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NuScale signs agreement with new Polish partners to replace coal

NuScale signs agreement with new Polish partners to replace coal

NuScale has signed a second agreement to consider its small reactors as a general replacement for coal units in Poland. The US small reactor vendor will support two energy firms, Poland-based Unimot and USA-based Getka, in their joint work to explore the possibility.

Corporate 24 September 2021


Polish companies sign MoUs on SMR deployment and supply chain

Polish companies sign MoUs on SMR deployment and supply chain

Two separate agreements have been announced between Polish companies and North American small modular reactor vendors and suppliers. A memorandum of understanding between Cameco, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, GEH SMR Technologies Canada Ltd and Synthos Green Energy will see those companies evaluate a potential Canadian supply chain for a fleet of BWRX-300 reactors in Poland. Separately, NuScale Power, KGHM Polska Miedź SA and Piela Business Engineering are to explore the deployment of NuScale's SMR technology to repower or repurpose existing coal-fired power plants.

Corporate 23 September 2021


Companies sign agreement to increase Ukrainian power output

Companies sign agreement to increase Ukrainian power output

Westinghouse Electric Company and Ukrainian company NT-Engineering LLC have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to implement maintenance optimisation and system repair projects for VVER reactors. They said the work will increase the safety levels and performance of Ukrainian VVERs, improving annual power output and reducing operational costs.

Corporate 23 September 2021


New Orano research centre inaugurated

New Orano research centre inaugurated

Orano's new Centre for Innovation in Extractive Metallurgy (Centre d'Innovation en Métallurgie Extractive, CIME) facility at its Bessines-sur-Gartempe site in the New Aquitaine region of France has been inaugurated by French Prime Minister Jean Castex. The new facility - one of the group's main R&D centres - will host industrial pilot tests for Orano projects under development, in particular for the recycling and recovery of radioactive and non-radioactive materials.

Corporate 21 September 2021


Cameco, X-energy join up to support SMR deployment

Cameco, X-energy join up to support SMR deployment

Canadian companies Cameco and X-energy have entered a non-binding and non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding to explore possible areas of cooperation to support the potential future deployment, fuelling and servicing of Xe-100 small modular reactors in Canada and the USA.

Corporate 17 September 2021


Helium-3 to be extracted from Canadian tritium

Helium-3 to be extracted from Canadian tritium

Tritium stored at Canada's Darlington nuclear power plant will be a source of helium-3 for applications in quantum computing, medicine and security. Laurentis Energy Partners plans to extract and commercialise the isotope from the end of this year.

Corporate 16 September 2021


NuScale 'builds out' Canadian SMR supply chain

NuScale 'builds out' Canadian SMR supply chain

NuScale Power yesterday said it is moving forward with manufacturing process development work at BWXT Canada Ltd's facility in Cambridge, Ontario, in preparation for the fabrication of the NuScale Power Module. The company said this is critical to developing its small modular reactor technology.

Corporate 15 September 2021


Westinghouse to upgrade Temelin I&C systems

Westinghouse to upgrade Temelin I&C systems

Westinghouse of the USA and Czech utility ČEZ yesterday signed a nine-year project agreement to upgrade the instrumentation and control systems at the Temelin nuclear power plant. As the original supplier, Westinghouse will partially renew and upgrade selected control and management systems. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

Corporate 14 September 2021


Companies join forces to create 'top-tier' ISL miner

Companies join forces to create 'top-tier' ISL miner

Uranium development company enCore Energy and integrated uranium exploration and development company Azarga Uranium Corp have announced plans to combine to create a 'top-tier' US in-situ leach uranium mining company with multiple assets at various stages of development.

Corporate 08 September 2021


BHEL receives orders for turbine islands

BHEL receives orders for turbine islands

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has received orders from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd for the turbine islands for six nuclear power units - four at Gorakhpur and two at Kaiga. BHEL said the INR108 billion (USD1.5 billion) order for turbine island EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) is its "largest ever".

Corporate 02 September 2021