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Czech Republic needs more nuclear units, report shows

Czech Republic needs more nuclear units, report shows

The Czech Republic will need to build not only one new unit at its Dukovany nuclear power plant, but also more reactors at Temelín if it is to avoid becoming dependent on electricity imports from 2030, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade Karel Havlíček said yesterday. Havlíček cited the latest Mid-term Adequacy Forecast published on 18 October by high-voltage grid operator operator ČEPS.

Nuclear Policies 22 October 2019


India plans expansion of nuclear fleet, says DEA chairman

India plans expansion of nuclear fleet, says DEA chairman

India is aiming for "fleet mode construction" for future nuclear power plant projects in order to reduce costs and construction times, according to Kamlesh Vyas, chairman of the country's Department of Atomic Energy. Speaking at the India Energy Forum's 11th Nuclear Energy Conclave in New Delhi on 18 October, he said 17 nuclear power reactors are planned in addition to those already under construction.

Nuclear Policies 21 October 2019


Nuclear remains in South Africa's energy plans

Nuclear remains in South Africa's energy plans

The operation of the Koeberg nuclear power plant will be extended by 20 years and a nuclear new build programme will be launched as part of South Africa's energy plans for the next decade. The plans were approved yesterday by the country's government.

Nuclear Policies 18 October 2019


Construction starts on first Zhangzhou unit

Construction starts on first Zhangzhou unit

Construction of the first unit at the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has started, one week after the issuance of a construction licence for the Hualong One reactor, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.

New Nuclear 17 October 2019


Permits issued for construction of new Chinese plant

Permits issued for construction of new Chinese plant

Construction licences have been issued for units 1 and 2 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province. The units were originally planned to be based on Westinghouse's AP1000 design, but will now feature domestically-designed Hualong One reactors.

New Nuclear 15 October 2019


UK chief nuclear inspector issues performance report

UK chief nuclear inspector issues performance report

While the UK nuclear industry met the required safety and security standards last year, there remains room for improvement, the country's Chief Nuclear Inspector Mark Foy said today in his first annual report on the sector's performance. He said three key areas of focus are the management of ageing facilities, conventional health and safety, and delivering a holistic approach to nuclear security.

Regulation & Safety 11 October 2019


EDF warns of added costs of Flamanville EPR weld repairs

EDF warns of added costs of Flamanville EPR weld repairs

French utility EDF said its preferred option for repairing the main secondary system penetration welds, using robots, will increase the cost of constructing the Flamanville EPR by EUR1.5 billion (USD1.6 billion). The loading of fuel into the reactor would also be further delayed until the end of 2022.

New Nuclear 09 October 2019


CNL charts path to microgrids, the 'Holiest Grail' in clean energy

CNL charts path to microgrids, the 'Holiest Grail' in clean energy

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is working towards the future of nuclear by enhancing existing technology; developing advanced technologies, such as small modular reactors; and assessing how all low-carbon technologies can be integrated within 'microgrids', CNL President and CEO Mark Lesinski said today. The use of hydrogen for microgrids is CNL's "highest aspiration, the Holiest Grail", he told delegates at the International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power being held this week at the International Atomic Energy Agency's headquarters in Vienna.

New Nuclear 09 October 2019


China confident of 'new era' for nuclear, says CNNC president

China confident of 'new era' for nuclear, says CNNC president

Nuclear power is "irreplaceable" and international cooperation in the technology "indispensible" in reducing global CO2 emissions, China National Nuclear Corporation President Jun Gu told delegates at the International Atomic Energy Agency's International Conference on Climate Change and the Role of Nuclear Power yesterday in Vienna. Climate change may in fact be an "opportunity to create a new era for nuclear energy", he said, and CNNC is "willing to work with all countries" to bring about a clean energy transition and mitigate climate change.

Energy & Environment 09 October 2019


The most experienced newcomer to nuclear power

The most experienced newcomer to nuclear power

Uzbekistan's preparations to build its first nuclear power plant are gathering pace with a sense of making up for lost time. The Central Asian country became a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency as long ago as 1994, has 50 years of experience in nuclear research and is the world's fifth biggest producer of uranium.

Nuclear Policies 03 October 2019