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South Korea starts up second APR-1400

South Korea starts up second APR-1400

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has started up its new Shin Kori 4 reactor and plans to connect it to the electricity grid at the end of this month. It is the second APR-1400 design unit to start up of a planned global fleet of at least 10.

New Nuclear 18 April 2019


Mochovce 3 completes commissioning test

Mochovce 3 completes commissioning test

Slovakia's new reactor Mochovce 3 has successfully completed hot testing. Owner Slovenské Elektrárne said the plant could be ready for fuel loading this summer, although it will then have to wait for regulatory approval which could take up to eight months.

New Nuclear 16 April 2019


Russia pours first concrete for second Kursk II unit

Russia pours first concrete for second Kursk II unit

Main construction work for the second unit at Kursk II in Russia has begun two weeks ahead of schedule. The site in Western Russia is the first to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) reactor design.

New Nuclear 15 April 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 cleared for launch

Novovoronezh II-2 cleared for launch

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia started the process of physical launch yesterday after having received regulatory approval to do so, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced.

New Nuclear 12 April 2019


China installs steam generator at Tianwan unit 6

China installs steam generator at Tianwan unit 6

The second of three steam generators at China's forthcoming Tianwan 6 nuclear power unit has been installed, completing a 12-day process that involved bringing the component through a hatch and rotating to a vertical position.

New Nuclear 11 April 2019


Site approval for Egyptian nuclear power plant

Site approval for Egyptian nuclear power plant

Egypt's Nuclear Power Plants Authority has received a site approval permit for the El Dabaa site from the Egyptian Nuclear Regulation and Radiological Authority . The permit acknowledges that the site and its specific conditions comply with national and international requirements.
 

New Nuclear 10 April 2019


Uzbekistan starts site selection process for first reactors

Uzbekistan starts site selection process for first reactors

Uzbekistan has initiated the process to choose a site for its first nuclear power plant and aims to grant a site licence in September 2020, local officials have confirmed to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Uzbekistan is among about 30 countries that are considering, planning or actively working to include nuclear power into their energy mix.

Regulation & Safety 09 April 2019


Commissioning starts at first Belarus unit

Commissioning starts at first Belarus unit

Unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant to be built in Belarus has started the commissioning phase, AtomStroyExport, the engineering subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced.

New Nuclear 08 April 2019


Brazilian government committed to nuclear, says energy minister

Brazilian government committed to nuclear, says energy minister

Brazil's national energy plan to 2050 will consider new nuclear power plants including generation IV technology and small modular reactors to meet growing national electricity demand, Minister for Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque said yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 05 April 2019


Brazil meeting shines spotlight on nuclear benefits

Brazil meeting shines spotlight on nuclear benefits

Ongoing excellent nuclear performance throughout long operating lives is contributing to meeting global energy and climate goals, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the World Nuclear Spotlight Brazil conference in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. During the event, Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy Bento Albuquerque said the country was committed to resuming the Angra 3 project.

Energy & Environment 04 April 2019