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Russia formally launches floating NPP
22 May, 2018
Russia in mid May formally launched the world's first floating nuclear...
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USA scraps completion of mox facility
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has informed Congress that he has effectively ended the project to construct a mixed-oxide (mox) fuel fabrication facility (MFFF) at the Savannah River...

GE to buy Alstom’s stakes in energy joint ventures
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 France’s Alstom and US-based General Electric (GE) signed an agreement on 4 May to implement arrangements reached in 2015 which will enable Alstom to pull out of three energy...

NWMO expands international cooperation
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) announced it has signed or renewed cooperation agreements with counterparts from Belgium, France, Sweden, Switzerland, and the UK.

Segmentation starts at Oskarshamn 2
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Segmentation of the reactor vessel internals has begun at Sweden's Oskarshamn 2 boiling water reactor.

Simulator contracts for L3 MAPPS and GSE Systems
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Canada-based simulator company L3 MAPPS announced it has won a contract from Belgium's Electrabel to upgrade the Tihange 1 full scope operator training simulator.

IAEA completes Salto review at Angra 1
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team has completed a review of the long-term operational safety of Brazil’s 657MW Angra 1 pressurised water reactor.

Italy’s Eni looks to fusion
Monday, May 14, 2018 Italian oil and gas company Eni on 4 May signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Research Council (CNR) covering joint research in nuclear fusion, water, agriculture...

Candu Energy announces contracts from Bruce Power
Friday, May 11, 2018 Candu Energy Inc, part of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group, announced on 7 May that it had been awarded $16m of contracts in the first three months of 2018 to support Bruce Power’s...

Swedish regulator approves dismantling of Oskarshamn 2
Friday, May 11, 2018 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) on 4 May approved OKG Aktiebolag's (OKG’s) revised safety analysis report (SAR) on segmentation of the reactor internals and fuel boxes...

Japan’s Ohi 4 restarts
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co on 9 May restarted Ohi 4 in Fukui Prefecture, which had been closed since September 2013. Kansai is aiming to for commercial operation of the reactor...

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