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Russia and Uzbekistan agree to start survey of new plant site

Russia and Uzbekistan agree to start survey of new plant site

Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, and UzAtom, Uzbekistan's nuclear development agency, have signed a contract to perform engineering surveys for the Central Asian country's first nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 17 May 2019


Metallic fuel under consideration for NuScale SMR

Metallic fuel under consideration for NuScale SMR

NuScale Power and Enfission, LLC are to work together to explore the use of Enfission's next-generation nuclear fuel technology in NuScale's small modular reactors (SMRs) under a newly announced memorandum of understanding.

New Nuclear 16 May 2019


Steam generators in place at Tianwan unit 6

Steam generators in place at Tianwan unit 6

The third and final steam generator has been installed at unit 6 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The ACPR1000 reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation by the end of 2021.

New Nuclear 15 May 2019


Terrestrial Energy joins Generation IV Forum

Terrestrial Energy joins Generation IV Forum

Terrestrial Energy, a developer of advanced nuclear power plants using Integrated Molten Salt Reactor technology, has been admitted to the Generation IV International Forum. It is currently the only private sector company to hold this status.

New Nuclear 14 May 2019


Shine breaks ground for US medical isotope facility

Shine breaks ground for US medical isotope facility

Shine Medical Isotopes yesterday broke ground on its first medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. Commercial production of isotopes, including molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), is scheduled to begin in 2021.

New Nuclear 10 May 2019


CGN agrees to invest in completion of Romanian reactors

CGN agrees to invest in completion of Romanian reactors

A preliminary investors' agreement has today been signed between Romanian national nuclear company Nuclearelectrica and China General Nuclear (CGN) regarding the completion of units 3 and 4 at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 08 May 2019


Vogtle 3 plant equipment energised

Vogtle 3 plant equipment energised

Individual electrical components at Vogtle 3 are now permanently powered, Georgia Power announced yesterday. The completion of initial energisation represents a significant milestone as the US nuclear project moves from construction towards system operations.

New Nuclear 08 May 2019


New Frontier for computing at Oak Ridge

New Frontier for computing at Oak Ridge

The US Department of Energy has announced a USD600 million investment in a new supercomputer, to be named Frontier. It said the machine would enable "extreme scale scientific endeavours" to lead to "breakthroughs in scientific discovery, energy assurance, economic competitiveness and national security."

New Nuclear 08 May 2019


UK generates usable electricity from americium

UK generates usable electricity from americium

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory and University of Leicester have generated usable electricity from the chemical element americium in what it believes to be a global first. The achievement is seen as a step towards potential use of americium in so-called space batteries, which may mean future space missions can be powered for up to 400 years.

New Nuclear 03 May 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 generates first electricity for Russian network

Novovoronezh II-2 generates first electricity for Russian network

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia for the first time supplied electricity to the country's grid yesterday, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced. The VVER-1200 reactor was brought to the minimum controlled power level on 22 March and it reached a capacity of 240 MW yesterday.

New Nuclear 02 May 2019