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August 2019

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Dismantling of Fukushima chimney begins
14 August 2019 Work began in August to dismantle a highly contaminated exhaust stack at...

Ghana commissions three nuclear facilities
13 August 2019 Ghana has commissioned three new nuclear faciliies – the Low-Enriched...

US looks to develop fast reactor
12 August 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 5 August published a Notice of Intent...

First contract signed for dismantling Chernobyl sarcophagus
12 August 2019 The Ukrainian state company that manages the Chernobyl nuclear site,...

Norway investigates possible past misconduct in reactor projects
12 August 2019 Norway’s Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) said on 5 August that it...

Boris Johnson visits Culham
09 August 2019 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the Culham Science Centre...

China reports nuclear capacity increase
08 August 2019 China’s total nuclear capacity rose 9% in the first six months of the year...

Russia’s Tvel to supply fuel for Bangladesh nuclear plant
08 August 2019 Russian fuel company Tvel (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom)...

Decommissioning plan submitted for Japan’s Onagawa 1
07 August 2019 Japan’s Tohoku Electric Power Company has filed an application with...

NuScale finalises agreements to support SMR development
07 August 2019 US NuScale Power has finalised agreements with South Korea’s Doosan...

GNS earns ASME authorisation for its casks
06 August 2019 Germany’s GNS announced on 30 July that it had earned a Certificate...

Fukushima Daiini to be decommissioned
06 August 2019 Fukushima Governor, Masao Uchibori said on 30 July that his prefecture...

Fuel ordered for Vogtle’s first AP1000
05 August 2019 US utility Georgia Power on 30 July ordered the first fuel load for unit 3...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 begins operation at 100%
02 August 2019 Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II (also known as Novovoronezh 7)...

New study suggests Russia’s Mayak may be the source of 2017 ruthenium release
02 August 2019 Russia’s Mayak PA reprocessing plant in the southern Urals region (part...

U-Battery SMR completes first stage of Canadian assessment
01 August 2019 The U-Battery consortium, led by enrichment company Urenco, has...

Contract awarded for Oyster Creek Decommissioning
01 August 2019 Comprehensive Decommissioning International (CDI) – a joint venture of...

July 2019

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Core catcher arrives at Akkuyu
31 July 2019 The 150t core catcher for unit 1 of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear plant has...

Ohio passes controversial legislation to subsidies two nuclear plants
31 July 2019 A financial rescue package worth around $1 billion for Ohio's two...

Framatome deploys new inspection tool for RPV baffle bolts
31 July 2019 France’s Framatome has deployed an innovative new inspection tool, known...

Sizewell C contract for Atkins
31 July 2019 UK-based Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin Group, said on 25 July that it...

Flamanville 3 delayed until 2022
30 July 2019 EDF said on 26 July that unit 3 at the Flamanville nuclear plant in...

Belgium’s Doel 3 cleared for early restart
29 July 2019 Unit 3 at Belgium’s Doel nuclear plant has been cleared for early...

Russia’s Tvel to supply fuel for Tianwan 7&8
26 July 2019 Russian fuel company Tvel (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom)...

French nuclear plants affected by heatwave
25 July 2019 French utility EDF said it will cut back electricity generation at units...

UK funding for SMRs
25 July 2019 The package of energy-related proposals announced by the UK Department...

UK proposes new financing model for nuclear
25 July 2019 The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on...

South Korea’s Doosan to supply equipment to NuScale
25 July 2019 South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co has signed a...

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories launches research initiative for SMRs
24 July 2019 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has announced the launch of the...

Russia to suspend work on Baltic
23 July 2019 Russia’s nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear...

CNNC launches SMR project
23 July 2019 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on 18 July announced the launch...

IAEA head Yukiya Amano dies aged 72
23 July 2019 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced on 22 July...

US NRC completes third stage of NuScale SMR review
23 July 2019 NuScale Power said on 22 July that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission...

Sellafield clean-up contract wins extension
22 July 2019 The UK Decommissioning Delivery Partnership (DDP) which helps...

Two Russian NPPs experience unplanned outages
22 July 2019 Units 1, 2 and 4 at Russia’s Kalinin NPP – all VVER-1000 reactors –...

Vitrification resumes at Japanese reprocessing plant
22 July 2019 The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has resumed vitrifying...

Environmental assessment begins for Canada’s first SMR
19 July 2019 On 12 July the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) received a...

New fusion support facility inaugurated in Croatia
19 July 2019 A dual ion beam facility, which enables two ion beams from...

Northstar completes Mo-99 facility
19 July 2019 US-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes has completed construction on...

Olkiluoto 3 commercial operation now expected July 2020
18 July 2019 The 1600MW Olkiluoto 3 EPR under construction in Finland is now expected...

Uzbekistan expands its nuclear plans
17 July 2019 Uzbekistan’s Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov said in an interview...

Iran loses patience
16 July 2019 Iran is enriching uranium to 4.5% fissile purity, above the 3.67% limit...

Russia and Bolivia strengthen co-operation
15 July 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Bolivia’s Ministry of...

GEH awarded decommissioning contract for Oyster Creek
15 July 2019 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has been awarded a contract by...

Ukraine takes over New Safe Confinement and promotes Chernobyl tourism
15 July 2019 The New Safe Confinement (NSC) built to encase the destroyed reactor 4 at...

CNL to refuel Canada’s Slowpoke reactor
12 July 2019 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced it has been awarded an...

Operators certified for UAE nuclear plant
11 July 2019 The UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (Fanr) has...

IAEA says Norway is committed to strengthening safety
11 July 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

South Korea wins generator contract in India
11 July 2019 South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has teamed up with...

Czech Republic commits to nuclear new-build
11 July 2019 The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade on 8 July published a...

Russia supplies fuel for China’s fast reactor
11 July 2019 Russian fuel company Tvel (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom)...

