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One Nuclear Power Project Delayed; Three Leap Forward
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The long-overdue Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant (NPP) in Finland has been delayed again, but nuclear projects in Russia, Canada, and Iran achieved important milestones in November. New Novovoronezh Unit…


As Nuclear Giant AREVA Reforms, Framatome Is Resurrected

Reforging its core business to return to competitiveness after record losses of €4.83 billion in 2014, French nuclear firm AREVA has split its five operational business units and rebranded them—again.…


Several Milestones Reached at Nuclear Power Projects Around the World

The world’s nuclear power industry has been busy in the new year, with several construction projects reaching key milestones as 2018 began. EPR Units Making Progress Four EPR nuclear units…


Plagued by Faulty Materials, Industry Upheaval, Finnish EPR Nuclear Unit Steers Toward Completion 

Olkiluoto 3, a much delayed first-of-its-kind EPR nuclear plant project under construction in Finland, has begun hot functional tests and should begin generating electricity in May 2019, according to Finnish…


EDF Moves to Rescue AREVA, Will Buy Majority of Nuclear Reactor Business

France's state-owned utility EDF will snap up between 51% and 75% of troubled nuclear giant AREVA's reactor business in a possible $2.96 billion deal.  While the French government owns about…