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Regulator opens South African nuclear proposals for comment

Regulator opens South African nuclear proposals for comment

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa is inviting public comment on the government's plans for the procurement of 2500 MW of new nuclear generation capacity. The regulator has published a 21-page consultation paper on which the public has until 5 February to comment. It will then hold public hearings through online platforms.

New Nuclear 24 November 2020


Hungary's Paks II project receives construction approval

Hungary's Paks II project receives construction approval

The Hungarian Energy and Public Utilities Regulatory Authority has approved Atomerőmű Zrt's plan to construct two VVER-1200 reactors at the existing Paks nuclear power plant site. A construction licence for the Paks II project is required from the nuclear regulator, the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority, before building work can start.

New Nuclear 23 November 2020


MIT study explores reasons behind new-build cost overruns

MIT study explores reasons behind new-build cost overruns

Building nuclear power plants based on existing designs actually costs more, rather than less, than building plants based on new designs, according to a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rethinking engineering from the outset can help to avoid increased indirect costs.

New Nuclear 20 November 2020


UK industry looks for clarity on large plant support

UK industry looks for clarity on large plant support

The UK's Nuclear Industry Association has welcomed the government's confirmation yesterday that nuclear power will play a role in achieving the country's net zero by 2050 target, but says clarity is still needed on large-scale projects. In its Ten Point Plan, the government refers to such support as being "subject to value-for-money".

Nuclear Policies 19 November 2020


Turkey grants construction permit for Akkuyu unit 3

Turkey grants construction permit for Akkuyu unit 3

Turkey's nuclear regulatory authority (Nükleer Düzenleme Kurumu - NDK) has issued a construction licence to Russian-owned JSC Akkuyu Nuclear for unit 3 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Mersin province, in southern Turkey.
 

Regulation & Safety 19 November 2020


UK includes new nuclear in 'green industrial revolution'

UK includes new nuclear in 'green industrial revolution'

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled a 10-point plan that he says can be "a global template" for delivering net-zero emissions. Point 3 of the plan is the government's commitment to develop new nuclear power, from large-scale to small and advanced modular reactors. This includes investment of GBP525 million (USD696 million) for "the next generation of small and advanced reactors".

Nuclear Policies 18 November 2020


S&P sees limited role for nuclear in EU energy transition

S&P sees limited role for nuclear in EU energy transition

The European Union's clean energy transition "leaves a number of legacy technologies on the side" with an approach that is "more political economy than market economy", an analyst from S&P Global Ratings’ Infrastructure and Utilities practice said this week.

Energy & Environment 18 November 2020


Arktika icebreaker embarks on first mission

Arktika icebreaker embarks on first mission

Russia's new nuclear-powered icebreaker, Arktika, has started its first operational voyage. The vessel left the port of Murmansk on 14 November, headed towards the Kara Sea. It will operate in the waters of the Northern Sea Route until mid-December.

New Nuclear 17 November 2020


OPG plans SMR construction at Darlington

OPG plans SMR construction at Darlington

Ontario Power Generation has announced it is resuming planning activities for building new nuclear generating capacity at its Darlington site in Ontario. However, it is now considering the construction of a small modular reactor rather than a large conventional reactor, as previously envisaged.

New Nuclear 16 November 2020


Rooppur-1 RPV arrives at construction site

Rooppur-1 RPV arrives at construction site

The VVER-1200 reactor pressure vessel and steam generator for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh arrived on site on 10 November, Russia's Rosatom has announced.

New Nuclear 16 November 2020