Exploration and Nuclear Fuel rss

Westinghouse and EDF sign long-term fuel contract

18 December 2014

Westinghouse has signed a long-term contract to provide several thousand tonnes of fuel to EDF for use in its nuclear reactors in France. The contract will continue an existing agreement between the companies that expires at the end of this year.

Strateco lodges damages claim against Quebec

12 December 2014

Matoush 48Strateco Resources has launched a claim for damages of nearly CAD190 million ($164 million) against the government of Quebec for the loss of its investments in the Matoush uranium project following the province's decisions to place a moratorium on uranium development and deny authorisation for advanced underground exploration.

New proposal for Yeelirrie

28 November 2014

Yeelirrie_(Cameco)_48Cameco is planning to double the production rate of its proposed Yeelirrie uranium project in Western Australia, and has referred its proposal for regulatory approval.

AEM company wins fuel fabrication contract for 'Proryv' project

16 December 2014

SverdNIIkhimmash has won a RUB5.7 billion ($784 million) contract to design, manufacture and supply equipment for fuel module fabrication and the start-up of "minimum re-fabrication" of fuel for nuclear power plants. SverdNIIkhimmash is a subsidiary of Rosatom's engineering division Atomenergomash.

Kazakhstan and China discuss fuel assembly production

08 December 2014

Kazakhstan and China are in talks to establish the joint fabrication of fuel assemblies for nuclear power plants, Nurlan Kapparov, president of Kazatomprom, said today.

BHP Billiton flags increase in copper output

26 November 2014

BHP Billiton has flagged a 27% increase in copper production at the Olympic Dam mine in Australia from 2018, and a doubling from that level subsequently by a low-risk underground expansion with significantly lower capital intensity than the previous open cut design.