India’s installed nuclear power capacity has grown 40% in last 7 years

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In a year-end assessment of the current nuclear power capacity in the country, the Indian Atomic Energy Minister, Jitendra Singh, has said that India’s installed nuclear power capacity has increased by over 40 percent in the last seven years, growing from 4,780 MW to 6,780 MW.

Russia commissions new nuclear-powered icebreaker ‘Sibir’

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Russia has commissioned a new nuclear-powered icebreaker named Sibir, the first in a series of such icebreakers being constructed under its “Project 22220”, which will help keep the Northern Sea Route open for year-round shipping through the Arctic, Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has announced.

Construction begins of unit 6 in India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant

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The construction of unit 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, being built with the assistance of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, was officially launched earlier this week with the first concreting in the foundation slab of the reactor building, Rosatom has announced.

TVEL launches facility to make TVS-K fuel for pressurised water reactors

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Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s fuel arm, TVEL Fuel Company (TVEL), has launched the new fabrication facility for manufacturing the TVS-Kvadrat (TVS-K) nuclear fuel for pressurised water reactors (PWRs) at the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant located in Siberia.

Fuel loading starts in unit 2 of first nuclear power plant in Belarus

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Fuel loading has started in unit 2 of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Belarus, according to an official statement.

Concreting completed of inner containment of unit 2 in Bangladesh’s first nuclear plant

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Concreting of the fifth tier of the inner containment of the reactor building at unit 2 of Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) at Rooppur has been completed, according to a statement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

S.Korea, Russia to bolster cooperation in nuclear energy sector

South Korea and Russia agreed to expand their cooperation in developing reliable atomic technology, including the safe dismantling of nuclear plants, the science ministry has said.

Welding work in progress on unit 5 reactor of India’s Kudankulam nuclear plant

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Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s machine building division Atomenergomash has started welding the upper semi-vessel of the VVER-1000 type nuclear reactor for unit 5 of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (NPP) under construction in India, Rosatom said in a statement.

Bangladesh develops improved cotton varieties using nuclear techniques

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Bangladesh has collaborated with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to develop new varieties of cotton that are more productive and have better fibre quality, according to the IAEA.

Medvezhenskaya Wind Farm begins supplying electricity to Russia’s grid

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Recording another achievement in the diversification of its clean energy business, Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has announced that its Medvezhenskaya Wind Farm, located in the Stavropol Krai region of the country, began supplying electricity commercially to Russia’s power grid from December 1, 2021.