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Russia’s FNPP expects a licence in July
25 April, 2019
Comprehensive testing of the two KLT-40S reactors installed on...
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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...

Russia signs more agreements with newcomer countries
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its subsidiaries signed a number of agreements during the XI International Forum Atomexpo 2019 in Sochi with countries planning to...

First concrete for Kursk II unit 2
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by First concrete for unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk II NPP has been poured two weeks ahead of schedule, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced on 15 April. Andrei Petrov,...

Commissioning of Belarus NPP unit 1 begins
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by The physical launch of unit 1 at the Belarusian NPP is scheduled for autumn 2019, Belarusian deputy energy minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said on 15 April at the Atomexpo forum in...

Egypt's El-Dabaa NPP granted site permit
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Egyptian Nuclear Plants Authority (NPPA) had been granted a site permit for El-Dabaa NPP in March, NPPA director Amged El Wakil said on 8 April. The permit followed reviews...

Physical start up of Novovoronezh II-2
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II NPP started the process of physical launch on 11 April following approval from regulator Rostechnadzor. The VVER-1200 reactor was brought to the...

Fuel loading delayed at OL3
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Fuel loading at Finland's Olkiluoto 3 EPR will be delayed by about two months until the end of August, Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has announced.

Wood wins Hinkley Point C contract
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Wood announced it has secured a new contract to provide a construction design management advisory service for the Hinkley Point C project in the UK.

Commissioning underway in Belarus
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 by The first stage of commissioning has started at Ostrovets 1, a VVER-1200 under construction in Belarus, AtomStroyExport has announced.

IT and communications contract for Hinkely Point C
Monday, April 08, 2019 by UK technology and network service company telent Technology Services Ltd has won a six-year contract to supply the communications and IT infrastructure for EDF Energy's Hinkley Point...

Core catcher installation starts at Bangladesh’s Rooppur 2
Friday, April 05, 2019 by The reinforced frame of the core catcher, weighing 58t, and the embedded part for the core catcher, weighing 7.5t, have been installed at unit 2 of the Rooppur nuclear plant...

Barakah 2 completes next stage of testing
Friday, April 05, 2019 by Six years after it started construction, structural integrity testing (SIT) and integrated leak rate testing (ILRT) has been completed at unit 2 of the Barakah nuclear plant in Abu Dhabi.

Canadian regulator receives first application for SMR
Thursday, April 04, 2019 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has received the first licence application for a small modular reactor (SMR).

IDOM invests in Moltex Energy
Wednesday, April 03, 2019 by UK-based nuclear technology company Moltex Energy has secured a "multi-million dollar" investment from Spain-based IDOM Consulting, Engineering, Architecture SAU. The funding will...

Physical start up at Novovoronezh II-2
Monday, April 01, 2019 by Physical start up has been achieved at unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II nuclear plant. This involves two main stages: loading the nuclear fuel into the reactor and bringing the...

Hualong One units approved for Taipingling
Friday, March 29, 2019 by On 18 March, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment published the results of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Huizhou Taipingling Phase I nuclear power plant, in...

Russia to begin building Brest reactor
Thursday, March 28, 2019 by Russian fuel company TVEL, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, intends to start building a power unit with a Brest- OD-300 reactor unit at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC -...

Moltex SMR for Estonia
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by Fermi Energia of Estonia on 21 March selected UK-based Moltex Energy as its preferred technology as it looks to establish carbon-free energy in the Baltic region.

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