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As policymakers grapple with the twin challenges of climate change and a post-COVID economic recovery, the benefits of nuclear power are clearer than ever, but the industry still has some way to go in addressing perceptions of its alleged drawbacks with cost, safety and radioactive waste. This was the overriding message of the three panellists in a webinar held last week by Utilities Middle East in partnership with Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Date: Friday, 01 January 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-barrier-to-nuclear-is-perception,-says-panel

Bulgaria is to start talks with the United States on nuclear technology, but construction of Russian-designed reactors at the Belene nuclear power plant is still expected to go ahead.

Date: Friday, 16 October 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbulgaria-to-start-talks-with-us-on-nuclear-technology-8182192

Rusatom Automated Control Systems (Rasu), a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, will be the main designer and supplier of the instrumentation and control systems (I&C) package for units 3 and 4 of India’s Kudankulam NPP, Rosatom said on 16 December. In November 2016, general contractor Atomstroyexport (part of Rosatom) signed a contract with Rasu to deliver the I&C equipment, a statement said. In April 2014, Russia and India signed a general framework agreement for the construction of Kudankulam 3 and 4, the second phase of the Kudankulam NPP in Tamil Nadu state.  In November 2016, Rosatom said its subsidiary, Atomenergomash, began production of major components for the project.

Date: Thursday, 22 December 2016
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindias-kudankulam-npp-moves-ahead-but-other-import-plans-in-limbo-5703889

AREVA, Westinghouse Electric Company and the Czech-Russian consortium MIR.1200 have all submitted bids for the supply of the Temeín Nuclear Power Plant units 3 &4 to Czech energy company CEZ. The envelopes with their bids will be opened on 3 July 2012 and the winning bidder is due to be announced in late 2013.

Date: Monday, 02 July 2012
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstrio-of-vendors-submit-bids-for-temelin-nuclear-plant