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Amano commends Pakistan nuclear safety and security

Regulation and Safety

15 March 2018

Amano_Abbasi_March_2018_(PMO)-48Pakistan is ready to strengthen its relationship with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the country's prime minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, told IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano this week. Amano commended Pakistan's efforts to increase nuclear safety and security.

Way forward agreed for Jaitapur reactors

New Nuclear

12 March 2018

Macron-Modi-100318-(PMO_48An Industrial Way Forward Agreement signed on 10 March by the CEOs of EDF and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) sets out the industrial framework and planned timetable for the implementation of six EPR reactors at Jaitapur, as well as the roles and responsibilities of the partners.

China to start building up to eight reactors in 2018

Nuclear Policies

07 March 2018

China will "steadily promote" the development of nuclear power this year, according to a plan released today by the country's National Energy Administration (NEA). The plan calls for five new nuclear power reactors to be brought online in 2018 and construction to be started on a further six to eight units.

Olkiluoto 3 EPR parties agree settlement


12 March 2018

Olkiluoto 3 - September 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has agreed a settlement with French Areva and German Siemens in the long-running dispute over cost overruns and delays to the Olkiluoto 3 EPR project. TVO said yesterday that Areva-Siemens will pay compensation of EUR450 million (USD553.73 million).

Tianwan 3 enters warranty period

New Nuclear

08 March 2018

Tianwan unit 3 - 48Russia's ASE Group has handed over unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province to the customer for a two-year warranty period of operation. The Russian-supplied VVER-1000 is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.

Middle East nuclear power to quadruple in ten years

Nuclear Policies

06 March 2018

Nuclear electricity generation capacity in the Middle East is expected to increase from 3.6 gigawatts this year to 14.1 GWe by 2028 thanks to new construction start-ups and recent agreements between Middle Eastern countries and nuclear vendors, the US Energy Information Administration said yesterday. The United Arab Emirates will lead near-term growth by installing 5.4 GWe of nuclear capacity by 2020, it said.