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Supply chain challenges remain as Kazakh emergency ends

Supply chain challenges remain as Kazakh emergency ends

Lessons learned through the COVID-19 pandemic have enabled Kazatomprom's assets to operate throughout recent events in Kazakhstan. The overall impact of the recent period of unrest on the company's business has been minor, but pandemic-related supply chain challenges remain a concern, it said.

Uranium & Fuel 14 January 2022


Major components set in place at Rooppur

Major components set in place at Rooppur

All four of Rooppur 1's steam generators have been lifted into position, Russia's Rosatom has announced. Separately, Rosatom's export subsidiary Atomstroyexport is working with the Bangladesh Ministry of Health on a vaccination programme to protect workers at Rooppur from COVID-19. Bangladesh's first nuclear power reactor is slated to start up in 2023.

New Nuclear 24 November 2021


2020 highlighted nuclear's resilience, says World Nuclear Association

2020 highlighted nuclear's resilience, says World Nuclear Association

Nuclear reactors generated a total 2553 TWh of electricity in 2020, down from 2657 TWh in 2019, according to the latest World Nuclear Performance Report released by the World Nuclear Association. Despite the small decline, the Association's Director General, Sama Bilbao y León, said "the resilience and flexibility shown by the global nuclear fleet tell a very positive story."

Nuclear Policies 02 September 2021


Kazatomprom considers making purchases to rebuild inventory

Kazatomprom considers making purchases to rebuild inventory

Kazatomprom may buy additional material in the spot market during the second half of this year to keep its inventories within its targeted range and to meet sales commitments for the rest of 2021, CEO Galymzhan Pirmatov said as the company's half-year results were released yesterday. Pirmatov is to step down as CEO with effect from 2 September.

Uranium & Fuel 27 August 2021


China begins nuclear treatment for contaminated water

China begins nuclear treatment for contaminated water

Electron beam technology is being used to treat medical wastewater in China for the first time. It is safer and cleaner than traditional methods as well as more effective at removing organic molecules such as viruses and antibiotics, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.

Waste & Recycling 13 August 2021


Kazatomprom monitors COVID situation as 2021 outlook unchanged

Kazatomprom monitors COVID situation as 2021 outlook unchanged

Kazatomprom's 2021 production guidance remains unchanged but with Delta-variant COVID-19 cases rising and some areas of Kazakhstan going back into severe government-mandated restrictions, the uranium company yesterday said it continues to rigorously monitor the COVID-19 situation to ensure its current protocols remain effective.

Corporate 03 August 2021


ESA reviews COVID impacts on supply and demand

ESA reviews COVID impacts on supply and demand

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly influenced the uranium market as several companies announced in the second quarter of 2020 measures leading to an important decrease of uranium production and related services, the Euratom Supply Agency says in its newly released 2020 Annual Report. The report provides an overview of nuclear fuel supply and demand in the EU.

Uranium & Fuel 08 July 2021


Cameco increases uranium purchases to meet contracts

Cameco increases uranium purchases to meet contracts

Production at the Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan, Canada, resumed near the end of April following the second COVID-19 related shutdown, Cameco said on 7 May whilst announcing its results for the first quarter of 2021. The company said its deliveries to customers in 2020 were not impacted by the pandemic and it does not expect there to be a material impact on its 2021 deliveries. However, it now expects to purchase more uranium in order to meet its supply contracts.

Uranium & Fuel 10 May 2021


Banks present ways to turn finance green

Banks present ways to turn finance green

Finance must be mobilised at "an absolutely unprecedented level" if a net-zero economy is to be created as rapidly as required, US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry said at the Leaders Summit on Climate last week. The magnitude of this challenge means that governments alone "cannot possibly" find all the necessary investment, he added.

Energy & Environment 26 April 2021


Guterres thanks USA for 'walking the talk' with new climate target

Guterres thanks USA for 'walking the talk' with new climate target

The USA has pledged to cut its CO2 emissions by 50-52% below 2005 levels by the end of this decade. US President Joe Biden announced the target at the Leaders Summit on Climate that he is hosting today and tomorrow to encourage increased ambition in combatting climate change. The event coincides with Earth Day, the annual event first held on 22 April 1970.

Energy & Environment 22 April 2021