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The Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs & Climate has taken the first step in the procedure to decide on the locations for two new nuclear units. Interested parties are invited to submit their ideas between 23 February and 4 April.

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnetherlands-launches-siting-procedure-for-new-npps-11540349

The first safety-related concrete has been poured for the nuclear island of unit 3 at the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in Fujian province, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced. It is the first of two Hualong One units planned as the second phase of the plant, which will eventually house six such reactors.

Date: Friday, 23 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-starts-on-second-phase-of-Zhangzhou-p

Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by the Dutch government to conduct a technical feasibility study (TFS) on the deployment of two AP1000 reactors at the Borssele nuclear power plant site. It comes as the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate launches a consultation on the siting of the reactors.

Date: Thursday, 22 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Feasibility-for-AP1000s-at-Borssele-to-be-studied

South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction is the only one of the five candidates deemed to have met the requirements for the construction and commissioning of two new Westinghouse AP1000 units at Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

Date: Tuesday, 20 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Hyundai-E-C-set-to-build-new-Kozloduy-units

US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has formally submitted an application to the UK Department of Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) for approval to enter the General Design Assessment (GDA) process for its AP300 small modular reactor (SMR).

Date: Friday, 16 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-applies-for-uk-generic-design-assessment-for-its-ap300-smr-11519660

Bulgaria and the US have signed a formal agreement to collaborate on the construction of two new units at the Kozloduy NPP (7&8). The document, signed by Bulgarian Energy Minister Rumen Radev and US Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs Andrew Light, outlines cooperation in nuclear power development and technology exchange. “We have signed an important international agreement that confirms the commitment of Bulgaria and the US to a strategic nuclear partnership," Radev said following the signing ceremony. "With this agreement, Bulgaria gains significance for the entire region," Light said.

Date: Thursday, 15 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbulgaria-and-usa-formalise-agreement-on-kozloduy-78-11512686

Energoatom chairman and CEO Petro Kotin and Hyundai Engineering & Construction's Regional Director for Europe and North Africa, Hyung-Hwan Park, have held talks about deepening cooperation between the ​two companies.

Date: Thursday, 15 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Energoatom-and-Hyundai-E-C-discuss-cooperation