21.06.2018_No122 / News in Brief

UK’s Hualong One Approval Will Open Door To Other European Markets, Says China’s CGN

21 Jun (NucNet): The UK’s approval of China General Nuclear Power Corporation’s (CGN) HPR1000 nuclear reactor technology will open the door to other European countries because the UK’s appraisal regime is considered to be the strictest in the world, a spokesman for CGN said.

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21.06.2018_No122 / News in Brief

GE Power Begins Manufacturing First Rotor For Hinkley Point Steam Turbine

21 Jun (NucNet): GE Power has begun manufacturing the first rotor of the Arabelle steam turbine for EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C nuclear project in Somerset, England.

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21.06.2018_No122 / News in Brief

Orano Boss Says Brussels Has Not Been ‘Nuclear Positive’

21 Jun (NucNet): Brussels has not been “nuclear-positive” in recent years, but if Europe is serious about taking carbon out of its energy consumption, then nuclear energy needs to be part of the solution together with renewables, Orano chief executive Philippe Knoche said in an interview with Politico.

21.06.2018_No122 / News in Brief

IAEA Calls On Luxembourg To Increase Independence Of Regulator

21 Jun (NucNet): Luxembourg is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for radiation safety, but needs to increase the independence of its regulatory body, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said.

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21.06.2018_No122 / News in Brief

Testing Completed As Russia’s Rostov-4 Nears Commercial Operation

21 Jun (NucNet): Russian state nuclear operator Rosenergoatom said all testing has been completed at the Rostov-4 nuclear power unit under construction near Volgodonsk in southern Russia and the plant is ready for commercial operation.

20.06.2018_No121 / News in Brief

EU Must Recognise And Reward Long-Term Operation Of Nuclear, Says Foratom

20 Jun (NucNet): European Union energy policy makers should recognise and reward the long-term operation (LTO) of nuclear reactor units because of their role in meeting the EU’s climate goals, Brussels-based nuclear industry group Foratom said.

20.06.2018_No121 / News in Brief

Turkey To Go Ahead With Third Nuclear Station, Says Erdoğan

20 Jun (NucNet): Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has appeared to confirm that the country is going ahead with plans to build a third nuclear power station.

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20.06.2018_No121 / News in Brief

Spain’s Tecnatom Renews Contracts For Almaraz And Trillo Nuclear Stations

20 Jun (NucNet): Spanish engineering company Tecnatom has renewed two contracts for 2018-2020 with Centrales Nucleares de Almaraz-Trillo (CNAT) for engineering regulation, inspection and testing, and personnel training.

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20.06.2018_No121 / News in Brief

Support For UAE’s Nuclear Energy Programme Remains Highest In World, Says Enec

20 Jun (NucNet): More than 80% of residents of the United Arab Emirates are in favour of using nuclear energy to generate electricity with 91% saying nuclear energy is important for the nation, according to a national poll.

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20.06.2018_No121 / News in Brief

NDA Has Improved, But Still Has Long Way To Go With Sellafield Decommissioning, Says Report

20 Jun (NucNet): The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has improved its performance at the Sellafield nuclear site, but still has a long way to go in decommissioning and cleaning up the facility, facing continued delays and an expected overspend of up to £913m, says the National Audit Office in a report published today.

19.06.2018_No120 / News in Brief

Canada’s Bruce Power Signs CAD 475M Contract For Bruce-6 Retubing

19 Jun (NucNet): Canada-based nuclear operator Bruce Power has awarded a CAD 475m (€310m, $357m) contract to the Shoreline Power Group for the retubing of Unit 6 at the Bruce nuclear power station in Ontario, a statement by Bruce Power said.

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19.06.2018_No120 / News in Brief

China Plans University Dedicated To Nuclear Energy Research And Training

19 Jun (NucNet): China is planning to build a university dedicated to nuclear energy research and training to meet the shortage of qualified people at its nuclear energy facilities at home and abroad, the official newspaper of the country’s science and technology ministry reported.

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19.06.2018_No120 / News in Brief

First Criticality At Sanmen-1 AP1000 Expected By End Of June, Says Official

19 Jun (NucNet): First criticality at the Sanmen-1 Generation III+ Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactor unit under construction in eastern China is expected to be achieved at the end of June 2018, said Chen Hua, chairman of the China National Nuclear Power Corp (CNNP) according to Reuters.

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19.06.2018_No120 / News in Brief

US Announces $64M In Awards For Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects

19 Jun (NucNet): The US Department of Energy has announced nearly $64m in awards for advanced nuclear energy technology to national laboratories, industry, and 39 US universities in 29 states.

18.06.2018_No119 / News in Brief

Russia’s Leningrad 2-1 Reaches Full Power As Commercial Operation Approaches

18 Jun (NucNet): Russian nuclear operator Rosenergoatom has increased for the first time the power level of the Leningrad 2-1 nuclear reactor unit in western Russia to 100% of its design capacity, a statement said.

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18.06.2018_No119 / News in Brief

Operator Restarts Japan’s Genkai-4

18 Jun (NucNet): The Genkai-4 nuclear power plant in Japan’s southern Saga Prefecture was restarted on 16 June 2018 at 11:00 local time, operator Kyushu Electric Power Company said.

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18.06.2018_No119 / News in Brief

Tepco To Decommission All Fukushima-Daini Units, Official Says

18 Jun (NucNet): Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is planning to decommission all four units at the Fukushima-Daini nuclear power station, said company president Tomoaki Kobayakawa quoted by the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum.

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18.06.2018_No119 / News in Brief

KHNP Closes Wolsong-1 Prematurely And Drops New-Build Plans, Reports Say

18 Jun (NucNet): Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) will shut down the Wolsong-1 nuclear plant unit before the end of its lifetime in 2022, South Korean media quoted Chung Jae-hoon, KHNP’s chief executive officer, as saying.

15.06.2018_No118 / News in Brief

Turkish Opposition Vows To Cancel Akkuyu And Sinop Nuclear Projects Ahead Of June Elections, Reports Say

15 Jun (NucNet): Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People's Party (CHP), has pledged in its election bid to cancel the Akkuyu and Sinop nuclear power station projects, reports in Turkish media said.

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15.06.2018_No118 / News in Brief

Westinghouse To Supply Fuel For Spain’s Cofrentes BWR

15 Jun (NucNet): US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract to supply boiling water reactor fuel for Iberdrola’s Cofrentes nuclear power station in Spain.

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