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French EPR engineering simulator to be upgraded

French EPR engineering simulator to be upgraded

Canada-based L3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract by France's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety to upgrade its Flamanville 3 engineering simulator, based on the EPR design.

Corporate 18 September 2018


Hualong One simulator ready for operator training

Hualong One simulator ready for operator training

The first full-scope simulator for the Chinese-developed Hualong One reactor has been delivered to the Fuqing nuclear power plant, China National Nuclear Corporation announced on 14 September.

New Nuclear 17 September 2018


ENEC launches youth council

ENEC launches youth council

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and its subsidiaries have launched the Barakah Youth Council to "inspire, support, and empower" future leaders of the United Arab Emirates' nuclear energy industry.

Corporate 13 August 2018


Quad Cities opens new training centre

Quad Cities opens new training centre

Exelon Generation has opened an expanded employee training centre at the Quad Cities nuclear power plant, in the same month that the plant would have closed had the state of Illinois not passed its Future Energy Jobs Act.

Corporate 03 July 2018


Profile: Hans Blix: 90 years of excellence

Profile: Hans Blix: 90 years of excellence

Celebrating his birthday today, Hans Blix can look back on a professional life spanning the entire history of nuclear energy as a source of electricity. Few have done, or continue to do, as much for its peaceful development as this dedicated statesman and his humble commitment to truth.

His example of calm adherence to rules-based systems of governance, balanced with critical thinking and personal integrity remains as important as ever.

Perspectives 28 June 2018


Barakah 1 start-up schedule revised for operator training

Barakah 1 start-up schedule revised for operator training

Barakah 1-4 - December 2017 - 48Fuel loading at unit 1 of the United Arab Emirates' first nuclear power plant - will now take place in late 2019 or early 2020. Nawah Energy Company said the updated start-up schedule reflects the time required to complete operator training and to obtain the necessary regulatory approvals.

New Nuclear 29 May 2018


Viewpoint: All set for the new generation?

Viewpoint: All set for the new generation?

The International Atomic Energy Agency is holding its Third International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes next week. Here, Patricia Wieland, head of World Nuclear University, who will be a speaker at the event, shares her thoughts on working with young professionals. The conference, on 'meeting challenges to ensure the future nuclear workforce capability', is taking place on 28–31 May in Gyeongju, South Korea.

Perspectives 25 May 2018


Viewpoint: NNL delivers a vision for innovation

Viewpoint: NNL delivers a vision for innovation

Paul Howarth, CEO of the UK's National Nuclear Laboratory, gives his account of the SciTec 2018 conference held this week in Liverpool, England.

Perspectives 17 May 2018


Belgium and China award simulator contracts

Belgium and China award simulator contracts

Tihange 1 full scope simulator - 48Canada-based L3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract to upgrade the full scope operator training simulator it supplied for unit 1 of Belgium's Tihange nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, USA-based GSE Systems has been contracted to upgrade and provide simulators to Chinese reactors.

Corporate 17 May 2018


Training milestones for new plant operators

Training milestones for new plant operators

Vogtle_3_March_2018_(Georgia_Power)-48A third training class of nuclear operators for Vogtle units 3 and 4 have passed their US Nuclear Regulatory Commission initial licensing exam. Fifty-six licensed operators are now available for the units, where construction milestones continue to be met. Employees of the United Arab Emirates' nuclear regulator have also completed a reactor operator training programme.

Regulation & Safety 03 May 2018