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New-build projects are making progress, but governments are still struggling with finding the right financing package for large reactors The delayed Flamanville-3 is one of three EPR units under construction in Europe. The others are at Olkiluoto in Finland and Hinkley Point in the UK. Photo courtesy EDF. Western Europe

The UK is facing a major challenge to replace its aging fleet of Generation I nuclear power plants, many of which are scheduled to shut down in 2023.

The project by French state utility EDF to build two Generation III EPR units at Hinkley Point C in Somerset is on track for connection to the grid by 2025. Once in commercial operation the two units will provide up to 7% of the total electricity demand. Two similar units are planned for the Sizewell site in Suffolk.

However, press reports have suggested EDF is in “a race against time” to secure a funding deal for Sizewell C as delays risk making the project prohibitively expensive.

According to The Times newspaper EDF has hired Rothschild as financial adviser for the project and says it wants a “definitive way forward” from the government this year so it can start construction in 2022.

Date: Friday, 17 January 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/what-lies-in-store-in-2020-1-4-2020

The reactor pressure vessel and the core catcher for Kudankulam unit 4 under construction in India have been loaded on to a cargo ship in the port of Saint Petersburg, Russia. The shipment of equipment - 9000 cubic metres in total - is the thirteenth for unit 4, Rosatom said, on a route spanning 15,000 kilometres.

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/RPV-and-core-catcher-shipped-to-Kudankulam-4

The first Russian-made nuclear fuel assemblies with experimental accident-tolerant fuel (ATF) rods for commercial reactors have been manufactured and passed acceptance inspection at Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant, a fabrication facility of Rosatom’s fuel manufacturer subsidiary TVEL. The ATF rods are to be loaded into one of the VVER-1000 units at the Rostov nuclear power plant in western Russia in the first quarter of 2020, TVEL said yesterday.

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rosatom-plans-accident-tolerant-fuel-loading

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued operating licence extensions to two more nuclear power units, bringing the total number to 27 since 2001. Unit 2 of Bilibino NPP and unit 4 of Novovoronezh NPP are now licensed to operate until the end of 2025 and 2032, respectively, which is six and 13 years longer than their previous licences.

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Russias-Bilibino-2-Novovoronezh-4-get-licence-exte

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued an operating licence extension for unit 1 of the Rostov nuclear power plant in southwest Russian to 2031. As of 9 January, the VVER-1000 unit had generated 148.174 terawatt hours of electricity since it started operations in 2001.

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rostov-unit-1-cleared-to-operate-until-2031

Pilot testing of a new ultraviolet wastewater disinfection system has started at the Kola nuclear power plant. For one of the largest consumers of water in the Murmansk Region (more than 1 billion cubic metres annually), the new system will enable disinfection of water without the use of chemicals containing chlorine, Kola NPP said.

Date: Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kola-NPP-pilots-use-of-ultraviolet-wastewater-disi

Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued an operating licence extension for unit 1 of the Rostov nuclear power plant in southwest Russian to 2031. As of 9 January, the VVER-1000 unit had generated 148.174 terawatt hours of electricity since it started operations in 2001.

Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rostov-unit-1-cleared-to-operate-until-2031

Pilot testing of a new ultraviolet wastewater disinfection system has started at the Kola nuclear power plant. For one of the largest consumers of water in the Murmansk Region (more than 1 billion cubic metres annually), the new system will enable disinfection of water without the use of chemicals containing chlorine, Kola NPP said.

Date: Saturday, 11 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Kola-NPP-pilots-use-of-ultraviolet-wastewater-disi

After successfully running a beta version, Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has launched a unique digital sales support service.

Date: Tuesday, 07 January 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-launches-a-technical-documentation-shop-for-nuclear-power-plant-customers-7585740

Russia’s Ministry of Energy does not expect the new BN-1200 sodium-cooled fast reactor planned for unit 5 at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant to be built before 2035.

Date: Friday, 03 January 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-defers-bn-1200-until-after-2035-7581968