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08.02.2018_No28 / News in Brief

PreussenElektra Receives Decommissioning Licence For Single-Unit Unterweser In North Germany

Unterweser NPP ©PreussenElektra

8 Feb (NucNet): Hannover-based nuclear operator PreussenElektra has received a licence to decommission and dismantle the single-unit Unterweser nuclear power station near Nordenham in Lower Saxony, north Germany, a statement by the company said.

07.02.2018_No27 / News in Brief

Turkish Companies Pull Out Of Negotiations On Akkuyu Project Ownership, State Media Report

7 Feb (NucNet): Three Turkish companies, which were negotiating with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on buying a stake in Turkey’s planned Akkuyu nuclear power station, have pulled out of the negotiation process, the state-run Anadolu news agency quoted Turkish company officials as saying.

06.02.2018_No26 / News in Brief

Exelon To Retire Oyster Creek Plant In October 2018

6 Feb (NucNet): US-based utility Exelon Corporation will permanently shut down its Oyster Creek nuclear plant at the end of its current operating cycle in October 2018, a statement by the company said.

05.02.2018_No25 / News in Brief

Russia Ready To Postpone Commissioning Of Two Nuclear Plants, Says Official Agency

5 Feb (NucNet): Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom is ready to postpone the commissioning of two nuclear power units for two years in an effort to slow down increases in energy prices, the state-owned Tass news agency said.

02.02.2018_No24 / News in Brief

Russia’s Rostov-4 Connected To Grid

The Rostov nuclear power station in Russia. Photo courtesy Rosernergoatom.

2 Feb (NucNet): The Rostov-4 nuclear unit near Volgodonsk in southern Russia was connected to the national grid and produced electricity for the first time on 1 February 2018, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said in a statement.

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16.03.2017 / Announcement

As South Africa Prepares For New Build, The Question Is: How Much Will It Cost?

Critics of nuclear energy argue that South Africa’s plans to build up to 9,600 MW of new nuclear are too expensive for a country where the economy is fragile and political turbulence is worrying investors. Supporters say the levelised cost for nuclear is in the same range as other forms of energy and that South Africa is already losing money through power outages and slowed industrial growth. In this special report for subscribers, NucNet looks at the arguments on both sides, and at the possibility that site work on the multi-billion-dollar project could begin next year. Full story:

16.02.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: China's Nuclear Energy Industry In Numbers

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