Friday, January 27, 2023



Czechia to decide on the location of the nuclear waste repository in line with EU Taxonomy

The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade presented new procedures, according to which both chambers of the Parliament and local municipalities will be involved in deciding the location of an underground nuclear waste repository.

Hungary’s Paks II to be completed in 2032, says minister

Hungary's Energy Minister Csaba Lantos said the Paks II plant is now expected to be completed in 2032, which would be two years later than previously suggested. He also confirmed that Hungary plans to extend the operation period of the four-unit Paks nuclear power plant by another 20 years.

Romania’s G7-backed small modular reactor notes progress in Front-End Engineering and Design

NuScale Power and RoPower announced the signing of a contract for Phase 1 of FEED work for the first ever small modular reactor (SMR) power plant in Romania, which was included in the G7 Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment initiative.

Record amount of energy produced by Czech nuclear power plants in 2022

Czech nuclear power plants produced a record amount of energy in 2022, according to Czechia's utility group CEZ.

Dismantle of Soviet-era nuclear reactors in Lithuania can begin

A consortium comprising Westinghouse Electric Spain, Jacobs and the Lithuanian Energy Institute was selected to plan the dismantling and waste management of nuclear reactors in Lithuania.

Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP completes Framatome deal

The operator of Bulgaria’s only nuclear power plant, AEC Kozloduy EAD and the French nuclear company, Framatome, signed an agreement last week for the supply of nuclear fuel for unit 6 of the Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

“Historic moment” for Bulgaria’s nuclear sector as Kozloduy NPP secures new nuclear fuel supply

The operator of Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant signed a deal on the supply of fresh nuclear fuel by the US Westinghouse Electric Sweden. Another supply contract is expected to be signed with the French Framatome.

Romania: government adopts draft act on new production units in Cernavodă NPP

The Romanian government adopted a new draft act on the approval of the "Support Agreement" between the State and Nuclearelectrica for the development of Units 3 and 4 of the Cernavodă nuclear power plant.

Czech Nuclear Power Plants meet environmental protection standards

The Temelin and Dukovany nuclear power plants meet the requirements of international environmental protection standards - according to the main conclusion of a recertification audit conducted by Det Norske Veritas.

Nuclear and renewables, the ‘only safe scenario’ – CEE and EU leaders at European Nuclear Forum

Policymakers and experts convened for the 15th European Nuclear Forum in Prague. The conference was an opportunity for the leaders to discuss nuclear technologies in re-shaping the European energy landscape. This included an emphasis on the importance of combining nuclear and renewable energy.

ČEZ takes over ŠKODA JS, a major Czech company operating in nuclear servicing

ČEZ became the 100% owner of ŠKODA JS, a traditional Czech company operating in the field of nuclear energy, solving the problem of its major supplier, which several years ago became part of the Russian engineering group OMZ.

Security update on Zaporizhzhia NPP – IAEA experts complete damage assessment

Buildings, systems and equipment has been damaged, with explosions occurring near the reactors of Ukraine's Zaporizhzhya ZNPP. However, radiation levels remained 'normal' with no reports of casualties. The ZNPP’s external power supplies, which have been knocked out several times during the conflict, were also not affected.

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