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Pakistan's Chashma 4 officially accepted

Pakistan's Chashma 4 officially accepted

A ceremony has been held to mark the final official acceptance of unit 4 at the Chashma nuclear power plant in Pakistan's Punjab province. Constructed by China National Nuclear Corporation, the unit is China's fourth overseas nuclear power unit.

New Nuclear 28 September 2020


Panellists address SMR supply chain challenges

Panellists address SMR supply chain challenges

The commercial deployment of small modular reactors will bring new supply chain opportunities as well as challenges, panellists at an event to launch a World Nuclear Association report said this week. The World Nuclear Supply Chain: Outlook 2040 analyses the economic value of the nuclear power industry and provides a market-oriented review of the opportunities and challenges for nuclear power plants and their supply chain over the next two decades.

New Nuclear 25 September 2020


US test reactor programme moves ahead

US test reactor programme moves ahead

The US Department of Energy has approved Critical Decision 1 for the Versatile Test Reactor, meaning the project can now move to the engineering design phase. DOE has requested USD295 million for FY 2021 for the one-of-a-kind facility that would support research and development of innovative nuclear energy and other technologies.

New Nuclear 24 September 2020


Project launched to digitally clone all French reactors

Project launched to digitally clone all French reactors

Digital twins of every unit in France's fleet of nuclear power reactors are to be developed under a four-year project involving partners from academia and industry. These cloned reactors will serve as a training simulator for the new generation of operators and a simulation environment for engineering studies.

New Nuclear 23 September 2020


Foundation slabs completed at Akkuyu 2 reactor and turbine buildings

Foundation slabs completed at Akkuyu 2 reactor and turbine buildings

JSC Akkuyu Nuklear has announced the completion of concrete pouring of the reactor and turbine buildings' foundation slabs at unit 2 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Mersin province, in southern Turkey. The 4800 MWe plant will comprise four VVER1200 reactors and is expected to meet about 10% of Turkey's electricity needs. Rosatom’s first build-own-operate venture, the USD20 billion project is based on an inter-governmental agreement signed between Russia and Turkey in May 2010.

New Nuclear 23 September 2020


Innovation is key to nuclear's future, says Rising

Innovation is key to nuclear's future, says Rising

Nuclear innovation is driving improvement in all parts of the industry, enhancing reliability, efficiency, economics and flexibility, World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising told the International Atomic Energy Agency's Scientific Forum 2020 today. She said innovation is accelerating the development and commercialisation of small modular reactors opening up additional applications for nuclear energy.

New Nuclear 22 September 2020


Austria fails in attempt to block Hinkley Point C

Austria fails in attempt to block Hinkley Point C

The European Court of Justice has rejected Austria's appeal against the European Commission's 2014 decision to approve the UK's support for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, which is under construction in Somerset, England. The Court of Justice, the supreme court of the European Union in matters of EU law, agreed with the Commission that the project is in line with EU state aid rules.

New Nuclear 22 September 2020


Uzbekistan on track for IAEA mission this year, says energy minister

Uzbekistan on track for IAEA mission this year, says energy minister

Uzbekistan is "making great strides" in developing its nuclear and regulatory infrastructure in strong partnership with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Uzbek Minister of Energy Alisher Sultanov told participants in the 64th IAEA General Conference yesterday. Speaking via video-link to the annual event in Vienna, Sultanov provided an update on the Central Asian country’s new nuclear power programme.

New Nuclear 22 September 2020


IAEA fellowship aims to bridge gender gap in the nuclear

IAEA fellowship aims to bridge gender gap in the nuclear

The International Atomic Energy Agency is accepting applications for its Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme. The programme, launched in March, aims to encourage young women to pursue a career in nuclear science and technology, nuclear safety and security, or non-proliferation.

New Nuclear 17 September 2020


GA delivers HALEU-fuelled reactor concept for Mars mission

GA delivers HALEU-fuelled reactor concept for Mars mission

A design concept for a nuclear thermal propulsion reactor to power future astronaut missions to Mars has exceeded key performance parameters and optimised the reactor for manufacturability, General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems has announced. The reactor's features include a compact core thanks to the use of high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel.
 
 

New Nuclear 17 September 2020