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Russia pours first concrete for second Kursk II unit

Russia pours first concrete for second Kursk II unit

Main construction work for the second unit at Kursk II in Russia has begun two weeks ahead of schedule. The site in Western Russia is the first to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) reactor design.

New Nuclear 15 April 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 cleared for launch

Novovoronezh II-2 cleared for launch

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia started the process of physical launch yesterday after having received regulatory approval to do so, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced.

New Nuclear 12 April 2019


EDF moves into the hydrogen market

EDF moves into the hydrogen market

France's EDF has launched a hydrogen production and distribution subsidiary to support decarbonisation of industry and mobility using low-carbon electricity from its nuclear and renewable energy fleet.

Energy & Environment 04 April 2019


Leningrad II unit 1 passes 5 TWh milestone in a single year

Leningrad II unit 1 passes 5 TWh milestone in a single year

Unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia has produced 5.7 terawatt hours of electricity since it was connected to the grid on 9 March 2018, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said yesterday. The unit became the second VVER-1200 reactor to start up, following the launch in 2016 of Novovoronezh unit 6.

New Nuclear 04 April 2019


Russia installs operation simulator at Beloyarsk plant

Russia installs operation simulator at Beloyarsk plant

A full-scale simulator at unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant - the BN-800 fast neutron reactor in Russia - has passed acceptance tests, state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced. The BN-800 fast neutron reactor started operating at 100% power for the first time in August 2016.

Regulation & Safety 01 April 2019


Russia completes upgrade of third Smolensk RBMK

Russia completes upgrade of third Smolensk RBMK

Rosatom has announced completion of life-extending  modernisation work at unit 3 of the Smolensk nuclear power plant, the last of three RBMK-1000 reactors at the site in western Russia. The other two units are already set for an extended period of operation of 15 years.

Corporate 28 March 2019


Novovoronezh II-2 nears physical start-up

Novovoronezh II-2 nears physical start-up

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia has been brought to minimum controlled power level, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, announced today.

New Nuclear 25 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


Russia, Rwanda plan joint work on education and public acceptance

Russia, Rwanda plan joint work on education and public acceptance

Rosatom, Russia's state nuclear corporation, and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Rwanda have signed two memoranda of cooperation on education and personnel training and on developing public acceptance of nuclear energy.

Nuclear Policies 01 March 2019