Uzbekistan to build Central Asia’s first low-power nuclear facility

Uzbekistan is set to develop Central Asia’s first low-power nuclear facility using Russian technology, News.Az reports citing foreign media. Uzbekistan is set to develop Central Asia’s first low-power nuclear facility using Russian technology, News.Az reports citing Kazinform. The building start-up contract was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 27. Uzbekistan’s Atomic Energy Agency …

First UK reactor design submitted for justification

Rolls-Royce SMR is first ever UK reactor design to be submitted for consideration Evaluation of potential benefits and detriments is required for in-principle justification of any new nuclear practice The Nuclear Industry Association has applied for a justification decision for Rolls-Royce SMR’s reactor design. Our application makes the case that the benefits of clean, firm, flexible …

Construction starts on Xudabao 2

The first batch of concrete has been poured for the nuclear island of unit 2 at the Xudabao nuclear power plant in China’s Liaoning Province, marking the official start of construction of the unit. The construction of units 1 and 2 of the Xudabao (also known as Xudapu) plant was approved by China’s State Council …

Experts estimate central Jordan holds 41,000 tons of Yellowcake uranium

Experts estimate that central Jordan holds approximately 41,000 tons of yellowcake uranium, according to Dr. Khaled Al-Khasawneh, Commissioner of Nuclear Power Reactors at the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC). The announcement was made during a lecture organized by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in partnership with the JAEC. The session focused on the …

Russia Ahead in Bid to Build Turkey’s Next Nuclear Power Plant

Rosatom ‘ahead’ amid talks for new plant, Turkey minister says Ankara is also talking with China and US on nuclear projects Russia’s state-owned Rosatom Corp. is “ahead” in a bid to build Turkey’s second nuclear power plant, in the latest sign of Ankara’s growing energy ties with Moscow. Rosatom already has experience in Turkey’s nuclear sector, starting commissioning work …

Kazakhstan should consider at least three sites where it can build NPPs – Energy Minister

The Minister of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Almassadam Satkaliyev, believes it is necessary to prepare at least three sites for the construction of new nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the country in order to ensure a reliable and expandable energy supply in the future, Kazinform News Agency reports. “The discussion is not yet …

Serbia moves to create a nuclear power industry

The announcement was made on Wednesday. From left: physics professor Koviljka Stankovic; Prime Minister Milos Vucevic; and Energy Minister Dubravka Djedovic Handanovic (Serbian Government/Slobodan Miljevic) Five Serbian ministries and 20 companies and universities have signed a memorandum of understanding to begin work on a civil nuclear power programme. Prime Minister Milos Vucevic said at a press conference …