IAEA Concludes Long Term Operational Safety Review at South Africa’s Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has completed a review of long term operational safety at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in South Africa. The Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) review mission was requested by the Government of South Africa’s Department of Energy. Koeberg is South Africa’s only nuclear …

Fuel assembly for world’s first Hualong One reactor ships out

CNNC began shipping Chinese-made fuel assemblies for the Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant, the world’s first HPR1000 (Hualong One) nuclear reactor, on Sept 10. The assemblies first had to pass inspection. Construction on the world’s first HPR1000 nuclear reactor is progressing according to schedule. The fuel assembly shipment marks that CNNC is now capable of mass …

Saudi Arabia seeks to enrich uranium for nuclear power, minister says

Hours after the United Nations nuclear watchdog revealed yet another nuke deal breach by Iran, the Islamic Republic’s top regional adversary spoke Monday about its own nuclear ambitions, with Saudi Arabia’s new energy minister stating the kingdom’s desire to enrich uranium. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman told an energy conference in Abu Dhabi that the kingdom wants to pursue the full cycle of the …

Sisi reviews developments of Dabaa nuclear plant project

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday has reviewed the latest developments of the Dabaa nuclear plant set to be constructed in Egypt’s Matrouh on the Mediterranean coast. Egypt’s first nuclear plant, which is planned to be constructed by Moscow-based Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is planned to be similar to Russia’s Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant …

Russian Emergency Services Make Final Check on Floating Nuclear Power Plant

The Akademik Lomonosov power barge on Sept. 6 passed the Sannikov Strait south of the New Siberian Islands and made it into the East Siberian Sea. The floating installation now has only about three days left of its extensive voyage across the Northern Sea Route. According to the Northern Sea Route administration, the installation and its …

World’s second EPR starts operations

Unit 2 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China’s Guangdong province has entered commercial operation, becoming the second EPR reactor to do so. The milestone was achieved on 7 September, following statutory functional testing of continuous operation at full power for 168 hours, which started on 30 August, EDF said. This step marks the …