmental agreement...

VTT and Ignalina to cooperate on R&D
21 September 2017 Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre and the Ignalina nuclear power...

Dounreay starts fuel removal from DFR
21 September 2017 Work has started to retrieve the last remaining fuel elements that have...

New apprentices start at Horizon
20 September 2017 This month, Horizon Nuclear Power has welcomed its second intake of...

Japan issues new nuclear policy paper
19 September 2017 Japan’s Atomic Energy Commission on 14 September called for nuclear power...

EDF says Le Creusot investigation reveals no safety concerns
19 September 2017 The tests currently being carried out on reactor components manufactured...

First SG in place at Kanupp-2
18 September 2017 The first of three steam generators was installed at unit 2 of...

IAEA to host Ministerial Conference in UAE
18 September 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is hosting an...

Leading specialists support continuation of the Iran deal
18 September 2017 More than 80 of the world's leading nuclear nonproliferation...

TVO launches appeal for Areva restructuring
14 September 2017 Finnish power utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 13 September...

More Russian equipment for Iter
14 September 2017 The third and largest consignment of Russian equipment for the...

Conditional approval given to restart Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
14 September 2017 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 13 September failed to...

French regulator increases supervision of Belleville NPP
14 September 2017 France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority)...

NRG continues project on graphite ageing in AGRs
14 September 2017 A new irradiation capsule for accelerated ageing of graphite, which is...

Hoppecke to supply batteries for Hinkley Point C
14 September 2017 Hoppecke Industrial Batteries, the UK arm of the German company...

Areva NP to distribute Tranter heat exchangers
14 September 2017 Areva NP announced on 12 September that it had signed an agreement...

Russia to supply cyclotron complex to Thailand
13 September 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Thai engineering and...

Switzerland’s BKW looks to decommissioning
13 September 2017 Swiss utility BKW on 7 September bought a small German nuclear...

South Korea begins consultation on scrapping reactors
13 September 2017 A 500-member jury was set up in South Korea on 11 September to...

Progress at Chinese NPPs
13 September 2017 The containment dome has been installed at unit 6 of China’s Hongyanhe NPP...

Russia to supply irradiation technology to Philippines
13 September 2017 Rusatom Healthcare, a division of Russian state nuclear corporation...

Russia and Japan to co-operate on waste management
13 September 2017 On 7 September, during the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in...

Iran continues to meet its obligations, IAEA says
12 September 2017 Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...

IAEA concludes research project on fast reactor safety
12 September 2017 The results of a four-year International Atomic Energy Agency...

IAEA notes China’s commitment to nuclear security
12 September 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Physical Protection...

Pakistan inaugurates fifth nuclear power unit
12 September 2017 Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on 8 September...

Profit increase for Russia’s Atomenergoprom
12 September 2017 Atomenergoprom, the holding company of Russian state nuclear...

UK industry support for SMRs
12 September 2017 The UK could benefit from lower cost electricity if the government were...

X-energy and Centrus Energy seek  develop TRISO fuel 
12 September 2017 US companies X-Energy and Centrus Energy Corp announced on 6 September...

Uprate for Russia’s Rostov 2
12 September 2017 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom, part of state nuclear...

Areva to form joint venture with Lightbridge
11 September 2017 Areva NP US, a subsidiary of Charlotte-based Areva Inc and US-based...

NuScale  promotes its SMR for UK deployment
07 September 2017 US-based NuScale Power on 6 September launched an action plan for...

China and Brazil strengthen nuclear co-operation
07 September 2017 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on 1 September signed a...

Korea signs contracts to decommission Kori 1
07 September 2017 The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) announced on 4...

Egypt and Russia sign agreement on El Dabaa
06 September 2017 Egypt on 4 September finally, after two years of talks, signed a deal to...

NRG begins experiments with molten salt reactor technology
06 September 2017 Dutch Institute NRG in Petten began irradiation experiments in August...

New nuclear safety law for China
06 September 2017 China’s parliament on 1 September passed a new nuclear safety law to...

Russia completes radwaste management survey at Armenian NPP
06 September 2017 Russia's Federal Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (FTSNRB) and...

HEU leaves Ghana for China
06 September 2017 Following the conversion of Ghana’s GHARR-1 Miniature Neutron...

Urenco to commission UK tails facility in 2018
05 September 2017 European uranium enrichment company Urenco said on 31 August that it...

Argentina cancels NPP in favour of hydro project
05 September 2017 Argentina has approved construction of build two hydroelectric dams...

Russia signs Bangladesh deal to import used nuclear 
05 September 2017 Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Russian state nuclear...

Georgia Power decides to complete Vogtle
05 September 2017 US Georgia Power on 31 August filed a recommendation with the Georgia...

