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Bangladesh moves forward with Rooppur

28 June 2016

Rooppur_site_licence_ceremony_(Rostechnadzor)-48Just days after the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority issued the first site licence for the Rooppur nuclear power plant, the country's cabinet has approved the draft of an intergovernmental agreement that will see Russia provide $11.38 billion in credit for the project.

Construction permits for two more Shin Kori units

23 June 2016

Shin Kori 5 and 6 - 48South Korea's nuclear regulator has today approved the construction of units 5 and 6 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The APR1400 units are scheduled to begin operating in March 2021 and 2022, respectively.

Changjiang 2 starts supplying power to grid

20 June 2016

Changjiang 2 grid connection - 48The second unit at the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's southern island province of Hainan has been connected to the electricity grid, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.

Contract to manage Iter assembly and installation

28 June 2016

ITER-Momentum contract signing - 48Following a year-long international tender process, the Momentum joint venture - comprising Amec Foster Wheeler of the UK, Assystem of France and Kepco Engineering & Construction of South Korea - has been selected as construction management-as-agent contractor for the Iter fusion project.

Contract for Tianwan III nuclear islands

21 June 2016

Tianwan 5 and 6 nuclear island contract - 48A contract has been signed for the civil construction of the nuclear islands of Phase III of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in Jiangsu province. Construction of unit 5 has already begun, while that of unit 6 is scheduled to start next year.

Changjiang 2 attains first criticality

14 June 2016

Changjiang 2 first criticality - 48The second unit of the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's southern island province of Hainan has achieved a sustained chain reaction for the first time. The reactor is expected to enter commercial operation later this year.