Russia and Belarus will have nuclear power plants close to Lithuania

Friday, September 26, 2008

Russia and Belarus will both have nuclear power plants close to Lithuania by the time Ignalina nuclear power plant has a replacement, The Baltic Times quotes the president of the Lithuanian Industrialists’ Confederation and the majority owner of Achema Group, Bronislavas Lubys.

Lubys said that he is certain that before Lithuania builds its planned new nuclear power plant, Russia and Belarus will construct two new atomic power stations in the region.

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Jobs bonanza in £30bn nuclear plan

Monday, September 22, 2008

The UK economy could receive a £30 billion boost, creating thousands of highly skilled new jobs, through the building of new nuclear power stations, according to a report.

US engineering giant Westinghouse published new research showing that construction and supply firms across the country would win valuable work if new reactors were given the go-ahead.

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Kazatomprom aims for top nuclear spot

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

As the nuclear industry enjoys a global revival, Kazatomprom is positioning itself to overtake Cameco as the world's largest producer of uranium. It said in July that it expects to achieve this as early as next year, rather than in 2010 as originally planned.

The progress of Kazakhstan's national atomic company is to a large degree due to the vision of its charismatic president Mukhtar Dzhakishev, helped by the country's substantial uranium reserves and the Soviet technical legacy.

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Russia's Rosatom to bid to build nuclear reactor in Belarus

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

MINSK, July 29 (RIA Novosti) - Russian state nuclear power corporation Rosatom has agreed to take part in a tender for the construction of a nuclear power plant in Belarus, the ex-Soviet republic's energy ministry said Tuesday.

Belarus plans to build a nuclear power plant with a capacity of 2,000 MW, with the first unit to come online in 2016 and the second in 2018. The plant is expected to have Generation III water-moderated reactors.

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Russian Company Retains Contract to Supply Nuclear Fuel to Slovakia

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Bratislava, 16 July: Russian open joint-stock company TVEL has maintained its position in Slovakia, having won the tender for the supply of nuclear fuel for five power-generating units of the local Mochovce and Bohunice nuclear power plants until 2015, management company Slovenskie Elektrarne has reported.

These plants were built to Russian design and equipped with VVER-440 reactors.

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Ukraine contracts for nuclear fuel

Thursday, April 3, 2008

KIEV, Ukraine, March 31 (UPI) -- Utility giant Westinghouse Electric Co. signed a contract Monday to supply Ukraine's nuclear power plants with fuel from 2011-15, the company said.

Ukraine relies heavily on natural gas supplies from Russia, RIA Novosti reported. As such, in January 2006, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko announced plans to initiate nuclear fuel production in the country.

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