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

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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

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 

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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  

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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.