L&T emerges as lowest bidder in multiple projects

L&T emerges as lowest bidder to construct the main plant of Kudankulam NPP new units

Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has emerged as the lowest bidder in multiple infrastructure projects, including ONGC, Nuclear Power Corporation and Chennai Metro Rail.

Nuclear, defence, trade to top agenda during Vietnamese Prez’s India visit

Strengthening cooperation in the key areas of nuclear, defence and trade will be high on the agenda when Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang arrives in India on a three-day visit later this week.

Russia to aid Nicaragua in developing non-energy applications of nuclear technology

Nuclear Asia
Russia has signed an intergovernmental agreement with the central American nation of Nicaragua on cooperation in projects involving the non-energy applications of nuclear technologies for peaceful purposes, the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom said in a statement earlier this month.

Japan to allow nuclear power plants to operate beyond 60 years 

Japan has decided to allow nuclear reactors to operate beyond their current limit of 60 years and replace aging facilities with new advanced ones, signalling a major change in the county’s nuclear policy.

World’s highest nuclear facility set up in El Alto, Bolivia

Nuclear Asia
The world’s highest nuclear facility has been set up with the installation of a research reactor pressure vessel at a height of 4,000 metres above sea level in the South American nation of Bolivia.
Construction begins on Unit 4 of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant

First-ever remote vendor inspection undertaken for Finnish NPP

Nuclear Asia
In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and consequent global lockdown, Finland’s nuclear regulator STUK has undertaken a remote inspection of project management by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom’s subsidiary, RAOS Project, who are the suppliers for the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant (NPP), as per a release.

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

Nuclear Asia
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.

”India to embrace mixed energy basket, with continued coal usage”

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that India will target to have a mixed energy basket with both renewable and non-renewable sources of energy.

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

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

Indian scientists extract sizeable uranium from seawater

Nuclear Asia
Scientists from India announced last week that they have successfully extracted uranium from natural seawater.