Innovation rss

Contracts signed for Areva advanced fuels

Corporate

27 June 2017

Atrium_11_BWR_fuel_(Areva_NP)-48Areva NP is to supply advanced fuel to four different nuclear facilities from 2020 under recently signed contracts worth $560 million. The contracts involve the company's Atrium 11 boiling water reactor and Gaia and HTP pressurised water reactor fuel designs.

Further agreements flow from AtomExpo

Corporate

21 June 2017

More cooperation agreements and contracts have been signed by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its subsidiaries during the IX AtomExpo International Forum it is hosting this week in Moscow. The latest agreements, with Asian and European companies, cover collaboration in a wide range of nuclear-related areas and beyond.

Robot ready to inspect Fukushima Daiichi 3 vessel

Regulation and Safety

15 June 2017

Toshiba-IRID ROV for FD3 PCV - 48An underwater robot has been developed to inspect the flooded primary containment vessel of unit 3 at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The robot is expected to be deployed in the coming months, following the training of operators.

UK regulator identifies 11 proposals for research

Regulation and Safety

21 June 2017

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has 53 research projects and proposals amounting to about £1.2 million ($1.5 million) in its Regulatory Research Register for 2016-17, which it published last week.

Canadian government called on to reaffirm nuclear support

Nuclear Policies

16 June 2017

Bruce_B_turbine_hall_(Bruce_Power)-48A cross-party committee has called on the Canadian government to reaffirm its long-standing support for the nuclear sector, including the commercialisation of small modular reactors. The House of Commons Standing Committee on Natural Resources made its recommendations in a report, The nuclear sector at a crossroads: Fostering innovation and energy security for Canada and the world, which it tabled before the government on 9 June.

NEA and EPRI to cooperate on nuclear research

Corporate

14 June 2017

EPRI-NEA MOU June 2017 - 48The OECD-Nuclear Energy Agency and the US-based Electric Power Research Institute have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to exchange global nuclear research experience. The MOU outlines the scope and objectives of a five-year agreement to establish dialogue between them. Representatives of each organisation will now be invited to participate in each other's committee meetings and they may also organise joint events, seminars, workshops and training activities.