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Ugandan Energy & Minerals Minister Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu said in a statement that Uganda expects to start generating at least 1000 MWe from nuclear power by 2031. This is part of Uganda’s moves to diversify its sources of electricity and accelerate its energy transition in response to climate change.

Date: Saturday, 18 March 2023
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A ship carrying the first equipment for unit 1 of Egypt’s El-Dabaa NPP has left the port of St Petersburg. The consignment includes three main components of the melt localisation device (MLR - melt trap) manufactured by JSC Tyazhmash - a body, a filler and a melt catcher service platform. The 744-tonne body measures more than six metres in height and diameter.

Date: Thursday, 16 March 2023
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The first batch of long-lead equipment intended for the El-Dabaa NPP being built by Rosatom will be delivered by the end of March according to Egypt’s Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA). The reactor core melt trap for unit 1 has left St Petersburg and has begun its journey to Egypt. NPPA has commissioned a specialised sea wharf to receive units and equipment for El Dabaa. NPPA has “received all the necessary permits and licences to start operating a specialised sea wharf; the coordinates of the new berth port are officially marked on the international navigation map and registered with the International Maritime Organisation".

Date: Friday, 10 March 2023
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) legal experts have delivered the Agency’s first-ever short introductory course on nuclear law for university students, as part of a pilot partnerships concluded between the IAEA and six universities in Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Jamaica, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was held at Khalifa University in the UAE and was attended by students from different academic disciplines, as well as officials and representatives of the University faculty. This is the first course in a series, with five more universities to follow as hosts of this course in the coming months.

Date: Thursday, 12 January 2023
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Despite the difficult economic situation and sanctions, Rosatom's exports will grow by about 15% by the end of the year compared with 2021, Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev said in an extensive interview with Izvestia. Countries where new projects are already underway or are beginning include China, Turkey, Egypt, Hungary, India, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. 

Date: Wednesday, 04 January 2023
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Bangladesh is committed to continuous improvement of nuclear and radiation safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission team identified areas for possible improvements.

Date: Friday, 16 December 2022
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An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) mission said Bangladesh is committed to continuous improvement of nuclear and radiation safety. The mission also noted areas where improvements could be made to enhance the national nuclear and radiation safety regulatory infrastructure, as the country constructs its first nuclear power plant (NPP).

Date: Wednesday, 14 December 2022
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NuScale Power, Shell Global Solutions and research participants including Idaho National Laboratory, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), Fuel Cell Energy, FPoliSolutions, and GSE Solutions will develop a clean hydrogen production system for use in small modular reactor (SMR) power plants.

Date: Friday, 02 December 2022
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Sharm El-Sheikh marked the first time the global nuclear community had a large pavilion in the Blue Zone, at the heart of COP27, writes World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León. The pavilion, a partnership between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), World Nuclear Association and other nuclear organisations, was a focal point where people could visit and enquire about nuclear energy and the nuclear industry.

Date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
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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
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