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Environmental assessment begins for Canada’s first SMR
19 July, 2019
On 12 July the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) received a...
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Olkiluoto 3 commercial operation now expected July 2020
Thursday, July 18, 2019 by The 1600MW Olkiluoto 3 EPR under construction in Finland is now expected to begin commercial operation in July 2020, six months later than previously anticipated.

Uzbekistan expands its nuclear plans
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by Uzbekistan’s Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov said in an interview with Kun.uz on 11 July that Uzbekistan plans to expand the capacity of its first nuclear plant, which is being built...

Czech Republic commits to nuclear new-build
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade on 8 July published a resolution giving preliminary approval for Elektrárna Dukovany II, a subsidiary of power utility ČEZ, which is...

China's Taishan 2 connected to grid
Tuesday, July 02, 2019 by Unit 2 of China's Taishan nuclear plant in Guangdong province has been connected to the electricity grid, becoming the second EPR reactor to achieve this milestone a year after Taishan 1.

Licence granted for Russia’s FNPP
Monday, July 01, 2019 by Russia’s state nuclear regulator Rostekhnadzor Russian on 27 June granted nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) a licence to operate the...

Basemat completed for Hinkley Point C1
Monday, July 01, 2019 by The basemat for the first reactor unit has been completed at the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset enabling construction of the nuclear buildings above ground to begin,...

Contract signed for Hanhikivi administrative building
Monday, July 01, 2019 by Finland's Fennovoima and Lehto Tilat Oy, a subsidiary of Finland's Lehto construction group, have signed an agreement for the design and implementation of the administration building...

Construction begins at Hungary’s Paks II
Thursday, June 27, 2019 by Construction of the first buildings of at the Paks II NPP project in Hungary began on 20 June, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

Uzbekistan moves forward with nuclear power plans
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 by UK-based Assystem on 16 May signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy to help with the country’s energy transition, which includes the target to double...

Russia’s Kursk II well ahead of schedule
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Construction of Russia’s Kursk II is proceeding ahead of schedule, the plant announced on 21 June.

Russia to set up training centre for Turkey’s Akkuyu
Monday, June 24, 2019 by Rusatom Service, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has been contracted to equip a training centre and provide training for staff at the Akkuyu nuclear power...

US NRC finds no safety concerns related to Clinch River SMRs
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has found no safety concerns that would prevent the issue of an early site permit (ESP) to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA ) for the...

More delays for Europe’s first EPRs
Thursday, June 20, 2019 by Finnish power company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 19 June that fuel would not be loaded into the EPR reactor at unit 3 of the Olkiluoto NPP until the end of August. It...

Another Hinkley contract for Wood
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by UK company Wood announced on 11 June that it has won a multi-million dollar contract to provide engineering and technical services to the Hinkley Point C.

Russia signs general contract for China’s Xudabao
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 5 June signed the general contract for the construction of units 3&4 at China’s Xudabao nuclear power plant in Liaoning Province.

Rosatom affirms plans to participate in tender for Belene
Monday, June 10, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom still plans to participate in the tender for the construction of the Belene nuclear plant in Bulgaria, but has not yet submitted an...

Russia’s Novovoronezh-II 2 begins pilot operation
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh-II nuclear plant (also known as Novovoronezh 7) has begun pilot operation, nuclear utility Rosenergoatom said on 4 June.

China’s second EPR achieves criticality
Monday, June 03, 2019 by Unit 2 at China’s Taishan nuclear plant Guangdong province, a Generation 3 EPR, achieved first criticality on 28 May, six months after Taishan 1 became the first EPR unit in the world...

China says contract imminent for two more Russian nuclear units
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Russia’s Atomstroyexport (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) and divisions of Chinese companies China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and China Nuclear Energy...

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