Pilot operation stage started at the first power unit of Belarus NPP

On December 22, 2020 the pilot operation stage started at Belarus NPP power unit 1 of III+Gen with VVER-1200 reactor (ROSATOM’s Engineering Division is the General Designer and the General Contractor), as specialists started a gradual reactor power increase up to the rated power. A permit to proceed to this stage was issued by the …

Hot testing of Tianwan 6 begins

Tests that simulate the temperatures and pressures which the reactor systems will be subjected to during normal operation have started at unit 6 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China’s Jiangsu province. The ACPR1000 reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation by the end of 2021.   Hot functional testing of Tianwan 6 began …

Construction work resumes on Khmelnitsky units

The preparatory stage of the project to complete units 3 and 4 of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been completed and construction work has resumed, Piotr Kotin, acting president of Energoatom, announced last week. The project is part of a Ukrainian presidential decree of 22 September. According to preliminary conclusions, the condition …

Turkey grants construction license for Akkuyu NPP’s 3rd unit

A construction license has been granted for the third unit of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), according to Turkey’s Energy and Natural Resources Ministry. The ministry announced on Twitter Tuesday that the first reactor of the plant would be operational by 2023. “Our energy portfolio will be further diversified with a new energy source,” the …

Nuclear power stations will create 6,000 UK ‘levelling up’ jobs by 2025 and 40,000 in 15 years in a boost to green economic recovery

The UK SMR consortium, led by Rolls-Royce, has announced it expects to create 6,000 regional UK jobs within the next five years, if the UK Government makes a clear commitment that enables a fleet of 16 small modular reactor (SMR) power stations to be built over the next 20 years. The power stations will help …