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World’s largest nuclear icebreaker leaves for home port of Murmansk
24 September, 2020
The lead universal nuclear icebreaker "Arktika" left the Baltiysky...
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Ukraine’s president orders draft bill on development of nuclear energy
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on 22 September issued a decree "On urgent measures to stabilise the situation in the energy sector and further development of nuclear...

Major concreting tasks completed at Akkuyu nuclear plant
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Concreting of the foundation plates of the reactor building and the turbine building for Akkuyu 2 under construction in Turkey have been completed, Russia’s Akkuyu Nuclear announced.

EU Court of Justice rejects Austrian appeal against Hinkley Point C
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by The European Court of Justice on 22 September rejected Austria's appeal against the European Commission's (EC’s) 2014 decision to approve UK government aid for the construction of two...

Milestone reached at Russia’s Kursk II NPP
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by At the construction site of Russia’s Kursk II, the ceiling of the above-ground part of the unit 2 turbine building is being concreted.

Sizewell C takes centre stage in UK nuclear plans
Monday, September 21, 2020 by Following the collapse of the project to build a new nuclear plant at Wylfa, on the island of Anglesey, the UK government may increase it support for the planned Sizewell C plant...

Horizon to cease activities on UK nuclear projects
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by UK-based Horizon Nuclear Power announced that it will cease its activities to develop nuclear new-build projects at Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey and at Oldbury on Severn in...

Milestone achieved at Hinkley Point C unit 2
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by EDF Energy said this week that construction of the second reactor at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant had passed a major milestone with the lifting of the first part of the...

Further delays for Japan’s Ohma
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by Japan’s Electric Power Development Co (J-Power) has announced further delays to construction of its Ohma nuclear power palnt in Aomori Prefecture, which is designed to operate solely...

Tianwan 5 begins commercial operation
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by Unit 5 at Tianwan nuclear plant in China's Jiangsu province, began commercial operation on 8 September, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced.

Hot testing completed at Pakistan’s Karachi 2
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by Unit 2 at Pakistan’s Karachi Nuclear Power Plant has completed hot functional tests, according to China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), which is constructing two units (2&3) at...

Heavy equipment sent to India’s Kudankulam NPP
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by A special consignment of large-size or heavy equipment for the Kudankulam NPP under construction in India has been sent from Russia to the Indian port of Tuticorin.

Fuel loading begins at China’s Fuqing 5
Monday, September 07, 2020 by Fuel loading has started at Fuqing 5, China's first domestically-designed Hualong One reactor.

Belarus confident of electricity exports despite Baltic trade ban
Monday, September 07, 2020 by The Belarus Deputy Energy Minister, Mikhail Mikhadyuk, said on 3 September that Belarus will have foreign markets for electricity produced by its nuclear power plant under construction...

NIA report unveils blueprint for cheaper nuclear power
Thursday, September 03, 2020 by The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) has launched a new report, in which a cross-industry team, working as part of the government-backed Nuclear Sector Deal, set out the key...

Slovakia’s Mohovce 3 commissioning slowed by insufficient documentation
Thursday, September 03, 2020 by Slovakia’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ÚJD) said on 2 September that inspections had identified no problems which would prevent commissioning of unit 3 at the Mohovce nuclear power plant.

Leningrad II unit 2 reaches controlled minimum power
Thursday, September 03, 2020 by Unit 2 at Russia’s Leningrad II NPP (also known as Leningrad 6) has achieved first criticality and was brought to the minimum-controlled power level nuclear utility Rosenergoatom said...

Georgia Power says US Vogtle project is still on target
Thursday, September 03, 2020 by Georgia Power on 31 August announced in a filing with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) that the target in-service dates for the Vogtle expansion project remain November...

Electricity generation at OL3 delayed until 2022
Monday, August 31, 2020 by Finnish power utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 28 August that it had received an updated schedule from the plant supplier Areva-Siemens consortium for the commissioning of...

Framatome to provide field instrumentation to Hinkley Point C
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 by Framatome announced it has signed a contract with Hinkley Point C to supply conventional field instrumentation for the two UK EPRs under construction in Somerset, England.

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