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UK launches nuclear skills Strategic Plan

Nuclear Policies

01 December 2016

The Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) today launched its Nuclear Skills Strategic Plan to ensure UK nuclear employers can "recruit skilled people at the required rate to meet the sector's ambitious forward program". The Strategic Plan was launched at Nuclear 2016, the Nuclear Industry Association’s annual conference in London.

Public consultation completed for UK’s Wylfa Newydd project

New Nuclear

28 October 2016

Wylfa Newydd site - aerial - 48The UK's Horizon Nuclear Power has completed the public consultation process for its Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant project. Hundreds of people from across Anglesey and North Wales took part, offering views and opinions which Horizon said will help finalise its new nuclear plans.

Kirienko leaves Rosatom to join Presidential Administration


06 October 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Rosatom director-general Sergey Kirienko as first deputy head of the Presidential Administration with immediate effect. In charge of the Russian state nuclear corporation since December 2007, Kirienko has been replaced by Alexey Likhachov, deputy minister of economic development and trade since 2010.

UK regulator's chief executive reflects on her first year

Regulation and Safety

23 November 2016

A_Kelbie_Win_Global_2016_(ONR)-48Adriènne Kelbie, chief executive of the UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), reflected on a "hectic and rewarding" introduction to the nuclear industry in a recent interview with World Nuclear News (WNN). Kelbie, who joined ONR in January, described a "positive year" for the UK nuclear safety and security regulator, but acknowledged there is still "plenty of hard work ahead" to help ONR be "fit for a busier and more challenging future".

First Vogtle operators licensed

New Nuclear

18 October 2016

Vogtle_control_room_simulator_(Georgia_Power)-48The first nuclear operators for Vogtle units 3 and 4 have passed their initial US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) licensing examination. The examination is the culmination of nearly four years of training for the operators.

L-3 MAPPS to upgrade Fermi 2 simulator


28 September 2016

Fermi 2 simulator - 48The full-scope operator training simulator at unit 2 of the Fermi nuclear power plant in Michigan is to be upgraded by Canada-based L-3 MAPPS under contracts signed with operator DTE Energy.