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On 30 June Hungary’s Paks II Ltd submitted a construction licence...
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Site licence application submitted for Sizewell C
The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said on 30 June that it had “received an application for a nuclear site licence from NNB Generation Company (SZC) Limited to construct...
First concrete poured for Akkuyu unit 2
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has begun pouring the first concrete for unit 2 of the Akkuyu nuclear powr plant in Turkey, signalling the start of construction,...
MEH installation gets underway at Hinkley Point C
The first five of 156 tanks have been installed at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, under construction in Somerset.
Clean energy hub proposes nuclear development for Moorside
France’s EDF and 14 other companies and trade unions have announced proposals for a clean energy hub to be built in Cumbria in the UK, including a new large nuclear power plant.
Backup diesel generators installed at Leningrad II 2
Work on standby diesel generators has been completed at unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad II nuclear power plant.
Sizewell C planning application accepted for examination
The UK Planning Inspectorate on 24 June accepted for examination the planning application for the Sizewell C nuclear power plant.
Russia prepares to build new nuclear reactors at Leningrad and Smolensk
Preparations are underway in Russia to build new nuclear power units in the Leningrad and Smolensk regions after a decision was signed by Alexey Likhachev, director general of...
Russian webinar examines nuclear and climate change
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom jointly with the international initiative Nuclear Innovation: Clean Energy Future (NICE Future) on 19 June held a webinar on climate change...
Coronavirus sees “resequencing” of activities at Vogtle nuclear project
Georgia Power has announced a resequencing of certain planned activities at units 3 and 4 of the US Vogtle nuclear power plant.
UK NIA report sets out plans for clean economic recovery
The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) has released a new report - “Forty by ’50: The Nuclear Roadmap,” setting out plans for a clean economic recovery and the goal of Net Zero by 2050.
Polish minister urges European support for nuclear
Polish Climate Minister Michał Kurtyka on 22 June, in an open letter to Kadri Simons, EU Commissioner for Energy and EU Vice-Presidents Frans Timmermans and Valdis Dombrovskis,...
New analysis supports new nuclear for the UK
UK-based Energy Systems Catapult said on 18 June that a new analysis has found that committing to a further 10GW of new nuclear beyond Hinkley Point C is a "low regrets" option for the...
Rosatom, Framatome and GE agree to cooperate on Belene project
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has agreed to cooperate with the France’s Framatome and US General Electric Steam Power in the process to select a strategic investor for...
Leningrad II unit 2 approved for start up
Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor on 17 June issued a permit for physical start-up of unit 2 of the Leningrad II NPP.
US-based Last Energy invests in Estonian SMR project
US-based risk investor Last Energy has made an undisclosed investment in Fermi Energia, which is planning to build a small modular reactor (SMR) in Estonia.
Flushing of safety systems begins at Belarus 2
Experts have begun flushing of active and passive safety systems at unit 2 of Belarus nuclear power plant, according to ASE, the engineering division of Russian state nuclear...
Hot testing completed at Leningrad II-2
Hot tests have been completed at unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad II nuclear power plant.
Equipment being prepared for Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear plant
Poland’s APS Energia has won a tender organised by Russia’s Titan 2 (part of state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom) for the supply of uninterruptible power systems to units 1-4 of...
Joint venture set up for MMR demonstration in Canada
Global First Power (GFP), Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) recently announced the launch of a joint venture to build, own and operate a...