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Concreting of the shell of Russia’s tallest cooling tower begins
15 April, 2021
Concreting has began at the cooling tower of unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk-II...
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China to begin construction of Hualong Two in 2024
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said on 14 April that it expects to start construction of its first Hualong Two, an advanced model of its third-generation power reactor, by...

Two more new units for Leningrad NPP
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by Two new power units are planned to be built Russia’s Leningrad-II NPP, according to Alexander Drozdenko, Governor of the Leningrad Region. He said on his official VKontakte page on...

VVER-TOI RPV shipped to Kursk NPP
Monday, April 12, 2021 by Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies JSC (part of Rosatom mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) on 8 April shipped the first VVER-TOI nuclear reactor...

Melt trap installed at Kudankulam 4
Monday, April 12, 2021 by The body of the core melt localisation device (melt trap) was installed in the design position under the reactor shaft of unit 4 at the Kudankulam NPP under construction in India,...

Barakah NPP begins commercial operation
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by Commercial operation of unit 1 at the UAE's Barakah NPP began on 6 April. “We are grateful to those who made this possible and thank them for their diligence and hard work,” said...

Aecon to support development of Terrestrial Energy’s Molten Salt Reactor
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by Canada’s Terrestrial Energy on 1 April signed an engineering and construction services agreement with Aecon Group to support construction planning for its Integral Molten Salt...

Two more units for Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by Two more power units are to be be built at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP in the mid-2030s, Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev said on 1 April, during a working trip to...

Belarus NPP unit 2 80% complete
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by Belarus Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich said on 4 April that unit 2 of the Belarus NPP is 80% complete. He told the Belarus 1 TV channel that, in March, the assembly of the...

First Arabelle steam turbine rotor delivered to Akkuyu NPP
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by AAEM (a joint venture of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash and GE Steam Power) said on 5 April that it had delivered the first high and medium pressure...

More equipment for Akkuyu NPP
Thursday, April 01, 2021 by Russia’s YuE Sedakov Research Institute of Measuring Systems (NIIIS), a branch of Russian Federal Nuclear Centre – All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC –...

First concrete poured for China’s Changjiang 3
Thursday, April 01, 2021 by First concrete was poured on 31 March for the basemat of unit 3 at China Huaneng’s Changjiang NPP in Hainan province after the National Nuclear Safety Administration issued a...

Fuel loading begins at Finland’s OL3
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 by Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 27 March that fuel loading had begun at unit 3 of the Olkiluoto NPP and was expected to continue for a week. During the...

Czech Trade Ministry’s Dukovany tender proposals spark controversy
Monday, March 29, 2021 by The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade on 25 March approved further steps in the preparation of a new nuclear plant at the site of the Dukovany NPP . This deferred the tender...

Russia amends terms for Belarus NPP loan agreement
Monday, March 29, 2021 by Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on the ratification of a protocol amending the Russian-Belarusian intergovernmental agreement on the loan extended by Russia for...

More delays for US Vogtle NPP
Thursday, March 25, 2021 by Georgia Power Company said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on 19 March that the planned November start up of unit 3 at the Vogtle NPP in Georgia could...

Belarus 2 is ready for testing
Thursday, March 25, 2021 by Assembly of the reactor has been completed at unit 2 of the Belarus NPP in preparation for cold and hot testing, Rosatom’s engineering division said on 23 March. The assembly...

Leningrad-II-2 begins commercial operation
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad-II NPP (also known as Leningrad 6) began commercial operation on 22 March. “The new unit at the Leningrad NPP is the fourth with a VVER-1200 reactor,”...

Pakistan’s Karachi-2 connected to the grid
Monday, March 22, 2021 by The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) announced on 18 March said that it had connected 1,100MW Hualong One reactor at unit 2 of the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (K-2) to...

Russia’s Kursk-II still ahead of schedule
Monday, March 22, 2021 by Concreting of the foundation slab of the block pumping station for unit 2 was completed two weeks ahead of schedule, the plant said on 17 March. The block pumping station (BPS) is...

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