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ČEZ buys Škoda JS from Russian owners

ČEZ buys Škoda JS from Russian owners

Czech energy giant ČEZ is acquiring the nuclear energy services firm Škoda JS from its Russian owners, a move which avoids the risk of sanctions having an impact on key supplies for ČEZ’s nuclear power plants.

Corporate 20 June 2022


Rosatom and Yakutia planning for SHELF-M small nuclear plant

Rosatom and Yakutia planning for SHELF-M small nuclear plant

Rosatom's director general Alexey Likhachev and the head of the Republic of Sakha (also known as Yakutia) Aysen Nicolayev have signed an agreement "on intentions and a procedure for organising cooperation for promoting projects involving a small nuclear power plant based on the SHELF-M reactor".

New Nuclear 17 June 2022


VVER-TOI reactor vessel installed at Kursk II

VVER-TOI reactor vessel installed at Kursk II

The 340-tonne, 12-metre VVER-TOI reactor vessel is made of nickel-free steel and is designed to withstand a pressure of 250 atmospheres, equivalent to the pressure at a depth of 2.5km in the ocean, Rosatom says. It was installed in its final position in the first power unit at Kursk II in western Russia in several stages.

New Nuclear 14 June 2022


First criticality at Ural icebreaker

First criticality at Ural icebreaker

The first of two reactors aboard Russia's new Ural icebreaker has been brought to criticality. It is part of a fleet that will enable Russia to open new sea routes and develop remote regions.

New Nuclear 01 June 2022


Ukraine says any IAEA visit to occupied Zaporizhzhia ‘unacceptable’

Ukraine says any IAEA visit to occupied Zaporizhzhia ‘unacceptable’

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine says that an inspection mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency should not take place until the six-reactor nuclear power plant is no longer under Russian control.

Regulation & Safety 27 May 2022


Ukraine planning for post-war nuclear power plants

Ukraine planning for post-war nuclear power plants

Energoatom's CEO Petro Kotin says that construction work on two new Westinghouse AP1000 units at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant "will begin as soon as the war is over".

New Nuclear 16 May 2022


IAEA’s Grossi still hopes for mission to Zaporizhzhia

IAEA’s Grossi still hopes for mission to Zaporizhzhia

International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told a European Parliament hearing that it is a very "fragile situation" and "terribly complicated" but his aim to lead an inspection mission to Ukraine’s largest nuclear power plant, which is currently occupied by Russian forces, is not yet at a "dead end".

Regulation & Safety 10 May 2022


Rosatom seeks compensation for cancelled Finland project

Rosatom seeks compensation for cancelled Finland project

Rosatom’s unit in Finland says it has "no other choice but to defend ourselves and demand compensation" for the "unlawful termination" of the Hanhikivi I project, adding that it is ready to discuss "possible options for the project to recommence when conditions permit".

Nuclear Policies 09 May 2022


Regulator explains Chernobyl licences decision

Regulator explains Chernobyl licences decision

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine said the decision to suspend some licences was taken after considering the impact of the damage in the exclusion zone resulting from the Russian military occupation of the area.

Regulation & Safety 06 May 2022


Hungary and Rosatom push ahead on Paks II nuclear project

Hungary and Rosatom push ahead on Paks II nuclear project

Hungary says that Russia’s Rosatom has given reassurances that "in terms of technology they are able to complete the project", with Foreign Minister Péter Szijjártó looking forward to the construction entering its next phase.

New Nuclear 06 May 2022