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Urenco records first-half net loss, qualifies Brexit impact

Corporate

25 August 2016

Urenco has today reported a net loss of €8.5 million ($9.6 million) as a result of adverse exchange rate movements and significant weakening of pound sterling in its financial results for the half year ending 30 June 2016. The net loss compares with a net gain in the same period of 2015 of €166 million.

Hinkley legal bid fails as China urges government decision

Corporate

09 August 2016

The High Court of Paris on 5 August rejected a request by EDF's Central Works Council to suspend the final investment decision for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project in the UK. Meanwhile, China's ambassador to the UK has called for the UK government to make a prompt decision on the project.

UK academics join pro-Hinkley nuclear project debate

Nuclear Policies

04 August 2016

Nuclear engineering and climate change experts from Imperial College London have outlined the benefits of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project in Somerset, England. They have joined the public debate on EDF Energy's project, after new British Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet announced last week that it wants to review the deal and decide in early autumn whether to commit its support.

Horizon funds training facilities for Wylfa Newydd apprentices

New Nuclear

10 August 2016

Engineering Centre at Llangefni campus - 48The UK's Horizon Nuclear Power will provide funding towards the construction of a new Engineering Centre of Excellence at a college on the Isle of Anglesey. The facility will be used for the training of apprentices for Horizon's planned nearby Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant.

Coolant removed from Dounreay Fast Reactor

Waste and Recycling

05 August 2016

DFR - NaK disposal plant glove box - 48A ten-year process to remove 68 tonnes of highly-radioactive liquid metal coolant from the primary circuit of the UK's Dounreay Fast Reactor has now been completed, marking a major milestone in its decommissioning.

UK Parliamentary hearings assess Brexit impact

Nuclear Policies

03 August 2016

Nuclear power and climate change were key topics in a discussion on the potential impacts of the UK's decision to leave the European Union held last month by the Energy and Environment Sub-Committee. The Committee, part of the Parliamentary Select Committee on the European Union, has since published transcripts of the meetings.