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Russia assembles upper half-shell of the reactor for Tianwan 7
29 July, 2021
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El Dabaa nuclear project reported delayed by political tensions
Thursday, July 29, 2021 by According to local press reports, the delay of the El-Dabaa NPP to 2030 instead of 2028 reported earlier in July is due to underlying tension in relations with Russia. Egyptian...

China responds to reports of possible exclusion from UK nuclear projects
Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Following media reports that the UK government was considering excluding China General Nuclear from UK nuclear projects, a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in London said on 27...

First tier of the internal containment installed at Rooppur NPP
Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Installation of the first of the three tiers of the domed part of the internal containment shell (IZO) of the reactor building has been completed for unit 1 of the Rooppur NPP...

Consortium chosen for preliminary work to complete Angra 3
Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Brazil’s nuclear utility Eletronuclear announced on 23 July that a consortium comprising Ferreira Guedes, Matricial and ADtranz had won the tender to complete unit 3 of the Angra NPP...

UAMPS downsizes NuScale SMR project
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) said on 19 July that it would reduce the number of small modular reactors (SMRs) it planned to build in Idaho from 12 to six. The...

RPV for China’s Zhangzhou 1 passes factory acceptance tests
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by At a meeting on 22 July the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 1 of the Zhangzhou NPP in China's Fujian province passed the factory acceptance inspection. Zhangzhou 1 is the first...

Rosatom Director checks progress at Kursk-II NPP
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Progress at the Kursk-II NPP - Russia’s largest nuclear plant construction site – was assessed on 23 July by Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev, accompanied by Rosatom First...

Bilfinger Salamis UK secures Hinkley Point C inspection contract
Monday, July 26, 2021 by Bilfinger Salamis UK  has won a multi-million pound, five-year, agreement with EDF to deliver advanced inspection services at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction...

Plans progress for SMR in Russia’s Yakutia
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East plans to create a working group for the construction of a small nuclear power plant in Yakutia. The Ministry has prepared a...

Atommash assembled half-shells for Akkuyu unit 1
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) said on 19 July that it had assembled six half-shells for the passive core...

Permit issued for second unit at Slovenia’s Krško NPP
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by Slovenia’s Infrastructure Ministry on 19 July issued an energy permit for the construction of the second unit at the Krško NPP, a step that allows permitting procedures to begin. It...

US companies eye Polish NPP market
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by US companies Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company on 15 July announced that they had formed a team to pursue new nuclear power plant projects in Poland. "Nuclear power holds...

EDF opens office in Warsaw
Thursday, July 15, 2021 by France’s EDF announced on 12 July that it had opened an office in Warsaw in order to prepare a comprehensive proposal for the Polish government concerning the construction of...

China begins construction of ACP100 SMR
Thursday, July 15, 2021 by China on 13 July began construction of the world's first commercial small modular reactor (SMR) project at the Changjiang NPP in the southern-most island province of Hainan. The...

Atommash manufactures the first steam generator for Akkuyu 2
Thursday, July 15, 2021 by Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies part of Rosatom's mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) has manufactured the first steam generator for unit 2 of...

Cargo testing completed of pump casings for Akkuyu NPP
Monday, July 12, 2021 by The Petrozavodsk branch of AEM-Technologies JSC (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) said on 8 July it had carried out cargo tests of two casings for...

Westinghouse to supply turbine control and protection system to China’s Chanjiang NPP
Monday, July 12, 2021 by US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 8 July announced a contract with Harbin Turbine Company Limited Automation Control Company to supply the units 3 and 4 of China’s Changjiang...

Argentina signs contract to complete Carem25 SMR
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by On 2 July, a new and defining stage in the development of Argentina’s Carem25 Project began, with the signing of the contract for the completion of the reactor building concluded...

US DOE funding aims to reduce cost of nuclear new build
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 7 July announced $5.8 million in funding to develop three construction technologies that together can reduce the cost of new nuclear builds by...

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