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Barakah unit ready for operation, WANO finds

Barakah unit ready for operation, WANO finds

A team from the World Association of Nuclear Operators has concluded that unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi is ready to start up. The Pre-Start Up Review - a globally recognised nuclear industry assessment conducted in line with international industry standards set by WANO - took place in November.

New Nuclear 28 January 2020


Ministers see progress at Hinkley Point C

Ministers see progress at Hinkley Point C

Ministers from the UK's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy visited Hinkley Point C on 23 January to see progress at the new nuclear power plant. HPC, under construction in Somerset, England, will be the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK in almost 20 years and will provide about 7% of the country's electricity.

New Nuclear 27 January 2020


India, Russia discuss cooperation in third countries

India, Russia discuss cooperation in third countries

Russia and India are discussing the construction of power plants in Africa as the next stage in their cooperation in nuclear energy, the Indian ambassador to Moscow, Venkatesh Varma, told Russian news agency RIA Novosti last week. They could replicate the Rooppur project in Bangladesh, he reportedly said.

Nuclear Policies 27 January 2020


Rolls-Royce sees SMRs on UK grid by 2029

Rolls-Royce sees SMRs on UK grid by 2029

Paul Stein, chief technology officer for Rolls-Royce, told the BBC today the British engineering firm has a target of 2029 for commissioning small modular reactors in the UK. The ambition is part of the country's aim to achieve net zero by 2050, initially using former nuclear power sites in Cumbria and Wales.

New Nuclear 24 January 2020


Rosatom transfers Tianwan unit 3 to Chinese customer

Rosatom transfers Tianwan unit 3 to Chinese customer

Russia and China today signed the final acceptance protocol for the nuclear island of unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant, which transfers ownership to the Chinese customer for permanent operation. The protocol was signed by Alexey Bannik, vice president of ASE Group, Rosatom's engineering division, and Zhang Yi, deputy general director of Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation.

New Nuclear 20 January 2020


Viewpoint: The strategic perspective of Barakah

Viewpoint: The strategic perspective of Barakah

As the United Arab Emirates' Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency and the UAE Special Representative for International Nuclear Cooperation, I am proud to have been given the opportunity to engage with responsible nations around the world for the promotion of peaceful nuclear energy, writes Hamad Alkaabi.

Perspectives 22 January 2020


UK's net-zero goal needs new nuclear, says Atkins

UK's net-zero goal needs new nuclear, says Atkins

Engineering firm Atkins has published a new report detailing the investment in low-carbon energy needed for the UK to achieve its target of net-zero emissions by 2050. The report - titled Engineering Net Zero - calls for the government to significantly increase investment in nuclear power.

Energy & Environment 13 January 2020


Korea, Saudi Arabia progress with SMART collaboration

Korea, Saudi Arabia progress with SMART collaboration

A revised pre-project engineering contract has been signed by South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy to establish a joint entity for the commercialisation and construction of the Korean-designed SMART small modular reactor in Saudi Arabia.

New Nuclear 07 January 2020


CGN changes Hongyanhe ACPR-1000 start-up schedule

CGN changes Hongyanhe ACPR-1000 start-up schedule

China General Nuclear has announced that units 5 and 6 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in Liaoning province are now expected to start operating in the second half of 2021 and the first half of 2022, which is, respectively, one year and six months later than previously scheduled.

New Nuclear 06 January 2020


Reactor shutdowns outweigh start-ups in 2019

Reactor shutdowns outweigh start-ups in 2019

Global nuclear generating capacity stood at 392.4 GWe net at the end of 2019, down slightly on 2018, according to data from World Nuclear Association. Six power reactors were added to the grid last year and construction of three large reactor projects started, while nine units were permanently shut down.

Nuclear Policies 03 January 2020