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UK Moltex seeks to deploy its Stable Salt Reactor in Canada
18 July, 2018
UK-based Moltex Energy on 13 July signed an agreement for the...
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GNS supplies used fuel containers for two German plants
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH and EnBW Kernkraft GmbH on 17 July concluded a contract for the delivery of 41 large Castor V/19 transport and storage containers.

France publishes three-yearly waste inventory
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The French radioactive waste disposal organization, Andra, on 12 July published its triennial national inventory of radioactive materials and waste.

GEH to use federal funds to develop BWRX-300 SMR
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) funding of $1,925,038 granted to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) recently – one of nine projects receiving almost $20m in funding for...

Orano signs support contracts with JNFL
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by France’s Orano and Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited have signed a support services agreement relating to the Rokkasho reprocessing plant and two contracts to support the J-MOX...

More US funding for advanced technologies
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected a second group of projects to receive funding under its Office of Nuclear Energy's programme for cost-sharing to develop...

Framatome completes refurbishment of reactor coolant pump motors
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Framatome announced on 10 July that it had completed the refurbishment of 31 reactor coolant pump motors for three southeastern nuclear energy facilities in the USA.

Orano to provide waste services to the UK
Monday, July 16, 2018 by Orano TN, the logistics subsidiary of France-based nuclear fuel cycle company, Orano, has been awarded a multi-million euro contract by the UK's LLW Repository Ltd, for the supply...

Restart of Belgium’s Doel 3 approved
Monday, July 16, 2018 by Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control, Fanc, has approved the restart of unit 3 at Engie-Electrabel's Doel nuclear plant, a 1006MWe pressurised water reactor began...

China’s Yangjiang 5 begins commercial operation
Monday, July 16, 2018 by Unit 5 of China’s Yangjiang nuclear plant in Guangdong province has completed commissioning tests, China General Nuclear (CGN) announced on 12 July.

New rail link for Bangladesh NPP
Monday, July 16, 2018 by Bangladesh Railway on 10 July signed a contract with a joint venture of Bangladesh companies Standard Engineers Ltd and Castle Construction Ltd and Indian company GPT Infrastructure...

EU court dismisses Austrian objections to Hinkley Point C
Monday, July 16, 2018 by The General Court of the European Union (the EU’s second highest court) on 12 July dismissed a lawsuit against the European Commission's approval of state aid for the planned...

Dounreay contract for Wood
Monday, July 16, 2018 by Aberdeen-based Wood on 11 July won a contract, effective immediately, to support work on decommissioning the Dounreay nuclear site in Caithness, Scotland. It is estimated to be...

Skoda to supply equipment to Framatome for Hinkley Point 
Friday, July 13, 2018 by Czech engineering company Skoda JS announced on 10 July that it has concluded a contract with French company Framatome for the production and supply of two sets of EPR 1600MWe...

Turkey sets up new nuclear regulator
Friday, July 13, 2018 by A new agency has been established in Turkey to regulate the nuclear energy sector, the Official Gazette announced on 9 July.

Saudi Arabia shortlists Rosatom for nuclear project
Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Saudi Arabia’s first ever nuclear power project is gaining momentum with the Kingdom announcing on 11 July that it had shortlisted the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom for...

French commission highlights safety concerns
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by A French parliamentary commission report published on 5 July said France’s nuclear power plants require safety improvements, including their ability to withstand a possible...

A new waste treatment plant for Bulgaria
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by A plasma melting plant opening at the Kozloduy nuclear plant in Bulgaria is a breakthrough in the treatment and disposal of radioactive waste, the European Bank for Reconstruction...

Japan commission calls for tighter control of plutonium
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Japan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) on 5 July endorsed a call for stricter management of its fuel recycling programme to reduce its plutonium stockpile.

ATS to supply tooling system to Bruce Power for life extension work
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Canada’s Bruce Power has awarded a CAD60m ($46m) contract for specialised tools to Ontario-based ATS Automation Tooling Sytems.

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