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TVO gains further award in Olkiluoto arbitration


20 July 2017

Olkiluoto 3 - August 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has been awarded a second final and binding partial award in the ongoing arbitration proceedings related to delays in the construction of the first-of-a-kind EPR unit at Olkiluoto. It follows the granting of a partial award to TVO last November.

First criticality achieved at Fuqing 4

New Nuclear

19 July 2017

Fuqing 4 first criticality - 48Unit 4 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province achieved a sustained chain reaction for the first time on 16 July, China National Nuclear Corporation announced yesterday. The unit is expected to enter commercial operation later this year.

EDF confirms Flamanville EPR start-up schedule

New Nuclear

12 July 2017

Flamanville_EPR - 48French utility EDF has said the EPR unit under construction at its Flamanville site in France will be connected to the grid in May 2019 and reach full power in November 2019. The dates are in line with the timetable for Flamanville 3 it gave in September 2015.

Nuclear an 'unconditional part' of green energy balance

Energy and Environment

19 July 2017

Nuclear power has an essential role to play in achieving a 'carbon free' future, Rosatom deputy director-general Kirill Komarov said yesterday during the Expo-2017 conference in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Construction of two Korean reactors put on hold

New Nuclear

14 July 2017

Shin Kori 5 and 6 - 48Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has decided to temporarily suspend construction of units 5 and 6 at the Shin Kori nuclear power plant in south-eastern Korea. The move comes two weeks after South Korean President Moon Jae-in issued an administrative order to halt construction of the reactors.

IEA says clean energy investment 'stalled' in 2016

Energy and Environment

11 July 2017

Global investment in energy dropped in 2016, according to an International Energy Agency report. Although renewables have become cheaper, clean energy rollout has nevertheless "stalled" on lower investments in hydro and nuclear, the report - World Energy Investment 2017 - says.