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In his latest update on the situation at the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said powerful explosions had shaken windows at the site, “underlining the urgent need for maximum military restraint to reduce the danger of a nuclear accident as the conflict enters its third year”.

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-call-for-maximum-restraint-as-explosions-rock-ukraine-nuclear-plant-11551598

Netherlands-based nuclear energy development and consultancy company ULC-Energy has undertaken a study that investigated the potential to use civil nuclear technologies to power commercial maritime vessels. The study was commissioned by mining company and shipping charterer BHP, a major producer of commodities including iron ore, copper, nickel, and metallurgical coal. BHP has approximately 80,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. 

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbhp-to-consider-nuclear-powered-cargo-ships-11551624

The information session for those interested in gaining contracts with the Paks II nuclear power plant construction project was attended by 350 people from 180 companies, including 150 from Hungary.

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/More-than-180-companies-attend-Paks-II-suppliers-e

Rosatom scientists have completed a key stage of reactor tests on laboratory fuel samples for a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR). Russia views HTGRs as important to future plans for the production of hydrogen. An engineering nuclear power station (AETS -Atomnoi EnregoTekhnologicheskoi Stantsii) based on HTGRs is being developed by nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of Rosatom) as part of an investment project to create domestic technologies for the large-scale production and consumption of hydrogen and hydrogen-containing products.

Date: Saturday, 24 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-tests-fuel-for-planned-htgr-plant-11541259

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

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

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