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Russia charts 40 years of icebreaker progress

15 August 2017

50 Years of Victory - 48Russia is this week celebrating the historic achievements of its nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet and has also announced project milestones for its latest vessels. The Arktika was the first surface vessel to reach the North Pole, on 17 August, 1977. The seventh and largest Arktika class icebreaker - 50 Years of Victory - entered service in 2007 and is now on its way to the North Pole to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Arktika's expedition.

Commissioning of second Korean APR1400 postponed

10 August 2017

Units 3 and 4 at Shin Kori - 48Completion of unit 4 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant has been delayed by ten months, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has said. The APR1400 reactor is now expected to start up in September 2018.

Egypt, Russia 'complete Daba'a plant talks'

07 August 2017

Egypt and Russia have completed their talks on contracts to build a nuclear power plant at Daba'a, according to a report from Cairo by Russian news agency TASS that cites Egypt's electricity and energy minister, Mohamed Shaker. The four draft agreements - which cover technical support, operation, maintenance, and fuel supply - require approval by the State Council, or the Supreme Administrative Court, it added.

Major components installed at final Barakah unit

14 August 2017

Barakah_4_SG_signing_(Enec)-48The final reactor vessel and steam generators have been installed at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant. Installation of the major components sees the fourth unit at the site pass 52% completion, while the overall project is now over 82% complete.

India awards contract for fast reactor fuel cycle facility

08 August 2017

IGCAR_complex_(HCC)-48India's Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research has awarded Hindustan Construction Company a contract worth INR 7.64 billion ($120 million) to construct a fast reactor fuel cycle facility at Kalpakkam.

Georgia Power expects late August decision on Vogtle

03 August 2017

Vogtle_workers_July_2017_(Georgia_Power)-48Georgia Power estimates net additional capital costs of $1.0-1.7 billion to complete the two AP1000s under construction at Vogtle, it said yesterday. It expects to make its recommendations on whether or not to proceed with the project to the Georgia Public Service Commission later this month.