Five show interest to build new reactors at Kozloduy NPP

Five companies have expressed interest in constructing two new reactors using Westinghouse Electric’s AP1000 technology at Bulgaria’s Kozloduy nuclear power plant (NPP), special project company Kozloduy NPP-New Build said. The application deadline was February 2, with a commission set to review the submitted documentation starting February 5, Kozloduy NPP-New Build said in a statement on …

Border package contains $2 billion for uranium enrichment

The Senate’s border and Ukraine spending package contains more than $2 billion in funds for uranium processing, as the U.S. works to reduce global reliance on Russian energy exports. The text of the bill, released Sunday night, includes $2.72 billion in unspent grant funding for domestic uranium enrichment, with the goal of bolstering nuclear fuel …

New-wave reactor technology could kick-start a nuclear renaissance — and the US is banking on it

  Off the Siberian coast, not far from Alaska, a Russian ship has been docked at port for four years. The Akademik Lomonosov, the world’s first floating nuclear power plant, sends energy to around 200,000 people on land using next-wave nuclear technology: small modular reactors. This technology is also being used below sea level. Dozens of …

Kazatomprom confirms 2024 production plans as acid woes continue

The Kazakh national atomic company said it expects to see a “modest” growth in 2024 production despite adjustments to its previously announced production plans related to the availability of sulphuric acid and construction delays at newly developed deposits. Kazatomprom’s 2023 production was 21,112 tU on a 100% basis (11,169 tU attributable), which the company said …

Holtec Announces a Novel Combined Nuclear/Solar Power Plant Design To Stem the Rise of Carbon in the Environment

We are pleased to announce a new innovative power plant design which melds the benefits of nuclear (high energy density, non-polluting, base load) with those of solar (zero fuel cost, minor regulatory barriers) that is entirely carbon-free and is adaptable for deployment in any country. Called CNSP, an acronym for Combined Nuclear/Solar Plant, this design employs Holtec’s SMR-300 small …

‘Historic opportunity’: Palisades Nuclear Power Plant owner discusses steps to reopen

 The Biden Administration could loan $1.5 billion to Holtec International as soon as February to restart Van Buren County’s Palisades Nuclear Power Plant. If Holtec receives approval from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Palisades plant in Covert would be the first shuttered nuclear reactor in American history to be reactivated. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission …

Development of the fourth 1,000 MW nuclear power plant in Kudankulam

The installation of the reactor vessel marked a significant achievement for the fourth 1,000 MW nuclear power plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu. The reactor vessel for the fourth 1,000 MW nuclear power plant at Kudankulam was installed in the design position a couple of days back, said Russia’s integrated nuclear power player Rosatom State Corporation. …