Fuel loading starts at India’s second indigenously built 700 MW reactor at Kakrapar

Nuclear Asia
Initial fuel loading began last month at India’s second fully indigenously built 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) – unit 4 at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP) in Gujarat state –  the operator state-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has said.

Unit 2 of first nuclear power plant in Belarus begins commercial operations

Nuclear Asia
Unit 2 of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Belarus was put into commercial operation earlier this month, according to a statement by the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Global Atomic Quiz on November 10 to have first time opportunity to challenge AI

Nuclear Asia
To celebrate the World Science Day on November 10, the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom will be conducting its customary online quiz contest for nuclear enthusiasts worldwide designed to highlight the importance of nuclear technologies in everyday life and to underline the role this clean form of energy plays in preserving our fragile planet.

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.

Focus on small modular reactors at India Nuclear Business Platform

Nuclear Asia
The fourth edition of the India Nuclear Business Platform (INBP) was held in the country’s commercial capital Mumbai earlier this month.

Rosatom signs MoU to develop nuclear infrastructure, including SMR in Myanmar

Nuclear Asia
Myanmar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom for cooperation in the field of nuclear infrastructure assessment and enhancement, Rosatom has announced.

Reactor monitoring systems tested for India’s Kudankulam nuclear plant units 3, 4

Nuclear Asia
Key reactor monitoring systems for the under-construction units 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in India have been successfully tested, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

Bangladesh receives fuel for its first nuclear power plant being built at Rooppur

Nuclear Asia
Bangladesh has received its first batch of nuclear fuel for the first nuclear power plant (NPP) being constructed in the country, according to the Russian state atomic energy corporation Rosatom.

BRICS countries lead globally in nuclear energy commitment

Nuclear Asia
In a move that has significant ramifications for the global energy market, the recent BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in Johannesburg, South Africa, announced that the grouping had invited six new members — Iran, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt Ethiopia and Argentina – to join the group.

Over 500 experts from 70 countries attend Obninsk International Youth Nuclear Forum

Nuclear Asia
Over 500 experts, young scientists and specialists from more than 70 countries gathered at the Obninsk NEW International Youth Nuclear Forum that opened in Obninsk, Russia, on September 21, 2023.