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Hitachi-GE and Westinghouse set for GDA completion

Regulation and Safety

22 March 2017

UK regulators expect to complete the Generic Design Assessment of the AP1000 and the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) in March and December this year, respectively. They have also reported the start of the GDA of the UK HPR1000, which they expect to complete in 2021.

EDF Energy orders graphite inspection tools


14 March 2017

ECIT graphite device - 48EDF Energy has awarded James Fisher Nuclear a contract to supply inspection devices to more precisely monitor the condition of graphite within the cores of its fleet of operating Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors in the UK.

National Nuclear Lab needs 'refinement, not change'

Nuclear Policies

09 March 2017

An "ethical barrier" could be put in place at the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory to ensure policy makers can draw on its world-class expertise whilst avoiding a conflict of interest with commercial customers, its CEO Paul Howarth told peers this week. NNL's operating model thus requires "refinement, rather than wholehearted change", he said.

Executives test young talent in British-French contest

Other News

17 March 2017

Spark 2017 - Jean-Jacques Gautrot - 48Nuclear industry leaders from the UK and France gathered in London this week to encourage students and young professionals to showcase their talents in science, technology, engineering and maths, collectively known as STEM subjects. The workshop for the Spark! Contest, held at the French embassy on 13 March, included a jury of 15 executives and 15 teams of finalists.

EDF Energy renews operational support contract


13 March 2017

Heysham 2 power station - 48Global engineering consultancy Amec Foster Wheeler has renewed an agreement to provide long-term engineering and technical support to the UK's fleet of operating nuclear power reactors. The agreement with EDF Energy Nuclear Generation is worth £125 million ($153 million).

Brexit deadline too tight for nuclear, inquiry hears

Nuclear Policies

06 March 2017

The UK's nuclear industry will need more than two years of Brexit negotiations to prepare for a departure from the European Atomic Energy Community, experts told members of parliament last week. The country's numerous arrangements with European Union member states would each need to be replicated and this could take a decade, they said.