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Rolls-Royce signs MOUs on SMRs with Exelon and CEZ

Rolls-Royce signs MOUs on SMRs with Exelon and CEZ

Rolls-Royce has signed MOUs with Exelon and CEZ on SMRsUK-based Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with US utility Exelon Generation to pursue the potential for Exelon to operate...
19 November 2020
Leningrad-II 2 begins pilot operation

Leningrad-II 2 begins pilot operation

Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor issued a permit for the start of the pilot operation of unit 2 of the Leningrad-II NPP (also known as Leningrad 6), according to nuclear utility Rosenergoatom. Specialists...
19 November 2020
Kenya defers nuclear plans

Kenya defers nuclear plans

Kenya’s nuclear development plans have been deferred beyond the previous 2030 timeline.The Nuclear Power and Energy Agency (NuPEA – formerly the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board) said that the lengthy compliance...
19 November 2020
Only one power reactor remains in operation in Japan

Only one power reactor remains in operation in Japan

Japan will have only one nuclear reactor – Genkai 4 – operating for the next six weeks after Kansai Electric Power Co shut down Ohi 4 in Fukui Prefecture for regular maintenance on 3 November, Asahi Shimbun...
19 November 2020
China’s Hualong One passes EUR compliance assessment

China’s Hualong One passes EUR compliance assessment

China's third-generation nuclear power technology, Hualong One (HPR 1000), with independent intellectual property rights successfully passed the European Utility Requirements (EUR) compliance assessment...
19 November 2020
Framatome joins Sizewell C Consortium

Framatome joins Sizewell C Consortium

Framatome announced that it joined the Sizewell C Consortium, a group of more than 100 companies and organisations from across the U.K. working to design, supply and construct the proposed nuclear power...
19 November 2020
Estonia forms working group on nuclear energy

Estonia forms working group on nuclear energy

The Estonian government has decided to establish a national Working Group to consider the introduction of nuclear power generation.The group will analyse - with the help of foreign experts - the possibility...
19 November 2020
Equipment shipped for Bangladesh nuclear plant

Equipment shipped for Bangladesh nuclear plant

The Petrozavodskmash branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies has begun shipping the housings of the main circulation pumps for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.The equipment is delivered...
22 October 2020
US funding for Terrapower and X-energy

US funding for Terrapower and X-energy

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced it has selected two teams to receive $160 million in initial funding under the new Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ARDP).ARDP, announced in May, is designed...
22 October 2020
Jacobs: Lead in investigating material fatigue

Jacobs: Lead in investigating material fatigue

US-based Jacobs has been selected to lead an international consortium whose cutting-edge research could lead to extensions in the operational life of nuclear power plants worldwide. The INCEFA-SCALE programme,...
22 October 2020