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During his recent visit to China, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi discussed the situation at the Zaporizhia NPP (ZNPP) with both Chinese officials and Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev. Grossi is trying to win support for a UN Security Council meeting to discuss ZNPP later in May.

Date: Saturday, 27 May 2023
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International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi and other IAEA officials have signed several agreements at the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA), during Grossi’s first official visit to China. Grossi met with several high-level officials and visited nuclear facilities and institutions in Beijing, Shanghai and Shandong.

Date: Friday, 26 May 2023
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US fusion energy tech startup Helion Energy has signed an agreement to provide Microsoft with electricity from its first fusion power plant. Constellation will serve as the power marketer and will manage transmission for the project. Helion said the plant is expected to be online by 2028 and will target power generation of 50 MW or more after a one-year ramp up period. The companies did not disclose financial or timing details of the power purchase agreement, or which Microsoft facilities would get fusion-generated electricity.

Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2023
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The Federation of Korean Industries (FKI) has released a report recommending that South Korea and the US should strengthen cooperation in the nuclear power export market, which is currently dominated by Russia and China. This should include building a supply chain together.

Date: Saturday, 13 May 2023
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US-based Westinghouse has launched its AP300 small modular reactor (SMR), a 300 MWe single-loop pressurised water reactor, which is a scaled-down version of its AP1000. Westinghouse claims it is the only SMR “truly based on an Nth-of-a-kind operating plant” and describes it as a “game-changer”.

Date: Thursday, 11 May 2023
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Westinghouse has launched what it calls a "game-changer" AP300 small modular reactor, a scaled-down version of its AP1000 reactor, with a goal for the first one to deliver power to the grid within a decade.

Date: Friday, 05 May 2023
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US-based Jacobs has been selected to design and engineer remotely-operated tools for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction at Saint-Paul-les-Durance in southern France. The four-year framework contract with a possible two-year extension covers work on up to 25 diagnostic ports and systems. Jacobs says the project will capitalise on extensive remote-handling experience and knowledge of the diagnostics and port cell areas gained from previous work.

Date: Saturday, 29 April 2023
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Jacobs has been awarded a contract to design and engineer maintenance systems for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) fusion project.

Date: Thursday, 27 April 2023
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Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) of the USA has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with South Korea's Hyundai Engineering and SK E&C to conduct joint research and development for the commercialisation of Hydrogen Micro Hubs over the next five years.

Date: Saturday, 22 April 2023
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