Concreting of unit 1 auxiliary reactor building at Bangladesh’s first NPP completed 8 months before schedule 

Nuclear Asia
The main concrete works of the auxiliary reactor building for unit 1 of Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant (NPP) at Rooppur has been completed 8 months ahead of schedule, according to an announcement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

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

Nuclear Asia
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.

New materials, processes for carbon capture may help in getting clean fuel 

IANS
A group of Indian scientists have computationally designed a hybrid material which can absorb greenhouse gas methane, converting it to clean hydrogen and also simulated a process of capturing carbon dioxide and converting it to high purity hydrogen.

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

Nuclear Asia
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

Nuclear Asia
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 

Nuclear Asia
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 

Nuclear Asia
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.