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General Fusion, Microsoft team up on data analysis

New Nuclear

16 May 2017

Canada's General Fusion is collaborating with US computing giant Microsoft to analyse its fusion energy experimental results using cloud-based big data techniques. This, the company says, will enable it to explore experimental plasma data in greater depth than previously possible.

Long-term vision for Chalk River

Corporate

11 May 2017

CNL_Chalk_River_vision_(CNL)-48Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has begun dialogue with potential participants after unveiling its vision for the organisation's future. The long-term strategy foresees infrastructure investments of more than CAD1.2 billion ($873 million) over ten years and includes the development of a new small modular reactor (SMR) at Chalk River by 2026.

Vendors team up on SMR commercialisation

New Nuclear

13 March 2017

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Advanced Reactor Concepts have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development and licensing of a small modular reactor. Each company has so far been developing its own sodium-cooled fast reactor models.

Big Data to support Bruce Power operations

Corporate

12 May 2017

RR-Bruce-May-2017-(Rolls-Royce)-48Digital technology developed in Rolls-Royce's aerospace business to improve operational efficiency will be implemented across Bruce Power's nuclear fleet under a multi-year contract between the two companies. The contract will see Rolls-Royce implement its T-104 technology to optimise the operational lifetime of Bruce Power's nuclear power plants as part of Bruce's Life-Extension Program. The technology enables intelligence from world-wide nuclear operating data to be converted into insights to help improve operational efficiency.

Uranium producers prepare for market recovery

Uranium and Fuel

02 May 2017

Some of the world's leading uranium miners last week described major changes they have made in response to the protracted downturn in uranium prices. At the same time, they are positioning themselves for an expected pickup in demand.

Bruce Power awards more Candu extension contracts

Corporate

22 February 2017

Bruce Power has awarded L3 MAPPS a contract to replace the digital control computer system of unit 6 of the Bruce B nuclear power plant in Ontario. Bruce Power has also awarded SNC-Lavalin contracts worth almost $28 million for its major component replacement program.