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A Westinghouse-led consortium has been selected by the European Union to develop and deliver a "fully European" nuclear fuel supply for Russian-designed VVER pressurised water reactors.

Date: Saturday, 08 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/European-consortium-focuses-on-VVER-fuel

Westinghouse has signed a contract with Ukraine's Energoatom to design, manufacture and deliver long-term containment cooling systems (LCCS) as part of the modernisation of units 1 and 2 of the Rivne nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Westinghouse is working with 11 European partners to create security of supply of fuel for VVER reactors operating in the EU and Ukraine.

Date: Thursday, 15 June 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Westinghouse-to-enhance-safety-of-Ukrainian-VVER-4

Russian nuclear fuel has been transported via Finland by air despite Russia’s special military operation in Ukraine, YLE news reported.

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussia-continues-to-supply-fresh-nuclear-fuel-via-finland-10769989

Proposals would remove limits on reactor construction New legislation being put forward by Sweden’s centre-right coalition government removes obstacles to the potential construction of small modular reactors and will help the country in “reaching a climate neutral society with high robustness”, the secretary-general of the Swedish Atomic Forum said.

Carl Berglöf said on social media that the legislation will remove from existing law the maximum limit of 10 reactors. It will also remove a clause that says new reactors can only be built at existing site. “This proposal paves the way for SMRs in Sweden,” he said.

Mr Berglöf said that specifically, the government wants to remove article 6a of chapter 17 (“article 17.6a”) in the country’s environmental act. This article prohibits the government from giving permit to a reactor that is not replacing an existing reactor that has been permanently shut down.

Date: Friday, 13 January 2023
Original article: nucnet.org/news/nuclear-legislation-removes-obstacles-to-smr-deployment-says-head-of-atomic-society-1-4-2023