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Kazakhstan Nuclear Power Plants (KNPP) and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) promising comprehensive cooperation for the introduction of new NPPs in Kazakhstan during a visit to Seoul by a Kazakh delegation headed by Deputy Energy Minister Zhandos Nurmaganbetov. The MOU will "help strengthen the strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and South Korea in the field of nuclear energy development," the Kazakh Energy Ministry said.

Date: Friday, 01 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskazakhstan-signs-mou-with-khnp-9815921

Agency warns of project delays and cost overruns Nuclear Power and Secure Energy Transitions report says nuclear will need government support to play larger role in the future energy system. Logo courtesy IEA. Nuclear power is building ‘momentum’ in many countries as soaring fuel and energy prices are pushing governments to reduce reliance on imported fossil fuels and boost energy security, a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) found.

The report “Nuclear Power and Secure Energy Transitions” said nuclear can help reduce CO2 emissions and allow energy systems to integrate higher shares of intermittent solar and wind power. Building these “clean energy systems” will be harder without nuclear power, the report said.

“In today’s context of the global energy crisis, skyrocketing fossil fuel prices, energy security challenges and ambitious climate commitments, I believe nuclear power has a unique opportunity to stage a comeback,” said IEA director Fatih Birol.

Date: Friday, 01 July 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/nuclear-energy-set-for-comeback-but-more-policy-support-needed-says-report-6-4-2022

NuScale aiming to deploy a Voygr plant at Doicesti The G7 summit took place in Schloss Elmau, south Germany on 26 June - 28 June 2022. Image courtesy European Council. The US government has decided to provide $14m (€13.2m) worth of funding for a front-end engineering and design study which is to provide the basis for the deployment of a small modular reactor (SMR) power plant in Romania.

US President Joe Biden made the announcement at this weekend’s G7 leaders’ summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany, where he presented US initiatives to form part of a newly set up Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII).

The PGII aims to reduce global infrastructure gaps, strengthen economies and supply chains and will mobilise $600bn for investment by 2027, about a third of which will be provided by the US.

Date: Thursday, 30 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/us-pledges-funding-for-smr-development-in-romania-6-3-2022

US-based Last Energy, which is developing a small modular nuclear reactor (SMR), and Poland’s Enea Group have signed a letter of intent to jointly pursue the development of Last Energy’s 20MWe SMRs in Poland. Enea president Pawel Majewski noted at the signing ceremony that “modular nuclear energy, as a safe, scalable and controllable energy source, may be an important pillar of energy security”, adding that SMRs "are the way to achieve zero emissions for our company”.

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newslast-energy-and-enea-group-to-develop-smrs-for-poland-9806277

US startup offers 20-MW plants with tight deployment schedules Polish energy group Enea joins the ranks of local companies interested in developing SMRs as ways to reach carbon-neutrality and secure energy supply. Image courtesy Enea. Polish state-controlled energy group Enea and US-based small modular reactor (SMR) startup Last Energy have signed а letter of intent for the joint development and potential deployment of 20-MW nuclear plants in Poland.

Enea said in a statement that deploying nuclear reactor units is in line with the company’s development strategy which envisions the creation of new business opportunities and achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

Pawel Majewski, chief executive of Enea, said the company will be able to use the SMR technology to build its own production capacity and market solutions for the industry and for Poland.

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/enea-group-to-work-with-us-based-last-energy-on-smr-development-6-2-2022

With soaring energy prices and a renewed need for energy security, Professor Radek Skoda from the Czech Technical University puts the case for an innovative nuclear-fuelled district heating system.

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Nuclear-and-the-district-heating-indust

Orano has been awarded a contract by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) for the transport and treatment in France of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen experimental Advanced Thermal Reactor (ATR) in Japan. In 2018, Orano was contracted to conduct preparatory work for the transport operations.

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Orano-contracted-to-reprocess-Fugen-used-fuel

EU Foreign Policy Chief Josef Borrell said during a recent visit to Tehran that the Vienna talks will resume with the aim of reinstating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He made the comments at a joint press conference following talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian. Under the JCPOA between Iran the P5+1 group of countries (the USA, UK, France, Russia, and China plus Germany) Iran agreed to limit its nuclear development in return for the lifting of sanctions. After former US President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal and reimposed sanctions in 2018, Iran began to gradually roll back on the restrictions imposed by the JCPOA after the European parties to the agreement failed to put any measures in place to mitigate those sanctions.

Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-talks-set-to-resume-9802344

The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) says it has terminated international agreements concerning cooperation between the country and Russia in the field of nuclear safety.

Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ukraine-terminates-Russia-nuclear-agreements

Reactors could be answer to climate and energy crisis, says letter Image courtesy Bundesregierung (German government). Six leading nuclear industry organisations called today on G7 leaders to support global access to nuclear power and technology as the bloc has committed to move away from fossil fuels but more investment in low-carbon technologies, including nuclear, will be needed.

The six organisations are: the Canadian Nuclear Association, the Japan Atomic Industry Forum, the US Nuclear Energy Institute, the UK Nuclear Industry Association, Brussels-based Nucleareurope, and the World Nuclear Association.

A joint statement said that the combination of an increasingly urgent climate crisis and volatile energy prices, intensified by the war in Ukraine, has shown the “key strengths” of nuclear technologies.

Date: Saturday, 25 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/nuclear-industry-groups-call-on-leaders-to-support-nuclear-power-and-technology-6-5-2022