The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced over $24 million in funding for 77 projects aimed at advancing commercialisation of promising energy technologies and strengthening partnerships between DOE’s National Laboratories and private sector companies to deploy important technologies to the marketplace.
GE Steam Power and AAEM Turbine Technology, a joint venture between AtomEnergoMash JSC (AEM) and GE, have begun manufacturing for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant project in Turkey with the start of manufacturing activities in Belfort, France, for the Arabelle steam turbine.
State-owned China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced that it has completed construction of the outer containment dome of the Karachi Unit 2 nuclear power plant in Pakistan.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said in a report that two-thirds of nuclear power capacity could be lost by 2040 as developed nations phase out old nuclear plants.
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has certified the APR1400 reactor developed by Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP).
Iran has announced that it will move forward on construction of two additional units at Bushehr, as part of an agreement with Russia’s Rosatom.
Egypt’s Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) has received a site approval permit for the El Dabaa site from the Egyptian Nuclear Regulation and Radiological Authority (ENRRA).
Saudi Arabia has announced that it plans to issue a multi-billion dollar tender in 2020 to construct its first two nuclear reactors, and that it is discussing the project with US and other potential suppliers.
Dominion Energy has announced that it has reached an agreement with utilities in Connecticut, USA, to keep the 2088 MW Millstone nuclear power station in service for at least another ten years.
The European Commission has given approval for German utility RWE to buy E.ON’s renewable and nuclear power generation assets.