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Floating plant to be delivered in 2016

23 October 2014

Academician Lomonosov 48The Baltiysky Zavod in St Petersburg is on schedule to deliver the first floating nuclear power plant to its customer, Russian nuclear power plant operator Rosenergoatom, in September 2016, the shipyard's general director Aleksey Kadilov said today.

South Africa plans next steps with vendors

21 October 2014

South Africa is moving towards signing framework agreements with China and Japan and is inviting would-be reactor vendor countries to participate in workshops to showcase their offerings as it moves through the pre-procurement phase of its nuclear new-build plans.

CGN to invest in new Cernavoda units

20 October 2014

Cernavoda 3 and 4 - 48China General Nuclear (CGN) has been designated as the "selected investor" for the development of units 3 and 4 at Romania's Cernavoda nuclear power plant. A letter of intent has been signed to complete the two units.

Russia completes TVS-5 tests

22 October 2014

BREST-300 fuel assembly 48Russia has completed testing of the TVS-5 fuel assembly with mixed-oxide fuel containing nitrides, the prototype fuel for the pilot demonstration reactor BREST-OD-300 that is to be built at the site of the Siberian Chemical Combine in Tomsk. Construction work is to start in 2016 and be completed in 2020.

Fangjiashan 1 achieves first criticality

21 October 2014

Fangjiashan 1 first criticality 48Unit 1 of the Fangjiashan plant in China's Zhejiang province has moved closer to commissioning by achieving a sustained chain reaction.

Big dreams for compact fusion reactor

16 October 2014

Tom_MacGuire_CFR_(Lockheed_Martin)_48Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works technology team has unveiled its concept for a compact fusion reactor that it says offers many advantages over tokamak-based designs and could be developed and deployed within a decade.