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GEH and Southern team up on Prism

01 November 2016

Prism (GE-Hitachi) 47x48GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Southern Nuclear are to collaborate on the development and licensing of fast reactors including GEH's Prism sodium-cooled fast reactor, the companies announced yesterday.

Russia's BN-800 unit enters commercial operation

01 November 2016

Beloyarsk 4 - 48Unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in Russia has started commercial operation, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced today. The BN-800 fast neutron reactor started operating at 100% power for the first time on 17 August.

Site licence submitted for Hungary's Paks II project

28 October 2016

The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority announced today that MVM Paks II has submitted a site licence application for two new units it plans to build at the Paks site.

RPV for Belarus 2 starts journey to Ostrovets

01 November 2016

Ostrovets 2 RPV complete - 48Russia has shipped the reactor pressure vessel for unit 2 of the nuclear power plant under construction in Belarus, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced yesterday. The equipment for the VVER-1200 unit weighs more than 330 tonnes, is 13 metres high and has a 4.5 metre diameter.

IAEA launches updated toolkit for nuclear contracts

31 October 2016

A new online Nuclear Contracting Toolkit has been launched by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help member states plan and implement procurement and contracting processes for their nuclear power projects.

Public consultation completed for UK’s Wylfa Newydd project

28 October 2016

Wylfa Newydd site - aerial - 48The UK's Horizon Nuclear Power has completed the public consultation process for its Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant project. Hundreds of people from across Anglesey and North Wales took part, offering views and opinions which Horizon said will help finalise its new nuclear plans.