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Minister marks milestone at Barakah 1

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Energy_minister_visit_Barakah_May2016(Enec)-48The completion of major electrical installation work at the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) first nuclear power plant, Barakah unit 1, has been marked with a site visit by the country's Minister of Energy.

Atucha 2 receives full operating licence

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Atucha 2 - 48Argentina's nuclear regulator has issued a licence to Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA for the commercial operation of the second unit of the Atucha nuclear power plant. The 745 MWe pressurized heavy water reactor has been operating on a conditional licence.

Nigerian nuclear program based on 'safety, security and respect'

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nigeria wants to develop nuclear power to diversify its energy mix beyond the current mix dominated by fossil and hydro, Franklin Osaisai, head of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, told the AtomExpo conference in Moscow today. He wants Nigerian people to share ownership and management responsibility in a future program based on 'safety, security and respect'.

SCE&G opts to fix Summer price

Friday, May 27, 2016

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) has chosen a fixed price option for the completion of the VC Summer 2 and 3 AP1000 units under a 2015 amendment to the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the plant.

Cameco and KazAtomProm to restructure Inkai

Friday, May 27, 2016

Cameco and KazAtomProm have agreed to restructure the Inkai jont venture, extending their cooperation in the Kazakh in-situ leach (ISL) uranium project until 2045. The agreement will see Kazatomprom increase its share of the joint venture to 60% with Cameco becoming a minority owner.

First two AP1000s move closer to commissioning

Friday, May 27, 2016

Haiyang 1 RPV lid - 48The integrated head package has been installed on top of the AP1000 reactor pressure vessel of unit 1 of the Haiyang nuclear power plant in China's Shandong province. Meanwhile, hydraulic testing has been completed of the primary circuit of Sanmen 1, expected to be the first Westinghouse AP1000 to begin operating.