August 2017

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Sulzer wins pump maintenance contract for UK Heysham NPP
29 August 2017 Under a contract for availability, Sulzer is providing maintenance...

IAEA fuel bank inaugurated
29 August 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) storage facility for...

Construction of Bulgarian waste repository begins
29 August 2017 Bulgaria started on 28 August began construction of a radioactive waste...

Three more Japanese nuclear units plan for restart
29 August 2017 Operation of unit 3 at Kyushu Electric Power Co’s Genkai NPP in Japan’s...

GEH and ARC boost collaboration on SMR
29 August 2017 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Advanced Reactor Concepts...

Ukraine reveals new energy strategy
28 August 2017 Ukraine’s new energy strategy document, Security, Energy...

Russia considers 3D printing for fuel assemblies
28 August 2017 Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM),...

Russia continues remediation of uranium sites in Kyrgyzstan
28 August 2017 Russia’s RosRAO has won the tender for work to decommission (make...

IAEA SEED team reviews seismic safety at Korean NPPs
28 August 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 18 August concluded...

Westinghouse extends fuel supplies for US Salem NPP
28 August 2017 Westinghouse Electric Company on 23 August announced that it has signed...

Fuel loading underway at Tianwan 3
28 August 2017 Fuel loading began at unit 3 of China’s Tianwan NPP in Jiangsu province on...

Simulator upgrade for US Fermi-2 NPP
28 August 2017 Canada’s L3 Mapps has signed a contract with Swiss industrial...

US Duke Energy cancels Lee NPP and pulls out of Vogtle project
28 August 2017 US utility Duke Energy on 25 August announced plans to abandon the...

Saudi Arabia and China boost nuclear co-operation
28 August 2017 Saudi Arabia and China are to cooperate on nuclear energy projects...

Canadian companies show interest in SMRs
28 August 2017 More than 70 organisations have submitted responses to a request...

Bulgarian energy experts urge construction of new NPP
28 August 2017 Experts of the Energy Future for Bulgaria Association on 24 August...

Welding of main circulation pipeline completed at unit 1 of Belarus NPP
28 August 2017 The welding all 28 joints of the main circulating pipeline at unit 1 of...

Amec wins two UK waste contracts
28 August 2017 UK-based engineering consultancy Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded...

Hinkley contract for Balfour Beatty
26 August 2017 International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has been selected by...

Russia to complete Turkish NPP by 2023
26 August 2017 Addressing the Turkish-Russian Business Forum at the İzmir International...

US DOE support for Holtec’s SMR
26 August 2017 US-based Holtec International's SMR LLC subsidiary is to receive support...

More restart delays for Japanese reactors
22 August 2017 The governor of Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture, Masaru Hashimoto, said...

Work continues at Breakthrough project in Russia
22 August 2017 Work is continuing to construct the facilities an experimental...

Bulgaria plans privatisation and sale of Belene NPP project
22 August 2017 Bulgaria in early 2018 plans to hold a tender for the sale of...

Uprates approved for US Browns Ferry NPP
22 August 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 17 August that it...

Ukraine continues switch to Westinghouse fuel
22 August 2017 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom plans in 2018 to switch unit 3 at...

Toshiba meets deadline for reporting financial results
22 August 2017 Toshiba Corp reported its earnings results on 10 August, meeting the...

Completion of South Korea’s Shin Kori 4 postponed
22 August 2017 Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) said on 10 August that completion...

Russia and China discuss more Tianwan units and new NPP
22 August 2017 Russia and China plan to sign a framework agreement on the construction...

Contract awarded for India’s fast reactor fuel plant
22 August 2017 India’s Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) signed a...

Carr’s Group acquires NuVision Engineering
20 August 2017 Agriculture and Engineering group Carr’s Group on 16 August announced that...

US waste repository now receives several shipments each week
20 August 2017 The US Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in southern New Mexico confirmed...

EU welcomes Kyrgyzstan’s ratification of remediation agreement
20 August 2017 The European Union’s (EU's) Delegation to Kyrgyzstan said on 18 August...

Jordan in talks with Russia on NPP financing
20 August 2017 The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) said in a statement on 16...

Key event at Russia’s Novoronezh-II NPP
20 August 2017 Russia’s Atomenergoproekt, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...

Westinghouse fuel facility receives order from US NRC
20 August 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 9 August issued a...

Russia’s SCC in profit
20 August 2017 The revenue of Russia’s Siberian Chemical Company (SCC) in 2016 amounted...

Areva NP to support isotope production at Canada’s Bruce NPP
20 August 2017 Bruce Power and Areva NP signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on...

Work continues at Finland’s Hanhikivi-1
20 August 2017 The second permanent building at Finland’s Hanhikivi 1 NPP site, the...

Hot testing begins at Leningrad II NPP
20 August 2017 Hot function tests have begun at unit 1 of the Leningrad II NPP...

