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A new protocol to the intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant was signed during a two-day visit by Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev to the Indian plant.

Date: Friday, 09 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rosatom-boss-optimistic-about-expanding-nuclear-co

The reactor vessel for Kudankulam unit 4 has been lifted into its design position at the construction site in Tamil Nadu, Rosatom announced.

Date: Tuesday, 06 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Pressure-vessel-in-place-at-Indian-plant

The reactor vessel has been installed at unit 7 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. Russia is constructing two VVER-1200 reactors as units 7 and 8 of the plant.

Date: Thursday, 19 October 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Reactor-vessel-in-place-at-Tianwan-7

The first fuel for Rooppur 1's initial load has been formally accepted by the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) after an inspection at the Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NCCP) in Russia. Meanwhile, installation of the unit's eight heat exchangers has been completed at the plant site in Bangladesh.

Date: Friday, 11 August 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rooppur-fuel-passes-inspection-as-onsite-work-prog

Installation of the dome on the reactor building of unit 3 at China;s Xudabao NPP under construction in Liaoning province was completed in a single operation. Previously this had required two stages. “This unique technological operation … made it possible to optimise the process and lift the dome 188 days ahead of schedule, said Alexey Bunik, vice president for projects in China and promising projects at Russia’s Atomstroyexport. “The dome weighing 740 tonnes, fully assembled on the ground, was raised by a crane and put on the reactor building in one manoeuvre.” He added: “I am sure that the effective joint work of Russian and Chinese specialists will allow the implementation of the Xudabao NPP project exactly on schedule.”

Date: Saturday, 29 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdome-installed-at-unit-3-of-chinas-xudabao-npp-11034123

The dome has been hoisted into place on the reactor building of Xudapu unit 3 in a single stage process, six months ahead of schedule, with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) describing the project as "a model of global energy cooperation".

Date: Thursday, 27 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Dome-hoisted-into-place-on-Xudapu-3