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Russia's floating plant heads for final destination

Russia's floating plant heads for final destination

Akademik Lomonosov, which Rosatom describes as the world's first floating nuclear power plant and the world's northernmost nuclear power installation, today set sail from Murmansk for its final destination of Pevek.

New Nuclear 23 August 2019


Bulgaria unveils wide interest in Belene project

Bulgaria unveils wide interest in Belene project

Bulgaria has received 13 applications for participation in the Belene nuclear power project, the country’s energy minister announced today. The applicants included seven to be a strategic investor, four to be an electricity customer and/or minority shareholder, and two to be an equipment supplier.

New Nuclear 20 August 2019


Belene project attracts five expressions of interest

Belene project attracts five expressions of interest

Five companies have expressed interest in Bulgaria's invitation for strategic investment in the construction of Belene nuclear power plant on the Danube River near the Romanian border. According to national newspaper 24 Chasa, China National Nuclear Corporation, Framatome, General Electric, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power and Rosatom have all applied for the selection process.

New Nuclear 19 August 2019


US launches advanced nuclear technologies demonstration centre

US launches advanced nuclear technologies demonstration centre

The US Department of Energy has launched the National Reactor Innovation Center. The facility will provide private sector developers access to US national laboratory assets and infrastructure to support the testing and demonstration of reactor concepts and assess their performance, helping accelerate licensing and commercialisation.

New Nuclear 19 August 2019


Russia completes MBIR hydraulic tests

Russia completes MBIR hydraulic tests

Atommash, part of the Volgodonsk branch of AEM Technology, has completed hydraulic tests of the reactor vessel of the MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor. MBIR is under construction at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors at Dmitrovgrad, which is in Russia's Ulyanovsk region.

New Nuclear 16 August 2019


US DOE orders exascale computer

US DOE orders exascale computer

The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has signed a USD600 million contract with Cray Inc to build its first exascale supercomputer, El Capitan. The computer will be housed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California.

New Nuclear 15 August 2019


Second Chinese EPR reaches full capacity

Second Chinese EPR reaches full capacity

The second EPR reactor at the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has reached full generating capacity for the first time, Framatome has announced. Taishan 2 is expected to enter commercial operation later this year.

New Nuclear 09 August 2019


Sixth Yangjiang unit enters commercial operation

Sixth Yangjiang unit enters commercial operation

Unit 6 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has met commercial operation conditions and is now generating electricity, China General Nuclear has announced, adding it had only the formality now of waiting for the remaining permits and documentation.

New Nuclear 08 August 2019


Bangladesh completes basemat of second Rooppur turbine hall

Bangladesh completes basemat of second Rooppur turbine hall

The pouring of concrete for the foundation of the turbine building at unit 2 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh was completed yesterday. The foundation for the turbine hall of Rooppur 1 was completed earlier this year.

New Nuclear 07 August 2019


EIS process launched for US fast neutron reactor

EIS process launched for US fast neutron reactor

The US Department of Energy has formally announced the preparation of an environmental impact statement for the construction of a Versatile Test Reactor to test fuels and materials for use in advanced civilian nuclear power reactors.

New Nuclear 06 August 2019