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Novovoronezh II-2 cleared for launch

Unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II nuclear power plant in southwest Russia started the process of physical launch yesterday after having received regulatory approval to do so, Rosenergoatom, the operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced. The VVER-1200 reactor was brought to the minimum controlled power level on 22 March.

read more... 15/04/2019

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Commissioning starts at first Belarus unit

Unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant to be built in Belarus has started the commissioning phase, AtomStroyExport (ASE), the engineering subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced.

read more... 09/04/2019

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Russia's Novovoronezh NPP II unit 2 reaches final stage

Unit two of the Russian Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant II, equipped with the VVER-1200 reactor, was brought to Minimum Control Power (MCP), Russia's state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, confirmed in a statement on Monday.

read more... 26/03/2019

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Bulgaria invites investment in Belene project

Bulgaria's National Electricity Company (NEK) yesterday announced a call for selection of a strategic investor for the construction of Belene nuclear power plant on the Danube River near the Romanian border. The call also allows for expressions of interest to acquire a minority shareholding in the future project, as well as and/or to purchase electricity from the future power plant.

read more... 13/03/2019

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Daily (22.01.2019): French spot power prices surged by 13.2% on Monday on reduced nuclear availability due to strike

Oil prices inched up on Monday amid investors’ optimism driven up by surging stock markets and signs of weaker crude production due to OPEC-led output cuts. A record crude oil refinery throughput in 2018 reported by China’s National Bureau of Statistics supported the prices. However, a slowing economy and tensions between US and China limited gains. Brent crude edged 0.1% higher at $62.74 a barrel, while WTI futures rose by 0.7% to $54.17 a barrel.

read more... 22/01/2019

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