New build rss

NuGen's new chief exemplifies global nuclear learning

Corporate

30 June 2015

Tom Samson has taken over as CEO of NuGen, the consortium working to build new reactors at Moorside in Cumbria. His return to Britain after new build work in the United Arab Emirates is an example of the two-way process of global nuclear learning.

Turkish regulator issues preliminary licence for Akkuyu project

Regulation and Safety

26 June 2015

Akkuyu 48 (Rosatom)JSC Akkuyu NPP, the Russian-owned company responsible for Turkey's first nuclear power plant, has been awarded a preliminary licence, enabling the company to start investment and permitting procedures for the project.

Fortum's role in Hanhikivi project still uncertain

Corporate

25 June 2015

Fortum's future participation in the Hanhikivi nuclear power plant project remains unclear as the Finnish electricity producer's talks with Rosatom and Gazprom Energo on restructuring Russia's territorial generating company TGC-1 have yet to reach agreement.

Hanhikivi construction licence application submitted

New Nuclear

30 June 2015

Hanhikivi 1 AES-2006 (Fennovoima)_48Fennovoima has today submitted its construction licence application to the Finland's Ministry of Employment and the Economy for the planned Hanhikivi nuclear power plant project. However, issues remain regarding the level of Finnish ownership in the project.

France to study reactor construction in Saudi Arabia

Nuclear Policies

26 June 2015

Saudi Arabia and France signed three nuclear-related cooperation agreements in Paris on 24 June. One is to carry out a feasibility study for the construction of two power reactors in the Middle Eastern country.

Vogtle receives final loan guarantees

New Nuclear

25 June 2015

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the last of three conditional loan guarantees for Vogtle units 3 and 4, meaning that the construction of the first AP1000 nuclear power plant in the USA is now fully financed.