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Jacobs support refurbishment of UK nuclear research labs
28 September, 2022
US-based Jacobs has been selected as full lifecycle delivery partner...
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RPV installed at Akkuyu 2
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 by Rosatom has installed the VVER-1200 reactor vessel at unit 2 of the Akkuyu NPP, project company Akkuyu Nukleer have announced.

Details provided on resolution of Akkuyu construction dispute
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 by Akkuyu Nukleer has announced that the two construction companies involved in a two-month dispute over contracts at Akkuyu NPP would both be involved in the work going forward.

Enec announces start-up of Barakah 3
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 by The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has started up unit 3 of the Barakah NPP in the...

Oklo restarts NRC licensing process for Aurora microreactor
Friday, September 23, 2022 by US-based Oklo, developer of the 1.5MWe Aurora microreactor, has submitted a revised licensing project plan (LPP) to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which had denied a...

Heat treatment completed on reactor vessel for unit 5 of Kudankulam NPP
Friday, September 23, 2022 by The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of the mechanical engineering division of Rosatom, Atomenergomash) has completed the final heat treatment of the VVER-1000 reactor...

SaskPower proposes two potential SMR sites
Thursday, September 22, 2022 by Saskatchewan’s first small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) could be located in either the Estevan or Elbow areas, utility SaskPower has announced. SaskPower officials said they are...

Czech Republic’s first SMR could be built at Temelín by 2032
Thursday, September 22, 2022 by A small modular reactor (SMR) could be built in the Czech Republic at the Temelín NPP as early as 2032, Daniel Beneš, the Director of the ČEZ power group has said after signing a...

IAEA concludes first ever site review for SMR
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded a safety review of Romania’s process for selecting the site for a planned small modular reactor (SMR),...

ULC-Energy secures cooperation from Constellation
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 by Dutch company ULC-Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with US-based Constellation to support the deployment of Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor (SMR) power stations...

Kazakhstan plans NPP by 2032
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 by Kazakhstan’s projected energy balance “shows the need to build a nuclear power plant with a capacity of up to 2,400MWe by 2032”, Almasadam Satkaliyev, chairman of the...

China approves four new nuclear units
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 by China’s State Council has approved the construction of two CAP1000 reactors (units 1&2) at the Liangjiang NPP in Guangdong province and two Hualong One units (3&4) at the Zhangzhou NPP...

Turkish construction company reinstated at Akkuyu NPP
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 by Work at the Akkuyu NPP being built by Rosatom in Turkey will continue at an accelerated pace, and the project schedule will be maintained, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural...

NuScale Power and KGHM move to support SMR deployment in Poland
Thursday, September 15, 2022 by NuScale Power and KGHM Polska Miedź (KGHM) have signed the first Task Order and a Statement of Commencement to begin work under an Early Works Agreement (EWA) signed by the companies...

US-Poland nuclear cooperation progress reflected in new roadmap report
Thursday, September 15, 2022 by The USA has delivered its “Concept and Execution Report for Civil Nuclear Cooperation” to Polish Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa in Warsaw. This was done through the...

Rosatom begins excavation works at Hungary’s Paks-II NPP
Thursday, September 15, 2022 by Rosatom has started excavation work at the construction site of the two new power units of the Paks-II NPP in Hungary, Alexander Merten, Vice-President of JSC ASE (part of Rosatom)...

Sheffield Forgemasters partners GE Hitachi to support UK deployment of BWRX-300 SMR
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 by ​​​​​​​GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and UK-based Sheffield Forgemasters have agreed to cooperate in support of the potential deployment of the GEH’s BWRX-300 small modular...

More progress at Kursk NPP
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 by Rosatom has completed concreting the third tier of the inner containment at unit 2 of the Kursk-II NPP, the plant has reported. This means work on the arrangement of the cylindrical...

First concrete poured for China’s Lufeng 5
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 by First concrete has been poured for the nuclear island of unit 5 at China’s Lufeng NPP in Guangdong province, China General Nuclear (CGN) has announced in a statement to the Hong...

Agreement signed for nuclear-powered mineral resource centre in Yakutia
Friday, September 09, 2022 by Russia and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) have signed an agreement on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok for the development of a mineral resource centre in...

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