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Eduardo Grand Court, the new president of Brazilian nuclear utility Eletronuclear (formerly part of Eletrobras) has attended an event at the Angra dos Reis NPP marking the restart of the concreting process at Angra 3 and the resumption of civil works at the plant, which is expected to be ready in 2028.  

Date: Thursday, 17 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswork-resumes-at-angra-3-10358071

The Steam Generating Team (SGT) - a joint venture between Framatome and United Engineers & Constructors - has completed the steam generator replacement project at unit 2 of the US Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Watts Bar NPP. The plant returned to full operations after all four original steam generators were replaced during the scheduled outage.

Date: Saturday, 12 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssteam-generator-replacement-completed-at-us-watts-bar-npp-10341291

Sofia planning for tender ‘within weeks’ The motion calls for the first alternative fuel supplies to be made by April 2024 for Kozloduy-5. Courtesy KNPP. Bulgaria’s parliament has passed a motion to speed up licensing procedures and potential supply of non-Russian nuclear fuel for the country’s Kozloduy nuclear power station, which has two VVER-1000 pressurised water reactors (PWRs) in commercial operation.

Bulgaria receives nuclear fuel from Russia’s state-owned Tvel under a 2019 contract which is set to expire in 2025.

According to the motion, the first alternative supplies should be made by April 2024 for Kozloduy-5. The new fuel vendor will be required to use technologies and licences which are not related to Russia.

The parliament’s decision obliges the caretaker government to complete the licensing process by the end of 2023.

Date: Saturday, 12 November 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/parliament-passes-motion-to-speed-up-supply-of-non-russian-nuclear-fuel-11-5-2022

The National Assembly of Bulgaria voted by 156 to 47 to call on the Council of Ministers to ensure the licensing  and a contract for supply of non-Russian nuclear fuel is concluded by 2024.

Date: Friday, 11 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Bulgarian-parliament-votes-to-switch-from-Russian

Unit 2 of Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA's) Watts Bar nuclear power plant has returned to service following the completion of a project to replace all four of its original steam generators.

Date: Thursday, 10 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Watts-Bar-2-steam-generator-replacement-completed

Alternative fuel supply tender expected “within weeks” Bulgaria no longer receives natural gas supplies from Russia and has been considering to look for alternative nuclear fuel supplies for its two-unit Kozloduy plant. Image courtesy Flickr / Lukas Plewnia. Bulgaria will be looking to find new nuclear fuel suppliers for its Kozloduy nuclear power station by the end of 2024, according to a draft recent decision passed by the national parliament’s energy committee.

Currently the Balkan country receives nuclear fuel from Russia’s state-owned Tvel company under a 2019 contract which is set to expire in 2025.

Earlier this week, local media reported that Bulgaria’s care taker government is planning “within weeks” to launch a tender for the supply of nuclear fuel, which will exclude Russia, but invite US-based Westinghouse Electric and France’s Framatome.

Date: Saturday, 05 November 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/country-will-be-looking-to-switch-away-from-russian-nuclear-fuel-by-2024-11-5-2022

Framatome has completed the second 18-month fuel cycle of its GAIA PROtect Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (EATF) technology at unit 2 of Georgia Power’s Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in the USA.

Date: Friday, 28 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsframatome-atf-completes-second-cycle-at-vogtle-npp-10122873

Minister of Energy Virgil Popescu says Canada and the USA are both offering to help with the financing of the construction of Cernavoda 3 and 4 and said the US firms Fluor Corporation and Sargent & Lundy, Canada's SNC Lavalin and France's Framatome had agreed to "explore opportunities for cooperation in the civil nuclear field" with Nuclearelectrica.

Date: Friday, 28 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Romania-s-Popescu-outlines-fresh-nuclear-partnersh

The commercial production of lutetium-177 (Lu-177) has begun using a new isotope production system (IPS) that was installed in unit 7 of the Bruce plant in Ontario, Canada, during a planned maintenance outage earlier this year.

Date: Thursday, 27 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Bruce-7-starts-producing-innovative-therapeutic-is

Framatome has renewed its 2017 cooperation agreements with Technicatome. Loïc Rocard, President and CEO of TechnicAtome and Bernard Fontana, CEO of Framatome, reaffirmed their commitment to continue their partnership in the conduct of their industrial activities related to National Defense.

Date: Saturday, 22 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstechnicatome-and-framatome-renew-national-defence-cooperation-10106819