Nuclear icebreaker operator Atomflot completes repairs of 4 external customer ships in 2022

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Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s subsidiary Atomflot, which operates the world’s only nuclear-powered icebreaker fleet, has, earlier this month, completed the dock repairs at Murmansk of the Northern Wave motor ship owned by an external customer, according to a press release.

Process on to get environmental clearance for spent fuel storage at India’s Kudankulam NPP

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The process to obtain environmental clearance for setting up a storage facility for the Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) at India’s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) units 1 and 2 is currently in progress, the nation’s Parliament was informed last week.

Construction starts of unit 8 at China’s Tianwan nuclear power plant

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The construction of unit 8 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant (NPP) in China officially got underway recently with the pouring of first concrete for the reactor’s nuclear island, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

IAEA assured full cooperation by Rosatom to ensure safe working of Ukraine’s nuclear plants 

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The Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has assured the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of its complete cooperation in the task of ensuring the safe operation of Ukrainian nuclear facilities in the context of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

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.