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Philippines Seeks To Relaunch Nuclear Power Ambitions

The Philippines plans to revive its long-discontinued nuclear energy programme to combat the threat of a future power supply crunch — a prospect likely to raise safety concerns in a country prone to typhoons and earthquakes. The country is working with the International Atomic Energy Agency to meet the UN watchdog’s safety and other requirements, and investigating potential suppliers from ...

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Russia Starts Work On 2nd Power Unit For Akkuyu Plant

The construction of a new power unit at the Russian-built Akkuyu nuclear power plant (NPP) in Turkey, the first of its kind in the country, is set to start in the first quarter of 2020. Pouring concrete at such sites usually marks the official start of construction. In August, Akkuyu Nuclear, a part of Rosatom charged with implementing the construction ...

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KHNP Selected As Strategic Investor For Bulgarian Nuclear Power Plant Project

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has been selected as one of the three strategic investor candidates for a Bulgarian nuclear power plant project. The Bulgarian Energy Ministry selected KHNP of Korea, RosAtom of Russia and CNNC of China as strategic investor candidates for the construction of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant. The Belene Nuclear Power Plant is the second ...

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IAEA Approves Four Projects For Uzbekistan

Four projects aimed at building up Uzbekistan’s technical capacity, human resources, developing nuclear infrastructure, and strengthening nuclear and radiation safety have been approved by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) board of governors. The Central Asian country aims to have two nuclear power reactors in operation by 2030. The approvals were received under the framework of the technical cooperation programme ...

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Synthos SA To Construct Poland’s First Nuclear Plant

Synthos SA To Construct Poland’s First Nuclear Plant Poland’s richest man who owns Synthos SA, a chemical company plans to build a small reactor to power its plant, most likely in Oswiecim in southern Poland. The company, which is Europe’s second-largest producer of synthetic rubber, has signed a non-binding agreement for a joint venture with US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy ...

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Iran Begins Pouring Concrete For 2nd Nuclear Power Reactor

Iran has begun pouring concrete for a second nuclear reactor at its Bushehr power plant, a facility Tehran points to as its reason to break the enrichment limit set by its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Bushehr is fueled by uranium produced in Russia, not Iran, and is monitored by the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency. However, ...

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India Plans Exports of AHW Reactors Fuelled by LEU

India has announced intentions to export power reactors to other nations and is developing an advanced design for that purpose. Chairman of India’s Atomic Energy Commission Anil Kakodkar

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The Dilemma of Aging Nuclear Plants

From the time the world’s first commercial nuclear power plants were switched on in the late 1950s, installed generating capacity rose rapidly over two decades. It leveled off in the 1980s as new building programs were scrapped in the wake of the accident at Three Mile Island, among other factors. Contractors generally designed plants to last for 40 years – ...

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Areva & Mitsubishi Sign Fuel Fabrication Pact

Areva and Mitsubishi, the French and Japanese corporate giants respectively have signed a nuclear agreement recently in Paris to set up a joint venture company in the nuclear fuel fabrication business. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Mitsubishi Materials Corp (MMC), Mitsubishi Corp (MC) and Areva signed the shareholders agreement at the same time to form the joint venture company. The partners ...

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Three Indian PSUs to Set Up JV to Export 220-mw N-Power Plants

Three Indian public sector companies have decided to set up a joint venture for the export of nuclear power reactors. The Minister of State for Commerce, Industry and Power Jairam Ramesh said recently in a newspaper interview that a number of countries with small electricity grids were open to India setting up nuclear power reactors that generate 220 MW of ...

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