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Wylfa Newydd planning decision delayed again
06 April, 2020
A planning decision over the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in Anglesey...
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Nuclear island almost complete at Leningrad II-2
Saturday, April 04, 2020 by Work to finish the nuclear island at unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad II nuclear power plant has begun, the plant said.

Power supply installed for Belarus 2
Friday, April 03, 2020 by On 31 March, the first 10kV power supply section was connected to unit 2 of the Belarus nuclear power plant, which is being built in Ostravets by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Flamanville 3 startup pushed back to 2024
Thursday, April 02, 2020 by A decree published by the government in France’s Official Journal on 25 March has postponed the deadline for the startup of unit 3 at France’s Flamanville nuclear power plant until 2024.

Update on UK nuclear new-build projects
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 by Nuclear power plant construction projects in the UK have been taking measures in response to COVID-19.

CEZ applies to build new nuclear units at Dukovany
Monday, March 30, 2020 by Czech power company CEZ on 25 March submitted an application to the State Office for Nuclear Safety (SÚJB) for permission to construct new nuclear units at the Dukovany site.

Fennovoima issues progress report on Hanhikivi
Thursday, March 26, 2020 by Finland’s Fennovoima has issued a progress report on the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project, detailing developments in 2019.

Progress at China’s HTR-PM
Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The reactor pressure vessel, steam generator and hot gas duct at unit 2 of China's demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant (HTR-PM) have been paired and connected,...

Russia increases support for Bangladesh's Rooppur nuclear plant
Thursday, March 19, 2020 by Russia and Bangladesh have increased their cooperation in the field of nuclear energy.

Oklo submits licence application to US NRC advanced reactor
Thursday, March 19, 2020 by California-based Oklo has submitted its application for a mini-reactor to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). It is the first combined construction and operating...

New IAEA publication offers guidance for newcomer countries
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by A new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) publication provides important guidance to nuclear power newcomer countries in establishing and developing the plant’s...

New meteorological tower for Leningrad II
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by The new meteorological tower at the Leningrad II NPP will collect data from a height ten times higher than the standard.

Progress continues at Russia’s Kursk II
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by Russia will allocate some RUB22 billion($320 million for the construction of the Kursk II nuclear power plant in 2020.

Hot tests completed at Fuqing 5
Thursday, March 05, 2020 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced on 2 March that hot testing at the Hualong One reactor at unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear plant in Fujian province had been completed.

Fuel loading completed at unit 1 of Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE
Tuesday, March 03, 2020 by With completion of nuclear fuel loading at unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear power plant earlier this week, the UAE has become the Arab World's first peaceful nuclear energy operating nation.

Russia’s FNPP spurs local development
Monday, March 02, 2020 by Pevek, the most northern port in Russia, has hosted a meeting to discuss the commissioning of the Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear heat and power plant (FNPP), moored at the town.

Finland focuses on SMRs for district heating
Thursday, February 27, 2020 by The VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland announced that it has started the development of a small modular reactor (SMR) for district heating in Finland.

Fuel loading begins at UAE’s Barakah nuclear plant
Thursday, February 20, 2020 by The United Arab Emirates on 19 February began loading the first nuclear fuel rods into the reactor at unit 1 of its Barakah nuclear power plant.

Fessenheim to close as Flamanville 3 completes hot testing
Thursday, February 20, 2020 by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said yesterday that the two-unit Fessenheim nuclear plant will be shut down at the end of June, with unit 1 set to close on 22 February.

Czech Republic committed to building new Dukovany unit
Thursday, February 20, 2020 by An agreement between the Czech government and power utility CEZ on the construction of the new unit at the Dukovany nuclear plant will be announced in a few weeks, Industry Minister...

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