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Loading of nuclear fuel into unit 5 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province was completed on 9 July, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced the following day. Fuel loading at Tianwan 5 "laid the foundation for subsequent grid-connected power generation," it added.

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fuel-loading-completed-at-fifth-Tianwan-unit

Rusatom Service and MVM Group have formed a joint venture in Hungary to provide service and maintenance to nuclear industry facilities, conventional sources of power generation, renewable energy and oil and gas in Europe, they announced yesteday. The new company, European Power Services Ltd, will start work at the Paks nuclear power plant.

Date: Saturday, 11 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Rusatom-Service-MVM-Group-create-European-Power-S

Russia’s Kataysky Pump Plant (KNZ – part of  RATM Holdings) has won two tenders for the supply of pumps (safety classes 3 and 4) for the power units and general structures of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey.

Date: Friday, 10 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskataysky-pumping-plant-to-supply-pumps-to-akkuyu-8017913

Anastasia Zoteeva, director general and chair of the Board of Directors of Akkuyu Nuclear, has said that it took some time to combine the strategies of Turkish and Russian builders in the construction of Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear power plant.

Date: Friday, 10 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsakkuyu-nuclear-head-gives-update-on-turkish-construction-project-8018378

The Central Design and Technological Institute (TISC) has started work on plans to build Russia's first radiopharmaceuticals manufacturing facility. Moscow-headquartered TISC is part of Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL, which is a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Date: Thursday, 09 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Russia-plans-first-dedicated-medical-isotope-facil

Russia’s Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical Plant (AECC) in Irkutsk has signed a state contract for the decommissioning of the U-5 installation at  the AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM) in Moscow. Both companies are part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL.

Date: Wednesday, 08 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussias-aecc-wins-contract-to-decommission-mothballed-installations-at-vniinm-8013668

Installation of the second tier of the reactor building's internal containment has been completed at unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey.

Date: Tuesday, 07 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssecond-tier-of-internal-containment-completed-at-akkuyu-1-8011807

Installation of the second-level steel ring of the inner containment for the Akkuyu-1 nuclear power unit in Turkey. Photo courtesy Rosatom. Workers have installed the second-level steel ring of the inner containment for the Akkuyu-1 nuclear power unit under construction near Mersin on the southern cost of Turkey.

Russian sate nuclear corporation Rosatom said in a statement that the second inner steel ring is one of the largest structural components of the reactor building and its installation marks a milestone for the project.

The statement said the installed component weighs 411 tonnes and its diameter exceeds 20 metres.

Once the inner steel framework, comprising three steel rings, is fully complete, workers onsite will be able to proceed with a pressurised leakage test.

Date: Saturday, 04 July 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/progress-announced-on-inner-containment-for-akkuyu-1-vver-1200-7-5-2020

Building new nuclear capacity does not need to be risky or expensive, a new report from the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has found. The organisation has called for government action to support a rapid reduction in the costs of new nuclear capacity by creating policy frameworks that capture and apply the lessons learned and capabilities developed over recent years.

Date: Saturday, 04 July 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/NEA-study-sets-scene-for-reducing-nuclear-costs

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has begun pouring the first concrete for unit 2 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey, signalling the start of construction, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez said on 26 June.

Date: Friday, 03 July 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfirst-concrete-poured-for-akkuyu-unit-2-8006771