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TVA and Kairos to collaborate on Hermes SMR
11 May, 2021
US-based Kairos Power and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on 6...
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Terrestrial Energy signs engineering services contract with Hatch
Thursday, May 06, 2021 by Canada’s Terrestrial Energy said on 4 May that it had signed an engineering services contract with Hatch to support deployment of the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR). The scope of...

Russia extends loan period for Hungary’s Paks-II
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by Russia has agreed to extend by five years the credit use period on the loan it granted to Hungary to finance the construction of the Paks-II NPP. In 2014 Hungary selected Rosatom,...

Turbine building roof installed at Russia’s Kursk-II
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by The roof of the turbine building for unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP is being installed, the plant said on 28 April. The roof comprises eight block trusses, the heaviest of which...

Reactor internals shipped for Akkuyu 1
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division, Atomenergomash) said on 28 April it had manufactured and shipped the internals of the...

Vogtle 3 begins hot functional testing as water tank is installed at Vogtle 4
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by Georgia Power on 26 April announced that hot functional testing had begun at unit 3 of its Vogtle NPP, while a cooling water tank was installed at unit 4. Georgia Public...

Fennovoima revises construction licence application for Hanhikivi-1
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by Finnish company Fennovoima said on 28 April that it had submitted to the Ministry of Employment and the Economy an update to the application for a construction licence for the...

Iraq considers nuclear energy
Monday, April 26, 2021 by The Iraqi Radioactive Sources Regulatory Authority said on 22 April that it is holding talks with Russia, France and the USA to discuss the prospect of building nuclear reactors for...

Cold testing begins at Karachi 3
Thursday, April 22, 2021 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said cold testing had begun at Pakistan’s Karachi NPP unit 3 (K-3). On 20 April, the primary circuit pressure of K-3 reached 22.3MPa, and...

More equipment for Rooppur
Thursday, April 22, 2021 by Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-technology (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division, Atomenergomash) has begun shipment of equipment for unit 2 of the Rooppur NPP...

Rosatom excluded from Dukovany tender
Thursday, April 22, 2021 by Czech Trade and Industry Minister Karel Havlicek told Pravo newspaper on 19 April that Russia’s Rosatom would be excluded “within a few days” from the candidate companies selected to...

China formally approves five new nuclear units
Monday, April 19, 2021 by China’s state council has approved the construction of five nuclear power units, with total installed capacity of 4.9 GWe, roughly 10% of the country’s total, Reuters reported on 15...

More equipment for Akkuyu NPP
Monday, April 19, 2021 by Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) said on 16 April that it had completed the machining of two...

Armenia discusses new NPP with Russia
Monday, April 19, 2021 by Armenia is discussing with Russia the possible construction of a new nuclear power plant, Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Suren Papikyan told parliament on...

Concreting of the shell of Russia’s tallest cooling tower begins
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Concreting has began at the cooling tower of unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP, the plant said on 12 April. The cooling tower will be the tallest in Russia at 179 metres. “The design of...

China to begin construction of Hualong Two in 2024
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said on 14 April that it expects to start construction of its first Hualong Two, an advanced model of its third-generation power reactor, by...

Two more new units for Leningrad NPP
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by Two new power units are planned to be built Russia’s Leningrad-II NPP, according to Alexander Drozdenko, Governor of the Leningrad Region. He said on his official VKontakte page on...

VVER-TOI RPV shipped to Kursk NPP
Monday, April 12, 2021 by Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies JSC (part of Rosatom mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) on 8 April shipped the first VVER-TOI nuclear reactor...

Melt trap installed at Kudankulam 4
Monday, April 12, 2021 by The body of the core melt localisation device (melt trap) was installed in the design position under the reactor shaft of unit 4 at the Kudankulam NPP under construction in India,...

Barakah NPP begins commercial operation
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by Commercial operation of unit 1 at the UAE's Barakah NPP began on 6 April. “We are grateful to those who made this possible and thank them for their diligence and hard work,” said...

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