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Uzbekistan adds second plant to nuclear power goal

Uzbekistan adds second plant to nuclear power goal

Uzbekistan has decided it now wants to build four nuclear power units and not just two as previously stated, Alisher Sultanov, the country's energy minister, said in an interview with news agency Kun.uz this week.

Nuclear Policies 12 July 2019


State support pivotal to Russia’s nuclear sector, says report

State support pivotal to Russia’s nuclear sector, says report

Russia's nuclear power sector "continues to benefit" from supportive government policy, in contrast to "tighter restrictions" in Western Europe owing to environmental concerns and growing competition from renewables, S&P Global Ratings says in a report published yesterday.

Corporate 12 July 2019


TVEL delivers fuel for China's experimental fast reactor

TVEL delivers fuel for China's experimental fast reactor

TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has supplied a batch of nuclear fuel for the China Experimental Fast Reactor under its contract with China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation and China Institute of Atomic Energy - the site where the reactor is located.

Uranium & Fuel 10 July 2019


Rosatom plans fuel research in Czech Republic

Rosatom plans fuel research in Czech Republic

TVEL and the Czech research center Řež have signed a cooperation agreement in materials science studies and research. TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom, announced today that Czech scientists will conduct experiments on the irradiation of nuclear construction materials in the CVŘ research reactor and also carry out pre-irradiation and post-irradiation studies.

Uranium & Fuel 01 July 2019


Russia gets operating licence for floating plant

Russia gets operating licence for floating plant

Russia's Rosenergoatom has received an operating licence for its floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, from the country's regulator Rostechnadzor. The facility is 144 metres in length, 30 metres wide and has a displacement of 21,000 tonnes. It has two 35 MWe KLT-40S reactors.

New Nuclear 27 June 2019


Russia extends fuel supply to Armenian plant

Russia extends fuel supply to Armenian plant

TVEL and Haykakan Atomayin Electrakayan - Armenian Nuclear Power Plant - have signed contractual documents for supplies of Russian nuclear fuel in 2019-2020. TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said that a stock of fresh nuclear fuel had already been provided to the site of the power plant in Metsamor in compliance with a supplement signed in 2017 to their general contract.

Uranium & Fuel 26 June 2019


Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities

The Russian-designed VVER-TOI nuclear power reactor design - developed from the VVER-1200 - has been formally certified as compliant by the European Utility Requirements organisation.

Regulation & Safety 14 June 2019


China and Russia sign general contract for two Xudabao units

China and Russia sign general contract for two Xudabao units

The general contract for Russian-designed VVER-1200 reactors for units 3 & 4 of the Xudabao nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province was signed yesterday in Moscow in the presence of the countries' heads of state.

New Nuclear 06 June 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 starts pilot operation

Novovoronezh II-2 starts pilot operation

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia has entered the pilot commercial operation stage, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced.

New Nuclear 04 June 2019


IAEA notes improved safety at Leningrad plant

IAEA notes improved safety at Leningrad plant

Rosenergoatom, the operator of Russia's Leningrad nuclear power plant, has strengthened operational safety in response to the findings of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) review in 2017, a follow-up mission has concluded. The team encouraged the operator to pursue continuous improvement.

Regulation & Safety 30 May 2019