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Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Energoatom to provide AP1000 plant technical information to help with the Ukrainian firm's feasibility study for the two new reactors planned for the Khmelnytsky nuclear power plant.

Date: Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Westinghouse-and-Energoatom-start-AP1000-plant-lic

Reactor is domestic version of the Westinghouse AP1000 PWR First concrete was poured for Unit 3 on 28 June 2022 during an inaugural ceremony at the Sanmen site. Image courtesy CNEA. First concrete has been poured for a new third unit at the Sanmen nuclear power station in Zhejiang province, eastern China, according to the China Nuclear Energy Association (CNEA).

The Sanmen station is home to two commercially operational Westinghouse AP1000 units – Sanmen-1 and -2. They achieved commercial status in 2018.

The new unit at the site, Sanmen-3, will be of the CAP1000 design – the Chinese version of the AP-1000.

Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/first-concrete-poured-for-sanmen-3-cap-1000-plant-6-3-2022

The first safety-related concrete has been poured for the nuclear island of unit 3 at the Sanmen nuclear power plant, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced. It marks the official start of construction of the first of two CAP1000 pressurised water reactors planned as Phase II of the site in China's Zhejiang province.

Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-starts-on-second-phase-of-Sanmen-plan

Polish state-owned energy company Enea SA has signed an agreement with US small modular reactor (SMR) developer Last Energy to cooperate on the deployment of SMRs, potentially in Poland. Meanwhile, France's EDF has signed further cooperation agreements with Polish companies to support its offer to supply 4 to 6 EPRs in Poland.

Date: Friday, 24 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Poland-expands-cooperation-on-SMRs-and-large-react

Ukraine’s nuclear power plant operator Energoatom says it has held talks with US firm Westinghouse to discuss actions including preparing regulatory documentation for the planned construction of new nuclear power units.

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ukraine-latest-Energoatom-looks-to-future,-SNRIU

Public says nation should reduce reliance on foreign energy The only commercial nuclear power plants under construction in the US are Vogtle-3 and Vogtle-4. Courtesy Georgia Power. Fifty three percent of voters support the construction of new nuclear power plants in the US, with 21 percent of them saying they “strongly” back the idea, according to a poll by Scott Rasmussen.

The poll showed that 31 percent oppose the construction of nuclear power plants, with 14% are strongly opposed.

The poll also found that 57 percent of people believe it is very important for the US to reduce or eliminate our reliance on foreign sources of energy.

Date: Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/53-percent-of-voters-want-new-nuclear-power-plants-6-1-2022

Nuclear companies announce agreement to workk together The agreement was signed by Kepco chief executive officer Cheong Seung-il (second left) and Westinghouse chief executive officer Patrick Fragman (second from right). Courtesy Kepco. State utility Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) has agreed with US nuclear company Westinghouse to explore ways to cooperate on international nuclear power generation markets, with South Korea saying it plans to export 10 nuclear power plants by 2030.

Kepco, its subsidiary Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), which operates the country’s nuclear fleet, and Westinghouse aim to set up a joint working group to draw up detailed plans.

The agreement was signed in Seoul by Kepco chief executive officer Cheong Seung-il and Patrick Fragman, chief executive officer of Westinghouse.

Kepco said the aim is to “develop a cooperative model for joint entry in the overseas large nuclear power plant market and expand cooperation to various other fields”.

Mr Fragman also visited the Shin-Kori nuclear power stations – where four units are in operation and two under construction – to see “the operational and construction capabilities of Korean-style nuclear power plants”, Kepco said.

Date: Saturday, 11 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/westinghouse-and-kepco-aim-for-joint-entry-into-large-scale-reactor-markets-6-5-2022

Korea Electric Power Corp (KEPCO) says that it has agreed with US firm Westinghouse to seek ways to cooperate on international nuclear power generation markets - South Korea has a goal of exporting 10 nuclear power plants by 2030.

Date: Friday, 10 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/KEPCO-and-Westinghouse-agree-cooperation-on-nuclea

Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom on 2 June at the site of the Khmelnitsky NPP signed three agreements with US-based Westinghouse:

Date: Thursday, 09 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukraines-energoatom-signs-three-agreements-with-westinghouse-9759588

US engineering and construction firm Bechtel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with two affiliates of Japan's Toshiba to collaborate on the delivery of steam turbines and generators for Poland's first nuclear power plant.

Date: Thursday, 09 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Bechtel-teams-up-with-Toshiba-for-Polish-new-build