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Atommash begins to manufacture RPV Russia’s Kursk-II-2
22 January, 2021
Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies has...
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Russia’s Sevmash introduces modular construction for nuclear submarines
Friday, January 22, 2021 by A block-modular method of construction introduced at Russia’s Sevmash Design Bureau, will shorten the building berth period for nuclear submarines by 18 months, Sevmash said.

Russia ships reactor internals for Rooppur 1
Thursday, January 21, 2021 by The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies has manufactured and shipped the internals of the nuclear reactor for unit 1 of the Rooppur NPP under construction in Bangladesh.

Osprey contracted to deliver oversized equipment to Hinkley Point C
Thursday, January 21, 2021 by UK company Osprey Group has won a multi-million pound contract to deliver all of the oversized equipment needed in the next phase of construction at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

Shearwater Energy and NuScale plan UK hybrid wind-SMR energy project
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 by UK-based clean energy company Shearwater Energy Ltd is developing a wind-SMR (small modular reactor) and hydrogen production hybrid energy project in North Wales.

US awards grant to Romania’s Nuclearelectrica for SMRs
Monday, January 18, 2021 by The US Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Romania’s nuclear energy authority, Societatea National Nuclearelectrica (SNN), for technical assistance to support the...

KHNP seeks construction approval for Shin Hanul 3&4
Friday, January 15, 2021 by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp. (KHNP) has requested an extension for construction of units 3 and 4 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant untill the end of 2023.

Key milestones to be adjusted for Vogtle 3&4 but in-service dates maintained
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by US-based Georgia Power expects to adjust key milestones at the Vogtle NPP, although the regulatory in-service dates for units 3 and 4 remain unchanged.

India’s Kakrapar 3 connected to grid
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Unit 3 of the Kakrapar NPP (KAPP), India’s first 700MWe pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR), was connected to the grid on 10 January, according to the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Demand Increases for Nuclear Metal Tubing as Higher Energy Consumption Leads to Plans for New Reactors Worldwide
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by Currently, nuclear energy makes up around 10% of the world’s electric power generation , with global demand showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, the figures are rising as...

Russia takes delivery from GE of turbine for Akkuyu 1
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Atomenergomash (Rosatom’s engineering division) began acceptance of turbine room equipment for the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey.

Sovcombank delivers loan for Akkuyu NPP as work continues
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by Akkuyu Nuclear, a subsidiary of Rosatom has received a loan from Sovcombank of up to $300 million for a period of seven years to finance the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power...

NuScale and UAMPS to facilitate development of Carbon Free Power Project
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by US-based NuScale Power announced that together with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), it had executed agreements to facilitate the development of the Carbon Free...

Russia’s Kursk-II on schedule with RUB25bn invested in 2020
Friday, January 08, 2021 by More than RUB25 billion ($337m) was invested in the construction of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP in 2020.

China begins construction of SanAo nuclear power plant
Thursday, January 07, 2021 by The concrete was poured for the nuclear island of unit 1 at the SanAo nuclear power plant in China’s Zhejiang province, China General Nuclear (CGN) announced on 31 December.

UK to defer Wylfa planning decision again
Thursday, January 07, 2021 by The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Alok Sharma confirmed that he is extending the deadline for the Development Consent Order (DCO) for the...

Rosatom to begin work on land-based SMR
Monday, January 04, 2021 by In January, Rosatom will begin work on the site of the future small nuclear power plant, which is planned to be built in Yakutia, Rosatom director general Alexei Likhachev said in a...

China begins construction of second CFR-600 fast reactor
Monday, January 04, 2021 by China began construction work on 27 December on a second pool-type sodium-cooled CFR-600 fast reactor in Xiapu County, Fujian Province.

New agreement provides more funding for Mohovce completion
Friday, January 01, 2021 by Italy's Enel announced on 22 December that its subsidiary Enel Produzione had signed a new agreement with the Czech company Energetický a Průmyslový Holding (EPH) and EP Slovakia BV...

Russia’s Sovcombank provides loan for Turkey's nuclear project
Monday, December 21, 2020 by Russia’s Sovcombank said on 18 December that it will provide Rosatom subsidiary Akkuyu Nuclear with a loan of up to $300 million for a period of seven years to finance the project...

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