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Vogtle owners receive full payment from Toshiba

Corporate

14 December 2017

Toshiba has completed the early payment of $3.225 billion, reflecting the remaining outstanding amount of its $3.68 billion parent company guarantee obligation to the owners of the Vogtle nuclear construction project in the USA. The company is negotiating the settlement of the full guaranteed amount due to the owners of the VC Summer project.

High support for nuclear among Polish citizens

Nuclear Policies

12 December 2017

Around two-thirds of Poles believe the construction of a nuclear power plant in the country is a good way to combat climate change, according to a survey commissioned by the Polish Energy Ministry. A similar proportion support the construction of power reactors to increase the country's energy security.

'Notice to proceed' contracts signed for El Dabaa

New Nuclear

11 December 2017

Putin_El_Sisi_Dec_17_(Kremlin)-48Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov and Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker today signed notices to proceed with contracts for the construction of four VVER-1200 units at the El Dabaa nuclear power plant.

Hitachi-GE ABWR design cleared for use in UK

Regulation and Safety

14 December 2017

Wylfa Newydd CGI - 48Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) is suitable for construction in the UK, regulators have concluded following an in-depth Generic Design Assessment. The regulators said they were satisfied the reactor "meets regulatory expectations on safety, security and environmental protection at this stage of the regulatory process".

Akkuyu construction formally starts

New Nuclear

12 December 2017

Akkuyu construction launch - 48Turkey has formally launched construction of its first nuclear power plant with the pouring of concrete for the sub-base foundation of the nuclear island. A ceremony held at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant site to mark the launch on 10 December, followed the issuance of a limited construction permit.

Fuel loading under way at new Leningrad unit

New Nuclear

11 December 2017

Leningrad II unit 1 fuel loading - 48The process of loading the 163 fuel assemblies into the core of unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in western Russia began on 8 December, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced. The VVER-1200 unit is scheduled to start up next year.