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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy has concluded the first-ever US Africa Nuclear Energy Summit (USANES) in Accra, Ghana. The summit was organised in partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Energy and the Nuclear Power Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. DOE said it “provided a platform for crucial dialogues and international cooperation on nuclear energy” where “participants from across the continent discussed the future of nuclear power and laid a foundation for sustainable nuclear energy growth in the region”.

Date: Saturday, 11 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfirst-us-african-nuclear-summit-concludes-in-ghana-11287149

US-based NuScale Power has joined the Romanian Atomic Forum (Romatom) as a supporting member to champion the association’s nuclear energy goals. Romania aims to be the first country in Europe to deploy a NuScale VOYGR small modular reactor (SMR) power plant. John Hopkins, NuScale President & CEO, said NuScale was “committed to advancing the secure deployment of SMRs globally”.

Date: Friday, 26 May 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnuscale-power-joins-romanian-atomic-forum-10884712

Japan, the UK, Canada, the US and France have agreed to co-operate to reduce dependence on Russia as a supplier of nuclear materials and technology. Their statement was issued at the Nuclear Energy Forum being held in Japan’s Sapporo alongside the meeting of Group of Seven (G7) ministers on climate, energy and environment. It was published on the UK government website.

Date: Thursday, 20 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfive-g7-nations-aim-to-cut-dependence-on-russian-nuclear-technology-10770200

Two countries expected to begin feasibility study for $30bn project Russian state nuclear corportion Rosatom is building Turkey’s first nuclear station at Akkuyu. Courtesy Rosatom. South Korea’s state-run Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) said on Tuesday (1 February) it had submitted a preliminary proposal to Turkey to take part in a project worth about $30bn (€27bn) to build four nuclear power plants in the European country.

Kepco chief executive officer Cheong Seung-il met Turkey's energy minister, Fatih Donmez, on Monday and presented the proposal regarding the construction of four nuclear plants at a possible in the northern part of the country, according to the company.

“The main contents of the proposal include the introduction of Kepco and Korea's excellent nuclear power plant construction capabilities, the business structure of the Turkey nuclear power plant, the construction period, and localisation,” Kepco said in a statement.

Press reports in December 2022 said Kepco was in discussions with the Turkish government to develop the four nuclear power plants.

A spokesperson at Kepco, the largest electric utility in South Korea and parent company of nuclear operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power, said the two countries were expected to begin a feasibility study this year, after which they could sign an agreement to build the four reactors.

Date: Friday, 03 February 2023
Original article: nucnet.org/news/south-korea-s-kepco-launches-bid-to-build-four-new-nuclear-reactors-2-4-2023

After leading the 14-member Support and Assistance Mission to Zaporizhzia (ISAMZ), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi summarised the situation at the NPP sayng that the physical integrity of the plant had been violated.

Date: Tuesday, 06 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newszaporizhizhia-physical-integrity-violated-9977999

South Korea's Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) has released a draft long-term energy plan looking 15 years ahead. Under the plan, the proportion of nuclear power will grow to almost one-third of the country's total energy mix by 2030 in a move aimed at boosting energy security and meeting climate goals.

Date: Friday, 02 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Draft-Korean-energy-policy-reflects-expansion-of-n

Construction of a second NPP on the Irtysh River in the Kurchatov region is being considered, Kazakhstan’s Vice Minister of Energy Zhandos Nurmaganbetov told a press conference on 3 August. Both Lake Balkhash and the Irtysh River are suitable sites for a NPP, he noted, adding: “Lake Balkhash will be the location of the NPP in Kazakhstan.” He explained that, if Kazakhstan aims to achieve carbon neutrality, “then there is no other way out but to build several plants”. The Irtysh is certainly a promising site, he noted, and once construction of the first plant begins, “the question arises: how many nuclear plants there will be in Kazakhstan”. He said relevant discussions are underway and detailed information will be looked at by the end of the year or early in 2023.

Date: Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskazakhstan-chooses-site-for-second-npp-9913411

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Kazakhstan Nuclear Power Plants (KNPP) - a branch of the government's Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund - to cooperate on the introduction of nuclear power in Kazakhstan.

Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kazakh,-Korean-companies-to-cooperate-in-nuclear-p

From a childhood fascination with "what small means" to simulating the power of the sun to bring affordable energy to all of mankind. This is the journey described by Sergio Orlandi, head of the Central Engineering and Plant Directorate at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).

Date: Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/ITERs-mission-to-fuel-the-future-of-humanity

The commercial deployment of small modular reactors (SMRs) will bring new supply chain opportunities as well as challenges, panellists at an event to launch a World Nuclear Association report said this week. The World Nuclear Supply Chain: Outlook 2040 analyses the economic value of the nuclear power industry and provides a market-oriented review of the opportunities and challenges for nuclear power plants and their supply chain over the next two decades.

Date: Saturday, 26 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Panellists-address-SMR-supply-chain-challenges