America wants to extend the lifespans of its nearly 100 nuclear reactors to 80 years

The United States plans to extend the lifespans of existing nuclear reactors and support new technologies as it seeks to revive an industry seen as crucial to its energy security, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette told an International Energy Agency conference on nuclear and hydrogen in …

Ankara boosts energy cooperation with Beijing

Turkey and China are increasing their energy cooperation through a range of projects, Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez told Anadolu Agency (AA) yesterday. Dönmez explained that in recent years Turkey and China made important energy investments, with one of the major projects being a nuclear power plant that has seen the undertaking …

First Barakah operators receive regulatory certification

The United Arab Emirates’ Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has officially certified Nawah Energy’s first group of operators for the Barakah nuclear power plant. Certification of operators is a key requirement for the issue of the plant’s operating licence. Certification of the 15 senior reactor operators and reactor operators, ensuring their competence to operate …

Turkey set to pull out of nuclear power project with Japan

Turkey’s President Erdoğan said the country’s second nuclear power plant project, which had been slated for construction in Turkey’s Black Sea province of Sinop under a Japanese-French partnership, is set to be terminated, Japanese newspaper Nikkei reported on Wednesday. In 2013, Turkey signed a contract with Atmea, a Japanese-French consortium comprising Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and …

The first construction and installation work launches at the construction base of the Paks-2 NPP (Hungary)

On June 20, a solemn ceremony was held at the construction base of hungarian Paks-2 NPP (General Contractor JSC ASE, Engineering division of ROSATOM) dedicated to the beginning of the erecting first buildings of the construction base. The ceremony was attended by the Minister without portfolio Responsible for the Planning, Construction and Commissioning of the …

Russia’s Novovoronezh nuclear plant starts up a new reactor

The second unit of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant south of Moscow has gone into pilot commercial operation, Rosenergoatom, Russia’s nuclear utility, has said. The reactor is a VVER-1200, the Russian nuclear industry’s flagship product as it seeks to expand its sales abroad. The new Novovoronezh reactor represents only the third of these reactors …