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Another Hinkley contract for Wood
12 June, 2019
UK company Wood announced on 11 June that it has won a multi-million...
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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...

Russia launches third nuclear icebreaker
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Russia on 25 May launched a third nuclear-powered icebreaker (Project 22220) as part of its programme to renew and expand its fleet of vessels in order to better access the...

Bulgaria launches call for strategic investor for Belene NPP
Friday, May 24, 2019 by The procedure for selecting a strategic investor for Bulgaria’s Belene NPP project was published in the C176 issue in the Official Journal of the European Union on 22 May. ...

Rosatom and Uzbekistan sign roadmap for nuclear plant construction
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy on 17 May signed a roadmap for the implementation of the second stage of nuclear power plant construction.

Poland affirms preparations for first NPP
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Poland is preparing to build its first nuclear power plant by 2033 in the northern Pomerania region, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski told Polish Radio on 14 May.

Contract awarded for solar park at Borssele
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by German company PFALZSOLAR has won an international tender to build and operate a 21.5MW solar park on the site of the Borssele nuclear plant in the Netherlands.

Hungary and Russia renegotiate Paks-II loan
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by Hungary and Russia have agreed to amend the loan agreement for the expansion of Hungary's Paks nuclear plant, local media reported on 6 May.

US NRC certification for APR-1400
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced its readiness to issue a certificate confirming that South Korea’s APR-1400 is suitable for construction in the USA and meets...

Romania signs deal with China for two units at Cernavoda
Friday, May 10, 2019 by Nuclearelectrica, which operates Romania’s Cernavoda nuclear plant, said on 8 May that it has signed a preliminary investors agreement for the construction of units 3 and 4 with...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 generates first electricity
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II nuclear plant supplied electricity to the grid for the first time on 1 May.

Cold testing begins at China’s first Hualong One unit
Thursday, May 02, 2019 by Cold hydrostatic testing began on 27 April at unit 5 of China’s Fuqing nuclear plant in Fujian province, the first of two demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors under...

South Korea’s Shin-Kori 4 connected to grid
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by Unit 4 of South Korea’s Shin Kori nuclear power plant, an APR-1400, was connected to the electricity grid on 22 April, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) announced. It is the...

Russia’s FNPP expects a licence in July
Thursday, April 25, 2019 by Comprehensive testing of the two KLT-40S reactors installed on Russia’s demonstration floating NPP (FNPP), Akademik Lomonosov, have now been completed, nuclear utility Rosenergoatom...

Dummy assemblies loaded into Belarus 1
Thursday, April 25, 2019 by Russia’s Atomstroyexport (ASE), the engineering division of the state nuclear corporation Rosatom, on 23 April began loading dummy fuel assemblies at unit 1 of the Belarus NPP...

Russia pledges support for Bulgaria’s Belene NPP
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to provide the Bulgarian Government with any necessary support for the project to resume construction of the Belene NPP, Rosatom...

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