US research reactor I&C goes digital
10 July 2019 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has licensed the first...

Belgium’s Elia warns of capacity gap as IAEA assesses long-term safety
10 July 2019 Belgian grid operator Elia said in its “Adequacy and flexibility study...

US funding for molten salt technology
10 July 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE's) Advanced Research Project...

Rosatom begins training programmes for Akkuyu NPP personnel
09 July 2019 Personnel for the Akkuyu NPP in Turkey have begun their training at...

Switzerland’s Liebstadt cleared to operate at full power
08 July 2019 The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (Ensi) said on 2 July that...

Rolls Royce and AMS sign I&C partnership
08 July 2019 UK-based Rolls-Royce and US-based Analysis and Measurement...

Dry storage authorised for Spain’s Cofrentes NPP
04 July 2019 Spain’s Environment Ministry has authorised the construction of an...

AEM-Technologies approved as a supplier for Chinese NPPs
04 July 2019 Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of state nuclear corporation...

Tvel to undertake research in Czech Republic
03 July 2019 Russia’s fuel company Tvel (a subsidiary of state nuclear...

China's Taishan 2 connected to grid
02 July 2019 Unit 2 of China's Taishan nuclear plant in Guangdong province has...

Skanska wins contract for Finnish encapsulation plant
01 July 2019 Swedish construction company Skanska has signed an agreement with...

Licence granted for Russia’s FNPP
01 July 2019 Russia’s state nuclear regulator Rostekhnadzor Russian on 27 June...

Basemat completed for Hinkley Point C1
01 July 2019 The basemat for the first reactor unit has been completed at the UK’s...

Contract signed for Hanhikivi administrative building
01 July 2019 Finland's Fennovoima and Lehto Tilat Oy, a subsidiary of Finland's...

June 2019

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GE wins $120m Cernavoda maintenance contract
28 June 2019 GE Steam Power has signed a new turbine island maintenance agreement...

Bechtel signs co-operation agreement with Deep Isolation
28 June 2019 Nuclear waste disposal solutions company Deep Isolation and engineering...

Finland begins construction of used fuel encapsulation plant
27 June 2019 Finnish waste management company Posiva has announced the start...

Nuclear companies sign manifesto for a decarbonised Europe
27 June 2019 Representatives from the nuclear industry meeting at the Nuclear in...

Construction begins at Hungary’s Paks II
27 June 2019 Construction of the first buildings of at the Paks II NPP project in...

US NRC approves transfer of Oyster Creek licence
26 June 2019 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 20 June approved the...

IAEA Salto team reviews Sweden’s Forsmark
26 June 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

Dummy fuel delivered to Leningrad II -2
25 June 2019 The delivery of dummy fuel assemblies (TVS simulators) for unit 2 of...

IAEA team evaluates nuclear security in Belgium
25 June 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) International...

Uzbekistan moves forward with nuclear power plans
25 June 2019 UK-based Assystem on 16 May signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Russia’s Kursk II well ahead of schedule
24 June 2019 Construction of Russia’s Kursk II is proceeding ahead of schedule, the...

Framatome launches new protective coatings
24 June 2019 France’s Framatome has launched “a suite of new protective coatings...

IRRS mission sees regulatory improvement in Armenia but challenges remain
24 June 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

Russia to set up training centre for Turkey’s Akkuyu
24 June 2019 Rusatom Service, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation...

US NRC finds no safety concerns related to Clinch River SMRs
20 June 2019 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has found no safety concerns...

More delays for Europe’s first EPRs
20 June 2019 Finnish power company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 19 June that...

Toshiba and AECOM to collaborate on decommissioning
20 June 2019 Japan’s Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) on ...

Used fuel transfer plan to be developed for San Onofre
18 June 2019 US utility Southern California Edison (SCE) has awarded a 20-month...

VVER-TOI meets EUR requirements
18 June 2019 The organisation of European energy producers has recognised...

Another Hinkley contract for Wood
12 June 2019 UK company Wood announced on 11 June that it has won a multi-million...

NuScale’s first SMR plant should be completed by 2027
12 June 2019 Jose N Reyes, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of NuScale Power,...

Urenco completes tails facility in UK
12 June 2019 European enrichment company Urenco on 7 June announced the completion...

Russia signs general contract for China’s Xudabao
12 June 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 5 June signed the...

IAEA expresses concern over Iran tensions
12 June 2019 The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) director general...

IAEA opens new linear accelerator
11 June 2019 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has marked the opening of ...

Russia and Slovakia agree to continue co-operation
11 June 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Ministry of Economy...

Finland’s new government goes for carbon neutrality
10 June 2019 Finland’s new centre-left coalition government on 4 June said Finland...

Rosatom affirms plans to participate in tender for Belene
10 June 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom still plans to participate in...

NAC storage system chosen for three Mile Island
07 June 2019

Russia’s Novovoronezh-II 2 begins pilot operation
05 June 2019 Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh-II nuclear plant (also known as...

Argentina’s Embalse resumes commercial operation
05 June 2019 Argentina’s Embalse nuclear plant, in the province of Córdoba, has...

US DOE selects Centrus subsidiary for HALEU contract
05 June 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE) said on 31 May that it had asked...

Pilgrim closes down
04 June 2019 The US Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth, Massachussetts was permanently...

US DOE supports Lightbridge-Framatome fuel development
04 June 2019 US a nuclear fuel technology development company Lightbridge...

Accelerated decommissioning planned for Crystal River
03 June 2019 US utility Duke Energy on 30 May announced plans to decommission...

China’s second EPR achieves criticality
03 June 2019 Unit 2 at China’s Taishan nuclear plant Guangdong province, a Generation...

IEA calls for investment in nuclear to achieve climate goals
03 June 2019 The International Energy Agency (IEA), in a report published on 28...

