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Kazakhstan continues discussions with EDF

Kazakhstan continues discussions with EDF

Kazakhstan is continuing discussions with French company EDF including proposals for an EPR-1200 reactor, the Kazakh Ministry of Energy has confirmed. EDF is one of four potential nuclear suppliers the country is now considering.

New Nuclear 27 January 2023


NA-SA creates investment opportunity for Atucha I

NA-SA creates investment opportunity for Atucha I

A financial trust has been opened in Argentina to support sustainable investment in two nuclear energy projects. Investments made in the new Solidarity Financial Trust of Public Infrastructure NA-SA IV will go to enable the licence extension for Atucha I as well as the construction of a dry storage facility for used fuel.

New Nuclear 27 January 2023


UK minister joins Rolls-Royce SMR for Czech visit

UK minister joins Rolls-Royce SMR for Czech visit

UK trade minister Greg Hands said he hoped discussions held during his visit with senior Rolls-Royce SMR executives could "lead to exciting opportunities". The Czech Republic has plans for small modular reactors, with a number of different firms in talks over options.

New Nuclear 27 January 2023


Components ready for fifth Kudankulam unit

Components ready for fifth Kudankulam unit

Major equipment for India's Kudankulam 5 is complete at the factory of the Russian supplier, Atommash. The reactor pressure vessel was assembled in a trial and the pressuriser passed crucial tests.

New Nuclear 26 January 2023


First Light Fusion demonstration plant site agreement, targets 2024 construction start

First Light Fusion demonstration plant site agreement, targets 2024 construction start

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and First Light Fusion have signed an agreement for the design and construction of a facility to house the company's new net energy gain demonstrator, Machine 4, at the authority's Culham Campus in Oxfordshire.

New Nuclear 25 January 2023


Containment building completed at Zhangzhou 1

Containment building completed at Zhangzhou 1

Construction has been completed of the outer dome of the containment building of unit 1 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province, China National Nuclear Corporation announced. Zhangzhou 1 is the first of two Hualong One units being built at the site, scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2024 and 2025, respectively.

New Nuclear 24 January 2023


Construction starts for Russian medical isotopes plant 

Construction starts for Russian medical isotopes plant 

The aim is to have production lines operating at the plant in Obninsk by 2025, supplying products for the diagnosis and treatment of patients, including a wide range of cancers. Rosatom says it will ensure Russia's sovereignty in the production of radiopharmaceuticals.

New Nuclear 24 January 2023


Ukraine steps up preparations for first AP1000 reactors

Ukraine steps up preparations for first AP1000 reactors

The Cabinet of Ministers in Ukraine has given the go-ahead to begin work on project documentation for the construction of two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 23 January 2023


MBIR gets its reactor vessel

MBIR gets its reactor vessel

The reactor vessel for the MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor under construction in Dmitrovgrad in Russia was set in place on 18 January, Rosatom announced.

New Nuclear 20 January 2023


Bulgaria energy strategy includes four new nuclear reactors

Bulgaria energy strategy includes four new nuclear reactors

Energy minister Rossen Hristov has set out an energy strategy for 2023 to 2053 for Bulgaria, which includes plans for two new reactors at Kozloduy and two at Belene.

New Nuclear 19 January 2023