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Ural: Nuclear-Powered Ice Breaker

Russia has launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker named Ural in bid to tap the potential of the Arctic region. It is touted as the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world. It is estimated that the Arctic holds oil and gas reserves equivalent to 412 billion barrels of oil, about 22% of the world’s undiscovered ..

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The world’s first Floating Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) becomes operational in Russia

On December 11, the world’s first Floating Nuclear Power Plant (FNPP) – Akademik Lomonosov – has become operational at the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is constructed by the state nuclear power firm Rosatom. The FNPP has a capacity of 70MW and is equipped with two reactors of 35MW each. According to ..

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Kaiga Atomic Power Station (APS) creates a world record for longest uninterrupted operation for 941 days

On 10th December 2018, the Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS) has created a world record for the longest uninterrupted operation for 941 days. The Unit-1 of Kaiga Generating Station (KGS) at Kaiga, located the river Kali in Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka, has been generating electricity continuously since May 13, 2016. It is an indigenously-built ..

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Nageshwara Rao Guntur appointed as Chairperson of Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)

Renowned scientist Nageshwara Rao Guntur appointed as Chairperson of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) for the period of 3 years. Guntur is the chairman at Project Design Safety Committee, Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) and former distinguished scientist Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL). The mission of AERB is to ensure that the ..

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Jaitapur nuclear plant: France’s EDF and GE sign deal to build 6 nuclear reactors

French state-run power utility EDF and American conglomerate General Electric (GE) have signed strategic cooperation agreement with State-run Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) to build for construction of 6 EPR (European Pressurized Reactors) type nuclear reactors of capacity 1,650 megawatt (MW) each at Jaitapur nuclear plant in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra. Key Facts This strategic ..

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