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Russia's BN-800 unit brought to minimum controlled power

04 August 2015

The fourth reactor at Russia's Beloyarsk nuclear power plant has for the second time been brought to the minimum controlled power level, moving it a step closer to starting commercial operation.

Russia signs framework agreement for Vietnam's Ninh Thuan 1

03 August 2015

Savushkin, Lam sign agreement in Hanoi - 48The engineering subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom has signed a general framework agreement with Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) for construction of unit 1 of the planned Ninh Thuan nuclear power plant. The country's electricity use is set to triple in 15 years.

Russia puts back power supply dates for new reactors

28 July 2015

Russia's Market Council has approved the postponement of power supply agreements for new nuclear reactors in line with changes to their commissioning dates. During a visit to the construction site of Leningrad II, Rosatom head Sergey Kirienko said this meant the contract for the first unit of that plant would thus take effect on 1 January 2018.

DOE funds advanced reactor R&D

03 August 2015

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced funding to support the research, development and demonstration of advanced reactor concepts. In partnership with industry, the department will fund two awards worth up to $6 million each in the 2015 financial year.

More contracts awarded for Hinkley Point C

31 July 2015

Hinckley Point C CGI - 48EDF Energy has today announced further preferred bidders for the project to construct the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK. The combined value of the contracts is some £1.3 billion ($2.0 billion).

Vessel head for Haiyang 2

27 July 2015

Haiyang 2 vessel installation  48The reactor pressure vessel head for China's Haiyang 2 reactor has been lifted into place, marking another milestone in the construction of the AP1000.