May 2019

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Jacobs secures framework agreement on Dounreay decommissioning
31 May 2019 USA-based Jacobs Engineering Group announced on 29 May that it had...

China says contract imminent for two more Russian nuclear units
28 May 2019 Russia’s Atomstroyexport (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom)...

Rosatom pushes ahead with wind energy
28 May 2019 Russia’s Stavropol Territory in 2022 will begin production of 1.2 GWe...

More US funding for advanced nuclear technology
28 May 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 24 May announced further funding...

US Xcel seeks continued operation of its NPPs
28 May 2019 US utility Xcel Energy on 20 May announced plans for its last two...

Russia looks to Africa
28 May 2019 Russia and the Congo on 24 May signed an intergovernmental agreement...

Improved safety at France’s Golfech NPP
28 May 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review...

Used fuel transfer to resume at US San Onofre NPP
28 May 2019 US power utility Southern California Edison (SCE) has been approved to...

Repairs begin at Olkiluoto 3
28 May 2019 Work has begun at unit 3 of Finland's Olkiluoto NPP to repair a...

Demolition of US gaseous diffusion facilities begins
28 May 2019 Work began on 23 May to demolish the last two buildings at the US...

Kakrapar 1 connected to grid
28 May 2019 The 220 MWe unit 1 at India’s Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1) in...

Russia launches third nuclear icebreaker
28 May 2019 Russia on 25 May launched a third nuclear-powered icebreaker (Project...

More delays for restart of UK’s Hunterston B reactors
28 May 2019 EDF Energy, owned by France's EDF, has again extended outages at the...

Fuel for Belarus NPP unit 2 passes inspection
24 May 2019 The initial loading of nuclear fuel for unit 2 of the Belarus has...

Serious nuclear safety violation under investigation in South Korea
24 May 2019 South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) said on 20...

Bulgaria launches call for strategic investor for Belene NPP
24 May 2019 The procedure for selecting a strategic investor for Bulgaria’s Belene...

Russia signs further agreement for CNST in Vietnam
23 May 2019 Russian State Atomic Corporation Rosatom has signed a memorandum...

GE Hitachi seeks BWRX-300 design review in Canada
23 May 2019 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has submitted its 300MW BWRX-300 small...

Refurb complete at India's Kakrapar 1
23 May 2019 Unit 1 at India's Kakrapar nuclear power plant, a 220MW PHWR, achieved...

Kazakhstan to begin fuel assembly production
21 May 2019 Kazakhstan plans to begin production of nuclear fuel assemblies this...

Rosatom and Uzbekistan sign roadmap for nuclear plant construction
21 May 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Uzbekistan’s Ministry of...

IAEA assesses long term operation of China’s Qinshan 1
20 May 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

Poland affirms preparations for first NPP
20 May 2019 Poland is preparing to build its first nuclear power plant by 2033 in...

South Korean nuclear research centre planned for Saudi Arabia
20 May 2019 South Korea plans to set up a joint nuclear energy research centre in...

Wood to lead UK digital research programme
16 May 2019 Wood has been appointed by the UK's Department for Business, Energy...

NuScale inks MOU with Enfission
16 May 2019 NuScale Power and Enfission have signed a memorandum of understanding...

More water problems for Fukushima
16 May 2019 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on 13 May temporarily halted...

WANO turns 30
15 May 2019 The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) is marking its 30...

ASN investigates possible fraud cases
15 May 2019 France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) has launched an investigation...

Contract awarded for solar park at Borssele
14 May 2019 German company PFALZSOLAR has won an international tender to build...

Hungary and Russia renegotiate Paks-II loan
14 May 2019 Hungary and Russia have agreed to amend the loan agreement for the...

US Shine begins construction of Mo-99 facility
14 May 2019 US Shine Medical Technologies broke ground on 9 May on their first...

US NRC certification for APR-1400
14 May 2019 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced its readiness...

Milestone achieved for Finnish repository project
13 May 2019 Finnish waste management company Posiva, jointly owned by Finnish...

Sellafield awards a 20-year contracts
13 May 2019 Sellafield said on 9 May that its Programme and Project Partners (PPP)...

Rosatom reports record revenue and orders
13 May 2019 The director general of Russian state nuclear coporation Rosatom,...

Romania signs deal with China for two units at Cernavoda
10 May 2019 Nuclearelectrica, which operates Romania’s Cernavoda nuclear plant, said on...

Holtec begins final testing of Chernobyl used fuel facility
10 May 2019 US-based Holtec International said this week that it is starting...

Exelon to close Three Mile Island in September
09 May 2019 US Exelon said on 8 May that it would shut the last reactor at the Three...

Drones map radiation near Chernobyl
09 May 2019 A team of British scientists has completed the most comprehensive survey...

Cavendish wins waste contract for Hinkley Point A
09 May 2019 Cavendish Nuclear has secured a contract to design and build a plant...

HEU removed from Dounreay to USA
08 May 2019 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and US Department of...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 generates first electricity
08 May 2019 Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II nuclear plant supplied electricity to the...

Bruce Power’s refurbishment provides work for supply chain
08 May 2019 Canada’s Akromold has signed a commercial agreement with Laker...

US Calvert Cliffs to trial Framatome accident tolerant fuel
07 May 2019 Framatome has signed a contract to supply in February 2021 two...

Kyrgyzstan bans uranium mining as environmental remediation work begins
07 May 2019 Kyrgyzstan's parliament on 2 May voted to ban uranium exploration and...

X-energy signs MOU with Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Industries
07 May 2019 US-based X-energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with...

Grouting completed at collapsed tunnel on US Hanford site
07 May 2019 Workers at the US Hanford Site in southeast Washington state have...

UK scientists generate electricity from americium
06 May 2019 A team of scientists led by the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory, working...

Olkiluoto 2 outage brought forward
03 May 2019 The annual maintenance outage at Finland’s Olkiluoto 2 was brought...

