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Bulgaria launches call for strategic investor for Belene NPP
Friday, May 24, 2019 by The procedure for selecting a strategic investor for Bulgaria’s Belene NPP project was published in the C176 issue in the Official Journal of the European Union on 22 May. ...

Rosatom and Uzbekistan sign roadmap for nuclear plant construction
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy on 17 May signed a roadmap for the implementation of the second stage of nuclear power plant construction.

Poland affirms preparations for first NPP
Monday, May 20, 2019 by Poland is preparing to build its first nuclear power plant by 2033 in the northern Pomerania region, Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski told Polish Radio on 14 May.

Contract awarded for solar park at Borssele
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by German company PFALZSOLAR has won an international tender to build and operate a 21.5MW solar park on the site of the Borssele nuclear plant in the Netherlands.

Hungary and Russia renegotiate Paks-II loan
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by Hungary and Russia have agreed to amend the loan agreement for the expansion of Hungary's Paks nuclear plant, local media reported on 6 May.

US NRC certification for APR-1400
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced its readiness to issue a certificate confirming that South Korea’s APR-1400 is suitable for construction in the USA and meets...

Romania signs deal with China for two units at Cernavoda
Friday, May 10, 2019 by Nuclearelectrica, which operates Romania’s Cernavoda nuclear plant, said on 8 May that it has signed a preliminary investors agreement for the construction of units 3 and 4 with...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 generates first electricity
Wednesday, May 08, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II nuclear plant supplied electricity to the grid for the first time on 1 May.

Cold testing begins at China’s first Hualong One unit
Thursday, May 02, 2019 by Cold hydrostatic testing began on 27 April at unit 5 of China’s Fuqing nuclear plant in Fujian province, the first of two demonstration Hualong One (HPR1000) reactors under...

South Korea’s Shin-Kori 4 connected to grid
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 by Unit 4 of South Korea’s Shin Kori nuclear power plant, an APR-1400, was connected to the electricity grid on 22 April, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) announced. It is the...

Russia’s FNPP expects a licence in July
Thursday, April 25, 2019 by Comprehensive testing of the two KLT-40S reactors installed on Russia’s demonstration floating NPP (FNPP), Akademik Lomonosov, have now been completed, nuclear utility Rosenergoatom...

Dummy assemblies loaded into Belarus 1
Thursday, April 25, 2019 by Russia’s Atomstroyexport (ASE), the engineering division of the state nuclear corporation Rosatom, on 23 April began loading dummy fuel assemblies at unit 1 of the Belarus NPP...

Russia pledges support for Bulgaria’s Belene NPP
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to provide the Bulgarian Government with any necessary support for the project to resume construction of the Belene NPP, Rosatom...

Russia signs more agreements with newcomer countries
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its subsidiaries signed a number of agreements during the XI International Forum Atomexpo 2019 in Sochi with countries planning to...

First concrete for Kursk II unit 2
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by First concrete for unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk II NPP has been poured two weeks ahead of schedule, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced on 15 April. Andrei Petrov,...

Commissioning of Belarus NPP unit 1 begins
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by The physical launch of unit 1 at the Belarusian NPP is scheduled for autumn 2019, Belarusian deputy energy minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said on 15 April at the Atomexpo forum in...

Egypt's El-Dabaa NPP granted site permit
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by The Egyptian Nuclear Plants Authority (NPPA) had been granted a site permit for El-Dabaa NPP in March, NPPA director Amged El Wakil said on 8 April. The permit followed reviews...

Physical start up of Novovoronezh II-2
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II NPP started the process of physical launch on 11 April following approval from regulator Rostechnadzor. The VVER-1200 reactor was brought to the...

Fuel loading delayed at OL3
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by Fuel loading at Finland's Olkiluoto 3 EPR will be delayed by about two months until the end of August, Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has announced.

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