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Fortum develops high-definition VR simulator

Fortum develops high-definition VR simulator

Finnish utility Fortum has developed the world's first fully dynamic and interactive virtual reality (VR) control room for training operators at its Loviisa nuclear power plant. The company says the cost of a full-scale, full-scope VR simulator is a fraction of that to build a physical simulator.

Corporate 30 August 2019


Replica simulators completed at Southern plants

Replica simulators completed at Southern plants

GSE Systems Inc has completed delivery and commissioning of three additional full-scope simulators at Southern Nuclear's Vogtle, Hatch and Farley nuclear power plants. Southern has described the project as the largest single nuclear simulator project in the USA in the past 30 years.

Corporate 13 August 2019


New training facility ready for Bruce refurbishment

New training facility ready for Bruce refurbishment

The opening of a training facility signals an important step in mobilising Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement project, the Canadian company has announced. The work is due to begin at Bruce unit 6 early next year.

Corporate 29 April 2019


Study highlights nuclear’s value to EU employment

Study highlights nuclear’s value to EU employment

The European nuclear industry sustains more than 1.1 million jobs in the EU and generates more than half a trillion euros in GDP, according to a new study by Deloitte released yesterday. The study was commissioned by the European nuclear trade association Foratom to assess the contribution of the nuclear sector to the overall economy of the EU28 both today and in 2050.

Nuclear Policies 26 April 2019


French nuclear industry sets medium-term plans

French nuclear industry sets medium-term plans

The French nuclear industry has today signed a strategic contract with the government and unions, covering the period 2019-2022, which proposes an action plan for the industry to succeed in "high-stake" projects.

Nuclear Policies 28 January 2019


Creativity needed in nuclear power recruitment, report says

Creativity needed in nuclear power recruitment, report says

In a bid to attract new talent, the nuclear sector is working to transform its image and new projects and technologies will “help shed outdated perceptions”, according to the latest Global Energy Talent Index released yesterday. But, to truly succeed, nuclear companies will "need to be inventive with how they source and nurture their workforce", adds the energy recruitment and employment trends report, which is in its third year.

Corporate 23 January 2019


Wolsong 1 simulator to be repurposed for use at unit 3

Wolsong 1 simulator to be repurposed for use at unit 3

Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has contracted L3 MAPPS to repurpose the full-scope simulator for unit 1 of its Wolsong nuclear power plant for training operators at Wolsong unit 3. Wolsong 1 is scheduled to be shut down by 2022.

Corporate 17 January 2019


IAEA holds knowledge management course in Latin America

IAEA holds knowledge management course in Latin America

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently held its School of Nuclear Knowledge Management course in the Central American and Caribbean region for the first time. The event was held in Costa Rica on 3-7 December.

Regulation & Safety 14 January 2019


IAEA pilots new course on security of sources

IAEA pilots new course on security of sources

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has held a pilot regional training course in Obninsk, Russia, on the security of radioactive material, including radioactive waste and mobile sources.

Regulation & Safety 04 January 2019


IAEA says national strategies needed for regulatory competence

IAEA says national strategies needed for regulatory competence

Establishing a national strategy is essential for the sustainable supply of competent and well-trained regulatory staff who can effectively oversee nuclear safety, the Steering Committee on Regulatory Capacity Building and Knowledge Management, supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 03 January 2019