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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


Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy

Diversity key for UK nuclear workforce strategy

The UK needs 7000 skilled people to join its nuclear sector every year in order to reach a projected peak demand of 100,600 full-time equivalent workers in 2021, a newly released update to the Nuclear Skills Strategy Group's strategic plan has found.

Nuclear Policies 06 December 2018


UK's Bradwell site enters care and maintenance

UK's Bradwell site enters care and maintenance

In a first for the UK nuclear industry, Magnox has announced that the Bradwell site in Essex, England has entered care and maintenance.

Waste & Recycling 30 November 2018


Canadian and UK scientists forge closer ties

Canadian and UK scientists forge closer ties

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and the UK’s Nuclear AMRC have signed a new agreement to develop jointly clean energy and next-generation nuclear technologies.

Energy & Environment 28 November 2018


Consent granted for Hinkley nuclear island concrete

Consent granted for Hinkley nuclear island concrete

The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation has provided NNB Genco Ltd with consent to commence pouring of concrete for the nuclear island of unit 1 of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

Regulation & Safety 26 November 2018


Canada, UK finalise post-Brexit nuclear cooperation

Canada, UK finalise post-Brexit nuclear cooperation

A new administrative arrangement for nuclear cooperation has been signed between the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and its Office for Nuclear Regulation.

Nuclear Policies 23 November 2018


UK ratifies Generation IV International Forum agreement

UK ratifies Generation IV International Forum agreement

The UK has ratified the Generation IV International Forum framework agreement for international collaboration on research and development of Generation IV nuclear energy systems, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced today.

Nuclear Policies 19 November 2018