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Japanese engineering, procurement, and construction firm JGC Holdings Corporation (JGC HD) has agreed to invest USD40 million in small modular reactor developer NuScale Power. It will also partner with Fluor Corporation - NuScale's majority investor - on the deployment of NuScale power plants.

Date: Wednesday, 07 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Japans-JGC-invests-in-NuScale-Power

South African utility Eskom and the National Nuclear Regulator have refuted media reports that the reinforced concrete containment buildings at the Koeberg nuclear power plant have suffered extensive corrosion and would not be able to prevent the release of radiation in the event of a severe accident. They say tests have confirmed the performance of the structures, to which repairs have already been made.

Date: Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Safety-concerns-over-Koeberg-containment-refuted

The International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that it will produce the world’s first comprehensive roadmap for the energy sector to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. This is part of its strategy to further strengthens its leadership role in global clean energy transitions.  

Date: Thursday, 14 January 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-to-produce-roadmap-to-achieve-net-zero-by-2050-8453193

South Africa’s National Energy Regulator (Nersa) on 23 November issued a call for public comment on the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy's draft plan to construct 2500MWe of new nuclear power by 2030 and beyond.

Date: Friday, 27 November 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssouth-african-regulator-launches-consultation-on-new-nuclear-8380496

NERSA was notified of government’s nuclear ambitions in August The two-unit Koeberg nuclear station near Cape Town is South Africa's only commercial site. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has started a public consultation process on the government’s development roadmap for 2,500 MW of nuclear-powered generating capacity.

Nersa published a consultation document on its webpage inviting interested stakeholders to comment on the government’s plans by 5 February 2020. The call for comments will be followed by public hearings through online platforms with live streaming with the goal to reach as many stakeholders as possible.

Nersa said it was notified on 6 August 2020 by the South African government of its plans to begin a process to procure new nuclear energy generation capacity of 2 500 MW by 2030.

According to Nersa, the nuclear tendering process would be run by the Department of

Date: Thursday, 26 November 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/energy-regulator-invites-comments-on-2-500-mw-new-build-plans-11-3-2020

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) is inviting public comment on the government's plans for the procurement of 2500 MW of new nuclear generation capacity. The regulator has published a 21-page consultation paper on which the public has until 5 February to comment. It will then hold public hearings through online platforms.

Date: Wednesday, 25 November 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Regulator-opens-South-African-nuclear-proposals-fo

Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) has become the seventh university in the world to offer a programme as part of the International Nuclear Management Academy (INMA), which is endorsed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). During a webinar hosted by the IAEA last week, Professor Attila Aszódi, BME programme executive, described the importance of this achievement.

Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-endorses-Budapest-university-programme

The US Department of Energy has approved a cost-share award of more than USD1 billion for the construction of the first NuScale small modular reactor power plant in the USA. Meanwhile, the US International Development Finance Corporation has signed a Letter of Intent to support NuScale in the development of nuclear generating capacity in South Africa.

Date: Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/US-government-backs-NuScale-projects-at-home-and-a

Of the 220 research reactors in operation today, only seven are on the African continent. In other words, with 17.2% of the world population and the strongest expected growth in the coming years, Africans have access to only 3% of the world's nuclear research reactor capacity. Marguerite Leonardi, senior advisor at NPC Consulting & Engineering, and Professor Vincent Lukanda Mwamba, Commissaire Général of the Commissariat Général à l’Energie Atomique, explain why that is a concern and why the research reactor in Kinshasa should be restarted urgently.

Date: Tuesday, 13 October 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Viewpoint-Why-research-reactors-are-so-important-f