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Fortum presses ahead with SMR plans
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 by As part of Fortum’s two-year feasibility study announced in October to explore business opportunities in new nuclear both in Finland and Sweden, Fortum has signed a Memorandum...

Further Flamanville delays echo problems at Olkiluoto 3
Tuesday, December 20, 2022 by Electricite de France has announced that the schedule for construction of the EPR reactor at unit 3 of its Flamanville NPP has been further delayed and that its estimated cost has...

Dispute over Hanhikivi-1 set to rumble on
Friday, December 16, 2022 by Fennovoima Oy’s decision to terminate the construction contract for the Hanhikivi-1 NPP in Finland has been declared unlawful by the Dispute Review Board, according to a statement...

Terrapower’s natrium reactor project delayed by lack of HALEU
Friday, December 16, 2022 by US Terrapower’s advanced Natrium nuclear reactor proposed for southwestern Wyoming is expected to be delayed by at least two years, Jeff Navin, TerraPower’s director of external...

Installation of first bridge crane begins at Akkuyu NPP unit 1
Friday, December 16, 2022 by At the construction site of the Akkuyu NPP in Turkey, installation has begun of the first of three lifting bridge cranes in the machine room at unit 1. The first and largest is a...

UK government funding for nuclear and hydrogen
Thursday, December 15, 2022 by ​​​​​​​The UK government is committing to the future of nuclear power by investing GBP77m ($95m) to support nuclear fuel production and next generation advanced nuclear reactors in...

Another milestone for Hinkley Point C
Thursday, December 15, 2022 by The world’s biggest crane, known as Big Carl, has lifted the third and final liner ring onto the unit 1 reactor building at the UK’s Hinkley Point C NPP. The 304-tonne steel liner...

Korea commits funding for nuclear development
Thursday, December 15, 2022 by South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol has said that Korea is committing KRW400 billion ($308m) a year to the development of small nuclear reactors as it doubles its overall annual...

Borssele preferred site for two new reactors
Thursday, December 15, 2022 by The Dutch Council of Ministers has approved plans for construction of two new nuclear power units, each with a power of 1000-1650MWe, with Borssele in the Netherlands as the...

RPV welding begins for China’s Xudabao 3
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 by Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of JSC AEM-Technologies (part Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) has begun welding the closing seam connecting two half-shells...

Vogtle Unit 4 completes cold hydro testing
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 by ​​​​​​​Georgia Power has announced the completion of cold hydro testing for unit 4 of the Vogtle NPP nuclear expansion project. The completion of cold hydro testing is required to...

Framatome signs agreement for the construction of Sizewell C
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 by Framatome has signed an early framework agreement with Nuclear New Build Generation (SZC) Ltd (NNB SZC), which is owned by EDF and the UK government, for the construction of the...

Key equipment manufactured for Kudankulam 5
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 by ZiO-Podolsk JSC (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division of Atomenergomash) has manufactured and prepared for shipment a set of main equipment for unit 5 of India’s...

India announces plans to build more nuclear power plants
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 by India’s Union Minister of State, Dr Jitendra Singh, has announced that the government proposes to construct more nuclear power plants to increase clean energy production. In a...

China’s HTR-PM reactors reach full power
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 by ​​​​​​​China has brought its two demonstration HTR-PM high-temperature gas-cooled micro-pebble reactors at the Shidaowan NPP in Shandong Province to full capacity. The HTR-PM...

Fortum and EDF to collaborate on SMRs
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 by Fortum and Electricité de France (EDF) have signed a Framework Cooperation Agreement to jointly explore collaboration opportunities for small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) and large...

Pre-operation inspections begin at Rooppur NPP
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 by At unit 1 of Rooppur NPP under construction in Bangladesh the inspection of technological systems has begun. The general designer and general contractor is Rosatom’s Engineering...

Hydraulic tanks installed at Kursk-II unit 2
Friday, December 09, 2022 by Rosatom has installed eight hydraulic tanks - part of the second stage of the reactor passive core flood protection system - at unit 2 of the Kursk-II NPP. Earlier, in June,...

Shin Hanul 1 begins commercial operation
Thursday, December 08, 2022 by Unit 1 at South Korea’s Shin Hanul NPP in Uljin, North Gyeongsang Province, began full operation on 6 December, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Korea...

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