South Korea to invest $1.8 billion in next generation nuclear power reactors

South Korea will invest 2.5 trillion won ($1.8 billion) in developing next-generation nuclear reactor technologies by 2034, the country’s Science Ministry has said.

Russia agrees to build nuclear plant with 6 small modular reactors in Uzbekistan

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Russia has agreed to build a nuclear power plant comprising a series of small modular reactors (SMRs) in the central Asian republic of Uzbekistan, which will be the first project of its kind in the region, according to the Russian state atomic agency corporation Rosatom.

First tier of inner containment structure installed at unit 1 of Egypt’s first nuclear plant

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The construction of first tier of the inner containment structure of unit 1 has been completed at 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.

Russia ready to assist in setting up additional nuclear power units in India

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Russia is ready to collaborate with India in the construction of high-capacity nuclear power units at a new site in India, in addition to the ongoing cooperation at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu state, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

G7 nations’ ministers agree to phase out coal use by 2035

Environment Ministers from the G7 nations have committed themselves to phase out the use of coal by 2035 as part of a wider effort to reduce and eventually eliminate the use of fossil fuels.

Bangladesh nuclear plant receives more equipment as unit 1 prepares to get operational

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Equipment consisting of high and low-pressure wedge gates and swing check valves for the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bangladesh located at Rooppur have been shipped from Russia to Bangladesh, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Commissioning work begins for unit 1 of first nuclear power plant in Turkey

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Commissioning work has started for unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Turkey, according to a statement earlier this month by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

South Korea’s ‘artificial sun’ KSTAR sets new world record in plasma operation

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Scientists at South Korea’s magnetic fusion device Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) announced late last month that KSTAR had set a world record by reaching the temperature of over 100 million degrees Celsius for a period of 48 seconds.

Record number of countries and participants take part in Atomexpo-2024

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A record number of 75 countries took part in the recently concluded 13th edition of the international nuclear power conference-cum-exhibition, Atomexpo 2024, organised by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

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

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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.