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Akkuyu construction formally starts

New Nuclear

12 December 2017

Akkuyu construction launch - 48Turkey has formally launched construction of its first nuclear power plant with the pouring of concrete for the sub-base foundation of the nuclear island. A ceremony held at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant site to mark the launch on 10 December, followed the issuance of a limited construction permit.

Fuel loading under way at new Leningrad unit

New Nuclear

11 December 2017

Leningrad II unit 1 fuel loading - 48The process of loading the 163 fuel assemblies into the core of unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in western Russia began on 8 December, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced. The VVER-1200 unit is scheduled to start up next year.

Russia readies for launch of Leningrad and Rostov units

New Nuclear

05 December 2017

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued operating licences for two new nuclear power units, Leningrad Phase II-1 and Rostov-4, Rosenergoatom said today. The nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, Rosenergoatom said the licences "confirm the readiness of the units for physical launch - fuel loading - in December".

'Notice to proceed' contracts signed for El Dabaa

New Nuclear

11 December 2017

Putin_El_Sisi_Dec_17_(Kremlin)-48Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov and Egypt's Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker today signed notices to proceed with contracts for the construction of four VVER-1200 units at the El Dabaa nuclear power plant.

Russia starts up Rostov 4 reactor

New Nuclear

07 December 2017

Rostov 4 fuel criticality celebration (Rosatom) 70x48Russia's newest reactor, Rostov 4, has started up for the first time. It is the third reactor to start at the site in just seven years, state nuclear corporation Rosatom noted.

Reactor vessel installed at Leningrad II-2

New Nuclear

01 December 2017

Leningrad II-2 RPV installation - 48The reactor vessel for unit 2 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant was installed yesterday, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced. The installation work at the plant, which is in Sosnovy Bor in western Russia, used 'open top' technology, which "allows equipment to be inserted into the sealed area directly through the open top of the cylindrical part of the reactor building", Rosatom said.