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Russia and Brazil plan irradiation centre

02 December 2016

United Innovation Corporation, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Brazilian consultancy CK3 for the development, construction and operation of an irradiation centre in Brazil. The document was signed by the director-generals of the two companies, respectively, Denis Cherednichenko and Renato Cherkezian.

Post-Brexit business as usual at JET

30 November 2016

Ian_Chapman_(CFFE)-48"Nothing has changed" regarding the future for the UK's Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) and the Joint European Torus (JET), centre head Ian Chapman said today.

Hungary’s Paks II project clears procurement hurdle

22 November 2016

The European Commission has cleared Hungary's award of a contract to Russia's Rosatom to build two new units at the Paks nuclear power plant.

Two milestones for Vogtle new build

01 December 2016

Vogtle_3_RPV_lift_(Georgia Power)_48The first reactor pressure vessel (RPV) has been lifted into place at Georgia Power's Vogtle nuclear construction project in Georgia. Vogtle 3's RPV was lifted into place two days after the placement of the CA01 module was completed at Vogtle 4.

Cold testing under way at Tianwan 3

28 November 2016

Tianwan 3 cold tests - 48Cold hydrostatic testing has been started at unit 3 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province, China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Company Limited has announced. The Russian-supplied VVER-1000 is scheduled to start up in 2018.

COLs closer at Turkey Point

21 November 2016

Turkey_Point_(NRC)-48The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has not found any safety grounds that would preclude issuing construction and operation licences for the two proposed AP1000 reactors at Turkey Point in Florida.