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EDF sees progress in plan to reinvigorate French industry

EDF sees progress in plan to reinvigorate French industry

France's EDF has issued an initial progress report on the status of its excell plan, saying commitments made under the plan have now been met or are close to being so. The plan aims to enhance the French nuclear industry's manufacturing quality, boost skills and tighten governance of major nuclear projects.

Corporate 16 October 2020


Uranium market is coping with impact of the pandemic

Uranium market is coping with impact of the pandemic

Most respondents to UxC's annual summer survey agreed that the uranium market has so far managed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic effectively, and is proving robust, despite some initial issues with mine production. There is general consensus that the crisis will not harm the future of nuclear power, UxC said.

Uranium & Fuel 08 October 2020


Russia completes steam generators for Akkuyu and Bangladesh units

Russia completes steam generators for Akkuyu and Bangladesh units

Rosatom has completed the delivery of steam generators for the Akkuyu 1 and Rooppur 1 units under construction in Turkey and Bangladesh. The equipment was produced by Atommash, part of the Volgodonsk branch of Rosatom’s engineering subsidiary AEM Technology.

New Nuclear 02 October 2020


Canadian firms make progress with radioisotope production

Canadian firms make progress with radioisotope production

Ontario Power Generation, its subsidiary Laurentis Energy Partners, BWXT ITG Canada Inc and its affiliates yesterday said they are making "significant progress" towards the production of molybdenum-99 at OPG's Darlington plant. Darlington will be the first large-scale nuclear power station to produce the medical radioisotope, they said.

Regulation & Safety 25 September 2020


Report sees opportunities for nuclear supply chain

Report sees opportunities for nuclear supply chain

The 2020s are likely to be a time of uncertainty for global energy systems with the growing recognition that business-as-usual is unsustainable and represents a threat to humanity, but the global transition to low-carbon energy and the post-COVID recovery will be a time of opportunity for the nuclear energy sector and its supply chain, according to the 2020 edition of a World Nuclear Association report that analyses the economic value of the nuclear power industry. The report is the work of the Association's Supply Chain working group, which is chaired by Laurent-Olivier Coudeyre of EDF.

Nuclear Policies 23 September 2020


Cost and communication vital to reap nuclear benefits, panel finds

Cost and communication vital to reap nuclear benefits, panel finds

Nuclear power programmes can benefit society through the creation of high-quality employment opportunities while providing secure, reliable energy supplies, but the industry must make sure it engages in open and transparent communications with stakeholders, as well as being cost-competitive with all other forms of generation, if those benefits are to be realised. These were the feelings from an international high-level panel of nuclear industry and academic experts at World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum 2020.

Energy & Environment 15 September 2020


Investor confidence relies on public acceptance of nuclear

Investor confidence relies on public acceptance of nuclear

Driving investment towards nuclear energy projects depends strongly on the perception and evaluation of the costs associated with them, Leonam dos Santos GuimarĂ£es, CEO of Eletronuclear, told participants in World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum last week. Brazil has two nuclear reactors generating about 3% of its electricity, but construction of a third is currently stalled.

Nuclear Policies 14 September 2020


China readying for nuclear expansion, says Zheng

China readying for nuclear expansion, says Zheng

The future of nuclear power in China is promising, Zheng Mingguang, Chief Engineer at China's State Power Investment Corporation told World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum 2020 yesterday. He believes both the use of large and small-scale reactors will find applications in China beyond just electricity generation.

Nuclear Policies 11 September 2020


Canadian companies join forces for Ontario economic recovery

Canadian companies join forces for Ontario economic recovery

A newly announced CAD55 million (USD42 million) contract for fuel channel maintenance to extend operations at Bruce 3 is one of several joint projects between Bruce Power and BWXT the companies say will advance Ontario's post-COVID economic recovery programme. The companies also announced the shipment of the first "made-in-Ontario" steam generator for Major Component Replacement project at Bruce unit 6.

Corporate 10 September 2020


Kursk II completes steam generator hydraulic tests

Kursk II completes steam generator hydraulic tests

Atommash has completed hydraulic tests on the first steam generator for the Kursk II nuclear power plant under construction in Western Russia, which will be the first to use the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) reactor design. Atommash is part of Atomenergomash, the engineering division of state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 04 September 2020