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Russia’s floating plant arrives at final destination ahead of schedule
12 September, 2019
Russia’s floating NPP (FNPP) Akademik Lomonosov, accompanied by an...
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Russia to build SMRs in Yakutia
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) on 5 September signed an agreement on interaction and cooperation in the construction of small...

Czech Environment Ministry approves new Dukovany unit
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by The Czech Ministry of Environmental Protection on 3 September approved the implementation of plans for the construction of a new power unit at the Dukovany nuclear power plant.

Turkey’s Akkuyu unit 2 receives construction licence
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom was awarded a licence at the end of August to start construction of unit 2 at the Akkuyu nuclear plant in Turkey’s Mersin Province,...

Russia and India increase nuclear cooperation
Thursday, September 05, 2019 by Russia said on 4 September that it is planning to construct more than 20 nuclear power units in India in the next 20 years, after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived...

China’s Yangjiang 6 begins commercial operation
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Unit 6 of China's Yangjiang NPP in Guangdong province, a 1000 MWe ACPR1000 pressurised water reactor, is generating electricity in preparation for commercial operation, China...

China’s Taishan 2 reaches full capacity
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by The EPR reactor at unit 2 of China’s Taishan NPP in Guangdong province reached full generating capacity for the first time, France’s Framatome announced on 9 August. Taishan 2 is...

Russia’s Kursk II NPP still ahead of schedule
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Concreting of the structural contour walls for the reactor building at unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk II NPP has begun a month early, the plant announced on 9 August. Kursk II is a...

Investment for Russian NPPs agreed
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) will be able to spend up to RUB880 billion ($13.5bn) for the construction of new nuclear power units...

Basemat completed for unit 2 of Bangladesh’s Ruppur NPP
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Concreting work was completed on the foundation slab of the machine room of unit 2 of Ruppur NPP in Bangladesh on 6 August, according to the general contractor for construction of...

China reports nuclear capacity increase
Thursday, August 08, 2019 by China’s total nuclear capacity rose 9% in the first six months of the year to 48.7GWe following the completion of two new units in the southeast province of Guangdong in June, the...

Fuel ordered for Vogtle’s first AP1000
Monday, August 05, 2019 by US utility Georgia Power on 30 July ordered the first fuel load for unit 3 of the Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia, where two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors are under construction.

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 begins operation at 100%
Friday, August 02, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II (also known as Novovoronezh 7) began pilot operation and testing at 100% of capacity on 31 July, according to AtomStroyExport, the engineering...

U-Battery SMR completes first stage of Canadian assessment
Thursday, August 01, 2019 by The U-Battery consortium, led by enrichment company Urenco, has successfully completed the first stage of the evaluation process in Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ (CNL) invitation to...

Core catcher arrives at Akkuyu
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The 150t core catcher for unit 1 of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear plant has been delivered to the construction site.

Sizewell C contract for Atkins
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by UK-based Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin Group, said on 25 July that it had been awarded a £5 million ($6.2m) contract for the Enabling Works Basic Design at Sizewell C.

UK funding for SMRs
Thursday, July 25, 2019 by The package of energy-related proposals announced by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 23 July included funding for small and advanced...

UK proposes new financing model for nuclear
Thursday, July 25, 2019 by The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 23 July released a package of energy-related policy proposals for consultation, ahead of the appointment of a...

South Korea’s Doosan to supply equipment to NuScale
Thursday, July 25, 2019 by South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co has signed a $1.2 billion business collaboration agreement to provide critical parts and equipment for NuScale’s small...

Russia to suspend work on Baltic
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 by Russia’s nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) plans to suspend the unfinished construction of the Baltic nuclear plant in Kaliningrad for a period...

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