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NuScale signs MOU with Romania
21 March, 2019
NuScale Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with...
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EDF Energy again extends outages at Hunterston B
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by EDF Energy said this week March that it has extended outages at the two reactors at its Hunterston B plant in Scotland while the Office for Nuclear Regulation assessed their safety cases.

Armenian NPP to close for refurb
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by Metsamor 2 of the in Armenia will shut down on 1 June for a substantial repair and upgrade outage, Gera Sevikyan, chief advisor to the plant CEO, said on 20 March. The repair will...

WANO opens entries for 2019 excellence awards
Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has called on its members to send in nominations for the 2019 Nuclear Excellence Awards.

Consortium secures contract extension at Kozloduy
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Bulgaria's State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SERAW) has awarded the Empresarios Agrupados / Nuvia Consortium a three-year contract extension to the Decommissioning-Repository...

Basemat completed for Turkey's Akkuyu 1
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The basemat for the nuclear island buildings of unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear plant was completed on 8 March, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced.

Russian uranium miner reports good results
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by Russian uranium miner Uranium One has announced revenues of $379.9 million for 2018 up from $301.3 million in 2017, including revenue from produced and purchased material.

Vattenfall joins EPRI's nuclear research programme
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The US-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has announced that Sweden-based Vattenfall has joined its nuclear research programme.

X-energy’s TRISO project progresses through US loan guarantee process
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by US-based X-energy announced on 14 March that it had been invited to submit a Part II loan guarantee application by the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Loan Programs Office (LPO).

New contracts for Canada’s Kinetrics
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Canadian company Kinectrics has been awarded two major contracts by Romania’s Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica, the owner/operator of the Cernavoda nuclear plant.

New steam generator delivered to France’s Gravelines 5
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by The first of three new replacement steam generators was delivered for installation at unit 5 of France’s Gravelines nuclear plant on 13 March.

Belgium’s Doel 1 restarts
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 by Unit 1 at Belgium’s Doel nuclear plant was restarted on 12 March several days ahead of schedule, according to Engie Electrabel, the Belgian subsidiary of French energy group Engie.

USA reaffirms plans for construction in India
Monday, March 18, 2019 by India and the USA have issued a joint statement agreeing to strengthen security and civil nuclear cooperation, including the construction of six US nuclear power units.

China and Russia sign formal contracts for four VVER-1200s
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Russia and China on 7 March signed the general contract for construction of units 7 and 8 at the Tianwan nuclear plant in Jiangsu province and the contract on basic design for units 3...

Russia announced nuclear fuel advances
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Russia’s National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NITU MISIS), announced on 5 March that its materials science specialists had developed a unique...

China signs agreement for nuclear heating demonstration project
Thursday, March 14, 2019 by China's State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) on 27 February signed a cooperation agreement with the municipal government of the city of Baishan in Jilin province for the...

Joi Scientific and NB Power to develop hydrogen powered grid
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by US-based Joi Scientific will partner with Canada’s New Brunswick Power to develop a hydrogen production system to make possible the world’s first electricity grid that uses hydrogen as...

Equipment installed to retrieve radwaste from Sellafield silo
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Engineering teams have installed equipment to scoop up and remove material from Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS) at the UK Sellafield site, Sellafield Ltd said on 8 March, noting...

Japan reduces its dependence on LNG
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by Japan’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are likely to decrease by up to 10% in 2019 after five nuclear reactors returned to service in 2018, the US Energy...

Outage extensions for UK’s Dungeness and Hunterston
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 by EDF Energy said on 8 March it had extended outages at the two-unit Dungeness B nuclear plant in the UK by about six months to complete inspections on steam pipes and corrosion repairs.

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