Latest News

Filters

Filter by tags: Russia Clear all tag filters

2503 news articles found


The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, has said he will engage in consultations with the relevant authorities following reports that Russia plans to supervise operations at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP). Grossi plans to visit Kiev and later the Russian Federation, where he will also continue talks aimed at agreeing and implementing a nuclear safety and security protection zone around the ZNPP as soon as possible. The six-unit ZNPP is has been held by Russian forces since March but has continued to be operated by its Ukrainian staff. It has come under massive and repeated shelling since July. 

Date: Friday, 07 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsconflicting-claims-complicate-status-of-zaporizhzhia-npp-10064447

Westinghouse Electric Company and Ansaldo Nucleare have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a next-generation NPP based on Lead-cooled Fast Reactor (LFR) technology. The two companies will advance a common design to maximise synergies, combine experience in design, testing and licensing, and align respective partner and supply chain organisations. Westinghouse said the agreement builds upon development activities already underway in the UK, USA, Italy, and Romania, where more than ten state-of-the-art, lead-based test facilities are being installed.

Date: Friday, 07 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-and-ansaldo-nucleare-to-develop-lead-cooled-fast-reactor-technology-10064642

Yerevan considering conventional reactors and SMRs About a quarter of Armenia’s electricity is generated at the Armenian-2 reactor. The International Atomic Energy Agency is ready to help Armenia in realising its future nuclear energy plans, the agency’s director-general Rafael Grossi said during his two-day visit to the country.

Grossi and Armenian president Vahagn Khachaturyan discussed the importance of strengthening Armenia’s nuclear sector in view of the country’s plans to extend the lifetime of its Armenian-2 nuclear power plant and its considerations in building a new conventional reactor or a small modular reactor (SMR).

Today, a quarter of Armenia’s electricity is generated at the Armenian-2 reactor, the country’s only operational commercial nuclear plant.

The 415-MW pressurised water reactor unit, supplied by Russia, was reconnected to the national grid at the end of 2021 after a major retrofitting and refurbishment programme carried out by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Date: Friday, 07 October 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/iaea-ready-to-help-as-country-prepares-for-lifetime-extension-and-new-build-10-4-2022

​Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree to transfer Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant to Russian control and oversight on Wednesday. But Ukraine calls it an illegal attempt to take control of the plant and says the Russian president’s decree is "null and void".

Date: Friday, 07 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ukraine-Russia-and-control-of-Zaporizhzhia-nuclear

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says it understands that Ihor Murashov, who had been director general at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, will not resume the role after his release from Russian detention.  Energoatom's President Petro Kotin says administration of the plant was transferred to Kyiv following the detention and that he has now taken on the role of its acting director general.

Date: Thursday, 06 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Released-Zaporizhzhia-director-general-not-return

Participações em Energia Nuclear e Binacional SA (ENBPar) and Russia’s Rosatom signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which seeks to promote mutual cooperation in areas and activities related to nuclear energy.

Date: Thursday, 06 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Brazils-ENBPar-and-Rosatom-agree-to-cooperate

Egypt has completed construction of the foundation for the first VVER-1200 unit of the El-Dabaa NPP, Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Sources, Mohammed Shaker, announced recently at the 66th International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference.

Date: Wednesday, 05 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfoundation-completed-for-unit-1-of-egypts-el-dabaa-npp-10061076

Energoatom says Moscow wants to take ownership of six-unit facility The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed on Monday (3 October) that the head of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power station had been released following his detention by Russian forces.

“I welcome the release of Ihor Murashov,” IAEA director-general Rafael Grossi said in a tweet. “I have received confirmation that Mr Murashov has returned to his family safely.”

Murashov was arrested by Russian patrols on his way from the nuclear facility to the nearby town of Zaporizhzhia on Friday afternoon, according to Ukraine's state-owned energy company Energoatom.

Energoatom head Petro Kotin had said earlier that Mr Murashov’s abduction and detention was part of efforts by Moscow to take control of the facility and incorporate it into state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Date: Wednesday, 05 October 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/head-of-zaporizhzhia-nuclear-station-released-after-russian-detainment-says-iaea-10-2-2022

The first batch of nuclear fuel has been dispatched to China for the CFR-600 sodium-cooled pool-type fast-neutron nuclear reactor at Xiapu in China's Fujian province.

Date: Saturday, 01 October 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Fuel-despatched-to-China-for-CFR-600-fast-neutron

Riyadh has already begun effort to choose reactor vendor Saudi Arabia has expressed ambitions to build around 17 GW of nuclear capacity. Courtesy B.Alotaby/Wikipedia. Saudi Arabia has begun the process to issue a licence to build a first commercial nuclear power station, the Middle East kingdom’s energy minister Abdulaziz bin Salman Al Saud said.

Al Saud said in a speech at the International Atomic Energy Agency conference in Vienna, said that “the site will be finalised after completion of the technical specifications documents, which were drafted through an international competition”.

In June, Saudi Arabia began the process of choosing a vendor for the construction of the oil-rich kingdom’s first commercial nuclear power station with bids likely to come from South Korea, France, China and Russia.

According to Dan Yurman, who writes the Neutron Bytes blog, Riyadh wants to build two 1,400 MW nuclear power plants, a down-sized effort from an ambitious goal set in 2014 to build 16 units of about 1,000 MW each.

Date: Friday, 30 September 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/kingdom-begins-process-to-issue-licence-for-construction-of-first-nuclear-power-plant-9-4-2022