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Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, during a five-day visit to Russia, signed agreements with Russia for additional units of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The agreement was signed following a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the Ministry of Industry & Trade Denis Manturov.

Date: Thursday, 04 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindia-and-russia-agree-to-expand-kudankulam-11408394

The barge vital carrying two steam generators for units 5&6 of India’s Kudankulam NPP is stuck on a rock close to the plant’s purpose built jetty. The ongoing operation to rescue the barge suffered a setback recently resulting in the bottom of the barge being damaged, The Hindu reported. 

Date: Wednesday, 20 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssteam-generators-for-kudankulam-npp-stranded-at-sea-on-damaged-barge-11157856

Two nuclear reactors and eight steam generators for the Kudankulam NPP in India and the Tianwan NPP in China have been transported through the central streets of Volgodonsk in Russia, where they were manufactured, to a specialised berth on the Tsimlyansk reservoir. They were sent by road from the Atommash production site of AEM-Technologies (part Rosatom’s mechanical engineering deivision Atomenergomash). Transportation took place at night to avoid traffic disruption in the city.

Date: Wednesday, 03 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsreactors-destined-for-india-and-china-begin-their-journey-from-russia-10806787

First nuclear station will have four Russian reactors El Dabaa will have four Russia-supplied Generation III+ VVER-1200 pressurised water reactors. A ceremony has been held to mark the start of first concrete pouring for Unit 2 of the El Dabaa nuclear power station under construction in Egypt, the main contractor, Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

El Dabaa, Egypt’s first nuclear station, will have four Russia-supplied Generation III+ VVER-1200 pressurised water reactors, with the first unit expected to be online in 2026.

On 31 October, the Nuclear and Radiological Regulation Authority of Egypt issued the construction permit for Unit 2 of El Dabaa. Construction of Unit 1 began on 20 July 2022.

Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/rosatom-begins-concrete-pouring-for-second-vver-unit-at-el-dabaa-11-1-2022

First concrete was poured into the foundation slab, marking the start of the main stage of construction for the second unit at Egypt’s first nuclear power plant.

Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-begins-for-El-Dabaa-unit-2

First of four units scheduled for operation in 2026 A mockup of the planned El Dabaa nuclear power station in Egypt. Courtesy NPPA. South Korea has won a major $2.25bn contract with Russia’s state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom to provide buildings and components for Egypt’s first commercial nuclear power station.

The contract between state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) and Atomstroyexport JSC, a Rosatom subsidiary, includes the construction of 80 buildings and structures at the station’s four units. KHNP will also procure and supply equipment and materials.

In July an official ceremony was held to mark the start of first concrete pouring for Unit 1 of El Dabaa, meaning the country’s first commercial nuclear plant has entered the main construction phase.

El Dabaa will have four Generation III+ VVER-1200 reactors supplied by Rosatom under agreements signed in 2015 and 2017. The first unit is scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2026.

Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/south-korea-s-khnp-wins-usd2-25-billion-el-dabaa-contract-from-russia-8-2-2022

It will maintain a balanced and disciplined approach to supply decisions in the early stages of a security of supply-driven market transition, CEO Tim Gitzel said in the Canadian company's quarterly results webinar. The company is on track to restart its Canadian operations but is delaying deliveries from its Kazakh operations until a new shipping route is finalised.

Date: Friday, 06 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cameco-promises-patience-as-uranium-market-realign

The global uranium market has not yet been impacted by recent geopolitical events, speakers from uranium suppliers said during a session of the World Nuclear Fuel Conference 2022 in London. However, they agreed that the longer-term future is uncertain but the industry can bring capacity online to avoid any shortages.

Date: Thursday, 28 April 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Uranium-miners-ready-to-meet-market-needs,-WNFC-he

Rosatom has installed the fifth tier of the internal containment (VZO) at unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey, Akkuyu Nuclear said on 17 January. Steam generators have also been delivered for Akkuyu 2.

Date: Friday, 21 January 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsprogress-at-turkeys-akkuyu-nuclear-plant-as-sgs-are-delivered-9416142