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Three-year extension agreed to Hinkley Point C contract

Three-year extension agreed to Hinkley Point C contract

EDF, China General Nuclear and the UK government have agreed a three-year extension to the contract for difference for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, England. While the 'long-stop date' has now been moved to November 2036, EDF maintains the plant's start-up schedule remains unchanged.

New Nuclear 02 December 2022


Court dismisses Austrian lawsuit against Paks II

Court dismisses Austrian lawsuit against Paks II

The European General Court has dismissed a case brought by the Austrian government to annul the European Commission's decision to approve state aid for the Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary.

New Nuclear 01 December 2022


Kudankulam unit 3 reactor building dome installed

Kudankulam unit 3 reactor building dome installed

The lower part and the top part of the 281-tonne dome for the reactor building at unit 3 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant was preassembled on the ground before being lifted 62 metres and installed in the design position.

New Nuclear 01 December 2022


Competition officially begins for Dukovany new build

Competition officially begins for Dukovany new build

Three vendors have made bids to build a new reactor unit at the Dukovany site in the Czech Republic. Site owner ČEZ confirmed the interest of Westinghouse, EDF and KHNP in a new power unit to provide electricity and heat.

New Nuclear 30 November 2022


First Light teams up with CNL on tritium production

First Light teams up with CNL on tritium production

The UK's First Light Fusion plans to build a 60 MW pilot power plant based on its unique projectile fusion technology to prove the integrated engineering for electricity generation and the production of tritium. It has partnered with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to design a system for extracting tritium from the reactor.

New Nuclear 30 November 2022


UK government takes 50% stake, confirms backing for Sizewell C

UK government takes 50% stake, confirms backing for Sizewell C

The UK is to invest GBP679 million (USD815 million) and become a 50% partner with EDF in the Sizewell C nuclear project. The money "allows for China General Nuclear's exit from the project, including buy-out costs, any tax due and commercial arrangements".

New Nuclear 29 November 2022


ARC SMR proposed for green energy hub at Canadian port

ARC SMR proposed for green energy hub at Canadian port

The Belledune Port Authority (BPA) wants to use advanced small modular reactor (SMR) technology as part of a future expansion at the port in northern New Brunswick, and says an ARC-100 providing energy for hydrogen production and other industries could be in operation by 2030-2035.

New Nuclear 29 November 2022


Polar crane installed at Kursk II unit 2

Polar crane installed at Kursk II unit 2

The second new power reactor under construction at the Kursk II site has received its polar crane. Engineers said optimisation of the process had cut six days from the procedure, compared with when it was carried out at unit 1 last year.

New Nuclear 29 November 2022


Yakutia nuclear icebreaker launched

Yakutia nuclear icebreaker launched

A launch ceremony at the Baltic Shipyard saw Victoria Abramchenko, a Deputy Prime Minister with a brief covering environmental issues, become the 'godmother' of the Yakutia and President Vladimir Putin give the command to launch the icebreaker by video.

New Nuclear 25 November 2022


Fortum and Helen to explore cooperation on SMRs

Fortum and Helen to explore cooperation on SMRs

Finnish firms Fortum and Helen have announced a joint study to explore possible collaboration in new nuclear power, especially small modular reactors.

New Nuclear 25 November 2022