New Nuclear rss

Russia makes fast neutron reactor progress

19 September 2014

TVS-4 fuel assembly 48Russia has announced two new milestones in its ‘Proryv’, or Breakthrough, project to enable a closed nuclear fuel cycle. The ultimate aim is to eliminate production of radioactive waste from nuclear power generation. 

'Coronation' of Novovoronezh II

18 September 2014

NVNPP 2 picture 48The exhaust header structure - the first component of the passive heat removal system - has been installed on the dome of the first reactor building at the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant. First criticality at unit 1 is schedule for the end of this year.

Decision nears on Finnish approval amendments

16 September 2014

Finland's minister of economic affairs is recommending that the government approves a supplement to Fennovoima's decision in principle for the Hanhikivi plant. He is also proposing it rejects an extension to that of TVO for the fourth unit at Olkiluoto.

VVER approved for Hanhikivi project

18 September 2014

Hanhikivi 1 AES-2006 (Fennovoima)_48Finland's government has approved an amendment to Fennovoima's decision in principle for its Hanhikivi plant, paving the way for the company to apply to build a Russian-designed reactor there. However, a decision on extending TVO's decision in principle has been deferred.

Design approval for the ESBWR

17 September 2014

ESBWR (GEH) 48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a rule to certify GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor design for use in the USA. The rule will go into effect 30 days after its publication in the Federal Register.

Approval for next UAE nuclear units

16 September 2014

As regulatory approval is granted for the construction of Barakah units 3 and 4, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has stepped up efforts to develop a skilled Emirati workforce to staff the country's growing nuclear sector.