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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
Belarus 2 is ready for testing

Belarus 2 is ready for testing

The assembly of the reactor at unit 2 of the Belarus NPP in preparation for cold and hot testing has been completed, Rosatom’s engineering division communicated. The assembly process included the installation...
25 March 2021
UK nuclear industry agrees hydrogen roadmap

UK nuclear industry agrees hydrogen roadmap

The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) that a Hydrogen Roadmap had been agreed by the Nuclear Industry Council (NIC). The NIC is co-chaired by the minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth and...
25 February 2021
Russia’s BN-800: Full mox core planned for 2022

Russia’s BN-800: Full mox core planned for 2022

The first full refuelling of Russia’s BN-800 fast reactor at unit 4 of the Beloyarsk NPP with only uranium-plutonium mixed oxide (mox) fuel was completed during the recent scheduled maintenance outage,...
25 February 2021
European Council approves continued financing for ITER

European Council approves continued financing for ITER

The European Council announced the decision securing the continuation of European financing for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project during the Multiannual Financial Framework...
25 February 2021
India: L&T wins order for civil works at Kudankulam NPP

India: L&T wins order for civil works at Kudankulam NPP

India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said in a regulatory filing that its construction arm had secured a significant order from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) for its Heavy Civil...
25 February 2021
Framatome: EBITA increased

Framatome: EBITA increased

France’s Framatome has released its financial results for its fiscal year ending 31 December 2020 reporting revenue of €3.295 billion ($4bn), an organic reduction of 3.1% compared with 2019. The negative...
25 February 2021
CNNC and CGN pledge greater cooperation

CNNC and CGN pledge greater cooperation

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNCC) and China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) signed contracts for the conversion and enrichment of natural uranium (the Natural Uranium Conversion and Enrichment...
25 February 2021