U.A.E. Nears Handover of First Arab Nuclear Plant to Operator

Regulator says adjustments, tests on reactor still to be done Plant’s handover to South Korea-backed operator almost ready A South Korean venture with the United Arab Emirates is edging closer to switching on the Arab world’s first commercial atomic-energy plant. Korea Electric Power Corp. has completed construction of the Barakah Unit 1 reactor, and Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp.’s …

Westinghouse emerging from bankruptcy, capable of delivering India nuclear reactors

On his first visit to India, Rick Perry said India must look at “broad portfolio” of energy sources to deliver reliable electricity to its growing population and not just at affordability. US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said today that Westinghouse Electric Co is emerging out of bankruptcy and is now capable of delivering the planned …

Russia discusses prospects for building nuclear power plants with Saudi Arabia, Uzbekistan

Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom is discussing with Saudi Arabia and Uzbekistan the possibility of building nuclear power plants in these countries, head of Rosatom Alexei Likhachev said at a meeting with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, TASS reports. “We are working on it with Saudi Arabia, with Uzbekistan,” he said. The head of Rosatom expressed hope …

Reactor dome fitted to Abu Dhabi’s final nuclear plant

Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation hails major construction milestone at Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced the completion of the reactor containment building dome for Unit 4, the final unit of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafrah region of Abu Dhabi. The unit’s reactor coolant loop …

Modi government cuts India’s nuclear power capacity addition target to one-third

The Narendra Modi government, which had set the ambitious 63,000 MW nuclear power capacity addition target by the year 2031-32, has cut it down to 22,480 MW, a Lok Sabha answer has revealed.  “With the completion of the under construction and sanctioned projects, the total nuclear power installed capacity in the country will reach 22480 MW… by the year …

Turkey Starts Construction of its First Nuclear Power Plant

Turkey reported the construction start of its first nuclear power plant to the IAEA’s Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) this week. The first safety-related concrete was poured for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant on 3 April, following the granting of the construction licence by the regulatory body, the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority …

Turkey grants Rosatom construction license for first unit of Akkuyu nuclear plant

ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s TAEK atomic energy authority on Monday granted Russian builder Rosatom a construction license to start work on the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. The grant comes a day before a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin to Ankara, where Putin and Turkish …