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Eletronuclear launches tender for civil work at Angra 3

Eletronuclear launches tender for civil work at Angra 3

Brazil's Eletronuclear published a notice in the country's official journal, Diário Oficial da União, on 25 February inviting bids for a contract to conduct civil work at unit 3 of its Angra nuclear power plant, and to perform part of the electromechanical assembly. Eletronuclear said the aim of the tender is "to advance some construction activities" before hiring a contractor to complete the construction of the unit.

Corporate 01 March 2021


Leningrad II-2 enters final testing phase

Leningrad II-2 enters final testing phase

Unit 2 of the Leningrad II nuclear power plant in western Russia has entered the final stage of pilot operation - a 15-day programme of tests at nominal capacity. On successful completion of these tests, the VVER-1200 unit will be stopped for inspection of its equipment and, following regulatory approval, will then be put into industrial operation, which is scheduled for this spring.

New Nuclear 26 February 2021


Nuclearelectrica expects to make FID for Cernavoda in 2024

Nuclearelectrica expects to make FID for Cernavoda in 2024

Cosmin Ghită, CEO of Romanian utility Nuclearelectrica, says a final investment decision for the Cernavoda nuclear power plant expansion project is expected in 2024, with commissioning of unit 3 planned within the next 10 years. According to Agerpres, Ghită told a conference on 23 February that Nuclearelectrica will present a proposal to start the project at its next annual general meeting of shareholders.

Corporate 25 February 2021


Ukraine needs new nuclear capacity, says deputy energy minister

Ukraine needs new nuclear capacity, says deputy energy minister

Ukraine's electricity grid needs the construction of new nuclear power units, Yuriy Boyko, the country's deputy energy minister said last week. Speaking to delegates at Atomic Energy: The Future of the Industry on 17 February, Boyko described the importance of at least three new units. Nuclear power plant operator Energoatom published  Boyko's comments on its website.

Nuclear Policies 23 February 2021


TVEL announces manufacturing contracts for fast reactor

TVEL announces manufacturing contracts for fast reactor

Siberian Chemical Combine has signed a contract with CKBM for the manufacture and supply of equipment for the refuelling of the BREST-OD-300 fast reactor demonstration plant. The production, supply and installation supervision of steam generators for the reactor facility will be provided by ZiO-Podolsk Machine-Building Plant. Both CKBM and ZiO-Podolsk are part of the machine-building division of Russia's Rosatom.

New Nuclear 19 February 2021


Chinese fast reactor begins high-power operation

Chinese fast reactor begins high-power operation

The China Experimental Fast Reactor has been restarted and reconnected to the grid, marking its entry into its high-power operation phase. The sodium-cooled, pool-type fast reactor began a refuelling and maintenance outage at the end of July last year, having completed commissioning tests for the power test phase of the reactor, which verified that its performance had met the design requirements under stable conditions and expected transient operating conditions.

New Nuclear 19 February 2021


NuScale SMR to be evaluated for use in Bulgaria

NuScale SMR to be evaluated for use in Bulgaria

NuScale Power of the USA and Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant - New Build Plc have agreed to evaluate the suitability of NuScale's small modular reactor technology for deployment at the existing Kozloduy nuclear power plant site in Bulgaria. KNPP-NB is a public limited company established to commission new nuclear power capacity at the site.

New Nuclear 17 February 2021


Joint venture formed to spur SMR deployment in Sweden

Joint venture formed to spur SMR deployment in Sweden

Uniper Sweden, LeadCold and the Royal Institute of Technology are collaborating to explore the possibility of constructing a demonstration LeadCold SEALER lead-cooled small modular reactor at Sweden's Oskarshamn plant site by 2030. The partners have also applied for funding towards building a non-nuclear prototype at Oskarshamn for testing and verifying materials and technology.

New Nuclear 15 February 2021


Russia starts making major components for Xudabao units

Russia starts making major components for Xudabao units

Russia's Atommash has begun the manufacture of major components for the first of two VVER-1200 reactors to be constructed at the Xudabao site in China's Liaoning province. Construction of Xudabao units 3 and 4 is expected to begin this year and next, respectively.

New Nuclear 12 February 2021


Rolls-Royce on track for 2030 delivery of UK SMR

Rolls-Royce on track for 2030 delivery of UK SMR

Rolls-Royce has almost completed the feasibility stage in the development of its UK small modular reactor and in May will focus on securing investment, its chief technology officer, Paul Stein, said yesterday. The technology will undergo the Generic Design Assessment process with UK regulators in 2024 and will be ready for grid use five years later, he said.

New Nuclear 11 February 2021