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Franco-Uzbek uranium mining JV launched

Franco-Uzbek uranium mining JV launched

Orano has formally established a joint venture company with Uzbekistan's State Committee on Geological and Mineral Resources. The new company, Nurlikum Mining, will conduct mineral exploration and mining activities in the Central Asian country.

Uranium & Fuel 05 December 2019


British plutonium samples shipped to France

British plutonium samples shipped to France

A shipment of samples of plutonium oxide is en route from the UK to a laboratory at Orano's Melox plant in southern France. The samples will be used to determine if the plutonium can be used in the production of mixed-oxide fuel.

Waste & Recycling 28 November 2019


French plant taken offline following earthquake

French plant taken offline following earthquake

EDF has temporarily suspended operation of three units at its Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant to assess the reactors following a magnitude 4.9 earthquake yesterday in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-central France. No damage has been found at any nuclear facilities in the area.

Regulation & Safety 12 November 2019


Civil engineering completed on ITER tokamak building

Civil engineering completed on ITER tokamak building

Civil engineering works have been completed on the building that will house the fusion machine of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor at Cadarache in south-eastern France. The final concrete was poured yesterday for the upper part of the Tokamak Complex, meaning the metal frame of its roof can now be installed.

New Nuclear 08 November 2019


China and France reaffirm commitment to climate action

China and France reaffirm commitment to climate action

China and France today reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement and called for worldwide action on combating climate change and halting the loss of biodiversity.

Energy & Environment 06 November 2019


Minister calls for EDF to revive French nuclear industry

Minister calls for EDF to revive French nuclear industry

French utility EDF must present within one month an action plan to the French government that sets out how it will resolve issues, such as skills shortages, that have caused delays and cost increases at new nuclear power plant projects. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said these have damaged the reputation of the nuclear industry.

Corporate 29 October 2019


French-German-Russian firms plan work for Hungary's Paks II project

French-German-Russian firms plan work for Hungary's Paks II project

Rusatom Automated Control Systems, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, and the Franco-German consortium Framatome-Siemens have signed an agreement to manufacture, deliver and commission automated process control systems for units 5 and 6 of the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary. The contract was awarded by competitive tender, Rosatom said.

Corporate 23 October 2019


Orano to supply services to three French plants

Orano to supply services to three French plants

French utility EDF has awarded a contract worth almost EUR100 million (USD111 million) to Orano to provide services to its Paluel, Civaux and Gravelines nuclear power plants. The contract runs until 2024, with an option for two additional years.

Corporate 22 October 2019


Assystem, Uzbek energy ministry create JV

Assystem, Uzbek energy ministry create JV

Assystem and the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan have formalised the creation of a joint venture to oversee their cooperation in the implementation of the Central Asian country's energy transition. The development, which the French engineering group announced on 11 October, follows an agreement they signed on 16 May.

Corporate 17 October 2019


EDF warns of added costs of Flamanville EPR weld repairs

EDF warns of added costs of Flamanville EPR weld repairs

French utility EDF said its preferred option for repairing the main secondary system penetration welds, using robots, will increase the cost of constructing the Flamanville EPR by EUR1.5 billion (USD1.6 billion). The loading of fuel into the reactor would also be further delayed until the end of 2022.

New Nuclear 09 October 2019