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Czech Republic approves new unit for Dukovany
18 November, 2019
The Czech Republic on 13 November approved the construction of the...
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Work begins on unit 2 of Iran’s Bushehr NPP
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by First concrete for unit 2 of Iran’s Bushehr NPP was poured on 10 November. The ceremony was attended by the president of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar...

Rolls Royce eyes Cumbria for first SMR
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by A consortium headed by UK engineering company Rolls Royce revealed on 7 November that it expects to develop its first-of-a-kind small nuclear reactors in Cumbria.

EDF estimates cost of building new EPRs
Monday, November 11, 2019 by French power company EDF estimates construction of six new-generation EPR nuclear reactors in the next 15 years would cost at least €46 billion ($51 billion) if the government decides...

Camfil wins Hinkley Point C filtration contract
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by Camfil France, working with MC Air Filtration UK, announced it has won a significant order to supply filtration packages for the new EPRs under construction at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 begins commercial operation
Monday, November 04, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II nuclear plant began commercial operation, 30 days ahead of schedule, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced on 1 November.

Brazil seeks partners to complete Angra 3
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by Leonam Guimaraes, president of Brazil's state nuclear power company Eletronuclear, told Reuters that Brazil plans to complete the delayed unit 3 at its Angra NPP in partnership...

South Africa issues long awaited energy plan
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The South African government has gazetted its new long-term energy plan, which includes new provision for smaller nuclear plants. The 100-page 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is...

US NRC accepts Shine's radioisotope operating licence application
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted the operating licence application for the medical isotope production facility, which Shine Medical Technologies is constructing...

India goes for “fleet mode” construction
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by India’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Secretary K N Vyas told India Energy Forum's Nuclear Conclave on 18 October that, to increase standardisation and bring modularity in...

Czech Premier willing to breach EU law to build new reactors
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by The Czech Republic will have to build new NPPs to replace ageing coal and nuclear capacity even if this means breaching European law, Prime Minister Andrej Babis told the...

First concrete for China’s Zhangzhou 1
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said first concrete had been poured on 16 October, marking the start of construction of the first unit at the Zhangzhou NPP in China's...

China sees nuclear power as key to combat climate change
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by At a side event organised by China National Nuclear Corporation and the China Atomic Energy Authority at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) conference on Climate Change...

More cost increases for Flamanville 3
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by French utility EDF said on 9 October repairs of faulty welds at unit 3 of the Flamanville nuclear plant in western France would boost the project’s cost by 14% to EUR12.4 billion...

GEH signs MOU with Estonia on possible deployment of BWRX-300
Monday, October 07, 2019 by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Estonia’s Fermi Energia last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on potential deployment applications for GEH’s BWRX-300...

Second steam generator shipped to Kudankulam 4
Monday, October 07, 2019 by Russia’s Atommash Volgodonsk, a branch of AEM Technologies (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s engineering division - Atomenergomash) said on 3 October that it had shipped...

Rosatom completes upper RPV for Rooppur 1
Friday, October 04, 2019 by

Czech Republic signs agreement with NuScale on SMR technology
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 by Czech power company ČEZ has signed a memorandum of understanding with US company NuScale Power, which is developing and promoting its small modular reactor (SMR) project.

Satellite communications for Russia’s FNPP
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 by Russia’s Rostelecom will provide satellite communication channels for the world's first floating nuclear power plant (FNPP) the Akadmik Lomonosov, which docked at Pevek in Chukotka on...

EDF announces more delays for Hinkley Point C
Friday, September 27, 2019 by French power company EDF said on 25 September the Hinkley Point C NPP under construction in Somerset in the UK will cost up to £2.9bn ($3.58bn) more than previously estimated, putting...

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