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Orano to supply second Russian deconversion facility

Orano to supply second Russian deconversion facility

France's Orano will supply a second depleted uranium hexafluoride defluorination plant to TVEL's JSC Electrochemical Plant in Zelenogorsk in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Region under a EUR40 million (USD44 million) contract awarded by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom. The first facility has been in operation at the site for ten years.

Waste & Recycling 11 December 2019


EDF, Veolia team up to decommission graphite reactors

EDF, Veolia team up to decommission graphite reactors

A joint venture for the decommissioning of reactors that use graphite technology has been established by France's EDF and Veolia. Graphitech will seek contracts for assisting in the dismantling of such reactors in France, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Spain and the UK.

Waste & Recycling 10 December 2019


France and Japan collaborate in fast reactor development

France and Japan collaborate in fast reactor development

An agreement to cooperate on the development of fast neutron reactors has been signed between Framatome and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Mitsubishi FBR Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The partners have previously collaborated on the Astrid project.

New Nuclear 09 December 2019


Franco-Uzbek uranium mining JV launched

Franco-Uzbek uranium mining JV launched

Orano has formally established a joint venture company with Uzbekistan's State Committee on Geological and Mineral Resources. The new company, Nurlikum Mining, will conduct mineral exploration and mining activities in the Central Asian country.

Uranium & Fuel 05 December 2019


British plutonium samples shipped to France

British plutonium samples shipped to France

A shipment of samples of plutonium oxide is en route from the UK to a laboratory at Orano's Melox plant in southern France. The samples will be used to determine if the plutonium can be used in the production of mixed-oxide fuel.

Waste & Recycling 28 November 2019


French plant taken offline following earthquake

French plant taken offline following earthquake

EDF has temporarily suspended operation of three units at its Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant to assess the reactors following a magnitude 4.9 earthquake yesterday in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-central France. No damage has been found at any nuclear facilities in the area.

Regulation & Safety 12 November 2019


Civil engineering completed on ITER tokamak building

Civil engineering completed on ITER tokamak building

Civil engineering works have been completed on the building that will house the fusion machine of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor at Cadarache in south-eastern France. The final concrete was poured yesterday for the upper part of the Tokamak Complex, meaning the metal frame of its roof can now be installed.

New Nuclear 08 November 2019


China and France reaffirm commitment to climate action

China and France reaffirm commitment to climate action

China and France today reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement and called for worldwide action on combating climate change and halting the loss of biodiversity.

Energy & Environment 06 November 2019


Minister calls for EDF to revive French nuclear industry

Minister calls for EDF to revive French nuclear industry

French utility EDF must present within one month an action plan to the French government that sets out how it will resolve issues, such as skills shortages, that have caused delays and cost increases at new nuclear power plant projects. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said these have damaged the reputation of the nuclear industry.

Corporate 29 October 2019


French-German-Russian firms plan work for Hungary's Paks II project

French-German-Russian firms plan work for Hungary's Paks II project

Rusatom Automated Control Systems, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, and the Franco-German consortium Framatome-Siemens have signed an agreement to manufacture, deliver and commission automated process control systems for units 5 and 6 of the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary. The contract was awarded by competitive tender, Rosatom said.

Corporate 23 October 2019