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Inner containment installed at China’s Xudabao NPP unit 4
03 February, 2023
The steel lining module of the inner containment has been installed at unit...
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Construction progress at China’s Changjiang NPP unit 3
Friday, February 03, 2023 by The main girder of the ring crane for unit 3 of China’s Changjiang NPP under construction in Hainan province has been hoisted into place. China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC)...

Invest Alberta supports deployment of Xe-100 SMR
Thursday, February 02, 2023 by X-Energy Canada and Invest Alberta Corporation (IAC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) supporting the potential deployment of the Xe-100 small modular reactor (SMR) in Alberta.

South Korea offers to build NPP for Turkey
Thursday, February 02, 2023 by Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) has submitted a preliminary proposal to Turkey for the construction of four APR-1400 units at a site in northern part of the country. Kepco...

Mochovce 3 begins supplying power to Slovakia’s grid
Thursday, February 02, 2023 by Slovenské elektrárne (SE) said unit 3 at the Mochovce NPP has been connected to the grid for the first time at 20% of its nominal power. This followed successful start-up tests, and...

Companies team up to build Canada’s first SMR
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is teaming up with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, SNC-Lavalin, and Aecon to a small modular reactor (SMR) at Canada’s Darlington New Nuclear Project site....

RPV test assembly completed for Kudankulam 5
Wednesday, February 01, 2023 by The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) has assembled the reactor vessel (RPV) with internals that has...

IAEA team reviews NPP site evaluation for Uzbekistan
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded a five-day mission to Uzbekistan to review safety processes for evaluating the site for its first NPP. The...

Argentina seeks life extension for Atucha 1 as repairs continue at Atucha 2
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 by Argentina’s nuclear utility, Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NA-SA), has launched a financial trust to support sustainable investment in two nuclear power projects. The investment made...

Ukrainian cabinet approves start of work on new Khmelnitsky reactors
Friday, January 27, 2023 by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has given the green light for work to begin to develop project documentation for the construction of two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors at the...

Framatome requests more time for safety upgrades at Flamanville 3
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by France’s Framatome has asked for more time to change the nuclear vessel closure head at the EPR nuclear reactor under construction at unit 3 of the Flamanville NPP. Flamanville 3,...

Outer dome completed at Zhangzhou 1
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by The outer dome of the containment building at unit 1 of China’s Zhangzhou NPP in Fujian province has been completed. China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said the operation to...

French Senate adopts nuclear bill at first reading
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by The French Senate has adopted at first reading a bill promoting the construction of new nuclear reactors. This included amendments such as removal of the target of reducing the...

New impellers for OL3’s feedwater pumps
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) said the EPR reactor at unit 3 of the Olkiluoto NPP (OL3) is expected to operate at full power in February after the feedwater pumps impellers...

US NRC certifies NuScale SMR
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by NuScale Power’s small modular reactor (SMR) design has been certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which issued its final rule in the Federal Register. It becomes...

Nebraska to investigate possible SMR sites
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), which owns and operates the Cooper NPP, is studying possible sites for a small modular reactor (SMR). The project is to be financed...

Rosatom studies sites in Kyrgyzstan for small NPP
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by Rosatom is studying sites in Kyrgyzstan for the possible construction of a 110 MWe two-unit small NPP with a RITM-200N reactor, according to Rusatom Overseas. Kyrgyzstan’s Minister...

Xe-100 SMR attracts South Korean investment
Friday, January 20, 2023 by South Korea’s DL E&C and Doosan Enerbility are to invest $25m in US-based X-energy to advance the deployment of its Xe-100 advanced small modular reactor (SMR). X-energy said this was...

Bulgaria to begin discussions with USA on nuclear expansion
Friday, January 20, 2023 by Bulgaria's parliament has mandated the caretaker government to begin talks with the USA on a potential agreement for the construction of two additional reactors at the Kozloduy NPP...

Mochovce 3 approved for energy start-up
Friday, January 20, 2023 by Slovakia's Nuclear Regulatory Authority (UJD - Úrad jadrového dozoru) has approved the next stage of commissioning of Mochovce NPP unit 3, which will be the energy start-up. Mochovce 3...

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