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TVEL announces manufacturing contracts for fast reactor

TVEL announces manufacturing contracts for fast reactor

Siberian Chemical Combine has signed a contract with CKBM for the manufacture and supply of equipment for the refuelling of the BREST-OD-300 fast reactor demonstration plant. The production, supply and installation supervision of steam generators for the reactor facility will be provided by ZiO-Podolsk Machine-Building Plant. Both CKBM and ZiO-Podolsk are part of the machine-building division of Russia's Rosatom.

New Nuclear 19 February 2021


Russia starts making major components for Xudabao units

Russia starts making major components for Xudabao units

Russia's Atommash has begun the manufacture of major components for the first of two VVER-1200 reactors to be constructed at the Xudabao site in China's Liaoning province. Construction of Xudabao units 3 and 4 is expected to begin this year and next, respectively.

New Nuclear 12 February 2021


Cameco maintains positive long-term uranium outlook

Cameco maintains positive long-term uranium outlook

Cameco produced only 5 million pounds U3O8 (1923 tU) in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic but remains positive about the long-term fundamentals in the uranium market, President and CEO Tim Gitzel said today when announcing its fourth-quarter and year-end results.

Uranium & Fuel 10 February 2021


Idled US conversion plant preparing for 2023 restart

Idled US conversion plant preparing for 2023 restart

Honeywell has said it intends to re-open the USA's only domestic uranium conversion facility,
the Metropolis Works plant, in Metropolis, Illinois. Preparations for a 2023 restart will begin this year.

Corporate 09 February 2021


Sizewell C consortium, Welsh government sign MoU

Sizewell C consortium, Welsh government sign MoU

A newly signed Memorandum of Understanding could see investment of up to GBP900 million (USD1.2 billion) in the Welsh nuclear supply chain if the Sizewell C nuclear power plant project receives the go-ahead from the UK government. The MoU between the Sizewell C Consortium and the Welsh government follows news last week that Horizon Nuclear Power had withdrawn its planning application for the Wylfa Newydd project on Anglesey.

New Nuclear 05 February 2021


Commercial-grade products help build nuclear supply chain

Commercial-grade products help build nuclear supply chain

Commercial-grade products will become increasingly important in the nuclear supply chain over the coming years, according to speakers at an International Atomic Energy Agency webinar last week. The industry must be vigilant about counterfeit, fraudulent and suspect items as supply chains grow longer, they said. 

Nuclear Policies 08 December 2020


Reactor lid completed for Akkuyu unit 1

Reactor lid completed for Akkuyu unit 1

The Volgodonsk branch of Russia's AEM Technology has completed the manufacture of the reactor cover for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey. The product weighs 93 tonnes and has a diameter of 4.5 metres.

New Nuclear 30 November 2020


Kawasaki Heavy Industries to exit nuclear power business

Kawasaki Heavy Industries to exit nuclear power business

Japan's Kawasaki Heavy Industries has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with nuclear power maintenance service provider Atox Company Limited regarding the transfer of its nuclear power business to Atox for an undisclosed sum. KHI said it will instead focus on the development of hydrogen technology.

Corporate 26 November 2020


EDF invites interest in DAC project at Sizewell C

EDF invites interest in DAC project at Sizewell C

EDF has published an Expression of Interest document for a direct air capture demonstrator project at Sizewell C, the nuclear power plant it plans to build in Suffolk, England. The work will support NNB GenCo in: the supply and development of DAC technology, the design, engineering and construction of a DAC unit; the development of opportunities for scalability and cost reductions; and project management services.

Corporate 25 November 2020


Framatome forge raises replacement parts production

Framatome forge raises replacement parts production

Framatome has ramped up production of replacement component parts at its manufacturing plant located at Le Creusot, France. On 28 October, forging operations began on the first shell that will be used for the fabrication of replacement steam generators for the French nuclear fleet.

Corporate 17 November 2020