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Hungary seeks to speed up Paks NPP expansion
20 May, 2022
Péter Szijjártó, recently confirmed by parliament as Hungary’s minister...
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Foundation completed for turbine at unit 1 of Kursk-II NPP
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by At Russia’s Kursk-II NPP the foundation for installation of a turbine has been commissioned in the unit 1 turbine building, the plant reported on 17 May. The foundation is both a...

Kazakhstan studies technologies for NPP construction
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by Kazakhstan continues to study various technologies, including for the construction of a NPP, Kazakh Energy Minister Bolat Akchulakov has told reporters on the sidelines of a forum on...

US DOE releases environmental impact statement for Versatile Test Reactor
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the construction of the Versatile Test Reactor (VTR). The proposed VTR will be...

UK launches Future Nuclear Enabling Fund
Monday, May 16, 2022 by The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on has announced the launch of a £120 million ($147m) Future Nuclear Enabling Fund (FNEF) to support development of...

Uganda acquires land for first NPP
Friday, May 13, 2022 by Uganda said on 11 May that it had acquired land for the construction of East Africa’s first NPP. Minister of State for Energy Okasai Sidronius Opolot made the announcement in a...

South Korea expected to end nuclear phase out
Friday, May 13, 2022 by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol was formally inaugurated on 10 May. He is committed to strengthening the nuclear power sector, reversing the policy his predecessor, President...

Pre-assembly of outer containment dome begins at Rooppur NPP
Friday, May 13, 2022 by At the construction site of the Rooppur NPP in Bangladesh work has begun on the pre-assembly of the outer containment dome at unit 1. Assembly work and subsequent construction...

Tractebel to support France’s Nuward SMR
Thursday, May 12, 2022 by Belgium-based Tractebel Engineering, part of France’s Engie, said on 6 May that it will provide engineering services to France’s EDF to deliver NUWARD, a small modular reactor...

Hungary to supply Uzbekistan with NPP cooling technologies
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by Hungary will establish cooperation with Uzbekistan in a number of areas, including nuclear energy, Hungary Today reported citing Peter Szijjártó, Hungary’s Minister of Foreign...

Iran begins procedures to build indigenous nuclear reactor
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 by Pejman Jamshidi, deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) told Fars news agency on 7 May that Iran is planning to build a nuclear plant using domestic knowledge...

Rosatom to demand compensation from Fennovoima for Hanhikivi cancellation
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 by Russia’s Rosatom said in a press release distributed on 6 May that the termination of the contract by Finnish company Fennovoima for construction of the Hanhilivi-1 NPP was...

Conventional island foundation completed for China’s SMR
Tuesday, May 10, 2022 by The concrete foundation slab has been completed for the conventional island of the ACP100 multi-purpose small modular reactor (SMR) demonstration project (Longlong One) at...

Grid connection for China’s Hongyanhe 6
Thursday, May 05, 2022 by Unit 6 of China's Hongyanhe NPP in Liaoning province was connected to the grid on 2 May, China General Nuclear (CGN) announced. Hongyanhe 6, a ACPR-1000 reactor, is scheduled to...

Rapid progress continues at Kursk-II NPP
Wednesday, May 04, 2022 by A pressure compensator for the VVER-TOI reactor plant has been installed at unit 1 of the Kursk-II NPP under construction in Russia. This is a key element of the main equipment of...

Fennovoima cancels Hanhikivi 1 project
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 by Finland’s Fennovoima has terminated its contract for the delivery of the Hanhikivi 1 NPP with Rosatom, “due to RAOS Project's significant delays and inability to deliver the project”,...

Reactor pressure vessel installed at Kudankulam 3
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 by The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) was installed at unit 3 of India’s Kudankulam NPP (a VVER-1000 reactor) in Tamil Nadu on 1 May, preparing the way for installation of other reactor...

China’s Hongyanhe 6 achieves first criticality
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Unit 6 at China’s Hongyanhe in Liaoning province achieved first criticality on 21 April, China General Nuclear (CGN) announced. Hongyanhe 6 is the second of two ACPR-1000 reactors...

Drainage infrastructure nearing completion at Akkuyu NPP
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by As part of the work to install a unified drainage system at the construction site of unit 1 at the Akkuyu NPP in Turkey, builders have connected the discharge channel and the siphon...

Argentina optimistic about nuclear ties with China
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Argentina hopes to begin construction of a new NPP later this year, José Luis Antúnez, president of nuclear utility Nucleoeléctrica SA (NA-SA) told Diálogo Chino on 21 April....

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