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Suspended Bell Bend project clears environmental review

27 April 2016

Environmental impacts would not prevent the issuance of a licence to build and operate the proposed Bell Bend nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Army Corps of Engineers have concluded. However, other reviews in the licensing process for the project have been suspended.

Vogtle takes delivery of first coolant pump

19 April 2016

Vogtle-3_panels_(Georgia_Power)-48The first reactor coolant pump to be delivered for an AP1000 plant in the USA has arrived at Georgia Power's Vogtle project.

Operating licence application submitted for Finnish EPR

14 April 2016

Olkiluoto 3 - April 2016 - 48Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has today submitted its operating licence application for unit 3 of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant. The first-of-a-kind EPR plant is scheduled to start up in late 2018.

Second Barakah unit takes shape

20 April 2016

Barakah 2 dome completion - 48Construction of the containment building dome of unit 2 at the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates has been completed, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation announced yesterday.

UK capable of producing Westinghouse SMR vessel

18 April 2016

Westinghouse SMR CV and IRPV - 48The UK has the capabilities to produce the reactor pressure vessel for Westinghouse's small modular reactor (SMR) design, according to an independent assessment by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

Turkey plans grid connection to serve Akkuyu project

12 April 2016

Akkuyu 48 (Rosatom)Turkey's Council of Ministers has ordered the acquisition of land enabling construction of a 380 kV transmission line for the planned Akkuyu nuclear power plant. The order is contained in three announcements published in the official state gazette on 10 April.