Egypt, Russia finish negotiations on reactors for nuclear power plant at El Dabaa

CAIRO, August 6. /TASS/. Egypt has finished negotiations with Russia on the reactors for a nuclear power plant at El Dabaa. The four basic agreements between the sides will be ready for implementation after final examination by Egypt’s State Council, or the Supreme Administrative Court, Egyptian Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said on Sunday. According …

Bataan nuclear plant revival pushed anew

MANILA, Philippines –  The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) is urging the government to support nuclear energy use and revive the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) to strengthen the country’s manufacturing sector. Newly-appointed PNRI director Carlo Arcilla said, the rehabilitation of the 32-year-old power facility is viable and is a political decision that should …

Utility stops construction of new South Carolina nuclear plant in ‘disappointing’ decision

South Carolina’s leading power utility decided Monday to cease construction at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station’s two reactors after spending nearly $5 billion on the project. Santee Cooper’s board of directors approved the plan to stop construction of reactor units 2 and 3. The facility represented another blow for the nuclear power industry, which has …

Indian supply chain benefits from nuclear boost

Orders for a wave of new reactors to be constructed in India will give a boost to the efficiency of the country’s nuclear supply chain, Atomic Energy Minister Jitendra Singh said yesterday. Ten indigenously designed pressurised heavy water reactors were recently approved, while construction has already started on two VVERs with Russian cooperation. In answer to …

ENEC Progresses Delivering Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Completing Significant Tests of Unit 2

Milestone testing achievement represents a significant step towards the completion of Unit 2. Tests performed demonstrate commitment to achieving the highest standards of quality. The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has successfully completed the Cold Hydrostatic Testing (CHT) at Unit 2 at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant located in Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi. The …

Belarus’ nuclear power plant to become operational by 2020

The Belarusian nuclear power plant will be fully put into operation in the summer of 2020, Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev said on Monday. While meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Likhachev said Russia‘s State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom) adheres to the agreement made between the Belarusian head of state and the Russian president in 2012 …

Japanese court denies injunction against Ikata nuclear plant

TOKYO, July 21 (Reuters) – A court in western Japan on Friday denied an injunction against Shikoku Electric Power Co’s Ikata No. 3 nuclear reactor, the operator said,allowing the plant that restarted last August to continue operations. The ruling by the Matsuyama District Court is in line with several other recent decisions after residents concerned …