Hungary's foreign minister said he met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in New York and discussed gas shipments and construction of the Paks nuclear plant being built by Russia's Rosatom.
Westinghouse Electric Company has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with 22 companies in Poland that allow for cooperation on the potential construction of AP1000 reactors in the country as well as other potential projects in Central Europe.
Slovakia's new Mochovce 3 reactor is slated to start up and generate electricity this year with unit 4 following in 2023, according to an energy security report released by the Slovakian Ministry of Economy. Once it starts up, Mochovce 3 will immediately tip Slovakia's energy balance back to an export footing.
Despite a looming energy crisis, one of Belgium’s seven nuclear reactors was disconnected from the grid last week. This follows legislation passed in 2003 requiring reactors to be shut down after 40 years of operation.
Nuclear energy production is "unlikely" to be part of the next package of EU sanctions against the Kremlin for its invasion of Ukraine, while work on an oil-price cap is continuing, according to several diplomats briefed on the discussions.
Barakah 3 will now be connected to the grid and undergo the Power Ascension Testing (PAT) process. This means that its operators will gradually increase the unit's power, with constant monitoring and testing, until maximum electricity production is reached.