Framatome eyes Belene NPP project

French nuclear energy business Framatome is preparing to take part in Bulgaria’s procedure for selection of a strategic investor in the project for construction of Belene nuclear power plant, the Bulgarian energy ministry said on Monday. The French company is is currently determining the scope of activities which it could carry out under the project, …

Mochovce approaching the finish line, entering the last testing phase before fuel loading

Slovenské elektrárne completed the hot hydrotest and entered the last phase of testing prior to commissioning Unit 3 at Mochovce NPP. Slovenské elektrárne completed all works on the hot hydrotest and started the major inspection, which is the last phase of non-active tests before the commissioning of unit 3 at the Mochovce nuclear power plant. …

U.S. test nuclear reactor may run up to 40 percent over cost

The flagship of the Trump administration’s advanced nuclear power research program could cost up to 40 percent more than a government official estimated earlier this year, a U.S. Department of Energy document shows. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has tried to breathe life into the country’s nuclear power industry, which is suffering in the face of …

Romania to sign agreement with Chinese investors for nuclear plant expansion

Romania’s nuclear power producer Nuclearelectrica is close to signing an agreement with Chinese partner China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) and CGN’s European subsidiary on setting up the joint company that will develop two new reactors at the Cernavoda nuclear plant. Next week, Nuclearelectrica’s shareholders will mandate the company’s management to sign the contract, Profit.ro reported. The …

Nuclear power: Tata Projects bags $321 million order from NPCIL

Infrastructure firm Tata Projects Wednesday said it has bagged order worth around $321 million from Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL). “This 2X700 MW power plant order valued around $321 million is the company’s third contract in the nuclear power sector,” Tata Projects said in a statement. The scope of work involves construction of main plant buildings and structures, …

First Images of Saudi Nuclear Reactor Show Plant Nearing Finish

Saudi Arabia is nearing completion of its first nuclear reactor, satellite images of the facility show, triggering warnings about the risks of the kingdom using the technology without signing up to the international rules governing the industry. The research facility is located in the southwest corner of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in …

China to Resume Approving Nuclear Power Plants

China will begin construction on several new nuclear power projects this year, according to Liu Hua, deputy minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment and head of the National Nuclear Safety Administration. Liu’s announcement — made Monday during the China Nuclear Energy Sustainable Development Forum in Beijing and later reported by Economic Information Daily — marks …