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Hungary bolsters energy diplomacy

Hungary bolsters energy diplomacy

The Hungarian government has organised energy issues, including the Paks II project, to be under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, citing the changing situation in energy as well as around the project to build a Russian-supplied nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 27 May 2022


Nuclearelectrica and NuScale sign MoU, site chosen for SMR

Nuclearelectrica and NuScale sign MoU, site chosen for SMR

The Memorandum of Understanding means that NuScale, Nuclearelectrica and E-INFRA will carry out engineering studies, technical analyses and licensing activities for the site of a former thermal power plant at Doicești, the location selected for Romania's first small modular reactor. 

New Nuclear 24 May 2022


Fennovoima ends Hanhikivi 1 licensing process

Fennovoima ends Hanhikivi 1 licensing process

Fennovoima has withdrawn its construction licence application for the planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project at Pyhäjoki in northern Finland. The move follows the company's termination of the plant's engineering, procurement and construction contract with Russia's RAOS Project earlier this month.

New Nuclear 24 May 2022


Belgium government allocates funding for SMR research

Belgium government allocates funding for SMR research

Belgium's SCK-CEN nuclear research centre will receive a budget of EUR100 million (USD107 million) from the federal government to conduct research into small modular reactors.

New Nuclear 24 May 2022


South Korean APR-1400 starts up

South Korean APR-1400 starts up

Unit 1 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant in South Korea has attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced. The unit - the first of two APR-1400 reactors at the site - is scheduled to be connected to the grid next month.

New Nuclear 23 May 2022


Nucleoeléctrica Argentina director defends Atucha 3 deal

Nucleoeléctrica Argentina director defends Atucha 3 deal

Alejandro Estevez says Nucleoeléctrica Argentina is "taking the appropriate steps to be able to move forward with this project" in response to comments from former Undersecretary of Nuclear Energy Julián Gadano.

New Nuclear 23 May 2022


NDA, Cwmni Egino to collaborate on Trawsfynydd development

NDA, Cwmni Egino to collaborate on Trawsfynydd development

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Welsh development company Cwmni Egino have announced they will work together on proposals for the siting of a new nuclear development at the Trawsfynydd site in north Wales. 

New Nuclear 20 May 2022


EDF revises Hinkley Point C schedule and costs

EDF revises Hinkley Point C schedule and costs

The start of electricity generation for unit 1 of the Hinkley Point C plant in the UK is now expected in June 2027 and the project completion costs are now estimated in the range of GBP25 to 26 billion (in 2015 prices), EDF has announced following a review.

New Nuclear 20 May 2022


Nuclear island installation work starts at San'ao 1

Nuclear island installation work starts at San'ao 1

The construction of unit 1 of the San'ao nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province has "entered a new stage" with the start of installation of equipment within its nuclear island, China General Nuclear announced.

New Nuclear 20 May 2022


Construction of Xudapu 4 under way

Construction of Xudapu 4 under way

Construction of unit 4 at the Xudapu nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has officially got under way with the pouring of first concrete for the reactor's nuclear island. The unit is the second of two VVER-1200 reactors at the site to be supplied by Russia.

New Nuclear 19 May 2022