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Construction of unit 1 at the San'ao begins

Construction of unit 1 at the San'ao begins

In May 2015, the National Energy Administration approved the project to carry out site protection and related demonstration work. On 2 September last year, the executive meeting of the State Council approved...
28 January 2021
New circulation pump undergoes lifetime testing

New circulation pump undergoes lifetime testing

Tests on the main circulation pump unit GTsNA-1753 are undeway (Credit: Atomenergomash)Russia’s Central Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering (TsKBM - part of the engineering division of Rosatom, At...
28 January 2021
Hanhikivi 1: Chemical permit granted

Hanhikivi 1: Chemical permit granted

The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (TUKES) has granted a chemical permit for the large-scale handling and storage of hazardous chemicals required at the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant being built...
28 January 2021
Cern and Russia approve agreement

Cern and Russia approve agreement

The Russian government has approved an agreement with the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) on the repatriation of depleted uranium belonging to the Russian Federation as part of the L3...
28 January 2021
Bulgaria plans to expand Kozloduy plant

Bulgaria plans to expand Kozloduy plant

The Bulgarian government has approved a report by the Minister of Energy on the actions taken and the results of the study on the possibilities for construction of a new nuclear unit at site No 2 of the...
28 January 2021
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