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MHI, JNFL complete acquisition of Orano stakes


27 February 2018

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL) have both completed their investment of some EUR250 million (USD307 million) to acquire 5% stakes in Orano, the former Areva nuclear fuel cycle activities.

France and China to enhance nuclear energy cooperation

Nuclear Policies

10 January 2018

CNNC-New Areva - January 2018 - 48Cooperation on nuclear power technology is to be expanded between China General Nuclear and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission under an agreement signed yesterday in Beijing. New Areva and China National Nuclear Corporation have also agreed to work towards signing a contract for the construction of a used fuel processing and recycling facility in China.

MOX fuel shipment leaves France for Japan

Waste and Recycling

06 July 2017

Sixth MOX shipment France-Japan - 48Two ships carrying mixed oxide (MOX) fuel yesterday departed from the French port of Cherbourg en route to Japan. It is the sixth such shipment of MOX fuel from Europe to Japan.

Third round of thorium test irradiation starts

Uranium and Fuel

31 January 2018

Loading of ThMox IFA - 48The irradiation of two fuel pins containing thorium-plutonium oxide pellets is under way at the Halden research reactor in Norway. Thor Energy - which is leading the consortium carrying out the research - said this is the start of the third phase of a five-year trial-operation of thorium-based nuclear fuels.

Russia proposes new closed fuel cycle

Uranium and Fuel

21 September 2017

Zalimskaya - Symposium 2017 - 48A new nuclear fuel cycle providing acceptable and reliable back-end solutions will be essential to sustain dynamic growth in global nuclear energy, Liudmila Zalimskaya, general director of JSC Tenex, told the World Nuclear Association's Symposium in London last week. Proposed approaches centre on reprocessing and recycling of used fuel, allowing uranium and plutonium resources to be used to their fullest extent while reducing the amounts of waste for disposal.

Areva completes Cadarache MOX decommissioning

Waste and Recycling

08 March 2017

ATPu building at Cadarache - 48Areva has completed the clean-up and dismantling of facilities at the former mixed-oxide fuel fabrication plant at Cadarache, in southern France. The company described the project as "one of the largest dismantling projects in the world".