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Tehran, Moscow Begin Construction Of Bushehr Nuclear Reactor

Iran and Russia have started the construction of a second reactor at Iran’s sole nuclear power plant in Bushehr on the Gulf coast. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), and deputy chief of Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom, Alexander Lokshin, launched the new stage at a ceremony where concrete was poured for the reactor base. ...

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PMO Mulls To Open Gates For FDI In Nuclear Power

In a bid to make India a global player in nuclear power sector, the Modi government is contemplating to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the nuclear power area. The decision, likely to be considered by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), would be a paradigm shift in India’s nuclear power policy, and subsequently open the gates for multinational companies to ...

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Four Reactors Are Under Construction At Barakah (UAE)

Four nuclear reactors are under construction in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The nuclear power plant is named Barakah – Arabic for Divine Blessing. The South Korean winning bid for the construction of the UAE reactors was spectacularly low, about 30 percent lower than the next cheapest bid, with the chief executive of a French nuclear corporation. This is because the Barakah reactors ...

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Remote Arctic Nuclear Plant Gets Lifespan Extension

Rosatom, Russia’s state nuclear corporation, has prolonged the lifespan of a reactor it has long said it will shut down, pointing to a possible hiccup in plans for the controversial Akademik Lomonosov, the county’s first floating nuclear station, to power a remote Arctic region. The reactor is one of four at the Bilibino nuclear power plant, the world’s northernmost commercial nuclear ...

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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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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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Turkish Grid Operator Signs Transmission Agreement For Akkuyu NPP

Akkuyu Nuclear, owner/operator of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey by Russian nuclear state corporation Rosatom, on 9 December signed a connection agreement with Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS) TEIAS. This will enable work to begin on a power distribution system for Akkuyu NPP, which will include six high-voltage transmission lines. Under the agreement, the power generated by Akkuyu ...

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Core Melt Trap Installed At Kudankulam 3

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 4 December completed installation of the core melt trap at unit 3 of India’s Kudankulam NPP. “The melt localisation device is a unique development of Russian nuclear technology and one of the most important nuclear safety systems,” said Vladimir Angelov, project director in India for Rosatom’s Engineering Division Atomstroy export. “It is a special ...

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Rosatom Suspends Work At Iran’s Nuclear Plant

Russian state nuclear company Rosatom has suspended work on revamping a factory at Iran’s Fordow nuclear complex due to an issue with uranium compatibility. In November, the United States said it would cease waiving punitive sanctions related to the Fordow plant from Dec. 15 – a move Russia condemned – after Tehran resumed uranium enrichment at the underground site in ...

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