EnergySolutions to decommission Fort Calhoun
03 May 2019 US-based EnergySolutions on 29 April signed a contract with the Omaha...

Fire closes unit 3 at Ukraine’s Rovno nuclear plant
02 May 2019 Ukrainian officials said on 30 April that radiation levels remained...

Uniper and Nukem to dismantle Swedish NPPs
02 May 2019 A consortium of Germany’s Uniper Anlagenservice and Russia’s...

Cold testing begins at China’s first Hualong One unit
02 May 2019 Cold hydrostatic testing began on 27 April at unit 5 of China’s...

South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries to support NuScale SMR
01 May 2019 US-based NuScale Power and South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries...

France’s Belleville NPP remains under enhanced surveillance
01 May 2019 France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) will keep the Belleville...

April 2019

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Norway closes its last research reactor
30 April 2019 The Board of Directors of Norway’s Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)...

South Korea’s Shin-Kori 4 connected to grid
30 April 2019 Unit 4 of South Korea’s Shin Kori nuclear power plant, an APR-1400,...

Framatome wins modernisation contract for Swiss Goesgen
30 April 2019 France’s Framatome has been awarded a contract for modernisation of...

Outage extended again for UK Hunterston NPP
30 April 2019 EDF Energy has again extended an outage at its Hunterston B8 nuclear...

Chernobyl New Safe Confinement completed
29 April 2019 The New Safe Confinement (NSC), a multinational project to construct a...

Thailand looks to fusion
29 April 2019 The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat)...

Northstar wins financing from Oberland
26 April 2019 US-based NorthStar Medical Technologies of the USA has closed a $100...

Framework contracts for Dounreay
25 April 2019 Six framework contracts, potentially worth up to £400 million ($518...

Russia’s FNPP expects a licence in July
25 April 2019 Comprehensive testing of the two KLT-40S reactors installed on...

Two major Chinese energy companies join forces
25 April 2019 China General Nuclear (CGN) – the largest Chinese nuclear corporation...

Dummy assemblies loaded into Belarus 1
25 April 2019 Russia’s Atomstroyexport (ASE), the engineering division of the...

Russia upgrades key fast neutron critical stand in Obninsk
24 April 2019 Russia’s AI Leipunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering in...

South Korea looks to decommissioning
24 April 2019 The South Korean government on 17 April unveiled a blueprint to build up...

China uprates Qinshan 1
24 April 2019 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced that China’s oldest...

Russia pledges support for Bulgaria’s Belene NPP
24 April 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to provide the...

Russia signs more agreements with newcomer countries
18 April 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its subsidiaries signed...

TVEL contracted to supply fuel to Egypt
18 April 2019 Russian Fuel Company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) and...

First concrete for Kursk II unit 2
18 April 2019 First concrete for unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk II NPP has been poured two...

Decommissioning contract for SNC-Lavalin and Holtec
18 April 2019 Comprehensive Decommissioning International (CDI), a joint venture...

GNS casks ordered for two German NPPs
18 April 2019 Germany’s GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH has received an order...

Reactor core rebuilt at Canada’s Darlington 2
18 April 2019 The reactor core at unit 2 of Canada’s Darlington NPP has now been...

Hot testing completed at Mohovce 3
18 April 2019 Hot hydrostatic testing has been successfully completed at unit 3 of...

Commissioning of Belarus NPP unit 1 begins
18 April 2019 The physical launch of unit 1 at the Belarusian NPP is scheduled for...

Fuel assembly removal begins from pool at Fukushima unit 3
18 April 2019 Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) on 15 April began removing used nuclear...

Egypt's El-Dabaa NPP granted site permit
16 April 2019 The Egyptian Nuclear Plants Authority (NPPA) had been granted a site...

Physical start up of Novovoronezh II-2
16 April 2019 Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II NPP started the process of physical...

More delays possible for Flamanville 3
16 April 2019 EDF should repair eighty faulty weldings at unit 3 of the Flamanville...

Ansto to complete new Mo-99 waste facility in 2020
16 April 2019 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) said on...

CEZ to test Westinghouse fuel
16 April 2019 The Czech power company CEZ said on 4 April that it will load an...

Fuel loading delayed at OL3
11 April 2019 Fuel loading at Finland's Olkiluoto 3 EPR will be delayed by about two...

Wood wins Hinkley Point C contract
11 April 2019 Wood announced it has secured a new contract to provide a construction...

Tender launched for design of radwaste store in Georgia
11 April 2019 The European Union (EU) has approved EUR1 million in funding for a...

NRC approves licence amendment for NUHOMS
10 April 2019 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved a licensing...

Commissioning underway in Belarus
09 April 2019 The first stage of commissioning has started at Ostrovets 1, a...

PATRAM partnership announced
09 April 2019 Nuclear Engineering International has been named as an official media...

IT and communications contract for Hinkely Point C
08 April 2019 UK technology and network service company telent Technology Services Ltd...

Accident tolerant fuel in operation at Vogtle 2
08 April 2019 The first accident tolerant fuel assemblies containing both modified...

Core catcher installation starts at Bangladesh’s Rooppur 2
05 April 2019 The reinforced frame of the core catcher, weighing 58t, and the embedded...

Barakah 2 completes next stage of testing
05 April 2019 Six years after it started construction, structural integrity testing...

Canadian regulator receives first application for SMR
04 April 2019 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has received the first...

Bolivian nuclear research centre to be completed ahead of schedule
04 April 2019 The Bolivian Nuclear Energy Agency (ABEN) has approved the detailed...

China plans fusion research centre
04 April 2019 Chinese authorities have approved a project to create a national centre...

Belgium’s IBA to supply accelerators to Northstar
04 April 2019 US-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes and Belgium’s Ion Beam...

IDOM invests in Moltex Energy
03 April 2019 UK-based nuclear technology company Moltex Energy has secured...

