• Fri, Nov 26 2021

    BREST-OD-300 Concrete Pour Completed

    Concrete pouring for the BREST-OD-300’s nuclear island’s foundation slab has been completed after a round-the-clock pour, Russian state-owned Rosatom Corp. has announced.
    • Fri, Nov 26 2021

    Candu Energy Picks Up Romanian Pre-Build Contract

    SNC-Lavalin Group said subsidiary Candu Energy had signed a 12-month, $8.4 million contract from Romanian firm, EnergoNuclear S.A., to provide engineering services during the preparatory stage of a precursor project to complete CANDU Units 3 & 4 in Romania.
    • Fri, Nov 26 2021

    Westinghouse, Energoatom Sign AP-1000 Contract

    U.S. nuclear power giant Westinghouse Electric Company said Monday that it had signed a contract with Ukraine’s state-owned nuclear utility Energoatom for procurement of “long-lead items for [Ukraine’s] first Westinghouse AP1000” reactor.
    • Wed, Nov 17 2021

    Metsamor Unit 2 Life-Extension Project Completed

    Russia's state-owned nuclear power corporation Rosatom said that operational life extension projects at the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant's Unit 2 in Armenia had been completed. The projects, which began in 2015, have extended the life of the plant
    • Wed, Nov 17 2021

    Karachi Unit 3 Ahead Of Schedule In Pakistan

    Unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan completed hot functional testing on Nov 4 ahead of schedule, the China National Nuclear Corporation announced last week.
    • Wed, Nov 17 2021

    High-Temp, Gas-Cooled Reactor In China Reaches Criticality

    China National Nuclear Corporation said this week that the No. 2 reactor of Shidaowan Nuclear Power Plant in East China's Shandong province reached its first criticality on Nov 11.
    • Wed, Nov 10 2021

    Coolant Pump At Akkuyu Unit 2 Clears "Fit Up" Check

    Petrozavodsk Branch of JSC AEM-Technologies, a part of machine-building division of Rosatom State Corporation Atomenergomash, in conjunction with a Karelian regional branch of the Russian Engineering Union, has brought off the check fit-up of the first housing for the reactor coolant pump set (RCPS) intended for Akkuyu NPP, power unit No. 2 being under construction in Turkey.
    • Wed, Nov 10 2021

    Framatome Takes Over Rolls-Royce Instrumentation Business

    Framatome on Monday announced the completion of its purchase of Rolls Royce Civil Nuclear Instrumentation and Control (I&C).
    • Wed, Nov 10 2021

    Rolls-Royce Launches SMR Business

    British industrial Rolls-Royce said this week that announced today that following an equity funding drive it had raised enough to establish the Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor (SMR) business designed to "bring forward and deliver at scale the next generation of low cost, low carbon nuclear power technology.
    • Wed, Nov 3 2021

    NuScale, Romania, Announce SMR Agreement

    U.S. small modular reactor developer NuScale in a joint statement with Romania's Nuclearelectrica, said the they had mapped out an agreement that would potentially site Romania as the first European country to undertake a modular reactor project, potentially involving 12 SMRs.
    • Wed, Nov 3 2021

    Construction Permit Issued For Akkuyu 4

    Turkish nuclear power regulators, the Nuclear Regulatory Authority Board, said it had agreed to issue a construction license for Unit 4 of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant. The license was awarded to Akkuyu Nuclear JSC and signifies the official start of construction and installation work for the reactor.
    • Wed, Nov 3 2021

    Framatome's Accident Tolerant Fuel At Maryland NPP

    French nuclear services giant Framatome said Tuesday it had delivered industry’s first nuclear 100 percent accident tolerant fuel assembly (ATF) to Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, Maryland., building on its PROtect program that has completed preliminary tests in the United States and Switzerland.
    • Wed, Oct 27 2021

    Palo Verde Plant To Host Hydrogen Project

    The Palo Verde Generating Station near Phoenix, Arizona, will be the site of a PNW Hydrogen LLC project designed to use the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station for hydrogen production with assistance from the Department of Energy.
    • Wed, Oct 27 2021

    Lightbridge Fuel Ready for Advanced Test Reactor

    U.S. nuclear fuel technology developer Lightbridge Ltd. announce the completion of work under the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Gateway for Accelerated Innovation in Nuclear (GAIN) voucher program to support the development of Lightbridge Fuel, in collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory (INL).
    • Wed, Oct 27 2021

    Rosatom Turns Out "Trial" SMR Fuel Assembly

    Russia's state-owned nuclear power corporation Rosatom announced this week that the Elemash Machine-building plant, a fabrication facility of ROSATOM’s TVEL Fuel Company in the Moscow region, had successfully manufactured an experimental nuclear fuel assembly for the yet to be built RITM-200N reactor.
    • Wed, Oct 20 2021

    Tests On Rooppur NPP Coolant Pump Performed

    The Petrozavodsk Branch of AEM-Technologies has performed, along with Karelian Regional Branch of the Russian Engineering Union, a series of hydraulic tests on the first casing of the reactor coolant pump set (RCPS) intended for the second power unit of Rooppur NPP (People’s Republic of Bangladesh).
    • Wed, Oct 20 2021

    Rosatom Signs MOU With Central American Parliament

    Russian state-owned nuclear power corporation Rosatom said it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding that concerns cooperation in the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes with the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN).
    • Wed, Oct 20 2021

    Fuel Loading Done At Shin Hanul Unit 1

    Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) this week announced the completion of fuel loading in the Shin Hanul Unit 1 reactor, which is now primed to undergo operational tests as the final step before achieving status as a commercially viable reactor.
    • Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Bangladesh PM Calls For Second Nuclear Plant

    To avoid an energy crisis, Bangladesh is willing to build a second nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said this week in conjunction with a construction milestone reached at the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant site, according to news reports.
    • Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Orano Launches Stable Isotopes Lab

    Orano group announced the completion of the construction of the stable isotopes laboratory on the Orano Tricastin site.
    • Wed, Oct 13 2021

    Unit 2 Reactor Internals Shipped To Rooppur NPP

    Atommash, AEM-Technologies, JSC Branch in Volgodonsk (a part of the machine-building division of the Rosatom state corporation, has shipped reactor internals for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant’s No. 2 unit, which is under construction in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the company announced.
    • Wed, Oct 6 2021

    Westinghouse To Buy Half Of Tecnatom

    Westinghouse Electric Company said Monday it had signed a definitive agreement with Spanish multinationals Iberdrola and Naturgy to acquire 50 percent of engineering companyTecnatom in a move the company says "advances the strategy to expand its technical nuclear outage, engineering, and digital services capabilities worldwide."
    • Wed, Oct 6 2021

    Zirconium Sponge Production Plant Launched In Russia

    Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced the development of a new process for the production of zirconium sponge material to be used in nuclear plant fuel assemblies. The process was developed at the Chepetsky Mechanical Plant (ChMP), a division of Rosatom’s TVEL Fuel Company in Glazov, Russia in the Udmurt Republic.
    • Wed, Oct 6 2021

    Hot Functional Test Completed At Belarus 2

    Rosatom said this week that hot functional test of the reactor plant at Unit 2 of Belarus NPP had been completed successfully.
    • Tue, Sep 28 2021

    NuScale Signs Coal Replacement MOU In Poland

    U.S. small modular reactor developer NuScale Power said it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. (KGHM) and Piela Business Engineering (PBE) to explore together the deployment of NuScale’s small modular reactor (SMR) technology as a coal-power replacement in Poland.