Japan’s Kashiwazaki Kariwa 6 & 7 Clear Safety Exams

At its regular meeting on September 27, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) of Japan approved draft review reports concerning the Kashiwazaki Kariwa-6 and -7 Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs, ABWRs, 1356MWe each) owned by the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) in Niigata Prefecture. The power company is working toward the restart of the reactors It was …

Government likely to sign Dabaa nuclear power plant deal in October

The Egyptian presidency has studied the possibility of signing the contracts for Dabaa nuclear power plant along with the opening ceremony of opening new Alamein city in October 2017, anonymous sources in the Egyptian government said on Wednesday. The sources added that the ministries of Housing and Investment will celebrate with the 75th anniversary of …

World Nuclear Association welcomes Akkuyu construction

The World Nuclear Association has welcomed the start of general construction work at the site of the planned Akkuyu nuclear power plant, following confirmation by Alexey Likhachov, director-general of the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom. Speaking to journalists last week at the 61st regular session of the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference in Vienna, …

UAE Energy Minister: First nuclear reactor to be operational next year

UAE energy minister Suhail al-Mazroui said on Monday the country’s first nuclear reactor would “definitely” be operational by next year. Speaking at an event in Abu Dhabi, al-Mazroui said the first nuclear reactor was 96 percent complete. The UAE is looking to nuclear energy to contribute around 25 percent to its clean energy mix by …

India’s Second Kudankulam 1,000 MW nuclear plant to restart on October 7

The second 1,000 MW nuclear power unit at Kudankulam is expected to restart power generation on October 7, the Power System Operation Corporation Ltd (Posoco) saod. The mega nuclear power plant was shut down on August 4, due to hydrogen concentration in the stator. The unit was earlier expected to restart generation on September 4. …