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RPV welded for unit 1 of Bangladesh nuclear power plant
The Volgodonsk branch of AEM Technologies had completed the closing weld that connected the two halves of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) being manufactured for unit 1 of the...
Belarus 1 prepares for fuel loading
Fuel loading at unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant is planned for July, deputy energy minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said on 12 May at a video briefing in the BelTA press centre.
South Africa reconsiders nuclear newbuild
South Africa intends to start developing a plan for a new 2500MWe nuclear power plant, Minerals Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe told parliament.
UAE nuclear power plant to achieve criticality “very soon”
Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said last week, following the successful loading of fuel assemblies into the reactor, Barakah 1 is in an advanced stage of start-up.
EU Advocate General supports Hinkley Point project despite Austrian protests
Gerard Hogan, advocate general of the European Union Court of Justice said in a non-binding opinion that EU judges should dismiss an appeal by Austria aimed at overturning the approval...
First fuel arrives for Belarus NPP
Nuclear fuel for unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant has arrived at the site, the Belarus Energy Ministry said on 6 May.
Czech government approves agreements with CEZ on new Dukovany unit
The Czech government on 27 April approved two draft agreements (a framework and implementation agreement) with power utility CEZ for the construction of a new nuclear unit at the Dukovany.
Milestone achieved on China's HTR-PM
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced a significant milestone in the construction of the high-temperature gas-cooled reactor project at Shidaowan in East...
Work resumes on nuclear projects in Argentina
Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NA-SA) is restarting work, including construction of a small modular reactor, at the Atucha nuclear power plant site. Work was suspended “due to breaches...
Horizon seeks extension of highway planning consent for Wylfa Newydd
Horizon Nuclear Power is seeking an extension to its planning consent for online highway improvements to the A5025, work that would be needed to support the construction and operation...
Vogtle project cuts workforce due to pandemic
Georgia Power is cutting nearly 2000 workers from the Vogtle nuclear expansion project in the USA in face of growing absenteeism due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Progress at Pakistan’s Karachi nuclear power plant
China National Nuclear Corporation announced that concreting of the outer dome of the double-layer containment building at Pakistan's Karachi 2 has been completed.
EDF Energy gives details of Sizewell C consultation process
EDF Energy has given assurances that proposals for the planned Sizewell C nuclear power plant in the UK will be given ample time for public discussion if the coronavirus lockdown continues.
Iran pushes ahead with nuclear development despite pandemic restrictions
The head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, said on 8 April in a message marking National Nuclear Technology Day that Iran’s nuclear activities...
Russia’s Kursk II on schedule
At the construction site of Russia’s Kursk II nucler power plant, the wall for the unit 1 backup control centre has been concreted a week ahead of schedule, the nuclear power...
TVA and University of Tennessee to evaluate SMRs
The University of Tennessee (UT) and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) have signed a memorandum of understanding to evaluate the development of advanced nuclear reactors at...
China completes installation of reactor internals at Karachi 3 in Pakistan
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced that installation of all reactor internals at unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan had been completed on 4 April.
Belarus nuclear plant to begin operation later this year
Belarus Energy Minister Viktar Karankevich told TV channel ONT on 11 April that the Belarus nuclear power plant under construction at Ostravets will be launched during the summer...
TVO applies for permission to load fuel at Olkiluoto 3
Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has applied to the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, STUK, for permission to load nuclear fuel into the Olkiluoto 3 EPR. However, fuel...