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2008-08-11 12:01:05

Text of report in English by Belarusian privately-owned news agency Belapan Minsk, 11 August: China's Guangdong Nuclear Power Group has expressed its intention to participate in the construction of Belarus's first-ever nuclear power plant, Belarusian Deputy Energy Minster Mikhail Mikhadzyuk told reporters in Minsk on Monday [11 August]. "China has 20 years of experience in the construction and maintenance of nuclear power plants, and that is why we will consider this proposal of the...

2008-07-24 09:01:05

Turkish diversified group Sabanci Holding has announced that it is in negotiations with GE, Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Iberdrola regarding a tender to construct and operate Turkey's first nuclear power plant, according to Reuters. The news source reported that the Turkish government has set September 24, 2008, as the tender deadline for bids to build the nuclear power plant with capacity of around 4,000MW at Akkuyu on the country's Mediterranean coast. Turkey is planning to build atleast...

2008-07-18 21:00:26

MOSCOW. July 18 (Interfax) - France's Areva, U.S. giant Westinghouse and South Korea's Kepco could compete with Russian companies in a tender to complete the construction of the third and fourth energy units of the Khmelnytskyi Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine's Rosenergoatom said in a statement. The Ukrainian company plans to organize the tender before the end of 2008. Rosenergoatom and the Ukrainian national nuclear power generation company Energoatom discussed the completion of...

2008-07-15 21:00:27

MOSCOW. July 15 (Interfax) - The Bulgarian Regional Development and Public Works Ministry has considered a draft project for the construction of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant by Russia's Atomstroyexport and authorized the National Electric Company to build the plant, the company said. Protocol No. 1, under which the National Electric Company officially grants Atomstroyexport permission to build the plant, was signed on July 10. Now, "the opportunity for the start of a new cycle of work at...

2008-07-10 21:00:25

MOSCOW. July 10 (Interfax) - Russian technical standards watchdog Rostekhnadzor expects to receive a feasibility study on the third power unit of the Volgodonsk Nuclear Power Plant by the end of July, Sergei Adamchik, head of the watchdog's nuclear oversight department, told journalists on Thursday. "We will release our evaluation of the feasibility study in early 2009," he said. As for new serial nuclear plant projects, Rostekhnadzor will only license the part of the project that is...

2008-07-07 21:00:22

MOSCOW. July 7 (Interfax) - The second unit of the Tianwan nuclear power plant was turned on Sunday, after preventive maintenance by Atomstroyexport and Rosenergoatom, Atomstroyexport said. Chinese and Russian specialists checked the condition of metal fragments of the reactor hull, main circulating pumps and steam generator pipes, as well as the turbine, the generator, the turbine condenser, high-pressure heaters and other gadgets during 66 days. They also reloaded the reactor fuel....

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.