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Korea proposes building four reactors for Turkey

Korea proposes building four reactors for Turkey

Korea Electric Power Corporation has submitted a preliminary proposal to Turkey for the construction of four APR-1400 reactors at an undisclosed site in the northern part of the country.

New Nuclear 31 January 2023


Alliance signs Canadian SMR contract

Alliance signs Canadian SMR contract

The first commercial contract for a grid-scale small modular reactor in North America sees Ontario Power Generation (OPG), GE Hitachi, SNC-Lavalin and Aecon team up in an innovative integrated project delivery model to develop, engineer and construct a BWRX-300 at OPG's Darlington New Nuclear Project.

New Nuclear 30 January 2023


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IAEA completes siting review for Uzbekistan

IAEA completes siting review for Uzbekistan

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded a five-day Site and External Events Design mission to Uzbekistan, which plans to build its first nuclear power plant in the southeast of the country.

Regulation & Safety 30 January 2023


Call for prompt launch of Great British Nuclear

Call for prompt launch of Great British Nuclear

The UK government should urgently launch a fully-funded Great British Nuclear programme to tackle the country's energy crisis, according to an open letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak from a trade union, nuclear industry representatives and a group of politicians.

Nuclear Policies 30 January 2023


CEZ recruits for its new build plans

CEZ recruits for its new build plans

New build in the Czech Republic will lead the utility ČEZ to almost double its nuclear workforce. The company said its nuclear teams will grow by 2600 over the next ten years.

Corporate 27 January 2023


UK minister joins Rolls-Royce SMR for Czech visit

UK minister joins Rolls-Royce SMR for Czech visit

UK trade minister Greg Hands said he hoped discussions held during his visit with senior Rolls-Royce SMR executives could "lead to exciting opportunities". The Czech Republic has plans for small modular reactors, with a number of different firms in talks over options.

New Nuclear 27 January 2023


Components ready for fifth Kudankulam unit

Components ready for fifth Kudankulam unit

Major equipment for India's Kudankulam 5 is complete at the factory of the Russian supplier, Atommash. The reactor pressure vessel was assembled in a trial and the pressuriser passed crucial tests.

New Nuclear 26 January 2023


First Light Fusion demonstration plant site agreement, targets 2024 construction start

First Light Fusion demonstration plant site agreement, targets 2024 construction start

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and First Light Fusion have signed an agreement for the design and construction of a facility to house the company's new net energy gain demonstrator, Machine 4, at the authority's Culham Campus in Oxfordshire.

New Nuclear 25 January 2023


Nuclear industry produces updated roadmap guide for new projects

Nuclear industry produces updated roadmap guide for new projects

The New Unit Assistance Industry Working Group's updated Roadmap to Operational Readiness guide is a collection of industry guidance, lessons learned, success stories intended to help new nuclear projects worldwide "prepare for the challenge of safe and efficient nuclear power plant operation". 

Nuclear Policies 25 January 2023


French Senate adopts bill on accelerating nuclear new build

French Senate adopts bill on accelerating nuclear new build

The French Senate has overwhelmingly approved a draft bill aimed at accelerating procedures related to the construction of new nuclear facilities near existing nuclear sites and to the operation of existing facilities. The bill was adopted in its first reading in the Senate, with 239 votes in favour and 16 against. 

Nuclear Policies 25 January 2023