South Korea Industry Minister to Visit Czech Republic, Poland Seeking Nuclear Construction Contracts
South Korea's Industry Minister Lee Chang-yang will visit the Czech Republic and Poland this week to support Korean firms in their bids to win construction contracts for new nuclear power plants in the two countries.
SMRs have gained a lot of attention for their myriad advantages, most notably their modularity. The field of SMRs is just emerging and models are still under development, leaving the field wide open for competition. And a new, unexpected candidate may be stepping up to take the lead in the SMR vanguard: Romania.
France’s nuclear reactors are currently operating at less than half their full capacity. This week, they have produced the least electricity at this time of year since at least 2008, according to data compiled by international media.
Czech electricity producer ČEZ Group said it had acquired full ownership of Skoda JS, a leading Czech nuclear energy firm, currently at risk of anti-Russian sanctions.
The Dutch government is working towards the construction of two new nuclear power plants, according to a national energy system plan outlined recently.
Toshiba America Energy Systems Corporation have announced that they have reached an agreement with American company Bechtel Power Corporation to collaborate on the delivery of steam turbines and generators for Poland's first nuclear power plant.