Fuel assembly for world’s first Hualong One reactor ships out

CNNC began shipping Chinese-made fuel assemblies for the Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant, the world’s first HPR1000 (Hualong One) nuclear reactor, on Sept 10. The assemblies first had to pass inspection. Construction on the world’s first HPR1000 nuclear reactor is progressing according to schedule. The fuel assembly shipment marks that CNNC is now capable of mass …

Saudi Arabia seeks to enrich uranium for nuclear power, minister says

Hours after the United Nations nuclear watchdog revealed yet another nuke deal breach by Iran, the Islamic Republic’s top regional adversary spoke Monday about its own nuclear ambitions, with Saudi Arabia’s new energy minister stating the kingdom’s desire to enrich uranium. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman told an energy conference in Abu Dhabi that the kingdom wants to pursue the full cycle of the …

Sisi reviews developments of Dabaa nuclear plant project

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday has reviewed the latest developments of the Dabaa nuclear plant set to be constructed in Egypt’s Matrouh on the Mediterranean coast. Egypt’s first nuclear plant, which is planned to be constructed by Moscow-based Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is planned to be similar to Russia’s Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant …

Russian Emergency Services Make Final Check on Floating Nuclear Power Plant

The Akademik Lomonosov power barge on Sept. 6 passed the Sannikov Strait south of the New Siberian Islands and made it into the East Siberian Sea. The floating installation now has only about three days left of its extensive voyage across the Northern Sea Route. According to the Northern Sea Route administration, the installation and its …

Belene project attracts five expressions of interest

Five companies have expressed interest in Bulgaria’s invitation for strategic investment in the construction of Belene nuclear power plant on the Danube River near the Romanian border. According to national newspaper 24 Chasa, China National Nuclear Corporation, Framatome, General Electric, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power and Rosatom have all applied for the selection process. The …

Rosatom postpones fast reactor project, report says

Rosenergoatom is expected to receive about RUB280 billion (USD4 billion) less in state funding for the construction of new nuclear reactors in Russia owing to the postponement of its fast neutron reactor programme, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported last week, citing anonymous sources. Rosenergoatom is the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation …

Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear plant in danger due to lack of oversight

Work on Turkey’s first nuclear power plant in the southern coastal area of Akkuyu is being carried out without proper inspections and could lead to disastrous consequences, local geological engineering association head Erkan Demir told pro-Kurdish daily Yeni Yaşam. Reports on the Akkuyu plant’s construction have raised serious fears since it began in 2018, with …