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AEM-Technologies meets milestone for Rostov 4

New Nuclear

25 February 2015

Rostov 4 steam generator 48The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies has completed a "key stage" in the manufacture of a steam generator for unit 4 of the Rostov nuclear power plant, packing the 11,000 stainless steel heat exchange pipes.

RPV installation work starts at Novovoronezh 7

New Nuclear

23 February 2015

Novovoronezh 2 RPV 48Russian architect-engineer AtomEnergoProekt has started work to install the reactor pressure vessel of the second unit of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant.

Atucha 2 reaches 100% rated power

New Nuclear

19 February 2015

Atucha II at full power 48The second unit of the Atucha nuclear power plant in Argentina today reached 100% of its rated power, completing an increase in the share of nuclear power in the country's electricity mix from 7% to 10%.

Damage to Summer 2 containment vessel

Regulation and Safety

24 February 2015

VC Summer construction site - Dec 2014 48The US nuclear regulator has begun an inspection at the construction site of VC Summer unit 2 to assess the cause and impact of "inadvertent damage" to the unit's containment vessel.

Terms of Paks project 'are in order', says Hungarian prime minister

New Nuclear

20 February 2015

Hungary and Russia are "already in the implementation phase" of their project to build two new Russian-designed units at Paks, Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in an interview with Russian newspaper Kommersant. The article was published on the Hungarian government's website today, two days after Russian President Vladimir Putin made an official visit to the country.

Watts Bar 2 gets licensing nod from NRC committee

New Nuclear

16 February 2015

The Tennessee Valley Authority has reached a "critical regulatory step" towards the start up of the USA's first new nuclear power reactor in 20 years.