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Hot testing begins at Belarus 1
Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Hot functional tests began at unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant at Ostrovets on 11 December, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced.

Turkish grid operator signs transmission agreement for Akkuyu NPP
Wednesday, December 11, 2019 by Akkuyu Nuclear, owner/operator of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey by Russian nuclear state corporation Rosatom, on 9 December signed a connection agreement with...

Cold testing completed at Pakistan's Karachi 2
Monday, December 09, 2019 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has completed cold functional testing at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant (Kanupp) in Pakistan.

Reactor vessel installed at Shin Kori 5
Monday, December 02, 2019 by A ceremony was held on 28 November to mark the installation of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) of the 1340MWe APR-1400 under construction as unit 5 of South Korea's Shin-Kori...

Open vessel testing begins at Vogtle 3
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by Major systems testing is now underway at Georgia Power's Vogtle nuclear plant expansion project, the utility announced in a statement, 25 November.

Jordan and X-energy agree to accelerate work on SMR
Friday, November 22, 2019 by Jordan and X-Energy have advanced to the second stage of their relationship by signing a letter of intent (LOI) to build four 75MWe high temperature gas cooled reactors (HTGR) that...

Czech Republic approves new unit for Dukovany
Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Czech Republic on 13 November approved the construction of the Dukovany II nuclear plant and has set a target date for completion of 2036.

Work begins on unit 2 of Iran’s Bushehr NPP
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by First concrete for unit 2 of Iran’s Bushehr NPP was poured on 10 November. The ceremony was attended by the president of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar...

Rolls Royce eyes Cumbria for first SMR
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by A consortium headed by UK engineering company Rolls Royce revealed on 7 November that it expects to develop its first-of-a-kind small nuclear reactors in Cumbria.

EDF estimates cost of building new EPRs
Monday, November 11, 2019 by French power company EDF estimates construction of six new-generation EPR nuclear reactors in the next 15 years would cost at least €46 billion ($51 billion) if the government decides...

Camfil wins Hinkley Point C filtration contract
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 by Camfil France, working with MC Air Filtration UK, announced it has won a significant order to supply filtration packages for the new EPRs under construction at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 begins commercial operation
Monday, November 04, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II nuclear plant began commercial operation, 30 days ahead of schedule, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced on 1 November.

Brazil seeks partners to complete Angra 3
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by Leonam Guimaraes, president of Brazil's state nuclear power company Eletronuclear, told Reuters that Brazil plans to complete the delayed unit 3 at its Angra NPP in partnership...

South Africa issues long awaited energy plan
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The South African government has gazetted its new long-term energy plan, which includes new provision for smaller nuclear plants. The 100-page 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) is...

US NRC accepts Shine's radioisotope operating licence application
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted the operating licence application for the medical isotope production facility, which Shine Medical Technologies is constructing...

India goes for “fleet mode” construction
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by India’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Secretary K N Vyas told India Energy Forum's Nuclear Conclave on 18 October that, to increase standardisation and bring modularity in...

Czech Premier willing to breach EU law to build new reactors
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by The Czech Republic will have to build new NPPs to replace ageing coal and nuclear capacity even if this means breaching European law, Prime Minister Andrej Babis told the...

First concrete for China’s Zhangzhou 1
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said first concrete had been poured on 16 October, marking the start of construction of the first unit at the Zhangzhou NPP in China's...

China sees nuclear power as key to combat climate change
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by At a side event organised by China National Nuclear Corporation and the China Atomic Energy Authority at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) conference on Climate Change...

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