Russia and China signed the contract for Russian-designed NPP construction on the new site

A general contract for Russian-designed power units No. 3 and No. 4 construction with VVER-1200 reactors at Xudapu nuclear power plant was signed on June 5 in Moscow in presence of heads of Russia and China. The official signing ceremony took place during President of China Xi Jinping state visit to Russia. The documents were …

Third ROSATOM LK-60Ya-class ship launched at Baltic Shipyard

With the ceremonial launch of the nuclear-powered arctic ice breaker ‘Ural’ today, Russia’s nuclear energy giant, ROSATOM, has completed another step towards ensuring all-year round navigability of the Northern Sea Route (NSR). The 173 metre-long ‘Ural’ is equipped with two highly efficient and compact RITM-200 nuclear reactors on board, capable of generating up to 350MW …

Bulgaria starts formal process to find investor for Belene project

The Bulgarian government has invited strategic investment in the Belene nuclear power plant project. The “call for expressions of interest for a strategic investor and/or acquisition of a minority shareholding and/or purchase of electricity” was published in the Official Journal of the European Union yesterday. Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania EAD (NEK) has developed a project for …

Kakrapar nuclear power reactor to be synchronised with grid next week

The first 220 MW nuclear power plant at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1) will be synchronised with the grid next week and power generation will be increased after that, a senior official of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) said. The KAPS-1 unit/reactor attained criticality, or initiation of controlled self sustaining nuclear fission chain …

IAEA Concludes Long Term Operational Safety Review at China’s Qinshan 1 Nuclear Power Plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts completed a review of long term operational safety at the Qinshan Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Unit 1 in China on 10 May. The SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) follow-up review mission was requested by the plant’s operator, Nuclear Power Operations Management Co (CNNO), a …

Nuclear deal between China, Russia worth $1.7b

Chinese and Russian nuclear companies will sign a deal worth more than $1.7 billion for the No.3 and No.4 reactors at the Xudapu Nuclear Plant using Russian technology, accelerating  Sino-Russian cooperation on nuclear energy. Construction of two reactors at the Xudapu Nuclear Plant in Huludao, Northeast China’s Liaoning Province, is scheduled to start in October …