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South Africa plans next steps with vendors

21 October 2014

South Africa is moving towards signing framework agreements with China and Japan and is inviting would-be reactor vendor countries to participate in workshops to showcase their offerings as it moves through the pre-procurement phase of its nuclear new-build plans.

CGN to invest in new Cernavoda units

20 October 2014

Cernavoda 3 and 4 - 48China General Nuclear (CGN) has been designated as the "selected investor" for the development of units 3 and 4 at Romania's Cernavoda nuclear power plant. A letter of intent has been signed to complete the two units.

South Africa and France sign nuclear accord

14 October 2014

South Africa has signed a civil nuclear cooperation agreement with France, opening the door to the possible deployment of French nuclear technology as South Africa looks to expand its nuclear power program.

Fangjiashan 1 achieves first criticality

21 October 2014

Fangjiashan 1 first criticality 48Unit 1 of the Fangjiashan plant in China's Zhejiang province has moved closer to commissioning by achieving a sustained chain reaction.

Big dreams for compact fusion reactor

16 October 2014

Tom_MacGuire_CFR_(Lockheed_Martin)_48Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works technology team has unveiled its concept for a compact fusion reactor that it says offers many advantages over tokamak-based designs and could be developed and deployed within a decade.

Polish nuclear joint venture gets antitrust approval

10 October 2014

Poland's Office of Competition and Consumer Protection has approved the formation of a joint venture between three utilities and a mining company to build the country’s first nuclear power plant.