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Bulgaria and the USA have signed key documents on 5G networks security...
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Kenya defers nuclear plans
Kenya’s nuclear development plans have been deferred beyond the previous 2030 timeline.
Romania and France to partner on Cernavoda expansion
Romania and France on 26 October signed a declaration of intent for a partnership on the construction of reactors 3 and 4 and the upgrade of reactor 1 of the Cernavodă NPP, Romanian...
Start up for Belarus nuclear power plant
Belarus nuclear power plant has received permission for a phased increase in the power of the VVER-1200 reactor plant to 50%. It is planned to complete work on the power...
Grid connection for Leningrad-II 2
Unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad-II nuclear power plant has been connected to the grid and has begun supplying electricity, nuclear utility Rosenergoatom said on 23 October.
China’s Fuqing 5 achieves criticality
Unit 5 of China's Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian province – a Hualong One reactor – achieved criticality on 21 October, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said.
Poland signs nuclear deal with USA
Poland on 22 October signed an intergovernmental agreement with the USA to cooperate on the development of Poland’s civil nuclear power programme.
Arktika formally commissioned
The world's most powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker, Russia’s Arktika, the lead ship of Project 22220, was formally commissioned and began operation on 21 October.
Georgia Power completes cold hydro testing at Vogtle 3
Georgia Power has completed cold hydro testing for unit 3 of the Vogtle nuclear plant, the first Westinghouse AP1000 to be built in the USA.
Russia’s Kursk II nuclear plant still ahead of schedule
Workers at Russia’s Kursk II nuclear power plant have begun concreting of the floors of the main circulation pump one month ahead of schedule.
DOE awards funds to UAMPS for NuScale reactor construction
e US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved a $1.355 billion cost-share award, allocated over 10 years to a new special purpose entity named the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP),...
Canada supports SMR development with funds for Terrestrial Energy
Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains announced a CAD20 million ($15.1 million) investment that will enable Ontario-based Terrestrial Energy “to take a critical...
Russia’s Arktika nuclear icebreaker to completes ice tests
Russia’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker of project 22220, Arktika, which recently arrived in Murmansk after completing ice tests in the North Pole region, will be put into operation...
Bulgaria to start talks with US on nuclear technology
Bulgaria is to start talks with the United States on nuclear technology but the Belene nuclear power plant is still expected to go ahead.
ASN authorises fuel delivery for Flamanville 3
France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) has authorised the arrival of nuclear fuel at the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor site.
Belarus nuclear plant achieves criticality but commissioning is delayed
Unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant achieved criticality on 11 October, after regulator Gosatomnadzor on 8 October issued a permit to operate at low power and was sustained at...
Cold tests completed at Tianwan 6
Cold testing has been completed at Tianwan 6 in China (Photo: CNNC)Cold testing has been completed at unit 6 of China's Tianwan nuclear power plant in Jiangsu province, China...
Bruce Power and Westinghouse to develop eVinci Micro Reactor
Canada’s Bruce Power and Westinghouse Electric Company on 9 October announced an agreement to pursue applications of Westinghouse’s leading eVinci™ micro reactor programme within Canada.
First ventilated cooling tower completed at Russia’s Rostov NPP
The construction of the first block of fan cooling towers for unit 3 of Russia’s Rostov NPP has been completed, the plant said on 5 October. Fan cooling towers are suitable for the...
Working group reports on situation at Ukraine’s Khmelnitsky nuclear plant
The condition of the future construction site of units 3&4 at Ukraine’s Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant is satisfactory, according to the preliminary conclusion of the working group...