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China and Russia sign general contract for two Xudabao units

The general contract for Russian-designed VVER-1200 reactors for units 3 & 4 of the Xudabao nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province was signed yesterday in Moscow in the presence of the countries' heads of state.

read more... 07/06/2019

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Mochovce 3 completes commissioning test

Slovakia's new reactor Mochovce 3 has successfully completed hot testing. Owner Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) said the plant could be ready for fuel loading this summer, although it will then have to wait for regulatory approval which could take up to eight months.

read more... 17/04/2019

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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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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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Finnish EPR receives operating licence

The Finnish government today granted utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) an operating licence for the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto. Once it enters commercial operation early next year, the 1600 MWe pressurised water reactor will supply some 15% of the country's electricity demand.

read more... 08/03/2019

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