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Batan to cooperate with Indonesian power company

Batan to cooperate with Indonesian power company

Indonesia's National Atomic Energy Agency (Batan) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with utility PT Indonesia Power to cooperate in the use of nuclear technology in the energy sector. One area of cooperation will be a feasibility study on the use of nuclear power plants.

Corporate 16 August 2019


Replica simulators completed at Southern plants

Replica simulators completed at Southern plants

GSE Systems Inc has completed delivery and commissioning of three additional full-scope simulators at Southern Nuclear's Vogtle, Hatch and Farley nuclear power plants. Southern has described the project as the largest single nuclear simulator project in the USA in the past 30 years.

Corporate 13 August 2019


Rosatom postpones fast reactor project, report says

Rosatom postpones fast reactor project, report says

Rosenergoatom is expected to receive about RUB280 billion (USD4 billion) less in state funding for the construction of new nuclear reactors in Russia owing to the postponement of its fast neutron reactor programme, Russian newspaper Kommersant reported last week, citing anonymous sources. Rosenergoatom is the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Corporate 13 August 2019


Partnerships key to nuclear growth, says GE Steam Power CEO

Partnerships key to nuclear growth, says GE Steam Power CEO

GE Steam Power expects "stable demand" for nuclear power generation over the next 10 years as "the only powerful source of electricity without carbon dioxide emissions", its CEO, Michael Keroullé, said in an interview this week with Strana Rosatom, the newspaper of the Russian state nuclear corporation.

Corporate 01 August 2019


Tepco declares Fukushima Daini for decommissioning

Tepco declares Fukushima Daini for decommissioning

Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company today announced its official decision to decommission the four reactors at the Fukushima Daini nuclear power plant, close to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant. The company said in June 2018 that it was considering decommissioning the plant in conjunction with Fukushima Daiichi in response to local demands for a decision on the fate of the site.

Corporate 31 July 2019


SNC-Lavalin and Holtec JV signs first contract

SNC-Lavalin and Holtec JV signs first contract

Comprehensive Decommissioning International, the joint venture company between SNC-Lavalin and Holtec International, has won its first commercial contract. Under the contract, which it said is worth "hundreds of millions of dollars", CDI will be responsible for decommissioning, demolishing and cleaning up the site of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey, USA.

Corporate 31 July 2019


Deactivation notices rescinded for Ohio plants

Deactivation notices rescinded for Ohio plants

FirstEnergy Solutions Corp has rescinded deactivation notices for the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear power plants in Ohio and resumed preparations to refuel Davis-Besse. This follows the state's passage into law of a bill providing clean energy credits to zero-emission power producers.

Corporate 29 July 2019


Uranium market not yet ready for Cameco restarts, says CEO

Uranium market not yet ready for Cameco restarts, says CEO

Although uranium market challenges are easing, Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel says there is still far to go before the Canadian uranium company restarts operations at McArthur River/Key Lake. Gitzel made the comment during the presentation of its second quarter results yesterday.

Corporate 26 July 2019


First applications for Diakont's decontamination robot

First applications for Diakont's decontamination robot

Diakont of the USA provided cleaning and decontamination services using its new underwater robotic decontamination systems at four undisclosed nuclear power plants during early 2019, cleaning refuelling cavities, dryer-separator pools, and a suppression pool.

Corporate 26 July 2019


IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano passes away

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano passes away

The International Atomic Energy Agency announced today the passing of its director general, Yukiya Amano. His term in office was due to end in late 2021, but Amano, who was 72, had been planning to step down from the post, which he had held for almost ten years, the agency said.

Corporate 22 July 2019