SevRAO, a branch of Russia waste management organisation RosRAO (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) will complete the programme for decommissioning and disposal of nuclear submarines of the Northern Fleet in 2019.
Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on 16 October signed a resolution approving an agreement between the governments of Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation on cooperation in the design and construction of a nuclear power plant in the republic.
An International Energy Agency (IEA) report, “Energy Policies of IEA Countries: Switzerland Review 2018”, launched on 9 October, warns that Switzerland’s planned nuclear phaseout, starting in 2019, will change the domestic production profile and could lead to an increase in energy imports.
Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Company said on 12 October that it had applied to the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for formal permission to decommission unit 2 at its Ikata NPP in Ehime Prefecture, a 538MWe pressurised water reactor (PWR).
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced that the steam turbine generation facilities supplied for China’s Sanmen nuclear plant in Zhejiang Province have cleared all necessary functional, safety, and performance tests.
The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has approved a ten-year extension of the operating licence for unit 4 of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear plant. The unit can now to operate until 4 April 2028.
Russia’s Brest-OD-300 demonstration lead-cooled fast-neutron reactor unit under construction at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) near the city of Seversk (near Tomsk) in Russia will not begin commercial operation before 2026, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 12 October.