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Unit 4 of Arab world’s first nuclear plant located in UAE connected to grid

Nuclear Asia
The fourth unit of the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at Barakah has been connected to the national grid, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp.

India’s second indigenously built 700 MW reactor at Kakrapar connected to grid

Nuclear Asia
India’s second fully indigenously built 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) – the unit 4 at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP) in Gujarat state – was connected to the grid last month, according to the operator state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).

Russia develops ultra-high-pressure cylinders for hydrogen storage and transport

Nuclear Asia
In another significant step for low-carbon energy development from alternate sources, the Russian state atomic energy corporation announced last month that its subsidiary Centrotech has manufactured and successfully tested prototype metal-composite cylinders of various volumes intended for hydrogen storage and transportation.

Russia increased isotope export in 2023 by 15%; exports to China, India helped growth

Nuclear Asia
Isotope JSC, a subsidiary of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, increased its annual export supplies of isotope in 2023 by 15 percent, according to a company statement.

India and Russia discuss expanding cooperation in nuclear energy sector

Nuclear Asia
India and Russia have signed a protocol that supplements their 2008 intergovernmental agreement on building power units under the second and third stages of construction of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu state.

Construction starts of unit 4 at first nuclear power plant in Egypt

Nuclear Asia
The first concrete has been poured into the foundation slab of unit 4 of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Egypt being built at El Dabaa, according to an announcement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Reactor vessel installed for unit 4 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant

Nuclear Asia
The reactor pressure vessel for the fourth 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu state was installed in the design position in the last week of January 2024, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Key milestones reached in installation of world’s first lead-cooled fast neutron reactor

Nuclear Asia
The steel reactor base plate, weighing 165 tonnes, has been installed in the 300 MW BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor being constructed at the Siberian Chemical Combine in Seversk, Russia, according to an announcement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Fast reactor fuel reprocessing plant dedicated to nation by Indian Prime Minister

Nuclear Asia
India’s Demonstration Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant (DFRP) located at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu state, was dedicated to the nation earlier this month by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A record 36.25 million tonnes of cargo shipped along Northern Sea Route in 2023

Nuclear Asia
A total of 36.254 million tonnes of cargo was shipped along the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in 2023, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.