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Framatome projects receive funding from government

Framatome projects receive funding from government

Framatome stated that some of its projects had been selected to receive funding as part of the France Relance recovery plan. France adopted the plan in September 2020 as a “roadmap for the economic, social...
22 April 2021
Ethiopia signs MOUs with Rosatom

Ethiopia signs MOUs with Rosatom

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Innovation and Technology has signed two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Rosatom. The MOUs related to education and training in the field of nuclear energy, and on the formation...
22 April 2021
China approves five new nuclear units

China approves five new nuclear units

China’s state council has approved the construction of five nuclear power units, with total installed capacity of 4.9 GWe, roughly 10% of the country’s total. China needs to accelerate nuclear development...
22 April 2021
Rooppur 2: Journey to Bangladesh

Rooppur 2: Journey to Bangladesh

Rooppur 2: Journey to BangladeshThe reactor pressure vessel and first two steam generators for Rooppur unit 2 have started their journey from the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technology JSC in Russia to the...
22 April 2021
Nawah completes fuel loading at Barakah 2

Nawah completes fuel loading at Barakah 2

The UAE Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec), confirmed that it had completed loading the fuel assemblies into the unit 2 reactor...
25 March 2021
Spain: Government approves licence for Cofrentes NPP

Spain: Government approves licence for Cofrentes NPP

Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Challenge Demographic (Miteco) said that it had approved a ministerial order granting the renewal of the operating authorisation for the Cofrentes NPP...
25 March 2021
Russia’s green Taxonomy includes nuclear energy

Russia’s green Taxonomy includes nuclear energy

Nuclear energy will be included in Russia’s list of green priority activities. A discussion of the draft national Taxonomy of green projects prepared by VEB.RF at the Ministry of Economic Development attended...
25 March 2021
Iran plans cold tests of Arak reactor

Iran plans cold tests of Arak reactor

The Atomic Energy Organisation Iran (AEOI) said that it will cold test its redesigned Arak nuclear reactor as a prelude to fully commissioning it later in the year. AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told...
25 March 2021
EC: Compensation to EDF for early closure of Fessenheim

EC: Compensation to EDF for early closure of Fessenheim

The European Commission announced that it had authorised, under EU state aid rules, the compensation granted by France to EDF following the early closure of the Fessenheim plant. In 2015, France decided...
25 March 2021
Terrestrial Energy awards pump contract to KSB

Terrestrial Energy awards pump contract to KSB

Canada-based Terrestrial Energy said that it has awarded Germany’s KSB Pumps a supply contract to develop and manufacture primary pumps for use in the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®), a Generation...
25 March 2021