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The global nuclear industry and governments must work together to make it easier for those countries wishing to launch nuclear energy programmes in order to decarbonise their energy system, writes Milton Caplan, president of MZConsulting Inc and chair of the World Nuclear Association Economics Working Group.

Date: Thursday, 14 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Welcome-nuclear-newcomer-countries-to-th

The South African cabinet has approved the construction of the Multipurpose Reactor (MPR) to succeed the Safari-1 research reactor which is located at Pelindaba. Safari-1's operator, Necsa, said the cabinet approval allows the lead-time needed to ensure radioisotope production is not interrupted. The company has also expressed its support for the recent approval by the country's energy regulator of a ministerial determination to procure new nuclear generation capacity.

Date: Friday, 01 October 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cabinet-approval-for-new-South-African-research-re

“Today is a historic day for Egyptian students - they connect their lives with nuclear power, and for our part, we must do everything possible to help them achieve success,” said Dmitry Pashevich, First Deputy General Director of Rusatom Service on 10 September at the opening of the training programme.

Date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-begins-training-egyptian-specialists-for-el-dabaa-npp-9079760

The World Nuclear Association (WNA) on 8 September launched the 2021 edition of The Nuclear Fuel Report, concluding that the positive trend in nuclear generating capacity projections that began in the previous (2019) report continues.

Date: Friday, 10 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswna-nuclear-fuel-report-urges-uranium-development-9067794

A high-ranking Egyptian delegation headed by the Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Egypt, Mohammed Shaker, paid a working visit to one of the largest machine-building enterprises in Russia, JSC Tyazhmash on 30 July. The delegation also included: the Chairman of the Egyptian Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) Amged El-Wakil; NPPA Vice President Mohammed Ramadan; the Chairman of the Nuclear and Radiation Control Department of Egypt, Sami Atalla; Rosatom’s First Deputy General Director for Nuclear Energy and President of JSC ASE, Alexander Lokshin; the Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear Supervision, Alexey Ferapontov, Samara Region Governor Dmitry Azarov; the General Director of Tyazhmash JSC Andrey Trifonov, as well as project teams of the Rosatom engineering division and NPPA.

Date: Wednesday, 04 August 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newshigh-ranking-egyptian-nuclear-delegation-visits-russia-dispelling-rumours-of-tension-8963506

According to local press reports, the delay of the El-Dabaa NPP to 2030 instead of 2028 reported earlier in July is due to underlying tension in relations with Russia. Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority spokesman Karim al-Adham confirmed the delay statements to the Egyptian economic newspaper Enterprise on 14 July, citing the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic as the reason.

Date: Friday, 30 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsel-dabaa-nuclear-project-reported-delayed-by-political-tensions-8946026

A high-level Egyptian-Russian delegation last week paid a working visit to the construction site of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant. The delegation on 15 July was led by Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy of Egypt Mohamed Shaker and Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov. It followed Rosatom's announcement on 1 July that the Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) of Egypt has applied to the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority for a construction permit for units 1 and 2 of what will be Egypt's first nuclear power plant. Rosatom said that once the permit has been granted full-scale construction work will start.

Date: Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Egyptian-Russian-officials-inspect-El-Dabaa-plant

A common misconception about advanced nuclear technologies is that they are largely conceptual and will not be commercialised in time to contribute to meeting near-term climate goals, but a comprehensive look at global efforts to develop advanced nuclear reveals rapid progress towards commercialisation and operation, write Clean Air Task Force, ClearPath, Nuclear Innovation Alliance, Pillsbury and Third Way.

Date: Saturday, 10 July 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Advanced-reactor-development-makes-rapid

Russia’s largest manufacturer of equipment for nuclear energy, AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) announced that in 2021-2023 it will invest RUB9.7 billion ($132.4m) to expand and maintain production facilities, and modernise infrastructure.

Date: Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussias-aem-technologies-to-invest-heavily-in-expansion-and-upgrades-8869334

Egypt’s Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) has handed over the licensing documentation for construction of units 1 and 2 of El Dabaa NPP to the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulation Authority (ENRRA), Rosatom said on 1 July.

Date: Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newslicensing-documentation-submitted-for-egypts-el-dabaa-nuclear-plant-8869397