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Grid connection for Barakah 1
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear plant has been connected to the UAE grid, “and is despatching its first megawatts of clean electricity to the nation”.

Ultra Safe Nuclear contracts UK’s Howden to supply helium technology
Monday, August 17, 2020 by US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) said on 13 August that it had contracted with UK-based Howden to design a helium circulator for use in its Micro-Modular Reactor (MMR).

Belarus unit 2 to be commissioned in 2022
Thursday, August 13, 2020 by The second unit of the Belarus NPP will be commissioned in 2022, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 10 August. Alexander Lokshin, first deputy general director of...

Grid connection for China’s Tianwan 5
Thursday, August 13, 2020 by Unit 5 of China’s Tianwan NPP in Jiangsu province has been connected to the grid for the first time, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced on 10 August. The 1080...

ZiO-Podolsk to supply steam generators for BREST reactor
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by Russia’s ZiO-Podolsk will manufacture steam generators for the reactor plant to be built as part of the Proryv (Breakthrough) project. ZiO-Podolsk (part of Atomenergomash, the...

First reactor pressure vessel assembled for Bangladesh NPP
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by Russia’s AEM-technologies has pre-assembled the reactor for unit 1 of the Rooppur NPP in Bangladesh at its Volgodonsk-based Atommash branch (part of Rosatom’s engineering...

Kenya seeks regulatory approval for NPP
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 by Kenya’s Nuclear Power and Energy Agency, (NuPEA), formerly Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board, said on 5 August that it is seeking regulatory approval for construction of a KES540...

Contract awarded to supply refuelling machines for Akkuyu NPP
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 by Russian fuel company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) said on 6 August that its subsidiary, the Central Institute of Design and Technology (CPTI) had been awarded and...

China’s Tianwan 5 achieves criticality
Monday, August 03, 2020 by Unit 5 of the China's Tianwan nuclear power plant in Jiangsu province achieved criticality on 17 July, Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation (JNPC) announced. The 1080 MWe...

Equipment installation begins at Russia’s Kursk II NPP
Monday, August 03, 2020 by The first technological equipment has been installed at unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk II NPP, the plant’s press centre reported on 29 July.

ČEZ and Czech government agree on Dukovany expansion
Friday, July 31, 2020 by The Czech government on 28 July signed agreements with power utility ČEZ for the planned expansion of the Dukovany NPP. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade...

Outer containment installed at China’s Fuqing 6
Thursday, July 30, 2020 by The outer containment dome has been installed at unit 6 of China’s Fuqing NPP under construction in Fujian province, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced.

India’s Kakrapur 3 achieves criticality
Thursday, July 23, 2020 by Unit 3 of India’s Kakrapar nuclear plant in Gujarat achieved criticality on 22 July. It is India’s first indigenously designed 700MWe pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) to...

Czech government approves financing model for new Dukovany unit
Thursday, July 23, 2020 by The Czech government has approved a model for financing a new nuclear unit at Dukovany nuclear plant, according to local press reports on 20 July. The state should provide a loan for...

Operating licence issued for Leningrad II unit 2
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 by Russia’s Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision (Rostekhnadzor) has issued a licence for the operation of unit 2 at the Leningrad II NPP (LNPP II),...

Rooppur unit 1 RPV undergoes hydraulic tests
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 by The Volgodonsk branch of Atommash AEM-Technologies JSC (part of Atomenergomash, the engineering division of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom) said on 17 July that it...

Barakah 2 completed at UAE nuclear plant
Thursday, July 16, 2020 by The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has completed construction of unit 2 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant. The unit has now been officially handed to Nawah Energy...

US study finds advanced reactors can be cost effective
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by A new study by LucidCatalyst for the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) ARPA-E MEITNER programme said advanced reactors that cost less than $3000/kW will be attractive investments,...

Leningrad II-2 ready for startup
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by Unit 2 of Leningrad NPP-II (LNPP-II) is ready for physical startup, LNPP-II chief engineer Alexander Belyaev has confirmed.

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