Czech Republic approves construction of new nuclear plant

The Czech Republic approved the construction of the Dukovany II nuclear power plant, and has set a target date for completion of 2036. According to the Czech parliamentary committee for the construction of new nuclear resources, this is an important step to maintain the self-sufficiency of the country. The committee claims that by 2040, renewable …

Germany and Brazil renew nuclear cooperation agreement; third nuclear plant to be built by 2026

Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, on Thursday ignored pleas from the Green party to scrap a nuclear agreement with Brazil. “Our cooperation in this area has worked well for decades,” Parliamentary State Secretary for the Environment Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter of the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) said. “There are currently no plans to cancel the agreement.” The …

Iran, Russia officially launch the construction of Bushehr NPP’s second stage

The ceremony is attended by Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi The construction of the second stage of the Bushehr nuclear power plant conducted jointly by Russia has begun in Iran, according to the IRIB broadcaster. Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi has attended the ceremony. …

Future supply of uranium less predictable, says Cameco

Dual-listed Cameco remains on track to achieve its guidance for the full-year and has increased its revenue target for the year. According to CEO and president Tim Gitzel, the uranium company continues to demonstrate its resilience. During the third quarter, ended September 30, Cameco continued to deliver on its strategy, and further strengthened its balance sheet …

Saudi Arabia in talks with 5 vendors to build its first nuclear power reactors

Saudi Arabia is in talks with five vendors, including US-based Westinghouse, to build its first nuclear power plant with two reactors, according to an energy ministry presentation. The other companies in the discussions are France’s EDF, Russia’s Rosatom, South Korea’s KEPCO and China National Nuclear Corp, according to the presentation, shown Wednesday at the Future …

Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant: Tk1,710cr safety supervision project approved

Another nuclear power plant in southern region, PM said. The Executive Committee of National Economic Council (Ecnec) on Tuesday approved a project to develop infrastructure for safety supervision of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) involving Tk1,710.63 crore. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting held at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital. According to the project …