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TVEL to supply Egypt research reactor fuel components

TVEL to supply Egypt research reactor fuel components

The agreement between Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant, part of Russia’s TVEL, and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Agency, is for supplies of low-enriched fuel components for the ETRR-2 research reactor.

Corporate 23 November 2022


Federal funding for Diablo Canyon but not for Palisades

Federal funding for Diablo Canyon but not for Palisades

The Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant has been selected by the US Department of Energy to receive credits worth up to USD1.1 billion to enable the two-unit plant to remain in operation. But Holtec International's application for federal funding to allow it to restart the Palisades nuclear power plant has been unsuccessful.

Corporate 21 November 2022


Eskom 'up to the challenge' as Koeberg outages approach

Eskom 'up to the challenge' as Koeberg outages approach

Eskom Group Chief Operating Officer Jan Oberholzer said the company will do whatever it can to meet the daunting capacity challenges facing South Africa, even as the company's two nuclear units at Koeberg face extended outages over the next 12 months.

Corporate 17 November 2022


Nuclear-generated hydrogen considered for asphalt production

Nuclear-generated hydrogen considered for asphalt production

An EDF-led consortium has been awarded UK government funding to investigate the feasibility of using nuclear-generated heat and electricity to create hydrogen for use in the production of asphalt and cement.

Corporate 16 November 2022


Canadian collaboration sets goal of commercial fusion by 2030

Canadian collaboration sets goal of commercial fusion by 2030

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and private fusion developer General Fusion will pursue a series of joint projects to accelerate the deployment of commercial fusion power in Canada.
 

Corporate 11 November 2022


Watts Bar 2 steam generator replacement completed

Watts Bar 2 steam generator replacement completed

Unit 2 of Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar nuclear power plant has returned to service following the completion of a project to replace all four of its original steam generators.

Corporate 09 November 2022


Cumbrian firm secures two Magnox contracts

Cumbrian firm secures two Magnox contracts

Cumbria-based engineering firm Forth has been awarded two contracts by UK governmental nuclear decommissioning company Magnox, the value of which has not been disclosed. Forth will supply waste retrieval solutions in Magnox wet vaults at Hinkley Point and also supply active effluent pumping facilities at Magnox's prototype steam generating heavy water reactor and Dragon reactor at Winfrith.

Corporate 08 November 2022


In Quotes: Cameco's Tim Gitzel on the outlook for the nuclear energy sector

In Quotes: Cameco's Tim Gitzel on the outlook for the nuclear energy sector

In a wide ranging interview for the World Nuclear News podcast, Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel explained:

  • Why the time was right for the Westinghouse deal
  • How Russia's war with Ukraine has led to 'bifurcation' of the nuclear sector
  • Explained Cameco's long-term strategy
  • Looks ahead at the impact of new technologies, including SMRs
  • How nuclear will need to play a key role in getting to net-zero

Corporate 08 November 2022


Russian fast reactor upgrade work completed

Russian fast reactor upgrade work completed

Workers from Rosatom subsidiary Ural Atomenergoremont have completed an overhaul of major components at unit 3 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant in the Sverdlovsk district of Russia. The BN-600 fast reactor began operating in 1981.

Corporate 02 November 2022


Kairos Power receives pressure vessel certification

Kairos Power receives pressure vessel certification

Kairos Power has received ASME certification to produce U-stamped pressure vessels at the company's manufacturing facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico - a significant step towards achieving the N stamp certification required to manufacture nuclear-grade components.

Corporate 01 November 2022