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UAE records '100 million safe man-hours' at Barakah NPP

UAE records '100 million safe man-hours' at Barakah NPP

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has marked four years and more than 100 million safe man-hours without a Lost Time Injury at the Barakah nuclear power plant. ENEC says the milestone sets a new benchmark for industrial safety for nuclear new-build projects around the world.

Corporate 16 June 2021


Rosatom 'plans new nuclear technology exports'

Rosatom 'plans new nuclear technology exports'

Rosatom will soon submit to the Russian government its plan to invest RUB506 billion (USD7 billion) in new nuclear technologies by 2030, according to Kommersant. Of this, RUB150 billion will be from the state budget. The plan, dubbed 'New Atomic Energy', was presented for assessment to the working group of the State Council on Energy. If approved, it would be included in the government's socio-economic development strategy for the next decade, the newspaper says.

Corporate 11 June 2021


EDF Energy permanently closes UK's Dungeness B

EDF Energy permanently closes UK's Dungeness B

EDF has decided not to restart the Dungeness B nuclear power plant and instead move it into the defuelling phase with immediate effect. Since September 2018, the plant has been in an extended outage in which EDF has been managing a range of "unique, significant and ongoing" technical challenges that it says are not found at the UK's other six advanced gas-cooled reactor power plants. Although many of these challenges have been overcome, the French-owned company said, new detailed analysis has further highlighted additional station-specific risks within some key components, including parts within the fuel assemblies.

Corporate 08 June 2021


Energoatom extends international cooperation

Energoatom extends international cooperation

Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom told ambassadors of the Group of Seven and the head of the EU mission in Ukraine that it has "made significant progress" with its strategy to diversify its sources of nuclear fuel. During their meeting on 2 June, the state-run company described the issues it faces related to its 'corporatisation', including 'discrimination' in the wholesale electricity market, as well as the safety and upgrade work at its reactor units.

Corporate 04 June 2021


Framatome acquires nuclear tube maker Valinox

Framatome acquires nuclear tube maker Valinox

France's Framatome today announced its acquisition of Valinox Nucléaire SAS - which specialises in the production of seamless steam generator tubes for nuclear power plants - from Vallourec Group. Valinox now becomes a subsidiary of Framatome and retains its brand name.

Corporate 01 June 2021


Indian Point sale completed as decommissioning under way

Indian Point sale completed as decommissioning under way

The sale of the Indian Point Energy Center by Entergy Corporation to subsidiaries of Holtec International has been completed. The plant, which shut down at the end of April after 45 years in operation, is the third project in Holtec's decommissioning fleet.

Corporate 01 June 2021


Vattenfall takes minority stake in Fermi Energia

Vattenfall takes minority stake in Fermi Energia

Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall has signed an agreement with the Estonian nuclear energy start-up company Fermi Energia in order to become a minority shareholder of the company with a seed investment of EUR1 million (USD1.2 million). Fermi Energia is studying the deployment of small modular reactors in Estonia.

Corporate 01 June 2021


NuScale signs agreements at home and abroad

NuScale signs agreements at home and abroad

Japanese heavy-industry engineering and manufacturing company IHI Corporation is to invest in small modular reactor developer NuScale Power and become a strategic supplier for NuScale plants under a new commercial agreement between the two companies. Separately, NuScale has announced it is working with public electric utility Grant County Public Utility District to explore the deployment of nuclear energy in central Washington state.

Corporate 27 May 2021


Robot developed for Loviisa steam generator work

Robot developed for Loviisa steam generator work

An inspection and cleaning robot has been co-developed by Finnish utility Fortum and Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences. The remotely-operated robot could significantly improve work safety and reduce radiation doses that workers are exposed to during the inspection and maintenance of the steam generators at the Loviisa nuclear power plant.

Corporate 25 May 2021


Centrus sees strong growth in nuclear fuel sales

Centrus sees strong growth in nuclear fuel sales

US nuclear fuel and services provider Centrus Energy Corporation today announced it has secured new nuclear fuel sales contracts and commitments valued at about USD225 million over the past 12 months. This, the company said, was the strongest period for new sales since 2015.

Corporate 17 May 2021