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All five shortlisted candidates are ready to file binding bids in the tender to select a strategic investor for construction of the Belene nuclear power plant in Bulgaria, the energy ministry said.

Date: Friday, 07 February 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstender-candidates-confirm-participation-in-bulgarian-nuclear-project-7760045

New-build projects are making progress, but governments are still struggling with finding the right financing package for large reactors The delayed Flamanville-3 is one of three EPR units under construction in Europe. The others are at Olkiluoto in Finland and Hinkley Point in the UK. Photo courtesy EDF. Western Europe

The UK is facing a major challenge to replace its aging fleet of Generation I nuclear power plants, many of which are scheduled to shut down in 2023.

The project by French state utility EDF to build two Generation III EPR units at Hinkley Point C in Somerset is on track for connection to the grid by 2025. Once in commercial operation the two units will provide up to 7% of the total electricity demand. Two similar units are planned for the Sizewell site in Suffolk.

However, press reports have suggested EDF is in “a race against time” to secure a funding deal for Sizewell C as delays risk making the project prohibitively expensive.

According to The Times newspaper EDF has hired Rothschild as financial adviser for the project and says it wants a “definitive way forward” from the government this year so it can start construction in 2022.

Date: Friday, 17 January 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/what-lies-in-store-in-2020-1-4-2020

Five companies have been shortlisted for negotiations on the 2,000 MWe Belene Nuclear Power Plant project, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova told Parliament’s Energy Committee on 19 December. The shortlisted candidates are: China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), Russia's Atomenergoprom, a subsidiary state nuclear corporation Rosatom, France's Framatome and US-based General Electric (GE), the energy ministry said in a statement. Invitations for submitting binding offers will be sent to the shortlisted candidates by the end of January 2020.

Date: Wednesday, 25 December 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfive-companies-shortlisted-for-belene-npp-7569814

Bulgaria has shortlisted five companies to participate in the Belene nuclear power plant project. The applicants included three to be a strategic investor and two to be an equipment supplier.

Date: Friday, 20 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Five-firms-shortlisted-to-participate-in-Belene-pr

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has certified the Korean-designed Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR-1400). The certificate states that the NRC finds the design fully meets US safety requirements.

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Korean-reactor-design-certified-for-use-in-USA

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has certified the Korean-designed Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR-1400). The certificate states that the NRC finds the design fully meets US safety requirements.

Date: Tuesday, 27 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Korean-reactor-design-certified-for-use-in-USA

GE Steam Power expects "stable demand" for nuclear power generation over the next 10 years as "the only powerful source of electricity without carbon dioxide emissions", its CEO, Michael Keroullé, said in an interview this week with Strana Rosatom, the newspaper of the Russian state nuclear corporation.

Date: Thursday, 01 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Partnerships-key-to-nuclear-growth-says-GE-Steam

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced its readiness to issue a certificate confirming that South Korea’s APR-1400 is suitable for construction in the USA and meets all required safety standards.

Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-nrc-certification-for-apr-1400-7203954

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has said it will issue a direct final rule certifying the Korean-designed Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR-1400). The certification, valid for 15 years, will state that the NRC finds the design fully acceptable for deployment in the USA.

Date: Wednesday, 01 May 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-NRC-set-to-certify-APR-1400-reactor-design

The Taiwanese government will proceed with its plan to phase out the use of nuclear energy, despite citizens voting against the policy in a recent referendum, the country's economic minister announced yesterday.

Date: Friday, 01 February 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Taiwan-government-maintains-nuclear-phase-out