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Russia launches simulator at Rostov 3

New Nuclear

22 July 2016

Rostov 3 PMT-3 simulator - 48An operator training simulator developed by the National Research Nuclear University has been launched at the Rostov nuclear power plant in Russia. Rosenergoatom, the nuclear power plant operator subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has given its permission for personnel to be trained using the new equipment.

Eskom trains operators ready for new build

Corporate

10 June 2016

South African nuclear operator Eskom has launched a five-year project to train 100 nuclear plant operators to support the country's current and future nuclear needs.

EDF ratings downgraded, UK arm clarifies Hinkley cost

Corporate

13 May 2016

Moody's Investors Service has downgraded to A2 from A1 the issuer and senior unsecured ratings of Électricité de France, outlook negative. The rationale for the negative outlook includes "the incremental risks associated with the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project in the UK, should it go ahead," Moody's said yesterday.

PG&E to close Diablo Canyon nuclear plant by 2025

Corporate

22 June 2016

Pacific Gas & Electric has outlined plans to close its twin-unit Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California, reflecting the US state's "changing energy landscape". PG&E yesterday announced a 'joint proposal' with labour and leading environmental organizations that would increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage beyond current state mandates while phasing out PG&E's production of nuclear power in California.

IAEA highlights senior management's role in maintaining safety

Regulation and Safety

08 June 2016

The board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency yesterday adopted a revision to a safety standard related to the role of leadership and management in ensuring safety to protect human life, health and the environment from harmful effects of radiation.

UK grants £15 million to boost nuclear training

Nuclear Policies

10 May 2016

The UK government has announced details of almost £80 million ($115 million) in funding to support the creation of five new National Colleges that it says will support the delivery of major infrastructure projects, including new nuclear. The centres of high-tech training will "ensure the UK has skilled people in industries crucial to economic growth - high speed rail, nuclear, onshore oil and gas, digital skills and the creative industries", the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said yesterday.