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Three-year extension agreed to Hinkley Point C contract

EDF, China General Nuclear and the UK government have agreed a three-year extension to the contract for difference for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, England. While the 'long-stop date' has now been moved to November 2036, EDF maintains the plant's start-up schedule remains unchanged.


Perspectives

Podcast: Ingemar Engkvist on WANO's key industry role, plus nuclear at COP27

Podcast: Ingemar Engkvist on WANO's key industry role, plus nuclear at COP27

The World Association of Nuclear Operators' CEO Ingemar Engkvist explains how the organisation's members are like a family.

Viewpoint: Bilbao y León reflects on nuclear's presence at COP27 

Viewpoint: Bilbao y León reflects on nuclear's presence at COP27 

Sharm El-Sheikh marked the first time the global nuclear community had a large pavilion in the Blue Zone, at the heart of COP27, writes World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León.


NRC issues GEH renewed used fuel storage facility licence to 2042

NRC issues GEH renewed used fuel storage facility licence to 2042

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued the licence to GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy America for the "possession, transfer and storage of radioactive material" at the Morris Operation Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation in Illinois.

Regulation & Safety 02 December 2022


Centrus Energy, DOE finalise HALEU contract

Centrus Energy, DOE finalise HALEU contract

The first phase of the USD150 million contract will see demonstration production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) at Piketon by the end of 2023. Centrus says it could scale up the facility to commercial production capacity, given sufficient funding.

Uranium & Fuel 02 December 2022


Refurbished OPG reactor cleared to begin fuel loading

Refurbished OPG reactor cleared to begin fuel loading

Canada's nuclear regulator has given Ontario Power Generation the go-ahead to load fuel into Darlington unit 3 after removing the first regulatory hold-point for the refurbished reactor.

Corporate 02 December 2022


Perspectives

Podcast: Ingemar Engkvist on WANO's key industry role, plus nuclear at COP27

Podcast: Ingemar Engkvist on WANO's key industry role, plus nuclear at COP27

The World Association of Nuclear Operators' CEO Ingemar Engkvist explains how the organisation's members are like a family.

Viewpoint: Bilbao y León reflects on nuclear's presence at COP27 

Viewpoint: Bilbao y León reflects on nuclear's presence at COP27 

Sharm El-Sheikh marked the first time the global nuclear community had a large pavilion in the Blue Zone, at the heart of COP27, writes World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León.


Collaborators to develop SMR-based hydrogen production concept

Collaborators to develop SMR-based hydrogen production concept

NuScale Power, Shell Global Solutions and research participants including Idaho National Laboratory, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, Fuel Cell Energy, FPoliSolutions, and GSE Solutions will develop a clean hydrogen production system for use in small modular reactor power plants.

Energy & Environment 01 December 2022


Court dismisses Austrian lawsuit against Paks II

Court dismisses Austrian lawsuit against Paks II

The European General Court has dismissed a case brought by the Austrian government to annul the European Commission's decision to approve state aid for the Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary.

New Nuclear 01 December 2022


Kudankulam unit 3 reactor building dome installed

Kudankulam unit 3 reactor building dome installed

The lower part and the top part of the 281-tonne dome for the reactor building at unit 3 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant was preassembled on the ground before being lifted 62 metres and installed in the design position.

New Nuclear 01 December 2022


Studsvik to develop UK metal treatment facility for Westinghouse

Studsvik to develop UK metal treatment facility for Westinghouse

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a technology license agreement with Sweden's Studsvik to develop a contaminated metallic waste recycling and treatment facility at its Springfields site in Lancashire, UK.

Waste & Recycling 01 December 2022


Competition officially begins for Dukovany new build

Competition officially begins for Dukovany new build

Three vendors have made bids to build a new reactor unit at the Dukovany site in the Czech Republic. Site owner ČEZ confirmed the interest of Westinghouse, EDF and KHNP in a new power unit to provide electricity and heat.

New Nuclear 30 November 2022


Regulators back Ukraine for Zaporizhzhia ownership

Regulators back Ukraine for Zaporizhzhia ownership

European safety regulators have backed Ukraine as the rightful owner and authority to oversee the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Russia's Rosenergoatom has appointed Yury Chernichuk as 'director' of the plant.

Regulation & Safety 30 November 2022


First Light teams up with CNL on tritium production

First Light teams up with CNL on tritium production

The UK's First Light Fusion plans to build a 60 MW pilot power plant based on its unique projectile fusion technology to prove the integrated engineering for electricity generation and the production of tritium. It has partnered with Canadian Nuclear Laboratories to design a system for extracting tritium from the reactor.

New Nuclear 30 November 2022