Chinese companies under pressure to standardise Hualong One
20 August 2017 China has approved a plan by its two state nuclear developers to promote...

Fukushima ice wall not seen as effective
20 August 2017 A subterranean ice wall which Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) ...

Continued profit for Uranium One
20 August 2017 Uranium One, part of the international mining division of Russian...

China sets up joint venture for floating NPPs
20 August 2017 A joint venture (JV) to develop and produce small, floating nuclear...

Final components installed at UAE NPP
20 August 2017 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has completed installation...

Power machines to supply turbines for Bangladsh NPP
20 August 2017 Russia’s Power Machines (St Petersburg) will manufacture the turbine...

Steam generator installed at US Vogtle NPP
20 August 2017 US-based electric utility Georgia Power has installed first steam...

ASN asks EDF to review Le Creusot manufacturing files
20 August 2017 France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority)...

Fuel storage work completed at US Vermont Yankee NPP
17 August 2017 US Holtec International has said all major civil construction work...

Life extension of Armenian NPP goes ahead
17 August 2017 Supplies of equipment to extend the life of unit 2 of the Armenian NPP...

Spains Tecnatom to supply valves to Argentina
17 August 2017 Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NA-SA), the owner and operator of the Atucha...

Czech and UK companies contracted to support UK decommissioning
17 August 2017 Czech engineering company Vítkovice Heavy Machinery (VHM) and UK company...

Ghana’s research reactor converted to LEU fuel
17 August 2017 The China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) has completed the conversion...

Fate of US VC Summer NPP still uncertain
17 August 2017 US Scana Corp is withdrawing a petition submitted to regulators seeking...

First used fuel arrives at Mayak from Russia’s Andreeva Bay
17 August 2017 The first train carrying used nuclear submarine fuel from Russia’s...

Sellafield awards key contract to Amec and Interserve
17 August 2017 OneAIM, a joint venture between Amec Foster Wheeler and Interserve, has won...

BWXT wins NASA contract to design nuclear thermal propulsion reactor
10 August 2017 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced on...

Fukushima town moves to lift evacuation orders
10 August 2017 The authorities of a town in Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture are...

UK Nuclear Skills Academy offers cyber security courses
10 August 2017 The UK National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSAN) is offering two new cyber...

Regulatory approval for Holtec’s Chernobyl used fuel store
08 August 2017 Ukraine’s State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate (SNRC) on 1 August...

Fuel removal at Fukushima remains a problem
08 August 2017 Japan’s Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning...

Kuwait fund sells Areva stake
08 August 2017 The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) will sell its 4.82% stake in Areva...

GE to service turbines at Daya Bay
07 August 2017 GE’s Power Services business has signed a 12-year agreement with Daya...

China and Pakistan to co-operate on uranium exploration
04 August 2017 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on 30 July signed a...

Contracts signed for India’s Kudankulam 5&6
04 August 2017 India and Russia on 31 July signed three contracts for priority design...

Spain to close its oldest reactor
04 August 2017 Spanish Energy Minister Alvaro Nadal said on 1 August the government...

Jacobs Engineering to acquire CH2M Hill
03 August 2017 Dallas-based Jacobs Engineering Group has agreed to purchase...

China's Fuqing 4 connected to grid
03 August 2017 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said that unit 4 of the...

UK and Chinese equipment suppliers sign co-operation agreement
03 August 2017 The UK’s Hayward Tyler Group (HTG) and China’s Shanghai Apollo Machinery...

Japan begins search for waste disposal sites
02 August 2017 Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Meti) on 28 July released...

Iran and Russia increase co-operation
02 August 2017 Iran and Russia plan to increase their cooperation in the peaceful uses...

Ansaldo Nucleare wins safety upgrade work at Krško
02 August 2017 Italy-based Ansaldo Nucleare has won an engineering procurement...

Areva signs MOX contract for Takahama 3&4
02 August 2017 New AREVA has been awarded a contract by Nuclear Fuel Industries (NFI)...

Unit 1 at Leningrad-II nears commissioning
02 August 2017 Unit 1 at the Leningrad-II nuclear power plant in Russia is ready to...

US utilities pull out of VC Summer project
01 August 2017 US utilities Santee Cooper and South Carolina Electric & Gas...

RWE reorganises its nuclear sector
01 August 2017 Germany's RWE Power plans to transfer its nuclear power plant...

Langer Heinrich mine valued at $583m
01 August 2017 Australia-based Paladin Energy, which recently appointed...

July 2017

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Nuclear outages impact EDF’s earnings
31 July 2017 Electricite de France (EDF) saw earning for the first half of 2017 fall...

Toshiba completes acquisition of NuGen
31 July 2017 Japan’s Toshiba Corp is now the sole owner of NuGeneration (NuGen)...

