Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s Energy Minister, said that the country plans to build three nuclear power plants between 2023 and 2030, and that these would provide 10 per cent of domestic electricity consumption.
China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) has announced that it is expanding its civil uranium supply chain to meet increased domestic demand and for global civil projects.
The India-Japanese civil nuclear deal was originally signed in November 2016, and it has now come into force, enabling Japan to export nuclear power plant technology as well as provide finance for nuclear power plants in India.
SNC-Lavalin and Holtec International have signed an agreement to jointly develop Holtec’s SMR-160, a small modular reactor capable of being deployed globally in both wet and arid environments.
EDF, which is due to build six EPR reactors at Jaitapur in India, has submitted a fresh plan to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), proposing to share a larger role in the engineering aspect of the project.
Nicolas Hulot, France’s Environment Minister, has announced that France could close up to 17 nuclear reactors by 2025.
EDF has estimated that the cost of completing the new Hinkley Point nuclear plant will be nearly 10 per cent more than it had expected.
Seawater desalination through nuclear energy could solve the predicted problems of water-stressed areas, according to experts at the AtomExpo atomic energy summit in Moscow.
The Turkish subsidiary of Russia’s nuclear energy company Rosatom said that it plans to launch its project to build Turkey’s first nuclear power plant in 2018.
Westinghouse Electric Company has launched its accident-tolerant fuel solution, EnCore Fuel. The announcement was made during the company’s Fuel Users’ Group Meeting, attended by nuclear fuel customers from around the world.