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The global nuclear industry and governments must work together to make it easier for those countries wishing to launch nuclear energy programmes in order to decarbonise their energy system, writes Milton Caplan, president of MZConsulting Inc and chair of the World Nuclear Association Economics Working Group.

Date: Thursday, 14 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Welcome-nuclear-newcomer-countries-to-th

The Armenian government is negotiating with the Russian mining company Geopromining on the construction of a new nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told parliament on 6 October during a parliament-Cabinet Q&A session. He said an offer had been made to Armenia by one of the owners of Geopromining, a member of the Board of Directors, “we discussed the offer, we saw that the offer corresponds to the economic and state interests of Armenia”. 

Date: Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsarmenia-discussing-new-nuclear-plant-with-russian-mining-company-9145877

The World Nuclear Association (WNA) on 8 September launched the 2021 edition of The Nuclear Fuel Report, concluding that the positive trend in nuclear generating capacity projections that began in the previous (2019) report continues.

Date: Friday, 10 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswna-nuclear-fuel-report-urges-uranium-development-9067794

All 22 Turkish graduates, who completed their education under Russia’s targeted training programme for Akkuyu NPP operating personnel have received their master's degrees from the Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), with 12 people receiving cum laude degrees, Rosatom said on 23 August. During two years of education, the students were trained in "Heat Power Engineering and Heat Engineering" as well as "Electrical Power Engineering and Electrical Engineering" branches at the historic campus of the university founded in 1899, which is and considered to be one of the best technical universities in Russia.

Date: Thursday, 26 August 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsturkish-students-receive-russian-masters-degrees-for-work-at-akkuyu-npp-9028753

All 22 Turkish graduates, who completed their education under Russia’s targeted training programme for Akkuyu NPP operating personnel have received their master's degrees from the Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), with 12 people receiving cum laude degrees.

Date: Wednesday, 25 August 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsturkish-students-receive-russian-masters-degrees-for-work-at-akkuyu-9025516

Preparations have begun for the construction of the fourth unit at Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant, Akkuyu Nuclear has confirmed, with excavations for the reactor building, turbine hall, auxiliary reactor building and other main facilities now under way. Separately, Netherlands-based geotechnical survey company Fugro has completed a complex 6-month offshore site characterisation project on the Sinop peninsula - a prospective site for a second nuclear power plant - on behalf of Turkish utility EUAS International ICC.

Date: Saturday, 14 August 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Preparations-begin-for-next-Turkish-unit

A high-ranking Egyptian delegation headed by the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Egypt, Mohammed Shaker, paid a working visit to one of the largest machine-building enterprises in Russia, JSC Tyazhmash on 30 July. The delegation also included: the Chairman of the Egyptian Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) Amged El-Wakil; NPPA Vice President Mohammed Ramadan; the Chairman of the Nuclear and Radiation Control Department of Egypt, Sami Atalla; Rosatom’s First Deputy General Director for Nuclear Energy and President of JSC ASE, Alexander Lokshin; the Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision, Alexey Ferapontov, Samara Region Governor Dmitry Azarov; the General Director of Tyazhmash JSC Andrey Trifonov, as well as project teams of the Rosatom engineering division and NPPA.

Date: Wednesday, 04 August 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newshigh-ranking-egyptian-nuclear-delegation-visits-russia-dispelling-rumours-of-tension-8963506

The Petrozavodsk branch of AEM-Technologies JSC (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) said on 8 July it had carried out cargo tests of two casings for the main circulation pumping units (MCPU) for unit 2 of the Akkuyu NPP being built in Turkey. The purpose of the cargo tests is to control the strength of the welded seams between the trunnions and the reactor coolant pipeline (RCP) body.

Date: Thursday, 15 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscargo-testing-completed-of-pump-casings-for-akkuyu-npp-8893811

The third tier of the internal containment shell has been installed at unit 1 of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey, project company Akkuyu Nuclear said on 7 June. The installation of the cylindrical structure, weighing 322 tons, took a whole day.

Date: Friday, 11 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsthird-tier-of-inner-containment-installed-at-akkuyu-1-8810913

The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) has been installed at unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey. Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, which is constructing four VVER-1200 reactors at the site in Mersin province, described the milestone as "one of the key stages in the main equipment assembly".

Date: Thursday, 03 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Reactor-vessel-installed-at-first-Turkish-unit