Toshiba to pay $2.2bn to Summer project owners
28 July 2017 Japan’s Toshiba Corporation has agreed to pay South Carolina Electric &...

UK awards nuclear research contracts
28 July 2017 Amec Foster Wheeler and Frazer-Nash both announced this week that they...

Cold testing completed at Barakah 2
28 July 2017 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has completed Cold...

SCHOTT to supply EPAs for China’s HTR-PM
27 July 2017 SCHOTT has announced that its electrical penetration assemblies will be...

Nuclear produced a fifth of UK electricity
27 July 2017 The United Kingdom's eight nuclear power stations produced more than...

SPX FLOW to supply pumps for Hinkley Point C
27 July 2017 ClydeUnion Pumps, part of SPX FLOW, has been confirmed as the supplier of...

Studsvik licences radwaste treatement technology in China
25 July 2017 A deal with Chinese firm Dynatech could see Studsvik’s fluid bed...

Finnish regulator has no concerns about Russian FNPP
25 July 2017 Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) says transport...

Japan-India deal comes into force
25 July 2017 A civil nuclear cooperation agreement between India and Japan, signed...

NDA stayed within budget in 2016/17
24 July 2017 The latest annual report from the UK National Decommissioning...

Melted fuel possibly identified at Fukushima unit 3
23 July 2017 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has said that an aquatic robot...

Australian uranium heads for India
21 July 2017 Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on 18 July, during her...

Outages complete at Olkiluoto
20 July 2017 The annual outages for 2017 at Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear power plant...

Horizon forms partnership with Tecnatom
19 July 2017 UK-based Horizon Nuclear Power, part of Japan’s Hitachi Ltd on 19...

Holtec and SNC-Lavalin to collaborate on SMR-160
19 July 2017 US Holtec International and Canada’s SNC-Lavalin announced on 17 July...

Progress at Leningrad-II
19 July 2017 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear...

China begins production of HTGR fuel
19 July 2017 China has launched the world's first production line for...

IAEA team review Italy’s decommissioning programme
17 July 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service...

Industrial simulation companies Merge
17 July 2017 Global industrial simulation companies Corys SAS (a common subsidiary...

Dry fuel storage completed at Kewaunee NPP
16 July 2017 NAC International has completed a dry fuel storage campaign at...

Fortum supplies purification plant to German NPP
16 July 2017 Finnish utility Fortum has won a contract from Preussen Elektra GmbH...

French government completes Areva’s capital increase
16 July 2017

Areva to decommission US Vermont Yankee
16 July 2017 Areva Nuclear Materials (ANM) announced on 11 July that it had signed...

Nuvia, Ovivo win contracts for Hinkley Point C
11 July 2017 Two new contracts have recently been awarded by EDF Energy for work on...

French repository needs to address four design issues
11 July 2017 France’s Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN)...

Fessenheim restart delayed
11 July 2017

Record synchrotron light experiment investigates nuclear waste materials
11 July 2017 Researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK, in partnership...

Salamanca mine to cost less than expected
11 July 2017 A recent study at Berkeley Energia Limited’s Salamanca uranium mine in...

IAEA nuclear security mission visits Hungary
11 July 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) International...

UK NSSG assesses future nuclear workforce
07 July 2017 The UK's Nuclear Skills Strategy Group's (NSSG), in its 2017...

Operating licence extended for Canada’s McClean Lake
06 July 2017 Denison Mines Corp announced on 5 July that its 22.5% owned McClean...

IAEA head visits Bangladesh's Roopur nuclear site
06 July 2017 Bangladesh is making significant progress in the construction of its...

Spain’s Tecnatom sets up US joint venture
06 July 2017 Spain’s Tecnatom said on 4 July that it had established a new...

EDF sees increased costs for Hinkley Point
05 July 2017 Electricite de France said on 3 July that the final bill for construction...

SNC-Lavalin completes takeover of Atkins
05 July 2017 Canadian engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin has completed...

Decommissioning approval for Japan’s Ikata 1
05 July 2017 

Two contracts for UK NNL
05 July 2017 The UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has been awarded two major...

Amec Foster Wheeler to keep European nuclear business
05 July 2017

Kudankulam 3 and 4 get underway
05 July 2017

Report warns nuclear needs to adapt to play a role in the UK
03 July 2017 Traditional nuclear projects delivering baseload electricity must adapt...

June 2017

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Progress for UK Nuclear New Build
30 June 2017 The UK’s nuclear power industry is assertive about the future...

Cammell Laird wins funding to develop modules for nuclear projects
29 June 2017 UK-based engineering company Cammell Laird has secured £200,000 in...

UK affirms commitment to JET
28 June 2017 UK Business Secretary Greg Clark said on 27 June that the UK government...

