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Lithuania has capped the amount of electricity that can enter its grid from Belarus as part of measures to avoid importing power from the Ostrovets nuclear power plant. Grid operator LitGrid said the interconnection would be limited to 262 MW, with throughputs calculated every day.

Date: Friday, 17 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Lithuania-again-blocks-electricity-from-Ostrovets

“Today is a historic day for Egyptian students - they connect their lives with nuclear power, and for our part, we must do everything possible to help them achieve success,” said Dmitry Pashevich, First Deputy General Director of Rusatom Service on 10 September at the opening of the training programme.

Date: Wednesday, 15 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-begins-training-egyptian-specialists-for-el-dabaa-npp-9079760

The second tier of the internal containment shell (ICS) has been installed at unit 2 of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey, Rosatom reported on 9 September. The ICS is one of the main safety elements providing protection for the reactor compartment. It is also a support for pipeline penetrations and a polar crane, with the help of which work is carried out to maintain the nuclear reactor one it is operating. 

Date: Tuesday, 14 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssecond-tier-of-the-internal-containment-installed-at-akkuyu-2-9076819

Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division  Atomenergomash) has started a long-cycle operation to manufacture the bottom of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 3 of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey.

Date: Friday, 10 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsatommash-begins-manufacture-of-reactor-bottom-for-akkuyu-3-9067625

Rosatom said on 8 September that it had taken part in the first pilot research exercises run by the Russian Ministry for Civil Defence, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (Emercom). During the  “Safe Arctic” exercises, Rosatom demonstrated operation of a mobile laser complex (MLC) for elimination of accident consequences/ the MLC was designed by the Troitsk Institute of Innovative and Thermonuclear Research (Triniti - part of Rosatom’s scientific division, JSC Science and Innovations).

Date: Friday, 10 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussian-mobile-laser-tested-for-arctic-accident-and-emergency-use-9067909

Russia has completed installation of the second tier of the inner steel containment at Akkuyu. Courtesy Rosatom. Russia has installed the second tier of the internal steel containment shell for Unit 2 of the Akkuyu nuclear power station under construction in southwest Turkey, according to state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

State nuclear corporation Rosatom said the component, with a weight of 322 tonnes and a height of 12 metres, took about 12 hours to lift into place.

The internal containment will consist of three parts when completed. Workers will now begin welding the first and second tiers together.

After installation of all three tiers is complete, concrete will be poured on top and the containment will be tested for leaks.

Date: Friday, 10 September 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/russia-installs-second-tier-of-inner-containment-shell-at-akkuyu-2-9-4-2021

Russia's MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor is now in the installation phase, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov announced yesterday. Likhachov's announcement was made during a working trip to the city of Dimitrovgrad in the Ulyanovsk region to monitor the construction of the reactor, which began at the site of the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in September 2015.

Date: Friday, 10 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/MBIR-project-enters-installation-phase

Atomenergomash is in the process of manufacturing the reactor pressure vessel for Turkey's new Akkuyu 3 reactor. Improvements to hand-held cutting tools have cut the time of some jobs by 75%, it said.

Date: Thursday, 09 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Akkuyu-3-s-pressure-vessel-takes-shape

Nuclear energy, as an asset class, has the potential to report well against a wide range of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) data collection and accounting metrics, according to a new report from the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). This should allow nuclear energy to be considered as an investable asset class, thereby allowing nuclear companies and projects to access climate finance.

Date: Wednesday, 08 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/GIF-highlights-nuclear-s-ESG-attributes

Russsia’s Izhorskiye Zavody (Izhora Plant - part of the OMZ Group) has completed hydraulic tests on the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 2 of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkey.

Date: Tuesday, 07 September 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-equipment-being-readied-for-akkuyu-nuclear-plant-9057785