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

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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  

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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.

First sub-assembly of ITER plasma chamber lowered into machine well 

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The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), or the world’s largest nuclear fusion project, achieved a major machine assembly milestone earlier this month, with the first sub-section of the ITER plasma chamber being lifted out of tooling and lowered into the machine well, according to an ITER announcement.

Indian nuclear operator officials visit Kalinin plant in Russia to study spent fuel management 

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Representatives of India’s state-run operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) visited the Kalinin nuclear power plant (NPP) in Russia earlier this month with a view to study the management of spent nuclear fuel after its removal from the reactor core.

Reactor coolant pump internals fabricated for unit 5 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear plant

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The fabrication of four guide vanes have been completed, which will be mounted in the housings of the reactor coolant pump sets to be installed in unit 5 of India’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP), according to a statement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Another stage completed in building water discharge system of Turkey’s first nuclear plant 

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At the construction site of 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, workers have connected the discharge channel and the siphon well as part of the work on setting up a unified water discharge system at the NPP.

Reactor pressure vessel installed for Unit 3 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant 

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The reactor pressure vessel of the third unit at India’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu state has been installed in its designated position on April 30, 2022.

IAEA holds its first international conference on nuclear law 

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The world’s leading experts on nuclear law gathered in Vienna to take part in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) First International Conference on Nuclear Law: The Global Debate held during April 25-29, 2022.

Project teams inspect on-site preparatory work to build first nuclear plant in Egypt 

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Preparatory work has started for the construction of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) which will be located on its Mediterranean coast at El Dabaa, about 130 km northwest of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, according to a release by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Concreting of unit 1 auxiliary reactor building at Bangladesh’s first NPP completed 8 months before schedule 

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The main concrete works of the auxiliary reactor building for unit 1 of Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) at Rooppur has been completed 8 months ahead of schedule, according to an announcement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.