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The XII International Forum Atomexpo-2022 was held in Sochi (Russia) on November 21-22, attracting the heads of key companies in the global nuclear industry, government agencies, international and public organisations. This year, the forum was attended by about 2,500 people from 65 countries. Discussions were held on a wide range of issues including green financing, digital engineering, construction of new NPPs, raw material supply for the nuclear fuel cycle, prospects for the development of onshore small modular reactors (SMRs) and the role of social movements in popularising the nuclear industry. A number of documents were also signed on the sidelines of the forum.

Date: Friday, 25 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsatomexpo-attracts-65-countries-10381392

A ceremony marking the pouring of first concrete for the foundation slab of unit 2 of Egypt’s El Dabaa NPP has taken place. The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Electricity & Renewable Energy of Egypt, Mohammed Shaker; the Chairman of the Egyptian Nuclear Power Plant Authority (NPPA), Amged El-Wakil; the General Director of Rosatom, Alexei Likhachev; the Senior Vice President of JSC ASE (Rosatom Engineering Division) for NPP Construction Project Management, Alexander Korchagin; and project teams ASE and NPPA. This came after the Egyptian Nuclear & Radiological Regulatory Authority issued a permit for unit 2 construction in October.

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfirst-concrete-poured-for-unit-2-of-egypts-el-dabaa-npp-10376585

First nuclear station will have four Russian reactors El Dabaa will have four Russia-supplied Generation III+ VVER-1200 pressurised water reactors. A ceremony has been held to mark the start of first concrete pouring for Unit 2 of the El Dabaa nuclear power station under construction in Egypt, the main contractor, Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

El Dabaa, Egypt’s first nuclear station, will have four Russia-supplied Generation III+ VVER-1200 pressurised water reactors, with the first unit expected to be online in 2026.

On 31 October, the Nuclear and Radiological Regulation Authority of Egypt issued the construction permit for Unit 2 of El Dabaa. Construction of Unit 1 began on 20 July 2022.

Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/rosatom-begins-concrete-pouring-for-second-vver-unit-at-el-dabaa-11-1-2022

First concrete was poured into the foundation slab, marking the start of the main stage of construction for the second unit at Egypt’s first nuclear power plant.

Date: Tuesday, 22 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Construction-begins-for-El-Dabaa-unit-2

From 7 to 18 November 2022 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Atoms4Climate pavilion at the 2022 UN Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – COP27 – in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, will host a full programme of IAEA and partner events to showcase nuclear science and technology solutions for climate change mitigation, adaptation and monitoring. More than 35,000 people are expected to attend COP27, including more than 100 heads of state.

Date: Friday, 11 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-to-play-key-role-at-cop27-10284906

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm closed the IAEA International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century which ended in Washington DC on 28 October. Grossi made a global appeal to advance the benefits nuclear energy in face of a pessimistic new report on climate change and the ongoing energy crisis.

Date: Tuesday, 01 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-international-ministerial-conference-concludes-in-washington-10133127

Discussions with ministers from several African countries have been held at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference about nuclear power's potential role in helping economic development and water supply while also mitigating climate change as it provides clean and reliable energy.

Date: Friday, 30 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-power-s-potential-for-Africa,-highlighted

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Mariano Grossi says that climate change and the energy crisis has led to more countries seeing nuclear power as a solution, as the IAEA increases its forecast for future nuclear capacity.

Date: Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-increases-projection-of-nuclear-power-growth

First of four units scheduled for operation in 2026 A mockup of the planned El Dabaa nuclear power station in Egypt. Courtesy NPPA. South Korea has won a major $2.25bn contract with Russia’s state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom to provide buildings and components for Egypt’s first commercial nuclear power station.

The contract between state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) and Atomstroyexport JSC, a Rosatom subsidiary, includes the construction of 80 buildings and structures at the station’s four units. KHNP will also procure and supply equipment and materials.

In July an official ceremony was held to mark the start of first concrete pouring for Unit 1 of El Dabaa, meaning the country’s first commercial nuclear plant has entered the main construction phase.

El Dabaa will have four Generation III+ VVER-1200 reactors supplied by Rosatom under agreements signed in 2015 and 2017. The first unit is scheduled to begin commercial operation in 2026.

Date: Wednesday, 31 August 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/south-korea-s-khnp-wins-usd2-25-billion-el-dabaa-contract-from-russia-8-2-2022