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IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano passes away

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano passes away

The International Atomic Energy Agency announced today the passing of its director general, Yukiya Amano. His term in office was due to end in late 2021, but Amano, who was 72, had been planning to step down from the post, which he had held for almost ten years, the agency said.

Corporate 22 July 2019


Rio Tinto completes Rössing sale to China

Rio Tinto completes Rössing sale to China

Rio Tinto has completed the sale of Rössing, the world's longest-running open pit uranium mine, to China National Uranium Corporation Limited for an initial cash payment of USD6.5 million plus a contingent payment of up to USD100 million.

Corporate 18 July 2019


State support pivotal to Russia’s nuclear sector, says report

State support pivotal to Russia’s nuclear sector, says report

Russia's nuclear power sector "continues to benefit" from supportive government policy, in contrast to "tighter restrictions" in Western Europe owing to environmental concerns and growing competition from renewables, S&P Global Ratings says in a report published yesterday.

Corporate 12 July 2019


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy wins Oyster Creek contract

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy wins Oyster Creek contract

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has been awarded a contract by Comprehensive Decommissioning International to decommission reactor internals and the reactor pressure vessel at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey, USA. CDI is a joint venture company of Holtec and SNC-Lavalin.

Corporate 10 July 2019


Rolls-Royce and AMS join in I&C system testing services

Rolls-Royce and AMS join in I&C system testing services

Rolls-Royce and Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation have signed a partnership agreement to provide advanced Instrumentation and Control system testing services to the nuclear energy market. 

Corporate 04 July 2019


Holtec completes plant acquisition

Holtec completes plant acquisition

Holtec International has completed its acquisition of the shut-down Oyster Creek nuclear power plant from Exelon. Meanwhile, all nuclear fuel has been removed from the reactor at Entergy's Pilgrim nuclear power plant, which is due to be sold to Holtec later this year for accelerated decommissioning.

Corporate 03 July 2019


Rössing sale gets final approval

Rössing sale gets final approval

The Namibian Competition Commission has conditionally approved China National Uranium Corporation’s acquisition of Rössing Uranium Limited. It is the only approval needed for the transaction to be completed. Rössing, the world's longest-running open pit uranium mine, has been in operation since 1976 and has a nameplate capacity of 4500 tonnes U3O8 per year.

Corporate 01 July 2019


GE supports Romanian and Turkish nuclear projects

GE supports Romanian and Turkish nuclear projects

GE Steam Power is to continue providing full maintenance services on two turbine islands at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania under a newly announced USD120 million multi-year agreement with Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica. Meanwhile, work has begun at GE's Belfort site to manufacture the first Arabelle steam turbine for Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant.
 

Corporate 28 June 2019


Korean companies awarded Barakah service agreements

Korean companies awarded Barakah service agreements

Nawah Energy Company - which will operate the UAE's first nuclear power plant at Barakah - has today signed a long-term maintenance services agreement with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, supported by Kepco Plant Service & Engineering. It has also signed a five-year maintenance service agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction.

Corporate 24 June 2019


Framatome launches new coating technologies

Framatome launches new coating technologies

France's Framatome has launched a range of new protective coatings that it says can reduce maintenance costs and extend the operating life of components and equipment used in nuclear power plants. The first application of this technology has been at Dominion Energy's Surry plant in the US state of Virginia.

Corporate 21 June 2019