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Core catcher casing in place at Xudabao 3 and Tianwan 7

Core catcher casing in place at Xudabao 3 and Tianwan 7

The core catcher casing has been installed for two of the Russian-supplied VVER-1200 reactors being constructed in China. The 156-tonne casing is part of the core catcher, which is intended to prevent release of radioactive substances in the event of a severe accident.

New Nuclear 18 January 2022


Brazil looks to nuclear expansion

Brazil looks to nuclear expansion

Brazil has begun a process to identify sites for the new nuclear power units it plans to have in operation by 2050. The Ministry of Mines and Energy has secured cooperation of specialists at Cepel for a siting study.

New Nuclear 17 January 2022


Slovenia sets date to exit coal

Slovenia sets date to exit coal

Slovenia will close its coal-fired power plants in 2033, the country's government has decided. New nuclear build to enable this is planned at the Krško plant before 2030.

New Nuclear 17 January 2022


Hanhikivi 1 licensing work nears completion

Hanhikivi 1 licensing work nears completion

Licensing work for the planned Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland has progressed "to the homestretch", with the final licensing materials expected to be submitted to the nuclear regulator over the next couple of months, Fennovoima has said.

New Nuclear 17 January 2022


UK minister talks up Hinkley Point C progress

UK minister talks up Hinkley Point C progress

The UK’s Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the country was "firmly committed to deploying new nuclear" as he toured construction work at Hinkley Point C. It follows House of Commons approval for the Nuclear Financing Bill, which ministers hope will make the financing of new nuclear attractive to British funds and institutional investors.

New Nuclear 14 January 2022


Latest Kudankulam components in preparation

Latest Kudankulam components in preparation

Main components for India's Kudankulam unit 6 are being manufactured in Russia. Construction of the VVER-1000 reactor officially began one month ago.

New Nuclear 13 January 2022


Kotin elaborates Ukraine's AP1000 plans

Kotin elaborates Ukraine's AP1000 plans

Ukraine's Energoatom would like to license Westinghouse's AP1000 technology after the initial five units that are already being planned, the company's CEO, Petro Kotin, said in an interview with EnergoBusiness magazine. Energoatom is currently weighing up its options for suppliers to its programme.

New Nuclear 13 January 2022


Fresh delay to Flamanville 3 blamed on pandemic

Fresh delay to Flamanville 3 blamed on pandemic

The start of operations for the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor in France has been put back, with EDF saying the Covid-19 pandemic had made preparations "more difficult".

New Nuclear 12 January 2022


Applications made to build El Dabaa units 3 and 4

Applications made to build El Dabaa units 3 and 4

Egypt's El Dabaa nuclear power project has moved forward with the application for construction licences for units 3 and 4. The application follows six months after the same step for units 1 and 2.

New Nuclear 12 January 2022


ČEZ: 'We will speed up everything that we can'

ČEZ: 'We will speed up everything that we can'

Czech utility ČEZ expects to announce the tender process for a new reactor at Dukovany in February, CEO Daniel Beneš said in an interview with public broadcaster Český rozhlas. The company is ready to accelerate and expand its nuclear plans to potentially build four new reactors in light of the EU Taxonomy.

Corporate 07 January 2022