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Delyan Dobrev, Chairman of Bulgaria’s Parliamentary Energy Commission told BTV that South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction (Hyundai E&C), part of Hyundai Corporation, will be invited to submit a binding offer with a price for the design, construction, supply, installation and commissioning of units 7&8 of the Kozloduy NPP. Of the five candidates interested in building the new nuclear facilities, two Chinese and two American companies did not meet the requirements, he said.

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newshyundai-ec-shortlisted-to-build-new-kozloduy-units-11532756

HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), a subsidiary of South Korea's HD Hyundai, is to collaborate in a nuclear shipping project with UK start-up Core Power and US Southern Company and TerraPower. This followed a joint research and technology exchange meeting at Terrapower’s headquarters in Washington DC.

Date: Saturday, 10 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskorean-shipbuilder-joins-nuclear-shipping-project-11502161

South Korea's HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) plans to develop a small modular reactor (SMR) for use in shipping in cooperation with the UK's Core Power and the USA's Southern Company and TerraPower.

Date: Thursday, 08 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Korean-shipbuilder-joins-maritime-SMR-project

Kozloduy NPP subsidiary, Kozloduy NPP-Newbuild (KZNPP-NM - Kozloduy NPP Novi Mostnosti) has announced that five companies have expressed interest in building units 7&8 at Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP under an EPC (engineering, procurement & construction) contract. KZNPP-NM invited expressions of interest in January with applications to be submitted by 2 February.

Date: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfive-epc-companies-express-interest-in-kozloduy-expansion-project-11493212

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Task Force, which is conducting a safety review of Japan’s discharge of treated water to the sea from the Fukushima Daiichi NPP (FDNPP), has issued its first full report since the discharge began in 2023. The Task Force found the discharge to be consistent with international safety standards and reaffirmed the conclusions from the Agency’s comprehensive safety report issued in July last year.

Date: Saturday, 03 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-issues-first-report-on-japans-discharge-of-fukushima-treated-contaminated-water-11483112

The Czech government has decided to change its tender for new nuclear to binding offers for up to four, rather than one, reactors - and said that it is inviting bids from France's EDF and South Korea's KHNP. The third bidder, Westinghouse, is currently not being included because it "did not meet the necessary conditions".

Date: Friday, 02 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-and-KHNP-in-running-for-expanded-Czech-nuclear

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced it has launched a tender for a domestic nuclear fuel assembly fabrication facility for the Barakah NPP. "Over the past 18 months, we have been conducting an extensive review into the needs of the UAE Peaceful Nuclear Energy Programme going forward and specifically the strategic supply of the fuel assemblies needed to power the UAE's Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant over the next 60 years ahead," ENEC said. "As part of examining a range of options, we have entered into the tendering for a domestic fuel assembly fabrication facility."

Date: Friday, 26 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsenec-launches-tender-for-uae-nuclear-fuel-plant-11463693