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In his latest update on the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said IAEA experts are continuing to closely monitor the staffing situation at the plant.

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-monitors-staffing-at-zaporizhia-npp-and-investigates-drone-attacks-11531758

Samples of the fuel began tests in two research reactors in 2022, with Rosatom reporting they "fundamentally confirmed the functionality of the fuel design" for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGR).

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Reactor-testing-of-HTGR-fuel-confirms-functionalit

JSC Ruspolimet in Vyksa (Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod region) has shipped the lead transport and packaging container TUK-137T.A1 manufactured for the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkiye. The equipment was manufactured by Ruspolimet for Tekhsnabexport (Tenex), Rosatom’s sales and trading division.

Date: Friday, 16 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinnovative-equipment-for-handling-spent-nuclear-fuel-sent-to-akkuyu-npp-11519933

An extension to the 2008 intergovernmental agreement between India and Russia on the construction of stages II and III of the Kudankulam NPP in the southern state of Tamil Nadu was signed recently during a two-day visit to India by Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev.

Date: Thursday, 15 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindia-and-russia-strengthen-nuclear-cooperation-11512634

A “clean area” has been prepared in the reactor compartment of unit 1 of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkiye. This is a prepared workspace for the control assembly of the reactor install the equipment needed to load the simulated reactor core before cold and hot testing begins. Specialists of project company Akkuyu Nukleer set up the area in accordance with the requirements of the technical regulations. Construction materials have been removed from the working area; multiple wet cleaning is conducted on a daily basis; and limited access of all but essential personnel has been arranged. The reactor pressure vessel for unit 1 was delivered to the site in November 2023.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsclean-area-prepared-for-reactor-assembly-at-akkuyu-1-11511899

The Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant (NCCP or NZKhK – Novosibirskii Zavod KhimConsentratov), part of Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL, has signed a contract with the Egypt Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) for the supply of low-enriched nuclear fuel components for the ETRR-2 research reactor. The products include uranium components, as well as aluminium alloy products and aluminium powder. Delivery will be completed in 2024.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-to-supply-of-fuel-components-for-the-egypts-etrr-2-research-reactor-11511973

The reactor compartment of Akkuyu nuclear power plant unit 1 in Turkey has been prepared for controlled assembly of the reactor - and the generator stator has also been installed in its pre-design position.

Date: Tuesday, 13 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Akkuyu-s-first-unit-hits-fresh-landmarks

Work on the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant (Paks II) is proceeding smoothly, which will enable Hungary to maintain its energy security, preserve the results of the reduction of electricity prices, and further strengthen environmental protection, said Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade Péter Szijjártó.

Date: Saturday, 10 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newspaks-ii-progressing-as-planned-11502004

HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), a subsidiary of South Korea's HD Hyundai, is to collaborate in a nuclear shipping project with UK start-up Core Power and US Southern Company and TerraPower. This followed a joint research and technology exchange meeting at Terrapower’s headquarters in Washington DC.

Date: Saturday, 10 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskorean-shipbuilder-joins-nuclear-shipping-project-11502161

Construction of worker camps and a new road to the site is under way for the Yakutia small modular reactor project, with Rosenergoatom officially designated as the operating organisation by parent company Rosatom.

Date: Saturday, 10 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Preparatory-work-stepped-up-for-Russia-s-first-lan