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Operators’ town for Akkuyu under construction
01 December, 2020
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India approves first concrete for Gorakhpur 1&2
Monday, November 30, 2020 by India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) said on 27 November that, at a recent meeting it had given its approval for first concrete to be poured for the twin units of...

UK government changes its stance on nuclear development
Monday, November 30, 2020 by The UK Treasury has released two documents relevant to future UK policy on nuclear power development.

Grid connection for China’s first Hualong One
Monday, November 30, 2020 by The world's first Hualong One reactor at unit 5 of China’s Fuqing nuclear plant in Fujian Province was connected to the grid on 27 November.

Rosatom reveals plans for foreign nuclear plant construction
Thursday, November 26, 2020 by Rosatom plans to begin pouring "first concrete" for unit 3 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey next spring, the deputy director responsible for development and...

South African regulator launches consultation on new nuclear
Thursday, November 26, 2020 by South Africa’s National Energy Regulator (Nersa) on 23 November issued a call for public comment on the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy's draft plan to construct 2500MWe of...

EDF Energy invites interest in DAC project at Sizewell C
Thursday, November 26, 2020 by EDF Energy subsidiary Nuclear New Build Generation Company (NNB GenCo - SZC Co) on 25 November published an Expression of Interest document for a direct air capture demonstrator...

Pre-construction licence issued for Paks II
Thursday, November 26, 2020 by Hungary's energy regulator MEKH has issued an electricity implementation licence for the construction of two new units at the Paks NPP, the project company Paks II Ltd announced.

Global First Power signs Project Host Agreement with CNL
Monday, November 23, 2020 by Canada’s Global First Power Ltd (GFP) has signed a Project Host Agreement with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)

UK's ten point plan supports small and advanced reactors
Friday, November 20, 2020 by The UK government has outlined plans to invest £525 million ($686 million) to help develop large and smaller-scale nuclear power plants, and research and develop new advanced...

Reactor being assembled for Russia’s Yakutia icebreaker
Friday, November 20, 2020 by Assembly of the first reactor for Russia’s Yakutia nuclear icebreaker has begun, Atomenergomash, part of Rosatom’s engineering division said.

Belarus considers second nuclear plant
Friday, November 20, 2020 by The construction of a second nuclear power plant in Belarus is being discussed "in the most serious way", Ria Novosti reported on 17 November.

Construction licence issued for Akkuyu 3 nuclear power plant
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has issued a licence for the construction of the third unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant being built by Akkuyu Nuclear (part...

RPV delivered to Rooppur construction site
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) and a steam generator has been delivered from Russia to the Rooppur nuclear construction site in Bangladesh, according to ASE, Rosatom’s...

Ontario confirms its commitment to nuclear technology development
Monday, November 16, 2020 by Canada’s Province of Ontario on 13 November announced its ongoing commitment to nuclear power, including development of new nuclear technologies.

Casings for the main circulation pumps shipped to Akkuyu
Monday, November 16, 2020 by The Petrozavodsk branch of AEM-Technologies said on 13 November that it had completed a shipment of equipment for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey.

Rolls-Royce signs MOUs on SMRs with Exelon and CEZ
Thursday, November 12, 2020 by UK-based Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with US utility Exelon Generation to pursue the potential for Exelon to operate compact nuclear power stations both...

US consortium reported to be interested in Wylfa project
Thursday, November 12, 2020 by The Financial Times has reported that a group of US companies had approached the UK government about taking over the development of the nuclear power plant project at Wylfa in...

First RPV arrives at Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear plant
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 by The 330t reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 1 of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant has been delivered to the construction site.

Belarus 1 a step closer to reaching design capacity
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by The power level of unit 1 at Belarusian nuclear power plant was raised up to 400MW on 7 November.

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