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Two new units at site are first of VVER-TOI type March 2021 file photo of delivery of a steam generator to the Kursk nuclear power station. Courtesy Rosenergoatom. The first steam generator in a set of four has been installed for the Kursk 2-1 nuclear plant under construction in western Russia, developer Atomstroyexport said.

In a pressurised water reactor, the steam generators act as heat exchangers where water carrying heat generated from the nuclear reaction is used to turn demineralised water into steam. They are among the heaviest and largest components on the nuclear island.

Atomstroyexport, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said the Kursk 2-1 project schedule is for the installation of all four steam generators and the reactor pressure vessel before the end of 2022.

Date: Tuesday, 31 May 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/first-steam-generator-installed-for-kursk-2-1-nuclear-power-plant-5-1-2022

Construction of unit 4 at the Xudapu nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has officially got under way with the pouring of first concrete for the reactor's nuclear island. The unit is the second of two VVER-1200 reactors at the site to be supplied by Russia.

Date: Friday, 20 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-of-Xudapu-4-under-way

The Kudankulam-3 nuclear power unit is located in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu. Image courtesy Rosatom. The reactor pressure vessel has been installed at the Kudankulam-3 nuclear power plant under construction in Tamil Nadu, southern India, Atomstroyexport, the engineering division of Russia’s state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

The RPV, which weighs about 330 tonnes, is one of the largest reactor components, a vessel containing the nuclear reactor coolant, core shroud, and the reactor core and fuel.

Construction of the Generation III Kudankulam-3, a Russia-procured VVER- V-412, 917-MW pressurised water reactor, began in June 2017.

Date: Saturday, 07 May 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/rpv-installed-for-kudankulam-3-nuclear-power-plant-5-5-2022

Egypt's El Dabaa nuclear power project has moved forward with the application for construction licences for units 3 and 4. The application comes six months after the same step for units 1 and 2.

Date: Thursday, 13 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Applications-made-to-build-El-Dabaa-units-3-and-4

Construction of unit 3 at the Xudabao nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province officially got under way on 28 July with the pouring of first concrete for the reactor's nuclear island. The unit is one of four VVER-1200 reactors to be supplied by Russia to China under a 2018 agreement.

Date: Wednesday, 04 August 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-concrete-poured-for-Xudabao-3

Nuclear fuel delivered in April for unit 2 of the Belarus NPP is ready for loading into the reactor after acceptance inspections were completed, Rosatom said on 3 May. of the second unit of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, BelTA learned from the press service of the Russian state nuclear industry corporation Rosatom.

Date: Friday, 07 May 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinspection-completed-of-fuel-for-unit-2-of-belarus-npp-8725938

The Tianwan nuclear power staion in Jiangsu province. Image courtesy Rosatom. Atomstroyexport, the export branch of Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has handed over the Tianwan-4 nuclear reactor unit to plant operator Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation (JNPC), a statement said.

Tianwan-4 is a Russia-designed 1,045-MW VVER V-428M unit which began commercial operation in December 2018. The unit was handed over to JNPC on 25 December 2020, Atomstroyexport said.

Construction of Tianwan-4 began in September 2013. Fuel loading was completed on 2 September 2018 and first criticality achieved in October.

Date: Tuesday, 29 December 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/tianwan-4-vver-handed-over-to-operator-by-russia-s-atomstroyexport-12-1-2020

The Belarusian nuclear power station. Photo courtesy Rosatom. The loading of nuclear fuel at the first power unit of the Belarusian nuclear station is scheduled for July, deputy energy minister Mikhail Mikhadyuk said in a video briefing.

Belarus state news agency Belta reported Mr Mikhadyuk as saying the July schedule had been confirmed by the project’s general contractor Atomstroyexport, the engineering division of Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Earlier this month Rosatom announced that the first nuclear fuel had arrived onsite at the Belarusian facility, the country’s first commercial nuclear station.

Date: Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/fuel-loading-of-first-reactor-scheduled-for-july-says-deputy-minister-5-2-2020

The Belarusian nucler power station. Photo courtesy Rosatom. Tests of technological safety systems have been completed at Unit 1 of the Belarusian nuclear power station, Russian plant supplier Atomstroyexport said.

The company, a division of Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom, said the testing is one of the most important stages of the hot hydraulic functional tests, including a simulated leak in the primary system. The automatic startup of all four diesel generator sets that form part of the emergency system was also tested.

Russia is constructing and commissioning two VVER-1200 pressurised water reactors at the Belarus site and expects the first unit to be connected to the grid this year.

Date: Wednesday, 08 April 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/key-tests-completed-at-belarusian-1-4-2-2020

New units, estimated to cost €10bn, could begin operation in 10 years The proposed Belene nuclear power station site in Bulgaria. Photo courtesy Belene Municipality. All shortlisted candidates are ready to file binding bids in the tender to choose an investor for the construction of two nuclear power reactors at the Belene nuclear power station, Bulgaria’s energy ministry said on 31 January.

In December, the ministry invited five companies to file binding offers: China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), Russia’s Atomenergoprom, a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, France’s Framatome and US-based General Electric.

By the 31 January deadline all five companies had sent letters to confirm they were ready to file binding offers, with KHNP also sending additional questions in order to make a final decision on whether to participate in the tender, the ministry said in a statement.

The deadline for submitting final binding offers is 31 May 2020.

Date: Saturday, 08 February 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/five-companies-ready-to-submit-binding-bids-for-belene-nuclear-project-2-1-2020