Nuclear pump contracts for Hayward Tyler
03 April 2019 Hayward Tyler is pleased to announce that it has secured two new...

Tepco completes upgrades of Fukushima water storage tanks
02 April 2019 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) announced on 27 March that work had...

Decommissioning to go ahead for small Swiss research reactor
02 April 2019 Switzerland’s Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) has confimed...

Full scope simulator for Russia’s Beloyarsk 4
02 April 2019 Russia’s Beloyarsk nuclear plant announced on 29 March that it has...

Physical start up at Novovoronezh II-2
01 April 2019 Physical start up has been achieved at unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh...

Two year reprieve for JET as Brexit uncertainty continues
01 April 2019 UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and Department for Business, Energy...

More US funding for advanced reactors
01 April 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 27 March announced funding of...

Spain’s Almaraz to operate until 2028
01 April 2019 Iberdrola, Endesa and Naturgy, the owners of Spain’s Almaraz nuclear...

March 2019

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Hualong One units approved for Taipingling
29 March 2019 On 18 March, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment published...

UK releases report on micro reactors after three year delay
28 March 2019 The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on 22...

Organisational change for Fennovoima
28 March 2019 Finland’s Fennovoima said on 27 March that it is changing its...

Russia to begin building Brest reactor
28 March 2019 Russian fuel company TVEL, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...

Record generation for US nuclear plants
28 March 2019 In 2018, US nuclear power plants achieved a record generation of...

Moltex SMR for Estonia
27 March 2019 Fermi Energia of Estonia on 21 March selected UK-based Moltex Energy as...

China completes testing of Hualong One fuel
26 March 2019 China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said on 21 March that it had...

New facility opened at Sellafield
26 March 2019 The UK’s Sellafield site has launched a new plant that will support...

Agreement signed to develop ARC-100 SMR
26 March 2019 ARC Nuclear Canada announced on 20 March that it had signed an agreement...

Iran begins construction of Bushehr 2&3
25 March 2019 Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi,...

IAEA reviews long term operation of Mexico’s Laguna Verde
25 March 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

Toshiba team extracts elements from vitrified waste
25 March 2019 Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation said on 19 March...

Holtec sets up JV to develop Ukraine’s mineral resources
22 March 2019 Ukraine’s BGV Group and US-based Holtec International announced they...

Preferred bidders selected for Sellafield project
22 March 2019 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Ltd announced on...

NuScale signs MOU with Romania
21 March 2019 NuScale Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with...

EDF Energy again extends outages at Hunterston B
21 March 2019 EDF Energy said this week March that it has extended outages at the...

Armenian NPP to close for refurb
21 March 2019 Metsamor 2 of the in Armenia will shut down on 1 June for a...

WANO opens entries for 2019 excellence awards
21 March 2019 The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has called on its...

Consortium secures contract extension at Kozloduy
20 March 2019 Bulgaria's State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SERAW) has awarded...

Basemat completed for Turkey's Akkuyu 1
20 March 2019 The basemat for the nuclear island buildings of unit 1 of the Akkuyu...

Russian uranium miner reports good results
20 March 2019 Russian uranium miner Uranium One has announced revenues of $379.9...

Vattenfall joins EPRI's nuclear research programme
20 March 2019 The US-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has announced...

X-energy’s TRISO project progresses through US loan guarantee process
20 March 2019 US-based X-energy announced on 14 March that it had been invited to submit...

New contracts for Canada’s Kinetrics
19 March 2019 Canadian company Kinectrics has been awarded two major contracts by...

New steam generator delivered to France’s Gravelines 5
19 March 2019 The first of three new replacement steam generators was delivered...

Belgium’s Doel 1 restarts
19 March 2019 Unit 1 at Belgium’s Doel nuclear plant was restarted on 12 March several...

USA reaffirms plans for construction in India
18 March 2019 India and the USA have issued a joint statement agreeing to...

China and Russia sign formal contracts for four VVER-1200s
14 March 2019 Russia and China on 7 March signed the general contract for construction...

Russia announced nuclear fuel advances
14 March 2019 Russia’s National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NITU...

China signs agreement for nuclear heating demonstration project
14 March 2019 China's State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) on 27 February signed...

Joi Scientific and NB Power to develop hydrogen powered grid
13 March 2019 US-based Joi Scientific will partner with Canada’s New Brunswick Power...

Equipment installed to retrieve radwaste from Sellafield silo
13 March 2019 Engineering teams have installed equipment to scoop up and remove...

Japan reduces its dependence on LNG
13 March 2019 Japan’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are likely to decrease by...

Outage extensions for UK’s Dungeness and Hunterston
12 March 2019 EDF Energy said on 8 March it had extended outages at the two-unit...

Operating licence for Olkiluoto 3
12 March 2019 The Finnish government has issued an operating permit for the...

Russia to supply fuel for Bushehr through Caspian Sea
12 March 2019 This spring, Russia will start supplying nuclear fuel to Iran for the...

Bulgaria prepares to relaunch Belene project
08 March 2019 Bulgaria’s Minister of Energy, Temenujka Petkova, told Nova on 5 March...

NRA to begin monitoring caldera near Sendai
08 March 2019 The Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) is planning to install...

Rolls Royce looks to sell international civil nuclear business
08 March 2019 UK engineering company Rolls-Royce is preparing to offload its civil...

GNS to supply spent fuel casks to Gundremmingen
07 March 2019 GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH has received an order to supply...

Browns Ferry 2 taken offline for power uprate
07 March 2019 Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry 2, a 1155MW boiling water...

Akkuyu Nuclear appoints new CEO
07 March 2019 Anastasia Zoteeva has been appointed chief executive officer of...

Rosatom looks to training for Africa
03 March 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Rwanda’s Ministry...

Westinghouse launches new generation Triton11 nuclear fuel
03 March 2019 US-based Westinghouse on 28 February announced the launch of a new...

