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India approves Kudankulam concrete pouring

New Nuclear

26 June 2017

India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has granted clearance for the first pouring of structural concrete for two Russian-built VVER reactors at Kudankulam units 3 and 4. Pouring of the first structural concrete marks the formal start of construction of a nuclear unit, although site preparation works have been underway for several years.

Turkish consortium to buy into Akkuyu project

Corporate

20 June 2017

Rosatom-Turkish consortium - June 2017 - 48A consortium of Turkish companies yesterday signed an agreement with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on the main conditions for acquiring a 49% stake in JSC Akkuyu Nuclear, the company that will build and operate Turkey's first nuclear power plant.

Leaders urge collective effort to secure nuclear’s future role

Nuclear Policies

20 June 2017

AtomExpo 2017 - opening ceremony - 48The nuclear energy industry needs to work together to secure its future role in the fight against climate change and energy poverty, five of its most prominent leaders said yesterday at the opening ceremony of the IX AtomExpo International Forum in Moscow.

Westinghouse subsidiary receives notice of non-conformance

Regulation and Safety

21 June 2017

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a notice of non-conformance to Westinghouse over concerns about quality assurance at its Mangiarotti subsidiary.

Rosatom signs raft of agreements at annual forum

Corporate

20 June 2017

Rosatom and its subsidiaries yesterday signed agreements with a number of governments, companies and universities during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow.

Akkuyu project receives production licence

New Nuclear

16 June 2017

Akkuyu 48 (Rosatom)JSC Akkuyu NPP, the Russian-owned company responsible for Turkey's first nuclear power plant, has been awarded a 49-year electricity generation licence. The company received a preliminary licence, enabling it to start investment and permitting procedures for the project, in June 2015. Turkey's energy market regulatory authority said then that JSC Akkuyu NPP would receive a production licence - needed to start generating electricity from the plant - once it met the requirements outlined in that document. The production licence was awarded yesterday.