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12.06.2018_No115 / News in Brief

Jordan Abandons Nuclear Station Deal With Russia

12 Jun (NucNet): Jordan has scrapped a $10bn (€8.5bn) deal with Russia to build the Middle Eastern kingdom’s first nuclear power station, reports in local media said today.

11.06.2018_No114 / News in Brief

Russia And China Sign Deal For Construction Of Four VVER Units

11 Jun (NucNet): Russia and China have signed two deals for the construction of four Generation III+ VVER-1200 units at the Xudabao and Tianwan sites during Russian president Vladimir Putin’s official visit to Beijing on 8 June 2018, said a statement by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

08.06.2018_No113 / News in Brief

China’s Taishan-1 EPR Achieves First Criticality, EDF Official Says

Taishan NPP ©EDF

8 Jun (NucNet): First criticality has been achieved at Taishan-1, China’s first Generation III EPR unit which is under construction in the southeastern province of Guangdong, EDF’s head of new nuclear and engineering Xavier Ursat said on his official Twitter account.

07.06.2018_No112 / News in Brief

European Policy Makers Choose To Ignore Nuclear Energy, Foratom Director Warns

7 Jun (NucNet): Nuclear seems to be the “elephant in the room” for many decision makers at EU level, Yves Desbazeille, director-general of Brussels-based industry group Foratom, told a nuclear conference in Varna , Bulgaria.

07.06.2018_No112 / News in Brief

China To Seek ‘Some Sort’ Of State Guarantees For Investing In Bulgaria’s Belene Project, Says Official

7 Jun (NucNet): State-owned China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) would require “some sort” of state guarantees to invest in Bulgaria’s Belene nuclear power station project, Xie Jiajie, president of the China Zhongyuan Engineering Corporation (CZEC) told reporters yesterday on the sideline of a conference organised by the Bulgarian Atomic Forum in Varna, Bulgaria.

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04.12.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: Radioactive Waste In Numbers

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07.08.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: Can India Maintain Its Ambitious Push For New Nuclear?

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29.03.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: South Korea’s Kepco In Talks To Join UK’s ‘Race’ For New Nuclear

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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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