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Bangladesh PM Calls For Second Nuclear Plant

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 19:29
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. (read more)

Orano Launches Stable Isotopes Lab

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 19:14
Orano group announced the completion of the construction of the stable isotopes laboratory on the Orano Tricastin site.(read more)

Unit 2 Reactor Internals Shipped To Rooppur NPP

Wed, 10/13/2021 - 19:00
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. (read more)

Westinghouse To Buy Half Of Tecnatom

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 20:00
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." (read more)

Zirconium Sponge Production Plant Launched In Russia

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 19:00
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.(read more)

Hot Functional Test Completed At Belarus 2

Wed, 10/06/2021 - 18:43
Rosatom said this week that hot functional test of the reactor plant at Unit 2 of Belarus NPP had been completed successfully.(read more)

NuScale Signs Coal Replacement MOU In Poland

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 21:53
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.(read more)

Rhisotope Project Completes Phase One

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 21:36
The international project to deter rhinoceros poaching by using radioisotopes to enhance detection techniques has passed its first hurdle, Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced.(read more)

Tokamak Energy Tries Out New Magnet Containment System

Tue, 09/28/2021 - 19:55
Tokamak Energy said this week it had demonstrated a transformative magnet protection technology that improves the commercial viability of fusion power plants. (read more)

Kursk II Site Receives Reactor Pressure Vessel

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 19:40
It was a long trip and a move-over load, but Russian nuclear power corporation Rosatom said this week the “atomic heart” of the future Kursk II Unit 1 reactor--the VVER-TOI reactor pressure vessel VVER-TOI--had arrived its final destination, the construction site in Kurchatov in southwestern Russia. (read more)

ATF Fuel Test Loaded At Rostov NPP

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 19:07
The first Russian-made fuel bundles with experimental ATF fuel rods (Advanced Technology Fuel) have been loaded into VVER-1000 reactor core at the power unit 2 of the Rostov NPP in South-West Russia, which has resumed operations after the scheduled maintenance and refueling, Rosatom said this week.(read more)

Cameco, X-energy To Collaborate on SMR

Wed, 09/22/2021 - 18:56
Canadian uranium producer Cameco and U.S. fuel and plant engineering firm X-energy announced they have entered a non-binding and non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding to explore possible areas of cooperation to support the potential future deployment, fuelling and servicing of Xe-100 small modular reactors(read more)

Illinois Passes Energy Bill, Forestalls Closures

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 15:28
An eleventh-hour vote in the Illinois capital kept Exelon Generation’s hand away from the off switch on two nuclear power plants Tuesday, as the state Senate approved a comprehensive energy bill that included credit to nuclear plants for their non-carbon producing electricity generation.(read more)

NRC Approves Interim Spent Fuel Site In Texas

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 14:44
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it had issued a license to Interim Storage Partners LLC to construct and operate a consolidated interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel in Andrews, Texas.(read more)

Rosatom Training Egyptians On NPP Operations

Wed, 09/15/2021 - 14:10
Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom said this week that the first group of Egyptian technicians began training at the St. Petersburg branch of Rosatom’s Technical Academy in anticipation of operations work at the planned El Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant.(read more)

Energoatom Inspects V.C. Summer Parts

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 20:46
Call it the year’s most extraordinary yard sale. In a recent working trip to the United States, the head of Ukraine’s National Nuclear Energy Generating Company (Energoatom) visited Westinghouse Electric’s equipment warehouses in South Carolina to check out large components once designated for the now-abandoned V.C. Summer expansion project. (read more)

Metsamor Unit 2 Reactor Undergoes Annealing Process

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 18:58
For the first time, unique work was carried out at the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant on the recovery annealing of the plant's Unit 2 PWR-440 reactor vessel. The goal is to extend the service life...(read more)

Pressure Vessel For Akkuyu 3 Underway

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 18:06
Volgodonsk Branch of JSC AEM-technology, part of the engineering division of “Rosatom” State Corporation called Atomenergomash, has started long-cycle operation to manufacture the bottom of the nuclear reactor for Unit 3 of Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey.(read more)

NuScale, Energoatom of Ukraine Sign MOU

Thu, 09/02/2021 - 12:24
NuScale Power and the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (Energoatom) announced Wednesday that the two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the deployment of NuScale Power plants in Ukraine.(read more)

CAES Opens New Reactor Simulator Lab

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 14:25
The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) announced the opening of its newest laboratory, the Small Modular Reactor (SMR) Simulator Laboratory, featuring NuScale Power’s Energy Exploration (E2) Center, at its Idaho Falls headquarters.(read more)