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RWE Is Among Bidders for Turkish Nuclear License, Dunya Says

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- RWE AG, Germany's second- biggest utility, is among 12 bidders which received tender documents to build Turkey's first nuclear-power station, the Dunya newspaper said.

RWE got the tender documents this week, Dunya said citing officials at the energy ministry. Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd., Japan's Itochu Corp. and Turkish companies Haci Omer Sabanci Holding AS and Alarko Holding As are also among the companies which received the tender documents, the newspaper reported.

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Utilities turn to US, Europe for uranium enrichment

Thursday, September 4, 2008

LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Uranium enrichment companies in the United States and Europe have seen an increase in customer interest after the recent conflict involving Russia and Georgia, industry sources said on Thursday.

Nuclear reactors are dependent on reliable supplies of fuel, made from uranium ore that has been converted into a gas which in turn is enriched into nuclear fuel.

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Report on Possibility of Building Nuclear Research Reactor in Azerbaijan to be Prepared within three years: IAEA Secretariat

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Azerbaijan, Baku, 3 September /corr. Тренд News R.Novruzov / The IAEA will devise a report on the possibility of building nuclear research reactor in Azerbaijan within three years, IAEA technical coordinator, Andrei Chupov, who is on visit to Azerbaijan, briefed the media on 3 September.

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Balakovo Nuclear Plant Unit Back in Service - Operator

Saturday, August 30, 2008

MOSCOW. Aug 29 (Interfax) - Generating Unit No. 2 of the Balakovo Nuclear Power Plant has been reconnected into Russia's electricity grid after routine safety maintenance, Russia's nuclear power plants operator, Rosenergoatom, said in a press release.
All of the plant's four generating units are currently in operation.

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Iberdrola Interested In Bidding To Build Turkey Nuclear Plant

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

MADRID -(Dow Jones)- Spanish electricity company Iberdrola SA is considering bidding for a license to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant, a company press official confirmed Tuesday.

The official couldn't comment on whether the company is mulling a joint bid with other companies, or a stand-alone bid.

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Vinci, Suez potential bidders for Turkish nuclear license

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Vinci SA of France, Brussels-based Suez-Tractebel SA and China Guandong Nuclear Power Group Co. are among the international companies to express interest in building Turkey's first nuclear-power station.

Representatives from the companies, which all applied for documents in the Turkish government tender, will meet with Energy Minister Hilmi Guler in the capital Ankara on Monday, the ministry's spokesman was quoted as saying by news agencies.

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Russia, Ukraine continuing nuclear talks

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

RBC, 27.08.2008, Moscow 09:59:36.A meeting of the Russian-Ukrainian sub-commission on atomic energy and nuclear materials, which started on Tuesday, will continue today. It is expected that, among other things, the commission will discuss the signing of a long-term contract for the supplies of Russia's nuclear fuel for Ukrainian nuclear power plants after 2010. The Russian corporation TVEL is proposing to ink an agreement until 2025, but Ukraine has not yet decided on a term for which it would like to order the fuel. Ukraine's proposed participation in the international uranium enrichment center in Angarsk in southeastern Siberia could also be brought up.

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Russia to Build Nuclear Plant in Kaliningrad

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Russia's nuclear energy monopoly Rosatom has agreed on construction of a new power plant in Russia's European exclave of Kaliningrad, the company said.

Rosatom chief Sergei Kiriyenko inked the deal Wednesday, Aug. 27, for the construction of the plant about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the capital of the Baltic Sea exclave between Poland and Lithuania.

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The time bomb

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Since the end of the cold war, the United Nations has logged more than 800 incidents in which radioactive material has gone missing, often from poorly guarded sites. Who is taking it - and should we be worried? Julian Borger investigates.

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29 foreign protesters detained in Turkey

Sunday, August 24, 2008

ANKARA, Turkey: Turkish police on Saturday detained 29 foreigners and three Turks during a peaceful protest against plans to build a nuclear power plant near a Black Sea port city.

The police broke up the protest in front of the governor's office and "forcibly took" the protesters to a police station, said Niklas Hartmann of European Youth for Action, an environmentalist group.

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