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Podcast: NexGen Energy's Leigh Curyer on uranium project's potential

Podcast: NexGen Energy's Leigh Curyer on uranium project's potential

NexGen Energy President and CEO Leigh Curyer discusses the uranium market outlook and outlines progress on the Rook 1 project in Canada, which he says will potentially supply 25-30% of the world's mined uranium supply.

Perspectives 01 March 2024


India's newest nuclear unit connected to grid

India's newest nuclear unit connected to grid

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has announced that Kakrapar 4 was connected to the grid on 20 February. The 700 MWe unit reached first criticality on 17 December.

New Nuclear 26 February 2024


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India to seek nuclear investors as Kakrapar units inaugurated

India to seek nuclear investors as Kakrapar units inaugurated

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's formal dedication to the nation of Kakrapar units 3 and 4 - the first Indian-designed 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactors - took place days after reports that the Indian government is in talks with several private firms to invest in the country's nuclear sector.

New Nuclear 23 February 2024


Kakrapar 4 gets go-ahead to increase power

Kakrapar 4 gets go-ahead to increase power

The Indian regulator has given the go-ahead for the 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactor to move to the next stage of commissioning and increase power to 50%. The unit reached first criticality in December.

New Nuclear 12 February 2024


Russia and India discuss expanding nuclear cooperation

Russia and India discuss expanding nuclear cooperation

A new protocol to the intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant was signed during a two-day visit by Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev to the Indian plant.

Nuclear Policies 08 February 2024


Pressure vessel in place at Indian plant

Pressure vessel in place at Indian plant

The reactor vessel for Kudankulam unit 4 has been lifted into its design position at the construction site in Tamil Nadu on 24 January, Rosatom announced.

New Nuclear 05 February 2024


Indian PM dedicates demonstration reprocessing plant

Indian PM dedicates demonstration reprocessing plant

The Demonstration Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant is a precursor to large-scale plants for the reprocessing of fast reactor fuel.

Waste & Recycling 04 January 2024


Russia, India sign Kudankulam agreements

Russia, India sign Kudankulam agreements

Agreements linked to the construction of new reactors at the Kudankulam site in Tamil Nadu were signed during a five-day visit to Moscow by India's Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.

New Nuclear 03 January 2024


Indian reactor reaches first criticality

Indian reactor reaches first criticality

The controlled self-sustaining fission chain reaction began at Kakrapar unit 4 in the early hours of 17 December, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd has announced. The Indian government has also confirmed it has completed the land purchase for the construction of two 700 MWe reactors at Chutka.

New Nuclear 18 December 2023


Indian regulator gives go-ahead for reactor start-up

Indian regulator gives go-ahead for reactor start-up

The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board has given its permission for the first approach to criticality of unit 4 at the Kakrapar nuclear power plant. The unit is the second of two Indian-designed 700 MWe pressurised heavy water reactors being built at the site in Gujarat.  

New Nuclear 14 December 2023