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Ukrainian cabinet approves start of work on new Khmelnitsky reactors
27 January, 2023
Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has given the green light for work to begin...
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Framatome requests more time for safety upgrades at Flamanville 3
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by France’s Framatome has asked for more time to change the nuclear vessel closure head at the EPR nuclear reactor under construction at unit 3 of the Flamanville NPP. Flamanville 3,...

Outer dome completed at Zhangzhou 1
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by The outer dome of the containment building at unit 1 of China’s Zhangzhou NPP in Fujian province has been completed. China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said the operation to...

French Senate adopts nuclear bill at first reading
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by The French Senate has adopted at first reading a bill promoting the construction of new nuclear reactors. This included amendments such as removal of the target of reducing the...

New impellers for OL3’s feedwater pumps
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) said the EPR reactor at unit 3 of the Olkiluoto NPP (OL3) is expected to operate at full power in February after the feedwater pumps impellers...

US NRC certifies NuScale SMR
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by NuScale Power’s small modular reactor (SMR) design has been certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which issued its final rule in the Federal Register. It becomes...

Nebraska to investigate possible SMR sites
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), which owns and operates the Cooper NPP, is studying possible sites for a small modular reactor (SMR). The project is to be financed...

Rosatom studies sites in Kyrgyzstan for small NPP
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by Rosatom is studying sites in Kyrgyzstan for the possible construction of a 110 MWe two-unit small NPP with a RITM-200N reactor, according to Rusatom Overseas. Kyrgyzstan’s Minister...

Xe-100 SMR attracts South Korean investment
Friday, January 20, 2023 by South Korea’s DL E&C and Doosan Enerbility are to invest $25m in US-based X-energy to advance the deployment of its Xe-100 advanced small modular reactor (SMR). X-energy said this was...

Bulgaria to begin discussions with USA on nuclear expansion
Friday, January 20, 2023 by Bulgaria's parliament has mandated the caretaker government to begin talks with the USA on a potential agreement for the construction of two additional reactors at the Kozloduy NPP...

Mochovce 3 approved for energy start-up
Friday, January 20, 2023 by Slovakia's Nuclear Regulatory Authority (UJD - Úrad jadrového dozoru) has approved the next stage of commissioning of Mochovce NPP unit 3, which will be the energy start-up. Mochovce 3...

EDF promotes Nuward SMR in Poland
Thursday, January 19, 2023 by EDF has signed an Exclusive Cooperation Agreement with Respect Energy to develop nuclear power projects in Poland at specific sites using its Nuward small modular reactor...

Vibrations detected at Vogtle 3 cause further delays
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 by Vibrations detected during pre-operational testing at unit 3 of Georgia Power’s Vogtle NPP in the US are likely to further delay start-up of the unit. The vibrations, associated with...

New budget plan for NuScale project
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 by A new budget plan has been approved for deployment of US NuScale Power’s small modular reactor (SMR) technology as part of the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP). The Utah...

Rolls-Royce visits two potential UK sites for its first SMRs
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 by UK company Rolls-Royce SMR has visited the sites of the decommissioned Oldbury and Berkeley NPP reactors in Gloucestershire (southwest UK) for talks with stakeholders from...

Paks-II now scheduled for 2032
Friday, January 13, 2023 by Construction of two new reactors at Hungary's Paks-II NPP could be completed in 2032, newly appointed Hungarian Energy Minister Csaba Lantos has said – this is two years later than...

Sweden prepares legislation for nuclear new build
Friday, January 13, 2023 by Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson says Sweden is preparing legislation to allow the construction of more NPPs to increase electricity production and energy security. The proposed...

China’s Fangchenggang 3 connected to the grid
Thursday, January 12, 2023 by Unit 3 of China's Fangchenggang NPP in Guangxi Autonomous Region has been connected to the grid for the first time, according to China General Nuclear (CGN). The 1,180 MWe...

Russia to build two more nuclear icebreakers
Thursday, January 12, 2023 by The Russian government is investing RUB70bn ($1bn) in the construction of two nuclear-powered icebreakers and a nuclear maintenance vessel. These will be the fifth and sixth...

South Korea seeks to end dispute with Westinghouse
Thursday, January 12, 2023 by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and parent company Korea Electric Power Corp (Kepco) are reportedly in discussion with US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on possibly...

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