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The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said on 13 July it was leading an effort, working with the Department of Energy (DOE), to advance space nuclear technologies. The government team has selected three reactor design concept proposals for a nuclear thermal propulsion system. The reactor is a critical component of a nuclear thermal engine, which would utilise high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) fuel.

Date: Friday, 16 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnasa-announces-funding-for-nuclear-thermal-propulsion-reactor-8898302

Plants could be used for missions to Mars A NASA illustration of a conceptual spacecraft using nuclear thermal propulsion. Courtesy NASA. NASA has selected three teams of companies to perform concept studies of nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) reactors while making plans to fund similar studies for nuclear surface power systems.

Each contract is worth approximately $5m and will last one year.

One contract will go to BWX Technologies, working with Lockheed Martin. A second contract will go to General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems, working with X-energy and Aerojet Rocketdyne. The third will go to Ultra Safe Nuclear Technologies, working with its parent company, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, as well as Blue Origin, General Electric Hitachi Nuclear Energy, General Electric Research, Framatome and Materion.

All three studies are focused on developing a design for a reactor that would be part of a future NTP system. That reactor would heat up a propellant such as liquid hydrogen, generating thrust at far higher efficiencies than conventional propulsion systems and enabling shorter transit times for missions to Mars.

Date: Friday, 16 July 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/nasa-announces-funding-for-three-thermal-propulsion-reactors-7-4-2021

US Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said unit 2 of its Browns Ferry NPP in Alabama had resumed operation on 22 April, following the completion of a scheduled maintenance and refuelling outage. This included the largest scope of turbine deck work since original construction, with large-scale replacements of major components on all three low-pressure turbines, including new rotors, inner casings, steam piping and bellows and turbine supervisory instruments. This will enable the unit to generate an additional 7MWe. 

Date: Friday, 30 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-browns-ferry-2-resumes-operation-8708793

Atomenergomash (Rosatom’s engineering division) began acceptance of turbine room equipment for the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey.

Date: Thursday, 14 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-takes-delivery-from-ge-of-turbine-for-akkuyu-1-8453212

GE Steam Power has delivered the first Arabelle steam turbine module for the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey. Manufactured at its factory in Belfort, France, the turbine module is the first equipment delivered by GE for the project and was delivered four months ahead of schedule.

Date: Thursday, 14 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-turbine-module-delivered-for-Akkuyu-plant

Kharkov-based Turboatom has already manufactured the main part of the turbine unit for the VVER-1000 at unit 3 of Ukraine’s Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant (KhNPP), Energoatom said on 1 December.

Date: Friday, 04 December 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsturboatom-manufactures-main-part-of-the-turbine-for-khmelnitsky-3-8391545

Bulgaria is to start talks with the United States on nuclear technology, but construction of Russian-designed reactors at the Belene nuclear power plant is still expected to go ahead.

Date: Friday, 16 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbulgaria-to-start-talks-with-us-on-nuclear-technology-8182192

Brussels' wish for ​​a relatively rapid decommissioning of the coal-fired power plants of European Union Member States has the potential to create huge imbalances in Bulgaria's electricity system, writes Borislav Boev, a PhD student at D A Tsenov Academy of Economics.

Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Nuclear-power-and-the-energy-transition

Russia’s AAEM Turbine Technologies and ZiO-Podolsk have manufactured the first equipment for the machine room at the Akkuyu nuclear plant under construction in Turkey.

Date: Friday, 24 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsequipment-shipped-for-akkuyu-turbine-hall-8040708

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has agreed to cooperate with the France’s Framatome and US General Electric Steam Power in the process to select a strategic investor for the Belene NPP project in Bulgaria.

Date: Monday, 22 June 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-framatome-and-ge-agree-to-cooperate-on-belene-project-7985720