Simulator installed at Tianwan 5
03 March 2019 China Nuclear Energy Association (CNEA) said on 28 February that a...

Turbines at China’s Sanmen and Haiyang plants clear all tests
03 March 2019 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced on 28 February that...

Belgium’s Doel 1 to restart as Engie predicts increase availability
03 March 2019 Belgium’s Federaal Agentschap voor Nucleaire Controle (Federal Agency...

New licence issued for Russia’s closed Beloyarsk units
03 March 2019 Russian nuclear regulator Rostekhnadzor on 22 February issued a licence...

Orano reports fall in revenue but increased cashflow
03 March 2019 French nuclear fuel cycle company Orano (formerly Areva) said in its...

Progress at Belarus NPP
03 March 2019 Unit 1 of the Belarus NPP under construction at Ostrovets has been...

Canada’s Anfield Energy acquires US properties
03 March 2019 Canada-based Anfield Energy announced on 1 March that it has completed...

February 2019

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Bulgaria to study Westinghouse fuel
28 February 2019 Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP said on 25 February that it has hired...

Rosatom postpones decommissioning of graphite reactors
28 February 2019 Russia’s Experimental-Demonstration Centre for the Decommissioning...

EDF given more time NPP upgrades but urged to improve EPR safety
28 February 2019 France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority) on...

Westinghouse may build nuclear fuel plant in Ukraine
28 February 2019 Ukraine plans to build a nuclear fuel fabrication plant of at the...

Siting study completed Terrestrial Energy IMSR
28 February 2019 US-based Terrestrial Energy has completed its siting study with...

WANO to establish branch office in China
28 February 2019 The membership of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) voted...

Finnish regulator approves operation of OL3
27 February 2019 The Finnish Nuclear Safety Authority (Stuk) announced on 25 February that...

Russia’s Atomexpo to focus on sustainable development
27 February 2019 Russia’s 11th International Forum Atomexpo, which takes place in the...

Holtec’s SMR-160 sparks interest in Ukraine
26 February 2019 Ukraine’s nuclear utility Energoatom is planning to set up a consortium...

Framatome wins US contracts
26 February 2019 France’s Framatome on 21 February signed a contract to provide...

Russia remains main supplier of Ukraine’s nuclear fuel
26 February 2019 Russia remained the main exporter of nuclear fuel to Ukraine in...

Algerian research reactor restarts after upgrades
26 February 2019 The Es-Salam research reactor at the Birine Nuclear Research Centre...

US to fund four companies to produce Mo-99 without use of HEU
26 February 2019 The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security...

Construction of new US Vogtle NPP units on schedule
26 February 2019 US power utility Southern Company management said on 20 February...

More problems for Finland’s OL3
26 February 2019 Finland’s Finland’s radiation and nuclear safety authority, Stuk,...

Small fire reported on site of reactor being built at Russia’s Mayak facility
21 February 2019 A fire broke out on 14 February at the construction site of a new...

US NRC terminates construction authorisation for mox plant
21 February 2019 A request by CB&I Areva MOX Services (MOX Services) to terminate...

Physical start up begins at Russia’s Novovoronezh-II unit 2
21 February 2019 On 19 February, physical start up began at unit 2 of Russia’s...

Uranium One maintains production at 2018 levels
21 February 2019 Russian company Uranium One (a subsidiary of state nuclear...

Canada’s SMR review process sees two project begin due diligence
21 February 2019 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) said on 15 February that...

BP Outlook sees fall in nuclear share
20 February 2019 BP’s Energy Outlook for 2019 considers a range of scenarios to...

EDF announces figures for 2018
20 February 2019 EDF (83.66% owned by the French government), on 15 February announced...

Search for UK repository site resumes
15 February 2019 Radioactive Waste Management, a subsidiary of the UK’s...

Melted fuel photographed at Fukushima
15 February 2019 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on 13 February released photos of...

Fusion progress in UK and South Korea
15 February 2019 First Light Fusion, which was spun out of the University of Oxford in 2011...

Cavendish contracted by EDF to support two UK NPPs
15 February 2019 Cavendish Nuclear has announced a 10-year contract with EDF Energy to...

Kyushu to decommission Genkai 2
14 February 2019 Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Company has announced plans to...

New UK nuclear centre opens in Derby
14 February 2019 Nuclear AMRC Midlands, a new research and innovation centre is opening n...

Urenco to produce HALEU
12 February 2019 Urenco USA has announced its capability in the provision of high assay...

Silex Systems and Cameco buy into GLE
11 February 2019 Australian technology company Silex Systems and Canada's Cameco...

Pressure vessel base is manufactured for Turkey’s Akkuyu
11 February 2019 The pressure vessel base of the VVER-1200 reactor for unit 1 of...

Safety case submitted for Belgian waste repository
11 February 2019 Belgium’s radioactive waste management agency Ondraf/Niras on 5...

Restart of Kansai’s ageing reactors is delayed
08 February 2019 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Company said on 4 February that the restart...

Hualong reactors replace AP1000s in Chinese nuclear plans
08 February 2019 Beijing has approved the construction of four new nuclear units using a...

DOE confirms funding for ATF development
08 February 2019 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy on 31...

Terrestrial Energy and NRG cooperate on molten salt reactor
07 February 2019 US-based Terrestrial Energy and NRG (Netherlands) on 5 February announced...

Spanish electricity companies agree on scaled closure of nuclear plants
07 February 2019 Spain’s three main electricity companies (Endesa, Iberdrola and Naturgy)...

Bulgaria to begin selecting investors for Belene
07 February 2019 The Bulgarian authorities plan to start the process of selecting a...

Taipower rules out operation of Lungmen
06 February 2019 State-run Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) on 31 January ruled out starting up...

Approval given for start of Shin-Kori 4
05 February 2019 South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) on 1...

