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First Light Fusion commissions pulsed power device

First Light Fusion commissions pulsed power device

The UK's First Light Fusion has successfully completed constructing and testing its Machine 3 - the only pulsed power machine of its scale in the world dedicated to researching fusion energy. The company aims to demonstrate first fusion later this year.

New Nuclear 12 February 2019


The next steps for Horizon

The next steps for Horizon

Horizon Nuclear Power today outlined the procedure it will follow now that its new-build projects have been suspended. The UK subsidiary of Japan’s Hitachi said it had made substantial progress with its plans to provide at least 5.4 GWe of new capacity across two sites - Wylfa Newydd and Oldbury-on-Severn.

Corporate 18 January 2019


UK unveils financial terms it offered Hitachi

UK unveils financial terms it offered Hitachi

Greg Clark, the UK's secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, today spoke “candidly” about the unprecedented financial terms offered to Hitachi ahead of the company’s decision to suspend its new nuclear power plant project.

Corporate 17 January 2019


UK continues to prepare for Euratom exit

UK continues to prepare for Euratom exit

Delivering the deal negotiated with the European Union "remains the government's top priority", the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said in an update on EU exit preparations on 11 January.

Nuclear Policies 14 January 2019


Hunterston B restarts delayed by several weeks

Hunterston B restarts delayed by several weeks

EDF Energy has amended the return-to-service dates for both units at its Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland to allow for the assessment of new seismic analysis and also further modelling work.

Regulation & Safety 21 December 2018


UK relaunches repository site selection process

UK relaunches repository site selection process

The UK has launched a new search for a site to host the country's proposed geological disposal facility for high-level radioactive waste. A previous search process ground to a halt in 2013.

Waste & Recycling 20 December 2018


Cavendish contracted to demolish Dounreay reactor

Cavendish contracted to demolish Dounreay reactor

Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a three-year, multi-million pound contract to dismantle and demolish the oldest reactor on the Dounreay site in Scotland, the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor.

Waste & Recycling 14 December 2018


Major concrete pour at Hinkley Point C

Major concrete pour at Hinkley Point C

First concrete has been poured for the 'common raft' of Hinkley Point C, on which the reactor building and safety systems will be constructed. The major milestone in the construction was announced by EDF Energy today.

New Nuclear 11 December 2018


Fusion reactions project attracts UK funding

Fusion reactions project attracts UK funding

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and First Light Fusion are collaborating to convert fusion reactions into heat to enable clean power production. The ‘Fusion Island’ project is to be partly funded by a government grant.

New Nuclear 07 December 2018


China General Nuclear ready to ramp up UK ambitions

China General Nuclear ready to ramp up UK ambitions

Following the withdrawal of NuGeneration, China General Nuclear is ready to ramp-up its plans for a new plant at Bradwell based on its HPR1000 (Hualong One) design in order to keep the UK's nuclear power programme on track, Robert Davies, chief operating officer of CGN UK said today.

New Nuclear 06 December 2018