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First EPR enters commercial operation

Unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in Guangdong province has completed all commissioning work and is qualified for commercial operation, China General Nuclear announced yesterday. It becomes the first EPR reactor to reach the milestone.


Perspectives

Viewpoint: COP24 can help the climate with nuclear policy action

Viewpoint: COP24 can help the climate with nuclear policy action

Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association, urges policy makers gathered at COP24 - the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - to recognise the longstanding role of nuclear power in the low-carbon energy mix.

29 November 2018


Vimy to progress Australian uranium projects

Vimy to progress Australian uranium projects

Australian uranium company Vimy Resources will use the AUD3.0 million (USD2.2 million) it has raised through a share placement to pursue offtake contracts for its Mulga Rock project and exploration work at Alligator River.

Uranium & Fuel 14 December 2018


Cavendish contracted to demolish Dounreay reactor

Cavendish contracted to demolish Dounreay reactor

Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a three-year, multi-million pound contract to dismantle and demolish the oldest reactor on the Dounreay site in Scotland, the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor.

Waste & Recycling 14 December 2018


Enusa awarded new fuel contract for Spanish PWRs

Enusa awarded new fuel contract for Spanish PWRs

State-owned nuclear fuel manufacturer Enusa Industrias Avanzadas has been awarded a contract to supply 24 reload batches of fuel and associated services by the operators of Spain's five Westinghouse-design pressurised water reactors (PWRs).

Uranium & Fuel 14 December 2018


Perspectives

Viewpoint: COP24 can help the climate with nuclear policy action

Viewpoint: COP24 can help the climate with nuclear policy action

Agneta Rising, director general of World Nuclear Association, urges policy makers gathered at COP24 - the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - to recognise the longstanding role of nuclear power in the low-carbon energy mix.

29 November 2018


Uranium resources adequate but investment needed

Uranium resources adequate but investment needed

The world's supply of uranium is more than adequate to meet projected requirements for the foreseeable future, but investment and technical expertise will be needed to make sure resources can be brought into production in a timely manner, including from mines currently under care and maintenance, according to the latest 'Red Book'.

Uranium & Fuel 13 December 2018


Framatome completes Forsmark I&C upgrade

Framatome completes Forsmark I&C upgrade

France's Framatome has completed a project to upgrade the safety instrumentation and control (I&C) system of unit 3 at the Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden.

Corporate 13 December 2018


Russia starts batch production of MOX fuel assemblies

Russia starts batch production of MOX fuel assemblies

Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL has launched the batch production of mixed uranium-plutonium oxide fuel assemblies for the BN-800 fast neutron reactor.

Uranium & Fuel 13 December 2018


Novovoronezh unit 4 completes upgrade

Novovoronezh unit 4 completes upgrade

Loading of nuclear fuel into unit 4 of the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant in Russia has been completed. The procedure is part of large-scale modernisation work on the VVER-440 reactor.

Regulation & Safety 12 December 2018


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Armenian plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Armenian plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant at Metsamor.

Regulation & Safety 12 December 2018


Indian reactor sets new world record

Indian reactor sets new world record

Kaiga unit 1 has set a new world record for continuous operation of a nuclear power reactor of any type. The pressurised heavy water reactor has now completed 941 unbroken days of operation since 13 May 2016.

Corporate 11 December 2018


European bank loan for Slovak investments

European bank loan for Slovak investments

The European Investment Bank has announced a EUR60 million (USD68 million) loan to utility Slovenské Elektrárne to finance investments in nuclear safety at Slovakia's existing Bohunice and Mochovce nuclear power plants.

Corporate 11 December 2018