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EDF ratings downgraded, UK arm clarifies Hinkley cost


13 May 2016

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded to A2 from A1 the issuer and senior unsecured ratings of Électricité de France, outlook negative. The rationale for the negative outlook includes "the incremental risks associated with the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project in the UK, should it go ahead," Moody's said yesterday.

L-3 MAPPS awarded contract for Korean Candu simulator


13 April 2016

Wolsong - 48Canada's L-3 MAPPS is to supply a full-scope training simulator for the Wolsong 1 Candu pressurized heavy water reactor in South Korea under a contract signed with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power. It will mark L-3's first implementation of severe accident simulation for Candu plants.

Duncan Hawthorne to lead UK's Horizon Nuclear Power


04 March 2016

Duncan Hawthorne - 48Horizon Nuclear Power, the wholly owned UK subsidiary of Japan's Hitachi, announced today the appointment of Duncan Hawthorne as chief executive officer effective 1 May. Horizon said Hawthorne joins "as the company continues to progress its lead Wylfa Newydd project."

UK grants £15 million to boost nuclear training

Nuclear Policies

10 May 2016

The UK government has announced details of almost £80 million ($115 million) in funding to support the creation of five new National Colleges that it says will support the delivery of major infrastructure projects, including new nuclear. The centres of high-tech training will "ensure the UK has skilled people in industries crucial to economic growth - high speed rail, nuclear, onshore oil and gas, digital skills and the creative industries", the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said yesterday.

L-3 MAPPS to upgrade Slovenian simulator


08 April 2016

Krsko simulator - 48The full-scope simulator at Slovenia's single-unit Krško nuclear power plant is to be upgraded by Canada-based L-3 MAPPS under a contract signed with operator Nuklearna Elektrarna Krško.

KHNP workers to help commission first UAE unit

New Nuclear

03 March 2016

KHNP-ENEC - March 2016 - 48Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power has agreed to send dozens of its workers to the United Arab Emirates to assist with the commissioning of the first unit at the Barakah nuclear power plant.