15.08.2018_No161 / News in Brief

India Says It Is Planning To Increase Installed Nuclear Capacity By 15,700 MW

15 Aug (NucNet): India’s installed nuclear power capacity is expected to rise from 6,780 MW to 22,480 MW by 2031, an increase of 15,700 MW (gross), the department of atomic energy told parliament.

15.08.2018_No161 / News in Brief

US Governors Highlight Benefits Of ‘Secure, Clean’ Nuclear

15 Aug (NucNet): Five US governors have released a statement highlighting the benefits of nuclear energy for their region and calling for a serious evaluation of plans to properly value secure, clean energy sources such as nuclear.

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15.08.2018_No161 / News in Brief

Investment Fund Buys $8.2 Million Of Uranium From Kazakhstan

15 Aug (NucNet): An investment fund designed to profit from the rising price of uranium has acquired a large shipment of uranium from Kazakhstan for $8.2m.

14.08.2018_No160 / News in Brief

Belarusian Nuclear Station To Receive First Fuel Delivery In November 2018, Say Reports

14 Aug (NucNet): The first batch of nuclear fuel is expected to be delivered in November 2018 to the Belarusian nuclear power station under construction near the town of Ostrovets, Belarusian state news agency Belta said.

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14.08.2018_No160 / News in Brief

Rosatom Announces 2017 Revenue Growth, Generation Figures

14 Aug (NucNet): Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s revenues in 2017 were $14.5bn, about 10% higher than in 2016, the company said in a statement.

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14.08.2018_No160 / News in Brief

Fuel Loading Complete At China’s Haiyang-2 AP1000

14 Aug (NucNet): Fuel loading has been completed at China’s Haiyang-2 nuclear unit under construction in Shandong province, northeast China, the China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) said in a statement.

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14.08.2018_No160 / News in Brief

First AP1000 Nuclear Plant At Sanmen Reaches Full Power

14 Aug (NucNet): The Sanmen-1 Generation III+ Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear reactor unit in eastern China today reached 100% of its design power capacity for the first time, developer China State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) said.

13.08.2018_No159 / News in Brief

US Conference To Focus On Nuclear Decommissioning And Used Fuel Strategies

13 Aug (NucNet): A nuclear decommissioning and used fuel conference on 1 and 2 October 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina, will focus on pressing issues facing the back end of the nuclear lifecycle.

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13.08.2018_No159 / News in Brief

Wood And NNL Win Contract To Further UK Advanced Fuel Research

13 Aug (NucNet): UK-based engineering and technical services company Wood and the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory have been awarded an R&D contract by the government’s Business, Enterprise and Industrial Strategy Department to support the design and development of advanced nuclear fuels within the UK.

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13.08.2018_No159 / News in Brief

Cold Testing Of Secondary Circuit Complete At Russia’s Novovoronezh 2-2

13 Aug (NucNet): Cold hydrostatic testing has been completed on the secondary circuit of the Novovoronezh 2-2 nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

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13.08.2018_No159 / News in Brief

Japan’s Chugoku Electric Asks Regulator To Assess Shimane-3

13 Aug (NucNet): Japanese utility Chugoku Electric Power Company has asked the Nuclear Regulation Authority to assess the compliance of the unfinished Shimane-3 nuclear power plant with post-Fukushima revised safety standards.

10.08.2018_No158 / News in Brief

Cold Testing Of Primary Circuit Complete At Russia’s Novovoronezh 2-2

10 Aug (NucNet): Cold hydrostatic testing has been completed on the primary circuit of the Novovoronezh 2-2 nuclear power plant under construction in western Russia, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

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10.08.2018_No158 / News in Brief

Southern Nuclear Says Its Share Of Vogtle Costs Has Increased By $1.1 Billion

10 Aug (NucNet): Southern Nuclear has made significant progress on construction of the Vogtle-3 and -4 nuclear power plants since assuming project management on behalf of the co-owners, but the capital and construction cost forecast for its share of the project has increased from $7.3bn to $8.4bn, Georgia Power said on 9 August 2018.

10.08.2018_No158 / News in Brief

Russia Has Developed ‘Perpetual’ Reactor For Submarines, Says Rosatom Subsidiary

10 Aug (NucNet): A subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said it has developed and successfully tested a “perpetual reactor” capable of powering Russia’s newest nuclear submarines without having to be refuelled.

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10.08.2018_No158 / News in Brief

UK Will Remain Committed To Euratom Research Programme After Brexit, Says Gov’t

10 Aug (NucNet): The UK fully supports plans to extend Euratom’s research and training programme and remains financially committed to it despite Brexit, the government said in a paper on the country’s participation in the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation project.

09.08.2018_No157 / News in Brief

Comprehensive Final Testing Underway At Russia’s Leningrad 2-1, Says Rosatom

9 Aug (NucNet): Comprehensive final testing has begun at the Leningrad 2-1 nuclear power plant under construction in Sosovny Bor on the Gulf of Finland in northwest Russia, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

09.08.2018_No157 / News in Brief

Canada’s Regulator Approves Licence Extension For Pickering

9 Aug (NucNet): Canada’s nuclear regulator has renewed Ontario Power Generation’s operating licence for the Pickering nuclear power station in Pickering, Ontario.

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09.08.2018_No157 / News in Brief

UK Nuclear Academy Announces Courses On Cyber Security

9 Aug (NucNet): The UK’s National Skills Academy for Nuclear (NSAN) has announced a series of cyber and information security courses based in a “cyber Lab” at events company Energus’ headquarters in Workington, northwest England.

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09.08.2018_No157 / News in Brief

Turkey To Build Third Nuclear Station In Cooperation With China, Says Minister

9 Aug (NucNet): Turkey will build a third nuclear power station in the Thrace region northwest of Istanbul, and will cooperate with China on the project, energy minister Fatih Donmez was reported as saying.

08.08.2018_No156 / News in Brief

Commissioning Phase Begins At Urenco’s Capenhurst Facility In UK

The commissioning phase has begun at Urenco’s tails management facility (TMF) at Capenhurst in the UK as completion of construction approaches, the Anglo-German-Dutch uranium enrichment company said in a statement.

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