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UK minister talks up Hinkley Point C progress

UK minister talks up Hinkley Point C progress

The UK’s Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said the country was "firmly committed to deploying new nuclear" as he toured construction work at Hinkley Point C. It follows House of Commons approval for the Nuclear Financing Bill, which ministers hope will make the financing of new nuclear attractive to British funds and institutional investors.

New Nuclear 14 January 2022


Rolls-Royce moves into Leicester space research centre

Rolls-Royce moves into Leicester space research centre

British engineering group Rolls-Royce has opened new offices at Space Park Leicester to develop its expertise in nuclear power applications for space. Being based there will enable Rolls-Royce employees to better collaborate with researchers from the University of Leicester.

New Nuclear 13 January 2022


Heysham 2 and Torness end dates brought forward by EDF

Heysham 2 and Torness end dates brought forward by EDF

The Heysham 2 and Torness advanced gas-cooled reactor nuclear power stations in the UK are to stop generating electricity in 2028 - two years earlier than previously planned - operator EDF Energy has announced.

Corporate 11 January 2022


Hunterston B nuclear power station closes after 46 years

Hunterston B nuclear power station closes after 46 years

Electricity generation has ended at Scotland’s Hunterston B nuclear power plant with the shutting down of Reactor 4, an advanced gas-cooled reactor. Operator EDF says the power station produced enough electricity during its lifetime to power every home in Scotland for nearly 31 years.

Corporate 07 January 2022


Qatar invests in Rolls-Royce SMR

Qatar invests in Rolls-Royce SMR

The Qatar Investment Authority - the sovereign wealth fund of Qatar - has become the latest shareholder in Rolls-Royce SMR Ltd. The project company commercialising a new reactor design is now fully funded, said the Rolls-Royce Group.

Corporate 20 December 2021


Second community partnership forms in Cumbria

Second community partnership forms in Cumbria

The second of two community partnerships has been formed in Copeland, Cumbria, UK, to take forward discussions around siting a geological disposal facility for high-level radioactive waste. Following the formation of the Mid Copeland GDF Community Partnership last month, neighbouring South Copeland has now put itself forward as a possible host for the facility.

Waste & Recycling 14 December 2021


Reprocessing waste packed and ready for return shipment

Reprocessing waste packed and ready for return shipment

Work to prepare all foreign-owned high-level waste for return to overseas customers has been completed, the UK's Sellafield Ltd has announced. A total of 1840 containers have been prepared for return to overseas customers since 2008, as part of the closing out of commercial reprocessing contracts from the Thorp reprocessing plant.

Waste & Recycling 10 December 2021


Innovative decontamination saves money at Harwell

Innovative decontamination saves money at Harwell

A cleaning technique from the oil and gas industry is being used to decontaminate old pipeline sections from the UK's Harwell research site, saving money and allowing them to be recycled instead of disposed of as radioactive waste.

Waste & Recycling 10 December 2021


Management change for UK nuclear transport ships

Management change for UK nuclear transport ships

The UK's specialist nuclear transport ships and their base in Barrow-in-Furness will be managed by AW Ship Management under a five-year contract announced today. The deal - worth GBP59 million (USD78 million) - concerns three ships owned by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority through its subsidiary Nuclear Transport Solutions.

Corporate 08 December 2021


Sizewell C could use recycled uranium

Sizewell C could use recycled uranium

EDF Energy will 'get on with' work to construct two EPR units at Sizewell C in Suffolk, UK, as soon as it receives government permission, which could come within six months, said the project's director of financing, Julia Pyke. She added that the company is working to fuel the reactors with recycled uranium.

Waste & Recycling 06 December 2021