South Korea to raise nuclear in energy mix to 30% by 2030, restarts work on 2 reactors 

Nuclear Asia
In a reversal of the previous administration’s policy, the South Korean government said last week that it would raise the share of nuclear power generation in the country to at least 30 percent by 2030 and resume construction of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant (NPP) units 3 and 4.

India’s Kudankulam NPP to be supplied with advanced sensors for reactor control system  

Nuclear Asia
Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom subsidiary Luch Scientific Production Association has signed an agreement to supply thermocouples for four units of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (NPP) in India, according to a Rosatom release.

Metal structures erected for inner containment dome of unit 2 at Bangladesh’s nuclear plant

Nuclear Asia
Metal structures for the inner containment dome of the second unit at the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Bangladesh were installed at the construction site in Rooppur, according to a statement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Egyptian nuclear regulator issues permit to build unit 1 of first nuclear plant in Egypt

Nuclear Asia
The Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA) has issued a permit for the construction of unit 1 of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) at El Dabaa, according to a release by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Rosatom projects in the Arctic will create 6,000 jobs by 2030 

Nuclear Asia
The Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s investments in the development of Russia’s Arctic region through ongoing projects will help in creating around 6,000 jobs via investments of more than 700 billion rubles by 2030, according to Rosatom.

Huge deposits of uranium found in India’s Rajasthan state

IANS
After Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh, huge deposits of uranium have now been found in India’s Rajasthan state, following which preparations are in full swing to start mining in the Khandela area of Sikar.

Heat exchanging apparatus manufactured for unit 5 of Kudankulam NPP in India 

Nuclear Asia
The fabrication of the heat-exchanging apparatus, also known as the relief tank, for the under-construction unit 5 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant (KNPP) has been completed and is ready for shipment to India, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

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

Nuclear Asia
The work of welding the main circulation pipeline 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, was completed on May 25, 2022.

Unit 1 of latest South Korean nuclear power plant attains criticality  

Nuclear Asia
South Korean utility Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) announced last week that the first unit at its Shin Hanul nuclear power plant (NPP) has attained criticality, or sustained chain reaction, for the first time, signalling the start of operations.