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Fuel transport gateway installed at unit 1 of first nuclear plant in Bangladesh

Nuclear Asia
The transport lock has been installed in the reactor building of unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bangladesh, coming up at Rooppur, according to an announcement earlier this month by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Growing opportunities of localisation in Indo-Russian nuclear cooperation  

Nuclear Asia
There are increasing opportunities for further indigenisation of production in the construction of units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu state, being built with the assistance of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, according to a senior Rosatom official.

MBIR fast neutron research reactor vessel installed in design position 

Nuclear Asia
The vessel of the world’s largest multipurpose fast neutron research reactor (MBIR) was installed last month in its design position at the construction site in Russia, according to an announcement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

No earthquake damage reported at Turkish nuclear power plant under construction

Nuclear Asia
A devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks hit parts of Turkey and neighbouring Syria on February 6, 2023, which has, till date, tragically caused the death of over 46,000 people.

Canada launches new small modular reactor funding programme

In another instance of the renewed interest globally in nuclear energy, the Canadian government has launched a new funding programme to support research and development in the country of small modular reactors (SMR) — the next generation of nuclear technologies.

First nuclear power plant in north India is under construction

Nuclear Asia
The first nuclear power plant (NPP) being built in the northern part of India is coming up in the state of Haryana at Gorakhpur about 150 km north of the national capital, Delhi.