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A new-generation core catcher has been installed at Kudankulam unit 3 which is currently under construction in India, Russia's AtomStroyExport (ASE) has announced.

Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kudankulam-3-core-catcher-installed

Photo courtesy Rosatom. Cold hydraulic testing has been completed on the primary circuit of the Belarusian-1 nuclear power plant under construction at Ostrovets near the border with Lithuania, Russia’s state nuclear power equipment and service exporter Atomstroyexport said in a statement.

The tests took 24 hours to complete and were conducted at pressure of 24.5 MPa, the statement said.

Cold testing verifies that welds, joints, pipes and components in the primary circuit are able to withstand pressures higher than those during normal operation.

Date: Friday, 06 September 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/cold-testing-completed-for-unit-s-primary-circuit-9-4-2019

The pouring of concrete for the foundation of the turbine building at unit 2 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh was completed yesterday. The foundation for the turbine hall of Rooppur 1 was completed earlier this year.

Date: Wednesday, 07 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Second-Rooppur-turbine-hall-basemat-completed

A ceremony was held today to mark the exchange of documents between TVEL JSC - the nuclear fuel manufacturer of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom - and the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) finalising a contract signed in late 2018 for the supply of fuel for the Rooppur nuclear power plant under construction in Bangladesh.

Date: Tuesday, 06 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fuel-supply-contract-signed-for-Bangladeshi-plant

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 5 June signed the general contract for the construction of units 3&4 at China’s Xudabao nuclear power plant in Liaoning Province.

Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-signs-general-contract-for-chinas-xudabao-7254837

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Ministry of Economy of Slovakia on 7 June signed a memorandum on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy.

Date: Tuesday, 11 June 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-and-slovakia-agree-to-continue-co-operation-7254850

Russia’s Atomstroyexport (part of state nuclear corporation  Rosatom) and divisions of Chinese companies China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and China Nuclear Energy Industry Corporation (CNEIC) plan to sign a contract for the construction of two units at the Xudabao NPP (Liaoning Province, Northeast China), CNNC said on 22 May. The document of the Chinese corporation, published on the website of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, said the value of the contract will be $ 1.7 billion for construction of units 3 and 4 at the NPP. The work is scheduled for completion by October 2021 and August 2022. The construction period of each unit will be 69 months but work will be suspended in the winter for four months. In June 2018, Rosatom and its Chinese partners signed a framework contract for the serial construction of the two Russian design power units with VVER-1200 reactors at Xudabao. The document also provides for the possibility of building further units in the future. 

Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newschina-says-contract-imminent-for-two-more-russian-nuclear-units-7230495

The Bulgarian government has invited strategic investment in the Belene nuclear power plant project. The "call for expressions of interest for a strategic investor and/or acquisition of a minority shareholding and/or purchase of electricity" was published in the Official Journal of the European Union yesterday.

Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Bulgaria-invites-investors-to-Belene-project

Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, and UzAtom, Uzbekistan's nuclear development agency, have signed a contract to perform engineering surveys for the Central Asian country's first nuclear power plant.

Date: Friday, 17 May 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Russia-and-Uzbekistan-agree-to-start-survey-of-new

Unit 1 of the first nuclear power plant to be built in Belarus has started the commissioning phase, AtomStroyExport (ASE), the engineering subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has announced.

Date: Monday, 08 April 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Commissioning-starts-at-first-Belarus-unit