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Costs key to commercialisation of advanced reactors, says LucidCatalyst

Costs key to commercialisation of advanced reactors, says LucidCatalyst

Advanced reactors that have a capital cost of less than USD3000 per kilowatt will be attractive investments and create the most value for plant owners, a study by international consultancy LucidCatalyst has concluded. The report found flexible advanced reactors complement wind and solar in markets with high penetrations of renewables.

New Nuclear 14 July 2020


Sizewell C Consortium urges decision on funding

Sizewell C Consortium urges decision on funding

A group of 32 companies and organisations from the UK nuclear supply chain have formed a consortium to encourage the government to support a state-guaranteed financing model for Sizewell C, the proposed new nuclear power plant on the Suffolk coast. The Sizewell C Consortium said today it intends to sign agreements that ensure 70% of the project's construction value would go to UK companies.

Corporate 14 July 2020


Akkuyu unit 1 hydraulic tests completed

Akkuyu unit 1 hydraulic tests completed

Atommash, part of the Volgodonsk branch of Russia's AEM Technology, has completed hydraulic tests on the reactor pressure vessel of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Mersin province, in southern Turkey.

New Nuclear 14 July 2020


Fuel loading completed at fifth Tianwan unit

Fuel loading completed at fifth Tianwan unit

Loading of nuclear fuel into unit 5 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province was completed on 9 July, China National Nuclear Corporation announced the following day. Fuel loading at Tianwan 5 "laid the foundation for subsequent grid-connected power generation," it added.

New Nuclear 13 July 2020


Russia plans first dedicated medical isotope facility

Russia plans first dedicated medical isotope facility

The Central Design and Technological Institute has started work on plans to build Russia's first radiopharmaceuticals manufacturing facility. Moscow-headquartered TISC is part of Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL, which is a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 08 July 2020


Jobs boost as Hinkley Point C construction enters next phase

Jobs boost as Hinkley Point C construction enters next phase

EDF Energy expects 1200 new jobs and 300 apprentices to be created in the next phase of construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset, England. They will become part of the 4000 strong workforce who will fit electrical systems, cables and pipes at the plant.

New Nuclear 08 July 2020


UK sees no transboundary issues with Sizewell C

UK sees no transboundary issues with Sizewell C

Alok Sharma, British secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is "of the view" that the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power plant project is not likely to have significant effects in any other states outside of the UK, the UK's Planning Inspectorate said yesterday. Sharma's conclusion followed a screening assessment of likely significant effects on the environment in other states from the project in accordance with Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017.

New Nuclear 08 July 2020


Regulator seeks feedback on Sizewell C environmental permits

Regulator seeks feedback on Sizewell C environmental permits

The Environment Agency is seeking feedback from the community and national stakeholders on applications for three environmental permits required for operation of the proposed Sizewell C nuclear power plant in Suffolk, England. These permits are for: disposals and discharges of radioactive wastes; operation of standby power supply systems using diesel generators; and discharges of cooling water and liquid effluent into the North Sea.

Regulation & Safety 06 July 2020


NEA study sets scene for reducing nuclear costs

NEA study sets scene for reducing nuclear costs

Building new nuclear capacity does not need to be risky or expensive, a new report from the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency has found. The organisation has called for government action to support a rapid reduction in the costs of new nuclear capacity by creating policy frameworks that capture and apply the lessons learned and capabilities developed over recent years.

Nuclear Policies 03 July 2020


TVO awaits revised schedule for OL3 commissioning

TVO awaits revised schedule for OL3 commissioning

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj expects to receive a revised schedule in August from the Areva-Siemens consortium for the commissioning of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR. Fuel loading, which had been planned for last month, has been delayed by among other things the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Nuclear 03 July 2020