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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


Batan to cooperate with Indonesian power company

Batan to cooperate with Indonesian power company

Indonesia's National Atomic Energy Agency (Batan) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with utility PT Indonesia Power to cooperate in the use of nuclear technology in the energy sector. One area of cooperation will be a feasibility study on the use of nuclear power plants.

Corporate 16 August 2019


WANO completes technical support mission at Leningrad II-2

WANO completes technical support mission at Leningrad II-2

Experts from the Moscow Centre of the World Association of Nuclear Operators have completed a technical support mission at unit 2 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant under construction in northwest Russia.

Regulation & Safety 15 August 2019


Rosatom postpones fast reactor project, report says

Rosatom postpones fast reactor project, report says

Rosenergoatom is expected to receive about RUB280 billion (USD4 billion) less in state funding for the construction of new nuclear reactors in Russia owing to the postponement of its fast neutron reactor programme, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported last week, citing anonymous sources. Rosenergoatom is the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Corporate 13 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


Georgia Power orders fuel for Vogtle 3

Georgia Power orders fuel for Vogtle 3

US utility Georgia Power has ordered the first fuel load for unit 3 of the Vogtle nuclear power plant. The unit - one of two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors under construction at the site in the state of Georgia - is scheduled to enter service in November 2021.

Uranium & Fuel 31 July 2019


UK’s new premier promises boost for nuclear power

UK’s new premier promises boost for nuclear power

Boris Johnson expressed his "passionate" support for nuclear power when he addressed the House of Commons for the first time as UK prime minister yesterday. Seven of the country’s eight existing nuclear plants are set to be retired by 2030, while new-build projects have faced financial uncertainty over the last two years.

Nuclear Policies 26 July 2019


Atkins contracted for Sizewell C preparatory work

Atkins contracted for Sizewell C preparatory work

UK-based engineering company Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded a GBP5.0 million (USD6.2 million) contract for the enabling works basic design at the Sizewell C site. It will be the first programme of construction work to start at the proposed twin-EPR nuclear power plant in Suffolk, England.

New Nuclear 25 July 2019