Construction of two new Iranian nuclear plants going well, atomic chief says

Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Islamic Republic’s Atomic Energy Organization, says work on $8.5-billion power station project ‘moving ahead in an excellent manner’ Construction of two new nuclear plants in the southern Iranian city of Bushehr, home to the country’s only current working nuclear power station, is on schedule and going to plan, the Islamic Republic’s …

Nuclear shares soar after China plans to invest US$12 billion in new reactors for first time since 2016

Nuclear power related shares soared across the board on Tuesday in Hong Kong and China after Beijing announced plans to invest 81.2 billion yuan (US$12 billion) in four new reactors for the first time since 2016. CGN Mining, a unit of state-owned China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) that trades in uranium fuel, jumped 15 …

Basemat of Turkey’s Akkuyu 1 completed

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced completion of the basemat for the nuclear island buildings of unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey. Meanwhile the European Parliament has voted to suspend European Union accession negotiations with Turkey and has reportedly called for cancellation of the Akkuyu project. The project is based …

Czech PM outlines nuclear expansion with state control over construction

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Thursday outlined the government’s plan to build a number of nuclear reactors, saying the state should control construction so it can halt the expansion should power prices fail to support the project. The government expects to sign a contract with majority state-owned CEZ to build one or more new …

Rosatom reportedly reaching new deal to complete Turkish nuclear plant

Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear corporation, is close to reaching an agreement for a new partner in a nuclear power plant it is building on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey, according to Turkish media reports. For the last year, Rosatom has claimed it would finish the $20 billion nuclear power plant in Akkuyu by itself, after …

Uranium Week: Chain Reaction

  As the trend in uranium prices remains upward, signs on the demand-side are somewhat at odds. -U3O8 spot price dips -More US reactor shutdowns threatened -Shutdowns underway elsewhere By Greg Peel Off-market utility demand emerged early last week, industry consultant TradeTech reports, forcing a rise in spot uranium prices. But once sellers were notified they …