Long-delayed Finnish reactor OL3 on track, fourth unit possible

EURAJOKI, Finland (Reuters) – Finland’s long-delayed Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor is on track to start production in December 2018 as it nears a comprehensive test phase, the plant’s project director said on Thursday. The third reactor at Olkiluoto, an island in Eurajoki on Finland’s western coast, is running almost a decade behind its original schedule, …

Russia to Help China Build Plant’s Nuclear Fuel Loading System by Next Summer

According to Rosatom, nuclear fuel loading into unit 4 of China’s Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant is planned for summer 2018. LIANYUNGANG (China) (Sputnik) – Nuclear fuel loading into unit 4 of China’s Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) built with Russian participation is planned for summer 2018, a project leader at one of State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom’s enterprises told Sputnik. At …

Toshiba’s $8.8bn loss reignites fears over Cumbria nuclear project

The Japanese consortium behind the UK’s largest planned new nuclear project has unveiled an annual loss of almost $9bn (£6.9bn), underlining the stark risks of the Government’s high-cost nuclear ambitions. Toshiba has delayed publishing its full-year results while teams of auditors pore over the financial damage wrought by the collapse of its US-based nuclear developer …

Turkey to expand capacity to meet energy needs with 3 nuclear power plants in action

Striving to diversify energy supply channels as much as possible, Turkey plans to build three nuclear power plants between 2023 and 2030, which are expected to provide 10 percent of domestic electricity consumption, Energy Minister Albayrak said Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak delivered an extensive elaboration of Turkey’s national energy strategy, featuring the …

New Plan for Fueling Russia’s Floating Nuclear Plant

Bowing to a campaign of pressure from Bellona and the Norwegian government, builders of Russia’s first floating nuclear power plant have finally agreed not to load its uranium fuel in the middle of St. Petersburg, a city of five million people. Officials with Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear corporation, had previously planned to fuel the controversial Akademik …

Egypt, Russia finish negotiations on reactors for nuclear power plant at El Dabaa

CAIRO, August 6. /TASS/. Egypt has finished negotiations with Russia on the reactors for a nuclear power plant at El Dabaa. The four basic agreements between the sides will be ready for implementation after final examination by Egypt’s State Council, or the Supreme Administrative Court, Egyptian Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said on Sunday. According …

Bataan nuclear plant revival pushed anew

MANILA, Philippines –  The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI) is urging the government to support nuclear energy use and revive the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP) to strengthen the country’s manufacturing sector. Newly-appointed PNRI director Carlo Arcilla said, the rehabilitation of the 32-year-old power facility is viable and is a political decision that should …