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Podcast: Focus on uranium, plus India's nuclear history - and 2023 lookahead

Podcast: Focus on uranium, plus India's nuclear history - and 2023 lookahead

World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León sets out her hopes for the industry in 2023 - and Sprott's John Ciampaglia discusses the uranium market.

Other News 01 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


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India gives update on nuclear construction projects

India gives update on nuclear construction projects

Minister of State Jitendra Singh confirmed the government's plans for 21 new reactors - including those already under construction - and gave an update on the progress of the various projects in a written answer to the Lok Sabha.

New Nuclear 16 December 2022


Kudankulam unit 3 reactor building dome installed

Kudankulam unit 3 reactor building dome installed

The lower part and the top part of the 281-tonne dome for the reactor building at unit 3 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant was preassembled on the ground before being lifted 62 metres and installed in the design position.

New Nuclear 01 December 2022


India sees SMRs in its clean energy future

India sees SMRs in its clean energy future

India's Minister of State Jitendra Singh has called for the country's private sector companies and start-ups to take part in the development of small modular reactor technology. The minister's comments were made in an address to a workshop on SMRs held by the government's NITI Aayog policy think-tank.

Nuclear Policies 28 November 2022


India's long-term development strategy sees nuclear expansion

India's long-term development strategy sees nuclear expansion

The long-term low-emission development strategy - or LT-LEDS - submitted by India to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change includes a three-fold increase in nuclear energy capacity by 2032 and will also explore the potential deployment of small modular nuclear reactors.

Energy & Environment 15 November 2022


Birdwatching marathon reflects biodiversity near Indian nuclear power plant

Birdwatching marathon reflects biodiversity near Indian nuclear power plant

Ornithology groups have observed more than 160 species of birds around the Kaiga nuclear power plant in Karnataka.

Energy & Environment 20 September 2022


India sets out climate commitments, ponders SMRs

India sets out climate commitments, ponders SMRs

Days after India's cabinet approved its updated Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement, a member of the government's NITI Aayog policy think-tank has called for the country to focus on small modular reactors to help meet its energy needs.

Energy & Environment 09 August 2022


NPCIL orders Holtec fuel storage racks

NPCIL orders Holtec fuel storage racks

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited has placed its first order for storage racks for its new away-from-reactor wet storage facility for the Kudankulam nuclear power plant with Holtec Asia. The facility will serve units 1 and 2 at the plant.

Corporate 04 August 2022


Kakrapar 3 to begin commercial operation this year, minister says

Kakrapar 3 to begin commercial operation this year, minister says

Unit 3 of the Kakrapar nuclear power plant in India's Gujarat state is expected to enter commercial operation by December 2022, atomic energy minister Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to a question in the Indian Parliament's lower house, the Lok Sabha. The reactor is the country's first indigenously-designed 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactor.

New Nuclear 21 July 2022