ANSTO installs emissions monitoring equipment
05 February 2019 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation's (ANSTO)...

Hualong reactor completed in Pakistan
05 February 2019 All the reactor internals have been installed at unit 2 of Pakistan’s...

Iran is self-sufficient in fuel production
04 February 2019 The head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar...

Poland looks to high temperature reactors
04 February 2019 Poland’s Energy Ministry has signed an agreement with the National Centre...

MHI and Weir to supply pumps for Hinkley C
04 February 2019 Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Weir Engineering Services...

Bruce Power signs supplier agreement with First Nation company
04 February 2019 Canada’s Bruce Power on 25 January signed a supplier agreement with...

Belarus NPP looks at used fuel management options
04 February 2019 The cost of used nuclear fuel management at the Belarus nuclear plant...

IAEA reports of Fukushima decommissioning as new robot unveiled
01 February 2019 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 31 January published...

Russia begins testing accident tolerant fuel
01 February 2019 The first experimental assemblies of Russia’s accident tolerant fuel...

Rolls Royce signs another contract for Hinkley
01 February 2019 Rolls Royce announced on 31 January that it had signed a contract to...

January 2019

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Russia’s Tvel signs contract to supply fuel for India’s Tarapur NPP
31 January 2019 Russian nuclear fuel company Tvel, a subsidiary of Rosatom, has signed...

Westinghouse plans to resume production of VVER-440 fuel
31 January 2019 US-based Westinghouse is working to resume production of fuel for...

NRG completes testing of special steel for Iter
31 January 2019 Netherlands nuclear research and consultancy group (NRG) has completed...

Assystem contracted to oversee safety at Turkey’s Akkuyu
31 January 2019 The French engineering group Assystem has signed a six-year contract with...

France’s nuclear industry signs strategic contract for future projects
31 January 2019 The French nuclear industry on 28 January signed a strategic contract...

US depleted uranium conversion underway
30 January 2019 The US Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM)...

South Korea seeks collaboration on refurbishment of Romanian NPPs
30 January 2019 South Korea's Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said on 25 January that...

Brazil reconsiders completion of Angra 3
29 January 2019 Brazilian Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque said on 23 January...

Belgium’s Doel 2 approved for restart
29 January 2019 Belgium’s Engie Electrabel, a subsidiary of French energy group Engie,...

Orano and Bureau Veritas to cooperate in nuclear materials transport
29 January 2019 France’s Orano TN, the nuclear logistics subsidiary of the Orano...

IAEA announced major conference on climate change
29 January 2019 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued an announcement...

China begins testing ATF fuel
28 January 2019 China General Nuclear (CGN) has started irradiation testing of a 2SF PI-A...

GEH completes segmentation of Oskarshamn 2
28 January 2019 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has completed the segmentation...

Life extension work begins at Russia’s Kola 2
28 January 2019 Unit 2 at Russia’s Kola nuclear plant was disconnected from the grid on...

Russia provides regulatory documents for Armenian NPP
28 January 2019 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear...

EDF gives update on Flamanville 3
25 January 2019 French power company EDF said on 21 January that it would make further...

Chinese joint venture established for Greenland mining project
25 January 2019 China's Shenghe Resources Holding Co Ltd, the largest shareholder...

Dungeness B corrosion rated at INES level 2
24 January 2019 According to the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) an...

More DOE funding for US accident tolerant fuel
24 January 2019 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company announced on 18 January that it...

US pushes ahead with HALEU fuel for advanced reactors
24 January 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has completed an environmental...

US adopts laws supporting advanced nuclear
23 January 2019 Despite the USA being in the midst of its longest ever government...

US company demonstrates waste retrieval technique
23 January 2019 California-based private company Deep Isolation has demonstrated...

Swedish repository expansion given regulatory approval
22 January 2019 Swedish nuclear waste management company SKB said that it will be granted...

Russia signs cooperation agreement with Serbia
22 January 2019 Russian President Vladimir Putin on 17 January signed a package of...

Bulgaria reports international interest in Belene
21 January 2019 The US Company General Electric has expressed interest in participating as...

Simulator at South Korea’s Wolsong 1 to be redeveloped for use at unit 3
21 January 2019 Canada-based L3 MAPPS has signed a deal with Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power...

NRG awarded funding for nuclear medicine research centre
21 January 2019 Netherlands-based Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group NRG announced...

Life extension for Russia’s Balakovo 3
18 January 2019 Russia’s Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and...

Horizon suspends work on Wylfa Newydd
17 January 2019 Horizon Nuclear Power is suspending its UK nuclear development...

NuScale eyes the Jordanian SMR market
17 January 2019 US-based NuScale Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with...

US Northstar takes over Vermont Yankee
17 January 2019 US Entergy Corporation on 14 January completed the sale of Entergy...

More US funds for Framatome’s accident tolerant fuel
16 January 2019 Framatome said on 15 January that it had received a $49 million,...

Russia’s Novovoronezh 4 restarted after upgrades
15 January 2019 Unit 4 of Russia’s Novovoronezh nuclear plant, a VVER-440 reactor was...

Nuclear remains Belgium’s main power source
15 January 2019 Belgium’s nuclear power plant produced 48% of total electricity in...

New safety display system for NuScale SMR
14 January 2019 US-based NuScale Power and Ultra Electronics Energy have unveiled a...

Russian reactors achieve new generation records
14 January 2019 In 2018, Russian nuclear plants (all part of nuclear utility...

India’s details nuclear construction plans
14 January 2019 By 2031, India expects to bring 21 new power reactors online with a...

Russia’s Tvel to supply fuel for China’s CFR-600 fast reactor
14 January 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom plans to produce and supply...

Westinghouse details post-bankruptcy restructuring
11 January 2019 US based-Westinghouse on 9 January has announced its first...

