South Africa to build new nuclear power plants to add 2,500 MW capacity

IANS
The South African government will begin the process of adding 2,500 megawatts (MW) to its nuclear capacity, with the first commissioning expected in 2032 or 2033, a senior official said last month.

Northern Sea Route environmental monitoring project proceeds to its third stage

Nuclear Asia
The international experts’ group on environmental monitoring of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) has proceeded to the third stage of the project, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

India’s biggest nuclear energy conference organised in Mumbai

Nuclear Asia
India’s biggest nuclear energy conference organised in Mumbai Closely following the conclusion of the United Nations COP28 climate change summit in Dubai, UAE, India’s biggest nuclear energy conference – INSIC-2023 – was held last month at Mumbai, on the theme “Nuclear for Clean Energy Transition”.

Production of all RITM-200 small modular reactors completed

Nuclear Asia
The manufacturing of the last RITM-200 small nuclear reactor has been completed as per the terms of the supply contract according to an announcement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

COP 28: 120 companies worldwide endorse Net Zero Nuclear Industry Pledge

Nuclear Asia
The Net Zero Nuclear Industry Pledge, introduced at the United Nations COP28 climate summit in Dubai earlier this month, calls upon governments, multilateral development banks and the World Bank to ensure that nuclear energy receives climate finance equal to other clean energy sources.

India’s second indigenously built 700 MW reactor at Kakrapar attains criticality

Nuclear Asia
India’s second fully indigenously built 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) – the unit 4 at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP) in Gujarat state – attained criticality, or the start of controlled fission chain reaction, on December 17, 2023, according to the operator state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL).

Rosatom showcases small modular reactor technology capabilities at COP28

Nuclear Asia
On the sidelines of the just concluded UN COP28 climate summit in Dubai, the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom hosted the Small Modular Reactors Day (SMR Day) event presenting a full range of technological solutions to achieve climate goals and ensure a low-carbon future.

IAEA, Rosatom chiefs discuss Ukraine nuclear plant, atomic energy role in climate agenda

Nuclear Asia
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Director General (DG) Rafael Grossi and the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom DG Alexey Likhachev met on the sidelines of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-28) in Dubai, UAE, to discuss issues relating to the nuclear safety and security of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant (NPP) in Ukraine.

Sri Lanka to call for expressions of interest to build nuclear power plants in the country

Nuclear Asia
Sri Lanka has announced that it will call for expressions of interest (EOI) for setting up nuclear power plants (NPPs) in the country with the aim of generating low-carbon electricity to support its economic recovery.

Core catcher installation starts before schedule at unit 2 of first nuclear plant in Egypt

Nuclear Asia
Work has started ahead of schedule on the installation of the core catcher in unit 2 of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Egypt being built at El Dabaa, according to an announcement earlier this week by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.