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UK audit office reports on Magnox contract


11 October 2017

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's ability to manage large procurements has been called into question by the National Audit Office. In its report on the 'Magnox contract', issued today, the NAO assesses the competitive procurement exercise for services to decommission two nuclear research sites and 10 Magnox sites that the NDA ran between 2012 and 2014.

Tiger robots employed for Sellafield clean-up

Waste and Recycling

04 October 2017

Tiger with under-slung manipulator skid - 48Two Saab Seaeye Tiger robotic vehicles are to work in the radioactive ponds at the Sellafield nuclear site in the north-west of England. Saab Seaeye, an underwater e-robotics company, said on 2 October the vehicles' "proven thruster reliability is vitally important in a highly corrosive environment where maintenance intervention is hazardous to humans".

Westinghouse signs Bohunice V1 dismantling contract

Waste and Recycling

28 September 2017

Bohunice V1 reactor hall - 48Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Jadrová a vyraďovacia spoločnosť for the dismantling of the reactor coolant systems of two VVER-440 units at the Bohunice V1 nuclear power plant in Slovakia. The project is financed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Olkiluoto 3 commercial operation rescheduled

New Nuclear

09 October 2017

Olkiluoto_1-3__Jan-Feb2017_(TVO)-48Regular electricity production at Finland's Olkiluoto 3 is now expected to start in May 2019, the first-of-a-kind EPR unit's supplier consortium has told Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj. Regular production had previously been scheduled to begin at the end of 2018.

Toshiba makes first guarantee payments to US companies


03 October 2017

Vogtle_3_containment_Sept_17_(Georgia_Power)-48Toshiba has made its first payments to the owners of the VC Summer and Vogtle nuclear construction projects under its guarantee obligations as the parent company of Westinghouse Electric Company. The Japanese company also confirmed it is to acquire KazAtomProm's 10% stake in Westinghouse on 1 January.

VC Summer owners monetise Toshiba guarantee


28 September 2017

South Carolina Electric & Gas and Santee Cooper have sold to Citibank NA the settlement payments to be made by Toshiba under its guarantee obligations for the VC Summer nuclear construction project. The sale, for $1.8 billion, covers all payments to be made after October.