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Plans progress for SMR in Russia’s Yakutia
21 July, 2021
The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East plans to create...
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Atommash assembled half-shells for Akkuyu unit 1
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) said on 19 July that it had assembled six half-shells for the passive core...

Permit issued for second unit at Slovenia’s Krško NPP
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by Slovenia’s Infrastructure Ministry on 19 July issued an energy permit for the construction of the second unit at the Krško NPP, a step that allows permitting procedures to begin. It...

US companies eye Polish NPP market
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by US companies Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company on 15 July announced that they had formed a team to pursue new nuclear power plant projects in Poland. "Nuclear power holds...

EDF opens office in Warsaw
Thursday, July 15, 2021 by France’s EDF announced on 12 July that it had opened an office in Warsaw in order to prepare a comprehensive proposal for the Polish government concerning the construction of...

China begins construction of ACP100 SMR
Thursday, July 15, 2021 by China on 13 July began construction of the world's first commercial small modular reactor (SMR) project at the Changjiang NPP in the southern-most island province of Hainan. The...

Atommash manufactures the first steam generator for Akkuyu 2
Thursday, July 15, 2021 by Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies part of Rosatom's mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) has manufactured the first steam generator for unit 2 of...

Cargo testing completed of pump casings for Akkuyu NPP
Monday, July 12, 2021 by The Petrozavodsk branch of AEM-Technologies JSC (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) said on 8 July it had carried out cargo tests of two casings for...

Westinghouse to supply turbine control and protection system to China’s Chanjiang NPP
Monday, July 12, 2021 by US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 8 July announced a contract with Harbin Turbine Company Limited Automation Control Company to supply the units 3 and 4 of China’s Changjiang...

Argentina signs contract to complete Carem25 SMR
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by On 2 July, a new and defining stage in the development of Argentina’s Carem25 Project began, with the signing of the contract for the completion of the reactor building concluded...

US DOE funding aims to reduce cost of nuclear new build
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 7 July announced $5.8 million in funding to develop three construction technologies that together can reduce the cost of new nuclear builds by...

Students to take part on construction of Russia’s Brest reactor
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by The management of Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC, part of Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company), Titan-2 Concern and the administration of Seversk on 7 July welcomed nuclear...

Rosatom to consider new investors for Baltic NPP
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by Rosatom said on 7 July that it is open to dialogue with potential investors in the Baltic NPP construction project. “The market interest of potential investors in the project today...

More US support for Polish nuclear
Monday, July 05, 2021 by The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) on 30 June announced grant funding to Poland’s Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe (PEJ – Polish Nuclear Power Plants Ltd) for a front-end...

Licensing documentation submitted for Egypt’s El Dabaa nuclear plant
Monday, July 05, 2021 by Egypt’s Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) has handed over the licensing documentation for construction of units 1 and 2 of El Dabaa NPP to the Egyptian Nuclear and...

University of Illinois seeks licence to construct USNC micro-reactor
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on 28 June submitted a Letter of Intent to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to apply for a licence to construct a...

Energoatom and Westinghouse to co-operate on new NPPs
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by Petr Kotin, Acting President of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom and Elias Gideon, Senior Vice President of Commercial Affairs at Westinghouse Electric Company on 29 June agreed...

Energoatom to co-operate with Canadian Nuclear Industry Organisation
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom and the Canadian Nuclear Industry Organisation (CNIO) signed a letter of intent on 29 June, via a video conference, formalising previously...

Gidropress manufactures control rod drives for Rooppur
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by Russia’s Gidropress (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) has manufactured a set of drives for the Rooppur NPP under construction in Bangladesh....

Polish companies co-operate on SMRs
Thursday, July 01, 2021 by Polish oil & gas company PKN Orlen on 29 June signed a cooperation agreement with private chemicals company Synthos, Orlen CEO Daniel Obajtek told a news conference. "We have signed...

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