Rosatom and France’s Assystem to co-operate
28 June 2017 Russia’s ASE Group, the engineering subsidiary of state nuclear...

Fast reactor conference opens in Russia
28 June 2017 The third International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel...

Skoda JS to supply equipment to Armenian NPP
28 June 2017 Rusatom Service, part of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...

Fuel loaded at unit 4 of China’s Fuqing NPP
28 June 2017 The loading of fuel into the core of unit 4 of China’s Fuqing NPP in...

Areva given licence for new waste cask
28 June 2017 Areva said on 21 June that French nuclear regulator Autorité de...

Used fuel leaves Russia’s Andreeva Bay for Mayak
28 June 2017 The first shipment of used nuclear fuel left the former naval base...

Porvair wins major clean-up contracts
28 June 2017 Porvair Filtration Group has won major nuclear waste clean-up contracts...

Russia’s MBIR centre to co-operate with V4G4
28 June 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the V4G4 Centre of...

Construction to start at India’s Kudankulam 3 and 4
27 June 2017 India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has granted clearance for...

Russia signs MOU with Ethiopia
27 June 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has signed a memorandum...

Rosatom signs training MOU with Bureau Veritas
27 June 2017 An memorandum of understanding (MOU) in the area of personnel training...

China begins production of AP1000 fuel components
27 June 2017 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has launched online the...

Terrestrial Energy launches siting study for molten salt reactor
27 June 2017 Terrestrial Energy, which is developing advanced reactor power plants,...

Canada continues search for repository site
27 June 2017 Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) said on 26 June...

Areva NP signs fuel contracts
27 June 2017 Areva NP said on 26 June it had signed three fuel contracts totalling...

Anti-nuclear protests in Belgium
27 June 2017 Cross-border demonstrations took place on 25 June demanding the...

More criticism of Hinkley NPP
27 June 2017 France's EDF said on 26 June that it was carrying out a "full review" of...

Decommissioning progress at UK Bradwell NPP
24 June 2017 The UK’s Magnox Ltd announced on 21 June that fuel element debris (FED)...

UK institute seeks partners to examine NPP costs
24 June 2017 The UK Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has launched a request...

Russia to deliver nuclear fuel for testing in US reactor
23 June 2017 Russia is to deliver the first test batch of nuclear fuel to a US reactor...

UK Magnox awards contract for vent filters
23 June 2017 Amazon Filters Ltd, a F4N (Fit For Nuclear) approved manufacturer of...

Rosatom to sell 49% stake in Turkish NPP project
21 June 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 19 June agreed to sell a...

Uzbekistan consolidates mining activities
21 June 2017 A single service for geological exploration of uranium, precious...

Sweden’s Oskarshamn 1 closes down
21 June 2017 Unit 1 of Sweden’s Oskarshamn NPP in has been permanently shut down,...

Japanese court approves restart of Genkai NPP units
20 June 2017 A Japanese district court on 13 June dismissed a request from some 230...

Steam generators shipped to Belarus unit 2
20 June 2017 Russia's AEM-Technology has begun shipping a set of four PGV-1000...

Kazakhstan begins physical start up of tokamak
20 June 2017 Kazakhstan’s National Nuclear Centre (NNC) has launched the first stage...

China sets up new companies in UK
20 June 2017 China General Nuclear Power Corp on 14 June established three new...

Belgian regulator publishes inspection results
19 June 2017 Balgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) on 14 June published...

IAEA finds progress on safety at China’s Qinshan
19 June 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

Licence renewal for Canada’s Point Lepreau
19 June 2017 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has agreed to renew...

Veolia moves into the Canadian market
19 June 2017 France-based Veolia announced on 15 June that its Nuclear Solutions...

New robot to inspect Fukushima unit 3
15 June 2017 A small radiation-hardened, submersible robot will be used to inspect...

DavyMarkham wins £20m radwaste contract
15 June 2017 Sheffield-based engineering specialist DavyMarkham and Alfreton-based...

Belarus seeks dialogue on NPP construction
15 June 2017

Westinghouse launches accident tolerant fuel
14 June 2017 Westinghouse Electric Company has launched an accident-tolerant...

Cold testing begins at Olkiluoto 3
14 June 2017 Cold functional tests have begun at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP...

IAEA fuel bank is on schedule
14 June 2017 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general Yukiya Amano...

Japanese workers were confined in contaminated room
13 June 2017 The five workers exposed to airborne plutonium at Japan’s Oarai Research...

Korea to decommission its oldest reactor
12 June 2017 Kori 1, Korea's oldest nuclear reactor, will be shut down permanently,...

Toshiba signs agreement with Georgia Power
12 June 2017 US Georgia Power, the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company, on...

Russia to take back Bangladesh used fuel
12 June 2017 Russia is expected to take back around 45 tonnes of used fuel every year...

