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Slovak power utility Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) has signed a contract with US-based Westinghouse to supply of nuclear fuel Slovakia’s NPPs. This followed an international tender for the supply of nuclear fuel and related services throughout the supply chain for the production of nuclear fuel. SE says the aim of the agreement is to diversify the supply of nuclear fuel for VVER 440 power plants in Slovakia.

Date: Thursday, 31 August 2023
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Sweden's Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has presented its final report to the government on how the regulatory framework for nuclear power should be developed and what other measures may be needed for nuclear power to be expanded in the country.

Date: Thursday, 10 August 2023
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Swedish small modular reactor (SMR) project development company Kärnfull Next has received funding of €2m ($2.2m) from Danish climate tech fund Climentum Capital and Sween’s Granitor Growth Management. Kärnfull said this “signifies one of the first instances of a European dark green climate fund investing in nuclear energy, marking a major milestone in climate-oriented investments”.

Date: Wednesday, 12 July 2023
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A Westinghouse-led consortium has been selected by the European Union to develop and deliver a "fully European" nuclear fuel supply for Russian-designed VVER pressurised water reactors.

Date: Saturday, 08 July 2023
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Westinghouse has signed a contract with Ukraine's Energoatom to design, manufacture and deliver long-term containment cooling systems (LCCS) as part of the modernisation of units 1 and 2 of the Rivne nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Westinghouse is working with 11 European partners to create security of supply of fuel for VVER reactors operating in the EU and Ukraine.

Date: Thursday, 15 June 2023
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Finland-based Fortum and US Westinghouse Electric Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the possible development and deployment of new nuclear in Finland and Sweden. However, any potential investment decisions will be made at a later stage.

Date: Tuesday, 13 June 2023
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Finnish utility Fortum and Westinghouse Electric Company of the USA have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore prerequisites for the development and deployment of new nuclear in Finland and Sweden. The agreement is related to Fortum's nuclear feasibility study launched in November 2022.

Date: Thursday, 08 June 2023
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Nordic power utility Fortum has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co (KHNP), the owner and operator of South Korea’s nuclear fleet and a nuclear power technology supplier. The MOU relates to cooperation and information exchange regarding future NPPs and new reactor designs as well as safe and efficient operation of existing NPPs. It extends an earlier agreement, signed in 2018, to include to a joint exploration of new nuclear.

Date: Saturday, 03 June 2023
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Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has handed over an acknowledgment of receipt to the Areva-Siemens consortium for the EPR at unit 3 of the Olkiluoto NPP (OL3). The trial operation of OL3 ended on 16 April 16, when the regular electricity production of the plant unit began. TVO said the final steps of the trial operation have been analysed and the project has been completed. The final receipt of the plant unit takes place after the end of the two-year warranty period. However, plant supplier warranty liabilities will continue in certain respects for a maximum of eight years.

Date: Wednesday, 26 April 2023
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Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has issued an acceptance certificate to the Areva-Siemens consortium for the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) EPR, which began regular electricity production on 16 April. It said the 1600 MWe reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation on 1 May.

Date: Friday, 21 April 2023
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