China’s Haiyang 2 begins commercial operation
11 January 2019 Unit 2 of China's Haiyang NPP in Shandong province completed 168 hours...

Argentine’s Embalse nuclear plant restarts following life extension work
11 January 2019 Nucleoeléctrica Argentina announced on 4 January that the Embalse...

US to revive enrichment project
10 January 2019 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Nuclear Energy Oak Ridge Site...

Rolls Royce to work on Hungary’s Paks II
10 January 2019 UK engineering firm Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of...

Coolant pumps installed at China’s Fuqing
09 January 2019 The final main reactor coolant pump was installed at Fuqing 5 in...

Rosatom looks to SMRs
08 January 2019 In the first quarter of 2019, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom...

Radioisotope waste recycling to begin in Belgium
07 January 2019 The radioactive residues arising from the production of...

Design approved for Russia’s Brest experimental fast reactor
07 January 2019 Glavgosexpertiza, Russia’s state body responsible for expert appraisal...

IAEA reviews Vietnam's plans for research reactor
07 January 2019 As part of its preparations for a new research reactor, Vietnam hosted...

India’s Kaiga 1 breaks another operating record
03 January 2019 Unit 1 of India's Kaiga nuclear palnt in Karnataka, an indigenously...

Dominion completes merger with Scana
03 January 2019 Dominion Energy has completed its merger with Scana, the South...

Russia closes down Leningrad 1
02 January 2019 Unit 1 of Russia’s Leningrad nuclear plant was withdrawn from service on...

Ukraine extends nuclear fuel contract with Russia
02 January 2019 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom in December confirmed the signing of...

Uniper to coordinate demolition of Swedish reactors
02 January 2019 Germany-based Uniper (a subsidiary of Fortum) is to coordinate the...

China’s Tianwan 4 begins commercial operation
02 January 2019 Unit 4 of the Tianwan nuclear plant in China's Jiangsu province...

US DOE announced nuclear research funding
02 January 2019 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

Delays announced for Finland’s Hanhikivi NPP
02 January 2019 Construction of Finland’s Hanhikivi 1 NPP to be built with Russian...

Russian accident tolerant fuel ready for reactor testing
02 January 2019 Russia’s Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (part of TVEL Fuel...

The cost of Japan’s decommissioning plans
02 January 2019 At least JPY1900 billion ($17.12 billion) will be needed for the...

December 2018

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Orano launches new conversion facility
31 December 2018 The new Philippe Coste conversion plant at Orano’s Orano Tricastin...

US DOE signs SMR MOU
31 December 2018 A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the US...

Framatome develops non-destructive analysis for waste containers
21 December 2018 France’s Framatome said on 18 December that it is developing ...

Russia to use highly enriched Ni-63 for atomic batteries
21 December 2018

Rosatom prepares contracts for China’s Xudabao NPP
21 December 2018 Russia state nuclear corporation Rosatom is preparing contracts for the...

Belgium extends outages of Doel 1&2
20 December 2018 Belgian power company Engie Electrabel on 18 December announced it...

BWXT Canada to provide technical support to Terrestrial Energy
20 December 2018 US-based Terrestrial Energy announced on 18 December that it had awarded...

Finance allocated to upgrade Olkiluoto 1&2
20 December 2018 Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) on 17 December signed a...

EDF extends outages again at Hunterston
19 December 2018 EDF Energy has extended outages at its Hunterston nuclear plant in...

IAEA reviews the Philippines' nuclear power infrastructure
19 December 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated...

Testing completed at Barakah 3
19 December 2018 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said on 17 December that...

Fuel supply contract for Enusa
19 December 2018 Spain’s state-owned nuclear fuel manufacturer Enusa Industrias Avanzadas...

Red book sees nuclear capacity continuing to grow
18 December 2018 According to the latest edition of ‘Uranium – Resources, Production...

Wood bags $66 million Sellafield control systems framework
18 December 2018 Wood, the project, engineering and technical services company, has won...

Doel 4 resumes operation
18 December 2018 Belgium’s Doel 4 restarted on 13 December after a four-month unplanned...

Limited construction licence for Akkuyu 2
17 December 2018 The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) on 14 December granted the...

Cavendish wins contract to demolish Dounreay reactor
17 December 2018 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 14 December awarded...

Taishan 1 enters commercial operation
14 December 2018 China General Nuclear Power (CGN) and EDF have announced that the Taishan...

Construction progress at Hinkley Point C
14 December 2018 EDF Energy said on 11 December that first concrete has been poured for...

IAEA completes operational safety review at Armenian NPP
14 December 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

Russia begins batch production of BN-800 fuel
13 December 2018 The first batch of mixed uranium-plutonium or MOX nuclear fuel assemblies...

I&C upgrade complete at Forsmark
13 December 2018 France's Framatome has completed a project to modernise the...

Kaiga 1 breaks operational record
12 December 2018 India's Kaiga 1, a 220MWe pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR), has set...

Work progressing at Egypt’s El Dabaa NPP
12 December 2018

Rwanda signs inter-governmental agreement with Russia
12 December 2018 Russia and Rwanda on December 5 signed an Intergovernmental Agreement...

Poland looks to nuclear
12 December 2018 Poland’s Ministry of Energy on 23 November published its draft Polish...

Russia cancels new technologies federal target programme
12 December 2018 Russia’s government has cancelled implementation of the federal...

Taiwan closes Chinshan
10 December 2018 Taiwan’s oldest operating nuclear plant, Chinshan 1 (a 636MWe boiling...

Bangladesh allocates budget for Rooppur
07 December 2018 Bangladesh's Finance Ministry has allocated a budget of $42.33 million...

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

UK fusion project receives government funding
07 December 2018 UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and First Light Fusion,...

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Orano to build dry storage at Wolf Creek
03 August 2018 Orano TN has been selected to design, build and implement dry fuel storage...

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...

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

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

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...