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GEH and Terrapower to collaborate on US VTR development
24 January, 2020
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and TerraPower on 21 January announced...
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Romania cancels China deal on Cernavoda but proceeds with life extension
Friday, January 24, 2020 by Romania’s Government will pull out of the deal with China for the construction of reactors 3 and 4 at the Cernavoda NPP, prime minister Ludovic Orban announced in an interview...

France to decide on new nuclear build after 2022
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by French Energy Minister Elizabeth Borne told a parliamentary hearing on 8 January that the government would not decide whether to go ahead with the construction of new EPR reactors...

Fuel loading at Barakah nuclear plant expected in Q1
Thursday, January 09, 2020 by The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) expects loading of the first nuclear fuel assemblies into unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear plant under construction in the United Arab...

China delays operation of Hongyanhe 5&6
Thursday, January 09, 2020 by China General Nuclear (CGN) has announced that operation of Hongyanhe 5 in Liaoning province will be delayed until the second half of 2021, a year later than scheduled, and startup...

Russia defers BN-1200 until after 2035
Thursday, January 02, 2020 by Russia’s Ministry of Energy does not expect the new BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast reactor planned for unit 5 at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant to be built before 2035.

Construction of Akkuyu 2 to begin in spring 2020
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Construction of the second unit at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey could begin in the first quarter of 2020, Alexei Likhachev, Director General of the Russian state...

Site licence for Tennessee Valley Authority’s Clinch River site
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced in December that it has authorised the issuance of an Early Site Permit for Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) Clinch River site near...

Worley wins contract to advise Egypt on nuclear plant construction
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by Australian energy group Worley Limited said on 30 December that it had won a contract to advise Egypt in building its first nuclear power plant.

Five companies shortlisted for Belene NPP
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 by Five companies have been shortlisted for negotiations on the 2,000 MWe Belene Nuclear Power Plant project, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova told Parliament’s Energy...

Russia’s floating NPP generates its first electricity
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 by Russia's Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first industrial floating NPP (FNPP) began producing electricity on 19 December. The FNPP transmitted its first electric energy to the...

Further delays for OL3
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 by Commissioning of unit 3 at Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL3), has been pushed back to March 2021 by suppliers France’s Areva and Germany’s Siemens, plant operator TVO said on 19...

Site permit issued for Oklo SMR
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by The US Department of Energy Department (DOE) on 10 December granted compact fast reactor developer Oklo a permit to build a small nuclear reactor with integrated solar panels at the...

Hot testing begins at Belarus 1
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Hot functional tests began at unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant at Ostrovets on 11 December, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced.

Turkish grid operator signs transmission agreement for Akkuyu NPP
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by Akkuyu Nuclear, owner/operator of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey by Russian nuclear state corporation Rosatom, on 9 December signed a connection agreement with...

Cold testing completed at Pakistan's Karachi 2
Monday, December 09, 2019 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has completed cold functional testing at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant (Kanupp) in Pakistan.

Reactor vessel installed at Shin Kori 5
Monday, December 02, 2019 by A ceremony was held on 28 November to mark the installation of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) of the 1340MWe APR-1400 under construction as unit 5 of South Korea's Shin-Kori...

Open vessel testing begins at Vogtle 3
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by Major systems testing is now underway at Georgia Power's Vogtle nuclear plant expansion project, the utility announced in a statement, 25 November.

Jordan and X-energy agree to accelerate work on SMR
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Jordan and X-Energy have advanced to the second stage of their relationship by signing a letter of intent (LOI) to build four 75MWe high temperature gas cooled reactors (HTGR) that...

Czech Republic approves new unit for Dukovany
Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Czech Republic on 13 November approved the construction of the Dukovany II nuclear plant and has set a target date for completion of 2036.

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