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GE Power starts Arabelle production for Hinkley Point C

New Nuclear

20 June 2018

Arabelle steam turbine rotor for HPC - 48GE Power's Steam Power and EDF Energy have reached a key project milestone with the start of manufacturing of the first rotor of the Arabelle steam turbine at GE's Belfort, France, centre of excellence for the Hinkley Point C project in England. The contract, awarded in May 2016, is on track to have its first 1770 MWe EPR reactor unit completed by 2025, GE said today.

Fifth Yangjiang unit connected to grid

New Nuclear

25 May 2018

Yangjiang 1-6 - 48Unit 5 of the Yangjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has been connected to the electricity grid, China General Nuclear announced yesterday. The unit - the first ACPR1000 reactor to be built and the first Chinese unit to feature a domestically-developed digital control system - is scheduled to enter commercial operation later this year.

BWXT announces new Mo-99 technology

Regulation and Safety

08 May 2018

BWXT_Tc-99m_generator_(BWXT)-48 BWX Technologies Inc has developed an innovative process developed to manufacture molybdenum-99 which it says is a breakthrough for medical radioisotope manufacturing technology. The company plans to introduce the technology by the end of 2019, subject to regulatory approvals.

French regulator tightens control of manufacturing

Regulation and Safety

11 June 2018

The French nuclear safety regulator has introduced stricter measures for monitoring the production of components, as a response to irregularities found in paperwork at the Creusot Forge. Licensees and manufacturers have until 1 September to implement them.

NNL stresses nuclear industry's need to innovate

Energy and Environment

18 May 2018

Andrew Sherry at SciTec 2018 - 48Innovation through collaboration was the key message of NNL SciTec 2018, the annual event hosted by the UK National Nuclear Laboratory and held this week in Liverpool, England. That message, delivered by NNL Chief Science and Technology Officer Andrew Sherry, reflected the challenges he says the industry faces.

Cautious optimism for uranium outlook

Uranium and Fuel

30 April 2018

Treva_Klingbiel_WNFC2018_(WNFC)-48Growth in world uranium inventories is slowing as the supply sector is responding to a gradual recovery in uranium demand, according to speakers at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle conference held in Madrid on 18-19 April. Uranium resources remain plentiful, but the investment needed to bring resources into production depends heavily on the market, the conference heard.