The Indian government has been periodically cautioning against scamsters in the country selling fake equipment that they claim contains radioactive material with the aim of cheating gullible people out of large sums of money, the Minister for Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh said earlier this month.
Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s fuel arm TVEL has launched a production site for fabricating fuel for China’s flagship fast neutron reactor project, the CFR-600.
Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has announced the start of construction earlier this month on the third unit of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) at Akkuyu.
Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s fuel arm TVEL has developed a fuel rod design based on nitride uranium-plutonium (MNUP) fuel for the BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor, Rosatom announced last week.
As the Indian Parliament began its first session in 2021, it was time for stock taking, including of the nuclear sector.
The expenditure till date on India’s much delayed first pressurised fast breeder reactor (PFBR), being set up at the Madras Atomic Power Station at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu state, has already exceeded the budgeted estimate by over Rs 500 crore (around $69 million), according to the country’s Atomic Energy Minister Jitendra Singh.
The Indian government is currently engaged in techno-commercial discussions with the US-based Westinghouse Electric Company to finalise a project proposal for setting up six nuclear power reactors with a capacity of 1208 MW each at Kovvada in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom subsidiary, the TVEL Fuel Company, has signed the contracts for the manufacture and supply of the main equipment of the power unit with the BREST-OD-300 fast neutron reactor being constructed at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk, Russia, TVEL announced earlier this week.
Unit 1 of Belarus’ first nuclear power plant, being built with the assistance of the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom, reached nominal capacity for the first time earlier this month, that is, started operating at 100 percent capacity during the pilot operation, according to an official statement.