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Pre-construction progress at Gorakhpur

Located in: New Nuclear

08 February 2018

India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has approved the start of excavation work at Gorakhpur for the construction of two 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactors. Construction will start on the first unit in 2019, Minister of State Jitendra Singh told the Indian parliament yesterday.

Auditor finds deficiencies in Kudankulam 1 and 2 project

Located in: New Nuclear

29 December 2017

Kudankulam units 1 and 2 - 48A number of "deficiencies" in the project to construct and commission units 1 and 2 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant have been identified by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. A performance audit was conducted to assess whether Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited exercised prudent financial management and implemented the project in an efficient manner.

Kudankulam Phase III enters design stage

Located in: New Nuclear

02 August 2017

Russia and India's project to build units 5 and 6 at the Kudankulam nuclear power plant has entered the "practical implementation phase", ASE Group, the engineering division of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said yesterday. ASE Group includes Atomproekt, Atomstroyexport and ASE Joint Stock Engineering Company (formerly Atomenergoproekt).

Indian supply chain benefits from nuclear boost

Located in: New Nuclear

27 July 2017

Orders for a wave of new reactors to be constructed in India will give a boost to the efficiency of the country's nuclear supply chain, Atomic Energy Minister Jitendra Singh said yesterday. Ten indigenously designed pressurised heavy water reactors were recently approved, while construction has already started on two VVERs with Russian cooperation.

Minister elaborates on India's plan for ten new PHWRs

Located in: New Nuclear

21 July 2017

Further details have been given about India's planned construction of ten indigenously designed pressurised heavy water reactors, which the cabinet approved in May. The reactors are to be built at four plant locations - including two new sites - by 2031.

Rosatom's overseas contract value rises 20% in 2016

Located in: Corporate

14 July 2017

Rosatom saw the value of its long-term portfolio of foreign orders "continue to grow" last year - by 20.9% to $133.4 billion. In a statement to accompany publication of its annual report for 2016, the Russian state nuclear corporation said this meant it had retained its "world-leading position" in terms of contracts to build nuclear units for overseas customers - 34 reactors in 12 countries at the end of last year.

Construction officially begins on Kudankulam 3 and 4

Located in: New Nuclear

30 June 2017

The first pouring of structural concrete for two Russian-built VVER reactors at Kudankulam units 3 and 4 was marked yesterday at the site in Tamil Nadu, India. The milestone followed approval last week by India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. The units represent the second phase of the Kudankulam project.

Russia urges more ambitious nuclear capacity target

Located in: Corporate

27 June 2017

Rosatom's deputy director-general for international business has described the World Nuclear Association's aim to add 1000 GWe of new capacity by 2050 as fully achievable and "perhaps modest". Kirill Komarov spoke to World Nuclear News during the AtomExpo conference and exhibition held last week in Moscow.

India approves Kudankulam concrete pouring

Located in: New Nuclear

26 June 2017

India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has granted clearance for the first pouring of structural concrete for two Russian-built VVER reactors at Kudankulam units 3 and 4. Pouring of the first structural concrete marks the formal start of construction of a nuclear unit, although site preparation works have been underway for several years.

Steam generators shipped to second Belarusian unit

Located in: New Nuclear

14 June 2017

Ostrovets 2 steam generators - 48Russia's AEM-Technology has started shipment of a set of four PGV-1000 steam generators to the site of unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Ostrovets, Belarus. Based in Volgodonsk, Russia, AEM-Technology is part of Atomenergomash, itself a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

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