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Fuel ordered for Vogtle’s first AP1000
Monday, August 05, 2019 by US utility Georgia Power on 30 July ordered the first fuel load for unit 3 of the Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia, where two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors are under construction.

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 begins operation at 100%
Friday, August 02, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II (also known as Novovoronezh 7) began pilot operation and testing at 100% of capacity on 31 July, according to AtomStroyExport, the engineering...

U-Battery SMR completes first stage of Canadian assessment
Thursday, August 01, 2019 by The U-Battery consortium, led by enrichment company Urenco, has successfully completed the first stage of the evaluation process in Canadian Nuclear Laboratories’ (CNL) invitation to...

Core catcher arrives at Akkuyu
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by The 150t core catcher for unit 1 of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear plant has been delivered to the construction site.

Sizewell C contract for Atkins
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by UK-based Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin Group, said on 25 July that it had been awarded a £5 million ($6.2m) contract for the Enabling Works Basic Design at Sizewell C.

UK funding for SMRs
Thursday, July 25, 2019 by The package of energy-related proposals announced by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 23 July included funding for small and advanced...

UK proposes new financing model for nuclear
Thursday, July 25, 2019 by The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 23 July released a package of energy-related policy proposals for consultation, ahead of the appointment of a...

South Korea’s Doosan to supply equipment to NuScale
Thursday, July 25, 2019 by South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co has signed a $1.2 billion business collaboration agreement to provide critical parts and equipment for NuScale’s small...

Russia to suspend work on Baltic
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 by Russia’s nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) plans to suspend the unfinished construction of the Baltic nuclear plant in Kaliningrad for a period...

CNNC launches SMR project
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on 18 July announced the launch of a project to construct its multi-purpose low-power reactor, Linglong One or ACP100 at Changjiang in...

US NRC completes third stage of NuScale SMR review
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 by NuScale Power said on 22 July that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission had completed the second and third phases of review of its small modular reactor design six weeks ahead of schedule.

Environmental assessment begins for Canada’s first SMR
Friday, July 19, 2019 by On 12 July the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) received a project description from Global First Power for the issuance of a licence to prepare the site for a Micro...

Olkiluoto 3 commercial operation now expected July 2020
Thursday, July 18, 2019 by The 1600MW Olkiluoto 3 EPR under construction in Finland is now expected to begin commercial operation in July 2020, six months later than previously anticipated.

Uzbekistan expands its nuclear plans
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by Uzbekistan’s Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov said in an interview with Kun.uz on 11 July that Uzbekistan plans to expand the capacity of its first nuclear plant, which is being built...

Czech Republic commits to nuclear new-build
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade on 8 July published a resolution giving preliminary approval for Elektrárna Dukovany II, a subsidiary of power utility ČEZ, which is...

China's Taishan 2 connected to grid
Tuesday, July 02, 2019 by Unit 2 of China's Taishan nuclear plant in Guangdong province has been connected to the electricity grid, becoming the second EPR reactor to achieve this milestone a year after Taishan 1.

Licence granted for Russia’s FNPP
Monday, July 01, 2019 by Russia’s state nuclear regulator Rostekhnadzor Russian on 27 June granted nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) a licence to operate the...

Basemat completed for Hinkley Point C1
Monday, July 01, 2019 by The basemat for the first reactor unit has been completed at the UK’s Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset enabling construction of the nuclear buildings above ground to begin,...

Contract signed for Hanhikivi administrative building
Monday, July 01, 2019 by Finland's Fennovoima and Lehto Tilat Oy, a subsidiary of Finland's Lehto construction group, have signed an agreement for the design and implementation of the administration building...

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