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Licence extension for South Korea’s Shin Hanul NPP does not mean new units will be built
25 February, 2021
South Korea's energy ministry on 22 February decided to extend the...
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India’s Larsen & Toubro wins order for civil works at Kudankulam NPP
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said in a regulatory filing on 18 February that its construction arm had secured a significant order from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India...

Crane installation begins at Kursk-II NPP
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by The first overhead electric crane with a lifting capacity of 15 tons has been installed on the crane tracks in the turbine building of unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP, the plant...

Satellite images show significant new construction at Israel’s Dimona reactor site
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by Commercial satellite imagery obtained by International Panel on Fissile Material (IPFM) shows significant new construction at the Dimona site in Israel, officially known as the...

Estonia’s Fermi Energia seeks $1m to launch SMR planning procedure
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by Start-up nuclear energy company Fermi Energia on 16 February announced an initial investment round for a proposed reactor in Estonia, saying it will file a planning application later...

Chinese company contracted to work on Tianwan 7&8
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by JEPC3, a subsidiary of China's China Energy Engineering (CEE), has won a tender for the construction of the non-nuclear islands for units 7 & 8 of the Tianwan NPP in China’s...

Infrastructure for five floating NPPs being considered for Russian Arctic
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by Construction of port infrastructure for five floating NPPs (FNPPs) in Russia’s northeast Arctic Chukotka region may begin in 2023, Alexander Bengert, the newly appointed general...

Russia’s Inter Rao sells stake in Akkuyu Nuclear as training and construction progress
Thursday, February 18, 2021 by Russian generating company Inter RAO has sold its stake in Akkuyu Nuclear (which is implementing a project to build the first nuclear power plant in Turkey) for RUB1.026 billion ...

UK Planning Inspectorate releases report on Wylfa Newydd
Monday, February 08, 2021 by The UK Planning inspectorate on 4 February released its report on the Wylfa Newydd project on Anglesey for which energy company Horizon - a subsidiary of Hitachi – had needed approval...

Yugoria insures construction of Russia’s MBIR reactor
Monday, February 08, 2021 by Russia’s Yugoria Group of Insurance Companies and the Orgenergostroy Institute Joint Stock Company Institute Joint Stock Company have signed a RUB 33bn ($442m) insurance contract...

Reinforcement begins of the turbine unit base for Kursk-II unit 1
Monday, February 08, 2021 by The builders of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP have completed their first key task of 2021 by beginning reinforcement of the upper foundation plate of the turbine for unit 1, Kursk NPP said on...

Poland approves new energy policy
Thursday, February 04, 2021 by Poland’s cabinet on 2 February adopted "Poland's energy policy until 2040", 12 years after the previous one.

China’s first Hualong One begins commercial operation
Monday, February 01, 2021 by China’s first Hualong One reactor at unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian Province began commercial operation on 30 January, China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) announced.

Czech Republic excludes China from Dukovany tender
Monday, February 01, 2021 by There was general agreement that Chinese companies should not take part in the tender to build a new nuclear unit at the Dukovany NPP following a meeting on 27 January between the...

Horizon withdraws planning application for Wylfa nuclear project
Monday, February 01, 2021 by Hitachi subsidiary Horizon Nuclear Power on 28 January notified the UK Planning Inspectorate that it is withdrawing its application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) for Wylfa...

Bushehr nuclear plant expansion continues
Friday, January 29, 2021 by Iran Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a press conference on 26 January that he had discussed with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif the construction of new units...

Hinkley Point C sees delays and increased costs due to COVID-19
Thursday, January 28, 2021 by EDF, in a press release on 27 January, announced some delays and cost increases at the Hinkley Point C project in the UK as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Flush testing begins at Vogtle 4
Thursday, January 28, 2021 by US Georgia Power said unit 4 at its Vogtle nuclear powr plant had begun integrated flush - the testing process that pushes water through the permanent plant system piping that feeds...

Bulgaria considers using Belene reactors to expand Kozloduy plant
Monday, January 25, 2021 by The Bulgarian government has approved a report by the Minister of Energy on the actions taken and the results of the study on the possibilities for construction of a new nuclear unit...

UK think tank urges more nuclear construction
Monday, January 25, 2021 by Investment in at least one more commercial nuclear power plant is necessary to ensure that the UK can secure its energy supply without compromising efforts to combat climate...

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