Design of Swedish encapsulation plant underway
08 June 2017 The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) has...

Russia’s ASE withdraws tender for Paks II turbines
08 June 2017 ASE Group, the engineering division of Russian state nuclear...

Automation contract for Hanhikivi
08 June 2017 UK-based Rolls-Royce and France's Schneider Electric have been picked...

Japan approves co-operation deal with India
08 June 2017 Japan's parliament on 7 June approved a civilian nuclear cooperation...

Construction permit for Ignalina repository
08 June 2017 Lithuania’s State Inspectorate for Physical Planning and Construction at...

Japan restarts second Takahama unit
07 June 2017 Kansai Electric Power Co restarted Takahama 3 in Fukui Prefecture, on 6...

German court rules for refund of nuclear tax
07 June 2017 Germany's Constitutional Court on 7 June ruled that the nuclear fuel tax...

Russian uranium mining company wins new licence
07 June 2017 Russian uranium mining company Dalur (part of the mining division of...

Experts consider BN-1200 cost effective
07 June 2017 An expert group set up by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom...

Progress at China’s AP1000s
07 June 2017 China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) said it...

Amec to lead alliance to provide services to UK sites
07 June 2017 An alliance of four companies led by UK-based Amec Foster Wheeler has...

Russia’s ASE signs agreement with IBM
07 June 2017 ASE Group, the engineering subsidiary of Russian state nuclear...

Spanish used fuel casks arrive in China
06 June 2017 Spain’s Equipos Nucleares SA (Ensa) has shipped its first ENUN 24P used...

US NRC issues licence for North Anna 3
06 June 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on 31 May that it will issue...

India and Russia agree on Kudankulam 5&6
06 June 2017 India and Russia on 1 June signed an agreement to construct the final...

Tender issued for Paks equipment
06 June 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom last week launched a tender for...

Jordan gains access to French research facilities
06 June 2017 Jordan and France on 24 May signed a partnership agreement under which...

Uprate for Columbia
05 June 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on 31 May that it had approved...

Canada looks to SMRs
05 June 2017 The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) on 1 June began discussions on...

Contract for waste transportation to WIPP
05 June 2017 The US Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Management...

Indian-French joint venture set up
05 June 2017 India's Axiscades Engineering Technologies has signed a memorandum...

The US looks at steps needed to restart the Yucca Mountain project
01 June 2017 The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) said on 31 May that...

Uranium One applies for exploration in Namibia
01 June 2017 Uranium One, the international mining division Russian state...

Canada’s regulator renews licence for Ontario waste facility
01 June 2017 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 30 May announced...

May 2017

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Kazakh-Chinese joint venture to make nuclear fuel
31 May 2017 Kazakhstan will start producing nuclear fuel for Chinese NPPs in 2019...

Dome installed at China’s first Hualong One reactor
31 May 2017 The dome has been installed on the containment building of unit 5 at...

IAEA launches new safety tool
31 May 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched an online tool...

More Chinese patents for Lightbridge
31 May 2017 US nuclear energy company Lightbridge announced on 30 May that it...

US Three Mile Island to close
31 May 2017 The US Three Mile Island NPP in Pennsylvania is to close in 2019 in face...

Contract awarded for remediation of US Paducah enrichment plant
31 May 2017 The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced on 26 May that Four...

Replacement steam generators delivered to France’s Cruas NPP
31 May 2017 Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has delivered three...

EC approves EDF takeover of Areva’s New NP
31 May 2017 The European Commission has approved the proposed takeover of New NP,...

Work continues at Finland’s Hanhikivi 1
31 May 2017 Dredging and marine construction work at the site of Finland’s Hanhikivi...

India approves Chutka NPP project
31 May 2017 The expert forest panel of India’s environment ministry has...

IAEA reports 10 new reactors on line in 2016
30 May 2017 For the second consecutive year, 10 new nuclear reactors came online in...

Cameco and Bruce Power extend fuel supply agreement
30 May 2017 Canada’s Cameco on 25 May signed a 10-year extension agreement to continue...

Fuel assemblies arrive at the UAE’s Barakah NPP
30 May 2017 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has received the...

Ignalina waste storage facility completed
26 May 2017 The main construction work for the solid radioactive waste treatment...

Japan’s NRA approves restart of Ohi
25 May 2017 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has confirmed on 24 May that...

A more compact design for UK's Wylfa Newydd
25 May 2017 The proposed Wylfa Newydd NPP on the island of Anglesey in the UK...

Budget cuts for US nuclear
25 May 2017 The US administration is requesting $703m for the Department of...

IAEA sees regulatory improvement in Czech Republic
25 May 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 23 May that the...

CEZ undergoes reorganisation
25 May 2017 Czech power company ČEZ has decided to reorganise its Nuclear Division as...

