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Russia urges more ambitious nuclear capacity target

Corporate

27 June 2017

Rosatom's deputy director-general for international business has described the World Nuclear Association's aim to add 1000 GWe of new capacity by 2050 as fully achievable and "perhaps modest". Kirill Komarov spoke to World Nuclear News during the AtomExpo conference and exhibition held last week in Moscow.

Toshiba granted extension to accounting deadline

Corporate

23 June 2017

Japan's Toshiba Corporation has been granted an extension to the deadline for the submission of its audited earnings results for the 2016 financial year, which ended on 31 March. At the same time, the company has slightly revised its annual loss estimate.

Fuel loading under way at Fuqing 4

New Nuclear

14 June 2017

Fuqing 4 fuel loading - 48The process of loading fuel into unit 4 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has begun, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced today. The unit is expected to start up later this year.

India approves Kudankulam concrete pouring

New Nuclear

26 June 2017

India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has granted clearance for the first pouring of structural concrete for two Russian-built VVER reactors at Kudankulam units 3 and 4. Pouring of the first structural concrete marks the formal start of construction of a nuclear unit, although site preparation works have been underway for several years.

Turkish consortium to buy into Akkuyu project

Corporate

20 June 2017

Rosatom-Turkish consortium - June 2017 - 48A consortium of Turkish companies yesterday signed an agreement with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on the main conditions for acquiring a 49% stake in JSC Akkuyu Nuclear, the company that will build and operate Turkey's first nuclear power plant.

Steam generators shipped to second Belarusian unit

New Nuclear

14 June 2017

Ostrovets 2 steam generators - 48Russia's AEM-Technology has started shipment of a set of four PGV-1000 steam generators to the site of unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Ostrovets, Belarus. Based in Volgodonsk, Russia, AEM-Technology is part of Atomenergomash, itself a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.