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 …

Nuclear group Fennovoima sees Finland reactor licence delayed

HELSINKI, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Finnish-Russian nuclear power company Fennovoima said on Monday it would likely get the construction licence for its reactor project in 2019, a year later than originally planned. Fennovoima said design work by Rosatom – the Russian state-owned company due to supply the plant in western Finland and which also holds …

500-member jury formed to determine fate of Korean nuclear reactors

A 500-member jury was formed Monday to deliberate on President Moon Jae-in’s proposal to scrap the construction of two atomic power reactors in the southeastern city of Ulsan to lessen the country’s dependence on nuclear energy, officials said. The members were selected from a pool of 5,981 people who expressed willingness to take part in …