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Czech power utility CEZ Group's Elektrárna Dukovany II (EDU II), a wholly owned subsidiary has received three final bids for the construction of a new unit at the Dukovany NPP. US-based Westinghouse, France’s EDF and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) submitted binding bids for Dukovany 5 and non-binding bids for the other three units. Westinghouse is proposing its AP1000, KHNP its APR1000 based in the APR1400 and EDF its EPR1200 (a smaller version of its standard EPR). These are all pressurised water reactors. Russia and China were excluded from the bidding in 2021.

Date: Friday, 03 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsfinal-bids-submitted-for-new-dukovany-npp-units-11265668

ČEZ subsidiary Elektrárna Dukovany II (EDU II) has received final bids from the three potential suppliers for a new nuclear unit at Dukovany, as well as non-binding offers for three more future reactors.

Date: Wednesday, 01 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Westinghouse,-EDF-and-KHNP-submit-final-Czech-bids

US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a Front-End Engineering & Design (FEED) contract with Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP-Newbuild for a AP1000 reactor to be constructed at the Kozloduy NPP site. Westinghouse said work was starting to assess Bulgarian industry and existing infrastructure at the Kozloduy site for its potential to host an AP1000 reactor.

Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-signs-contract-for-ap1000-with-bulgaria-10952237

Westinghouse has signed a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract with Kozloduy NPP-Newbuild for the construction of an AP1000 reactor at the Kozloduy nuclear power plant site in Bulgaria.

Date: Friday, 16 June 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/FEED-contract-signed-for-Bulgarian-AP1000

US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP - Newbuild on the potential deployment of one or more AP1000 reactors at the site. The agreement establishes a joint working group to initiate planning for the Generation III+ nuclear technology. The working group will also evaluate regulatory, licensing and design bases to ensure full compliance with applicable regulations.

Date: Wednesday, 08 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-signs-mou-for-possible-ap1000-unit-at-kozloduy-npp-10656328

Indian design nuclear plants with 220MWe pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWRs) continue to set national and station records for the duration of continuous power operation the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) reported. As of 3 October, the duration of uninterrupted operation of Kaiga 1 reached 873 days, a new national record. The same day,  Rajasthan 3 achieved 766 days, a new station record.

Date: Friday, 12 October 2018
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindian-reactors-set-operating-records-6795848

Nuclear energy has faced serious challenges in recent years because of several factors: competition from low gas prices, subsidised renewables and slow growth in electricity demand in certain markets. But because of several powerful forces we are seeing signs that this year nuclear energy will come roaring back, writes Jarret Adams.

Date: Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Five-reasons-nuclear-energy-will-rebound-in-2018