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Construction starts on Tianwan industrial steam project 

Construction starts on Tianwan industrial steam project 

Work has started on a project at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province to supply steam to a nearby petrochemical plant, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. Due for completion at the end of 2023, it will be China's first industrial-use nuclear energy steam supply project.

Corporate 27 May 2022


Westinghouse and Hyundai to cooperate on AP1000

Westinghouse and Hyundai to cooperate on AP1000

Westinghouse Electric Company and Hyundai Engineering & Construction have signed a strategic cooperation agreement to jointly participate in global AP1000 plant opportunities.

Corporate 25 May 2022


Palisades bows out after record operation run

Palisades bows out after record operation run

The single-unit nuclear power plant in Michigan was permanently shut down on 20 May - slightly earlier than planned - after more than 50 years in operation.

Corporate 23 May 2022


Jacobs to support Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

Jacobs to support Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been selected by Tokyo Electric Power Company to support decommissioning efforts at its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The announcement came as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said there had been "remarkable progress" in decommissioning the site.

Corporate 20 May 2022


EDF revises up cost of nuclear power plant outages

EDF revises up cost of nuclear power plant outages

The French nuclear power operator EDF says that the programme of inspections and repairs related to the stress corrosion issue means it has increased the hit it expects to take to its earnings by a further EUR4.5 billion (USD4.7 million) from the EUR14 billion estimated at the start of May.

Corporate 19 May 2022


Hunterston B defuelling operations begin

Hunterston B defuelling operations begin

EDF Energy has started removing the used fuel from the core of Hunterston B's Reactor 3, an advanced gas-cooled reactor that shut down in November 2021. Defuelling is the first stage of the nuclear decommissioning process.

Corporate 19 May 2022


Korean conglomerate to cooperate with TerraPower

Korean conglomerate to cooperate with TerraPower

South Korea's SK Group has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TerraPower of the USA to jointly develop "next-generational technologies" needed for small modular reactors.

Corporate 17 May 2022


In pictures: Refurb of 125-metre cooling tower at Mochovce

In pictures: Refurb of 125-metre cooling tower at Mochovce

Slovenské Elektrárne has released a series of photos of work on a cooling tower at unit 1 of the nuclear power plant which has extended its life to 2060 and enabled an increase in power output.

Corporate 17 May 2022


ITER Director-General Bernard Bigot passes away

ITER Director-General Bernard Bigot passes away

Tributes have been paid to ITER Organization Director-General Dr Bernard Bigot, after his death at the age of 72 was announced by the organisation which is building the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor fusion project in southern France.

Corporate 16 May 2022


Nuclear power remains key sector for MHI

Nuclear power remains key sector for MHI

There is renewed interest in nuclear power from a decarbonisation and energy security perspective, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said while announcing progress in its 2021 Medium-Term Business Plan, which covers the period FY2021-FY2023. The company said it will continue supporting the restart of Japan's reactors while developing small modular reactors and advanced reactors.

Corporate 12 May 2022