Switzerland to phase out nuclear power
24 May 2017 Switzerland has voted to start phasing out nuclear power, which...

Japanese support for U-Battery
23 May 2017 U-Battery, which is developing a micro-modular high-temperature...

RED Engineering wins F4N status
23 May 2017 UK-based nuclear-decommissioning specialist RED Engineering has achieved...

EDF sets up new nuclear engineering company
22 May 2017 The EDF Board of Directors on 17 May approved the establishment of...

Areva wins contract for Paks I&C update
21 May 2017

Ukraine presses on with used fuel storage facility
19 May 2017 Yury Nedashkovsky, president of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom...

Swedish regulator reports on Oskarshamn dismantling
19 May 2017 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has submitted a 147-page...

US NRC accept correction measures taken at mox facility
19 May 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has returned the USA's Mixed Oxide...

NRA approval for Japan’s enrichment plant
19 May 2017 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has approved a report...

US NRC conditionally approves new radioisotope facility
19 May 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 16 May published its...

Middle East Synchrotron centre launched in Jordan
18 May 2017 The Middle East’s first major international research centre for...

India approves construction of 10 more PHWRs
18 May 2017 India’s central government on 17 May approved construction of 10...

China to finance Argentina’s nuclear plants
18 May 2017 Argentine President Mauricio Macri signed cooperation agreements with...

China and Saudi Arabia accelerate co-operation on HTGRs
18 May 2017 China Nuclear Energy Engineering Group (CNEC) president Jun Gu met with...

Microsoft to assist Canadian fusion project
18 May 2017 Canada's General Fusion has teamed up with US Microsoft to analyse its...

UK Moorside project on hold
17 May 2017 The UK National Grid on 16 May put on hold development consent for a...

South Korea completes plasma chamber tool for Iter
17 May 2017 A ceremony was held on 11 May in South Korea, to mark the end of the...

French President-elect Macron supports reducing nuclear share
17 May 2017 French President-elect Emmanuel Macron has endorsed current...

Belgium’s Tihange 1 cleared for restart
17 May 2017 Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) has approved the...

Russia to use new-design used fuel casks
16 May 2017 Russia's Federal Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (FCNRS) said on...

Safeguards agreement with Pakistan enters into force
16 May 2017 An agreement signed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and...

Synchrotron centre opened in Jordan
16 May 2017 The Middle East’s first major international research centre for...

Canada’s long-term vision for nuclear research
15 May 2017 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has begun dialogue with...

Bruce Power to use Rolls Royce digital technology
15 May 2017 Rolls-Royce on 12 May announced the opening of its third Nuclear...

Bulgaria’s Belene project refuses to die
15 May 2017 Bulgaria is seeking private investors to build the Belene NPP, which...

Study looks at control rod market
12 May 2017 A new study by UK market research company Technavio on the global...

China completes hot tests at Fuqing 4
12 May 2017 Hot testing was completed on 7 May at unit 4 of China’s Fuqing NPP...

Assystem seeks stake in Areva NP
12 May 2017 French engineering services group Assystem has offered €125m ($136m) for...

Russia’s international research centre to include radiochemical facility
11 May 2017 A multifunctional radiochemical research facility under construction at...

IAEA welcomes improvements at Turkish research reactor
11 May 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) integrated safety assessment...

Hanford tunnel collapses
10 May 2017 A tunnel partly collapsed on 9 May at a US plutonium-handling facility at...

Future of US AP1000s still unclear
10 May 2017 The project to build two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors at the US Summer NPP...

German utilities offer decommissioning services
10 May 2017 German Energy groups E.ON and EnBW are incurring huge costs from...

German government to take over waste storage
10 May 2017 GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service announced on 8 May that the...

Westinghouse pushes on with restructuring
09 May 2017 Westinghouse plans to complete a restructuring plan by the end of June and...

Spain’s CTC joins European research association
09 May 2017 Spain-based research foundation Technological Centre of Components...

Permit issued to Lithuania’s used fuel store
09 May 2017 Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) said on 5...

IAEA updates tool for regulatory self-assessment
09 May 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released an updated...

US promises aid to IAEA laboratories
09 May 2017 The USA has pledged €1m ($1.09m) to support modernisation of...

Design completed for China’s first SMR
09 May 2017 The first pilot project to use China National Nuclear Corporation's...

Westinghouse will miss deadline for India deal
09 May 2017 India has asked Japanese company Toshiba to offer ways to resolve the...

NAMRC forms new alliance
09 May 2017 The UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has formed...

Operation of UAE nuclear plant postponed by a year
09 May 2017 Commercial operation of unit 1 at the Barakah NPP in the United Arab...

Sweden’s SKB to segment reactor vessels
08 May 2017 The board of Sweden’s national radioactive waste management company SKB...

