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Nuclear fuel for the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey are on track for May 2023 delivery, according to Anastasia Zoteeva, general director of the project company, Akkuyu Nukleer. She confirmed that works for the construction of unit 1 is on schedule and works are simultaneously ongoing for the completion of the other three reactors. Fresh fuel will be delivered for the first unit in May 2023.

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfuel-and-electronics-being-prepared-for-akkuyu-npp-10384180

A polar crane, with a carrying capacity of 390 tons, has been installed at unit 2 of Russians Kursk-II NPP.

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newspolar-crane-installed-at-kursk-2-10384395

Fortum has signed an agreement with Westinghouse Electric Company for the design, licensing and supply of a new type of fuel for the Loviisa NPP in Finland. The new fuel type is based on British Nuclear Fuel Limited’s fuel that was supplied to the Loviisa plant from 2001 to 2007, and used in parallel with the fuel supplied by the Russian TVEL in the early 2000s. Taking the new fuel into use is a multi-year project requiring regulatory approvals.

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-to-design-fuel-for-fortums-loviisa-npp-10384325

A tripartite strategic cooperation agreement has been signed by France’s Orano Mining, the Uzbekistan State Committee for Geology and Mineral Resources of the Republic (GosComGeology) and the Uzbek State-owned Enterprise Navoiuranium during the visit of Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to France. Orano has been present in Uzbekistan since 2019, when it launched a partnership with GosComGeology to develop uranium exploration and mining activities in the Djengeldi area. This led to a joint venture, Nurlikum Mining, which today has around 50 employees.

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsorano-boosts-co-operation-with-uzbekistan-10384391

Russia is offering new technologies and to improve the efficiency of the nuclear fuel cycle at India’s Kudankulam NPP, according to Alexander Ugryumov, senior vice-president for research and development at Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL. These solutions can enhance the efficiency of the existing VVER-1000 reactors at Kudankulam, as well as those under construction, he said.

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-offers-new-fuel-solutions-for-india-10384351

US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) crews have begun emplacing defence-related transuranic (TRU) waste in Panel 8 of EM’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico.

Date: Saturday, 26 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-emplaces-waste-at-new-panel-in-wipp-and-expands-idaho-disposal-facility-10384419

Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) has once again lost access to external electricity and is instead relying on its emergency diesel generators for the power it needs for reactor cooling and other essential nuclear safety and security functions, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 23 November, using information provided by the IAEA staff on the site.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaeas-grossi-holds-talks-with-russia-10381234

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has docketed Abilene Christian University’s (ACU’s) Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Lab construction permit application, placing it under formal regulatory review. The application is the first for a new research reactor in more than 30 years and the first-ever for an advanced university research reactor. “This is a significant achievement, and I am very proud of the NEXTRA team for producing a quality application, sufficient for NRC docketing,” said Dr Rusty Towell, director of NEXT Lab and professor in the Department of Engineering and Physics.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-nrc-accepts-application-for-molten-salt-research-reactor-10381255

Electricite de France (EDF) has extended maintenance outages at three nuclear reactors, adding to the difficulties in power supply in France and neighbouring countries as winter approaches.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-delays-for-french-reactors-10381321

“When building a machine as large and as complex as ITER, difficulties and setbacks do not come as surprises - they are an integral part of manufacturing, assembling and installing first-of-a-kind components,” the ITER Organisation said recently.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiter-says-essential-key-components-repairs-will-impact-schedule-10381371