India to start building nuclear power plants in “fleet mode” from 2023 

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The first pour of concrete for a 700 MW nuclear power plant (NPP) to be built at Kaiga in the southern Indian state of Karnataka is scheduled for 2023, which will signal the launch of India’s project to construct 10 atomic reactors in the “fleet mode” over the next three years.

Unit 2 of Arab world’s first nuclear plant located in UAE starts commercial operations 

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The second unit of the Arab world’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at Barakah has started commercial operations, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp.

Work started on guide vanes of coolant pumps for unit 5 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear plant 

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The fabrication of guide vanes, to be mounted in the housings of the reactor coolant pump sets designed for installation in the fifth unit of India’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), has started in Russia, according to a statement.

Welding starts of main circulation pipeline in unit 1 of Turkey’s first nuclear plant 

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Welding of the main circulation pipeline has started in unit 1 of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) at Akkuyu being constructed with the assistance of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

India’s Fast Breeder Test Reactor attains design power level of 40 MW

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India’s Fast Breeder Test Reactor (FBTR) at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu state attained its design power level of 40 megawatts thermal (MWt) earlier this month, according to the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR).

Nuclear icebreaker Arktika completes historic escort of small ice-class vessels in the Arctic

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In a first such operation through the Northern Sea Route in the Arctic Ocean, the nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika has completed escorting ships of the low ice class from east to west at this time of year.

India’s state-run nuclear operator has a new Chairman; 9 new reactors to be built by 2024 

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India’s state-run operator, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), has a new Chairman-cum-Managing Director in Bhuwan Chandra Pathak, who has succeeded the previous incumbent S.

Rusatom, Air Liquide complete feasibility study to build hydrogen complex in Russia

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The Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom is negotiating with partners in Japan and South Korea to set up an international supply chain of green, or low-carbon, hydrogen by 2025, Rosatom said in a release earlier this week.

IAEA publishes e-book of essays by experts on nuclear law  

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has recently e-published its first book by global thought leaders on nuclear law, providing free access to a compilation of essays on this crucial subject.

Indian nuclear installations are secure against cyber attacks: Government

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Indian nuclear installations, including nuclear power plants, are secure against cyber attacks, the government informed the Parliament earlier this week.