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Sudden death of Khan Resources president

Corporate

24 April 2015

Jim Doak, the president of uranium developer Khan Resources, passed away in his hotel room on 24 April, the company announced. The Canadian citizen was staying in Ulaanbataar for meetings with the Mongolian government.

Oskarshamn 2 simulator approaches commissioning

New Nuclear

20 April 2015

Oskarshamn 2 simulator 48 (OKG)A new simulator is nearing completion at unit 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden, operator OKG said today. The simulator is part of a safety modernization of the unit started in mid-2013.

Areva looks to consolidate German activities

Corporate

15 April 2015

Areva's German subsidiary, Areva GmbH, has announced plans to consolidate its activities. The move, in response to Germany's changing nuclear power market, would result in the closure of its engineering services facility in Offenbach.

China helps South Africa develop its nuclear workforce

Nuclear Policies

24 April 2015

China-South Africa April 2015 - 48South Africa has signed two further nuclear energy cooperation agreements with China as part of preparations towards the possible construction of new nuclear power units. The move came as the first group of South African workers began a nuclear power plant training course at a Chinese university, as agreed under an earlier accord.

US nuclear plants celebrate performance

Corporate

17 April 2015

Turkey_Point_(NRC-FPL)_48Latest reliability and safety indicators for US nuclear power plants continue a pattern of consistently high results dating back more than ten years, according to the US Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). Meanwhile, an NEI study has shown that Florida's nuclear plants contribute over $1.4 billion per year to the state's economy.

Rosatom plans Chinese expansion with new office

Corporate

10 April 2015

Rosatom plans to open a regional centre in China "as early as" the middle of this year, the Russian state nuclear corporation announced yesterday. The announcement followed a decision taken by the company's committee on strategic partnerships, alliances, mergers and acquisitions.