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UAE’s First Reactor Gets Go-Ahead

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:16:52 +0000

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is set to begin commercial operation of the Middle East’s first nuclear power plant, after the country’s regulatory agency on Feb. 17 gave its approval for the start-up of the first reactor at the Barakah site. The plant can now begin loading fuel, and Unit 1 is expected to come […]

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POWER Notebook: A Week of Trials and Triumphs for Nuclear

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 06 Feb 2020 15:31:27 +0000

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The past week saw interesting developments worldwide for nuclear new builds, small modular reactors (SMRs), and advanced nuclear fuel. Highlighted here: A third U.S. utility will use Framatome’s ATRIUM 11 fuel design; Barakah 1 in the United Arab Emirates is on the cusp of startup; South Africa’s Eskom said it wants to dispose of PBMR […]

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UAE Set to Start First Nuclear Plant; Sweden, Germany Shut Units

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 18:24:25 +0000

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The first nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reportedly will come online in early 2020. The report comes one day after Sweden on Dec. 30 shut down one of four reactors at the nation’s largest nuclear plant, closing Unit 2 at the Ringhals facility after more than 40 years of operation. Germany […]

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NRC Certifies South Korea’s APR1400 Nuclear Reactor Design for U.S. Use

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 22:06:43 +0000

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has certified the Advanced Power Reactor 1400 (APR1400), a third-generation design developed by deployed by South Korean state-owned companies Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP). The U.S. nuclear regulatory body on May 1 said it will issue a direct final rule certifying the reactor […]

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