China keen on second nuclear plant in Bangladesh

Chinese companies have expressed great interest in bidding for Bangladesh’s proposed second nuclear power plant. Two Chinese companies – Dongfang Electric Corporation and China State Construction Engineering Corporation – have started huge lobbying with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission to bag the deal. They said that the government conceived the second nuclear power plant in …

12 more nuclear power plants in India soon, says Department of Atomic Energy chief

India will soon have 12 more nuclear plants soon to improve the power situation and ensure there is a free flow of uninterrupted power supply for both industries and residential use, a statement issued on Monday here quoted Secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), K N Vyas, as saying. “Nuclear technology helps in …

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, …