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The companies' dispute over the construction at the Akkuyu NPP in Turkey is still unresolved, according to Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Denmez has said, Anadolu news agency has reported. “When the matter was referred to us, we took initiatives to resolve the issues quickly. In such very large projects, problems can arise locally, administratively and financially. Unfortunately, these problems have not been overcome. We are continuing our efforts,” Denmez said. He added that the matter was also discussed at the recent talks between Russian and Turkish Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi.

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsproblems-continue-at-akkuyu-npp-9929891

The Netherlands’ Central Organisation for Radioactive Waste (Covra) has said it plans to realise a new Multifunctional Storage Building (MOG). The MOG is specifically designed for the storage of low- and intermediate-level radioactive waste in stackable storage containers. All documents required for the licence change were submitted to the Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection (ANVS) at the beginning of August.

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscovra-plans-new-waste-storage-building-9929912

Construction workers have started concreting the third tier of the inner containment (ICE) at unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP-2.

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsconcreting-of-reactor-containment-begins-at-unit-2-of-kursk-ii-9929927

The global nuclear industry on 12 August submitted a statement to the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), representing the views of more than 20 national and international industry associations supporting the peaceful uses of nuclear technology. The statement was handed to Conference President Ambassador Gustavo Zlauvinen, by the Director General of the World Nuclear Association Dr Sama Bilbao y León.

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsglobal-nuclear-industry-submits-statement-to-npt-review-conference-9929959

Specialists of Russia’s Concern Titan-2 are continuing construction of the Experimental Demonstration Energy Complex (ODEK) at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk, Tomsk Region, which is part of the Proryv (Breakthrough) project, Titan-2 has said.

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsprogress-continues-at-russias-experimental-demonstration-energy-complex-9930028

South Korean Trade, Industry and Energy Minister Lee Chang-yang has visited Changwon in South Gyeongsang Province to attend a Nuclear Energy Industry Business Conference and to give an update on progress thus far following the previous conference held in June.

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssouth-korean-conference-seeks-nuclear-industry-revival-9930072

A consortium of nuclear fusion experts led by Atkins - a member of the SNC-Lavalin group - and Assystem, a specialist in energy transition, has been appointed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) as a service delivery partner for engineering for its Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) programme, which aims to demonstrate the commercial viability of generating energy using nuclear fusion.

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukaea-appoints-consortium-as-engineering-service-delivery-partner-for-step-9930094

Canada’s Terrestrial Energy and Invest Alberta (the Government of Alberta’s crown corporation promoting high-value investments) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support commercialisation of Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) Generation IV small modular reactor (SMR) plant in Western Canada.

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsterrestrial-energy-signs-mou-with-invest-alberta-9930103

Fuel channel installation has been completed at Darlington unit 3, and the unit is now expected to return to service by late 2023 - several months earlier than planned - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has announced. The unit is the second of four Darlington units to undergo a mid-life overhaul.

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Milestone-as-reached-Darlington-refurbishment-is-a

SK Inc and SK Innovation - both affiliates of SK Group, Korea's second-largest conglomerate - have invested USD250 million in US nuclear innovation company TerraPower. The investment by SK is part of the latest private capital fundraise, which has raised at least USD750 million of investment in TerraPower.

Date: Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/South-Koreas-SK-Group-invests-in-TerraPower