Westinghouse agrees to extend assessment period for US NPPs
08 May 2017 US power company Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Nuclear, which...

Rosatom confirms continued interest in South Africa
08 May 2017 South Africa utility Eskom has terminated its request for information...

UK report examines the risks of Brexit
03 May 2017 In a report examining the implications of the UK’s decision to leave...

UK parliamentary report calls for a clear plan on nuclear
03 May 2017 A report published by the UK House of Lords Science and Technology...

Rossing increases uranium production
03 May 2017 Despite difficulties on the uranium market, Namibia-based Rossing Uranium,...

Tests completed on new research reactor fuel
03 May 2017 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) announced on 26...

Kazatomprom sets up trading subsidiary
03 May 2017 Kazakhstan’s national atomic company Kazatomprom has created a...

Used fuel to be removed from Russia’s Andreeva naval base
03 May 2017 Andrey Golin, director general of Russia’s Federal Centre for Nuclear...

IAEA seeks to improve research reactor safety
02 May 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement on 27 April...

Bilfinger awarded contract by EDF to modernise NPPs
02 May 2017 Germany-based industrial services provider Bilfinger has won a...

Algeria to access French research reactors
02 May 2017 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) on...

Iran strengthens cooperation with Russia and the EU
01 May 2017 Iranian and Russian officials meeting in Moscow on 8 April underlined...

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France and UK agree to strengthen nuclear industry skills
27 April 2017 The UK’s National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSAN) and France’s...

Fukushima evacuees reluctant to return home
27 April 2017 Some 80% of voluntary Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees, now living...

New contracts for France’s CNIM
27 April 2017 French industrial engineering contractor and equipment manufacturer CNIM,...

Toshiba announces restructuring
25 April 2017 Tokyo-based Toshiba announced on 24 April a reorganisation of its...

UK engineers look to small modular reactors
25 April 2017 The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering issued a report on 24 April...

First contract signed on redesign of Iran’s Arak reactor
25 April 2017 China and Iran on 23 April signed the first commercial contract for...

Japan’s Genkai reactors approved for restart by local governor
25 April 2017 The governor of Japan’s Saga Prefecture, Yoshinori Yamaguchi, on 24...

Work continues on Russia’s floating NPP
25 April 2017 Work is continuing at Pevek in Chukotka to put in place the...

Areva plans new facility for Richland fuel plant
25 April 2017 Areva plans to start construction on a new $12m facility in June at...

UK pushes ahead with fusion
24 April 2017 The Mage Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) facility at Culham Centre for...

Costs as expected for Finnish repository
24 April 2017 Early construction contracts for Finland’s final deep geologic...

IAEA and Rosatom to support nuclear infrastructure development
24 April 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Russian state...

PSEG Nuclear forms partnership with Sargent & Lundy
23 April 2017 PSEG Nuclear and design engineering company Sargent & Lundy LLC on 18...

US DOE asked to end transfers of uranium to the market
23 April 2017 The Uranium Producers of America (UPA) has called on the US Department...

US Maryland University gets new fuel for its research reactor
20 April 2017 The University of Maryland will be able to continue operating its...

French regulator lists conditions for operation of Le Creusot Forge
20 April 2017 France's nuclear safety authority, Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN),...

Hungary appoints minister for Paks II
19 April 2017 Hungary has appointed János Süli, mayor of the town of Paks, as...

Finland Greens look to nuclear
19 April 2017 Four Green Party candidates in Finland have retracted a...

BWXT Canada wins contract at Darlington NPP
19 April 2017 BWXT Canada has been awarded a $55m contract to supply feeder pipes for...

More delays for India’s fast reactor
19 April 2017 India’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) told the Deccan Herald on 18...

Russia plans to boost nuclear power generation
18 April 2017 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom, part of state nuclear...

UK Horizon to be first client for new Exelon-JAPC joint venture
17 April 2017 US Exelon Generation and Japan Atomic Power Company are to establish a...

US NRC confirms clean up work in New Mexico
17 April 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a Confirmatory Order...

Dome installed at China’s Hongyanhe 5
17 April 2017 The 180t dome of the unit 5 reactor building at China’s Hongyanhe NPP...

IAEA to streamline submission of safeguards declarations
17 April 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in May, plans to launch a...

China signs transit agreement with Kazakhstan for IAEA fuel bank
16 April 2017 China and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 5 April signed...

EnBW receives approval to decommission Germany’s Philippsburg 1
16 April 2017 The Baden-Württemberg ministry of environment has on 12 April issued...

Russia’s ASE wins international technology award
16 April 2017 ASE Group, the engineering subsidiary of Russian state nuclear...

French Le Creusot Forge to restart work
16 April 2017 Areva has told French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire...