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Perry: Vogtle project is 'critically important'

Perry: Vogtle project is 'critically important'

The US Department of Energy has finalised further federal loan guarantees of USD3.7 billion for the continued construction of Vogtle units 3 and 4, Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced today during a visit to the construction site near Waynesboro, Georgia.

New Nuclear 22 March 2019


Estonia to study siting of Moltex advanced reactor

Estonia to study siting of Moltex advanced reactor

Fermi Energia of Estonia has selected Moltex Energy as its preferred technology for its plans to establish carbon-free energy production in the Baltic region. Moltex Energy said yesterday that the two companies had signed a Memorandum of Understanding which expresses their intention to work together.

New Nuclear 22 March 2019


Romania to explore NuScale SMR deployment

Romania to explore NuScale SMR deployment

An agreement between US small modular reactor developer NuScale Power and Romanian energy company Societata Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA to explore the use of SMRs in Romania has been welcomed by the US Department of Energy.

New Nuclear 19 March 2019


Basemat of Turkey's Akkuyu 1 completed

Basemat of Turkey's Akkuyu 1 completed

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced completion of the basemat for the nuclear island buildings of unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey. Meanwhile the European Parliament has voted to suspend EU accession negotiations with Turkey and has reportedly called for cancellation of the Akkuyu project.

New Nuclear 14 March 2019


General contract signed for Tianwan Phase IV

General contract signed for Tianwan Phase IV

The general contract has been signed for the construction of two further Russian-supplied reactors at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. In addition, a technical design contract was signed for a second pair of reactors at the Xudabao site in Liaoning province.

New Nuclear 12 March 2019


Bulgaria invites investment in Belene project

Bulgaria invites investment in Belene project

Bulgaria's National Electricity Company yesterday announced a call for selection of a strategic investor for the construction of Belene nuclear power plant on the Danube River near the Romanian border. The call also allows for expressions of interest to acquire a minority shareholding in the future project.

New Nuclear 12 March 2019


DOE announces funds for overseas fusion research

DOE announces funds for overseas fusion research

The US Department of Energy Office of Science has announced USD30 million of funding for experimental research on magnetic fusion energy science at to be carried out at international tokamak facilities.
 

New Nuclear 11 March 2019


USA launches test reactor project

USA launches test reactor project

The US Department of Energy has launched its Versatile Fast Neutron Source project to provide fast neutron testing capability to aid US development of advanced nuclear reactor technology. The Versatile Test Reactor, as it is also known, could be completed by 2026.

New Nuclear 04 March 2019


Belarus units reach construction milestones

Belarus units reach construction milestones

Unit 1 of the nuclear power plant under construction at Ostrovets in Belarus has been connected to its own source of power supply, Rosatom has announced. Concreting the reactor dome of unit 2 has also been completed, it added.

New Nuclear 28 February 2019


Fuel loading completed at Novovoronezh II-2

Fuel loading completed at Novovoronezh II-2

Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced the completion of fuel loading at unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia.

New Nuclear 25 February 2019