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Technology holder Framatome has confirmed Kazatomprom has completed the qualification process for the production of AFA 3G type A fuel assemblies at the Ulba-FA LLP plant, which produces nuclear fuel for Chinese nuclear power plants. Production of type A assemblies is expected to begin this year.

Date: Thursday, 04 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ulba-FA-completes-fuel-production-qualification-pr

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

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

The production of cobalt-60 is critical to healthcare and, with demand soaring, the challenge is to expand supply, writes Martin Comben from the International Irradiation Association.

Date: Wednesday, 29 March 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/The-critical-production-of-cobalt-60-in-nuclear-re

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

Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami has said Iran is building a 2,000 MWe NPP of indigenous design in Khuzestan province. The Karun NPP in Darkhovin District in Khuzestan’s Shadegan County will generate 300 MWe in the preliminary phase. Other phases will follow.

Date: Thursday, 02 March 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-is-constructing-2000-mwe-npp-in-khuzestan-10638355

The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, has said that Iran is moving toward the production of inexpensive fuel and energy and has placed the development of NPPs high on its agenda. He was speaking on the sidelines of a ceremony launching construction in Darkhovin of an indigenously designed 300MWe pressurised water reactor (PWR).

Date: Friday, 09 December 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiran-prioritises-development-of-npps-10419411

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Framatome and Exelon Generation will see the two companies work towards the production of cobalt-60 (Co-60) in pressurised water reactors (PWRs) for medical and industrial uses.

Date: Thursday, 06 January 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Framatome-and-Exelon-to-explore-Co-60-production

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced today it has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with France's Framatome and GE Steam Power of the USA to participate in a tender to construct the Belene nuclear power plant in Bulgaria.

Date: Friday, 19 June 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Framatome-GE-and-Rosatom-team-up-for-Belene-projec

Making a commitment to build six new EPRs in France would be an "effective stimulus" for the country's economy as it recovers in the years ahead from the shock of COVID-19, the French nuclear energy society (SFEN) wrote in a position paper published this week. Nuclear energy "ticks all three boxes" highlighted in the debate about the recovery - that investments should be in low-carbon, resilient and sovereign industries, it said.

Date: Saturday, 16 May 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SFEN-Nuclear-essential-to-economic-recovery