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Nuclear construction reaches 25-year high

New Nuclear

28 June 2017

The nuclear industry brought more than 9 GWe of new plant on line last year, the largest annual increase in 25 years, according to a new World Nuclear Association report, putting it on track to achieve the Harmony goal of providing 25% of electricity in 2050 using 1000 GWe of new capacity.

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.

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.

Westinghouse subsidiary receives notice of non-conformance

Regulation and Safety

21 June 2017

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a notice of non-conformance to Westinghouse over concerns about quality assurance at its Mangiarotti subsidiary.

Rosatom signs raft of agreements at annual forum

Corporate

20 June 2017

Rosatom and its subsidiaries yesterday signed agreements with a number of governments, companies and universities during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow.