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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
Framatome and General Atomics announce collaboration

Framatome and General Atomics announce collaboration

Framatome and General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced plans to collaborate on the development of GA-EMS’ helium-cooled 50-MWe fast modular reactor (FMR). Due to its advanced modular...
22 October 2020
Nuclear icebreaker to completes ice test

Nuclear icebreaker to completes ice test

Russia’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker of project 22220, Arktika, which recently arrived in Murmansk after completing ice tests in the North Pole region, will be put into operation on 21 October, according...
22 October 2020