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Feasibility for AP1000s at Borssele to be studied

Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by the Dutch government to conduct a technical feasibility study on the deployment of two AP1000 reactors at the Borssele nuclear power plant site. It comes as the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate launches a consultation on the siting of the reactors.


Perspectives

Podcast: Newcleo's Andrew Murdoch on its lead-cooled fast reactor plans

Podcast: Newcleo's Andrew Murdoch on its lead-cooled fast reactor plans

Newcleo's UK operations managing director sets out the benefits of its lead-cooled fast reactor technology, its plans for a demonstrator reactor and MOX fuel factory in France, and its future goal of rolling out up to 20 of its reactors in the UK.


Economic impact of nuclear to southeast USA highlighted

Economic impact of nuclear to southeast USA highlighted

The nuclear energy industry in southeast USA generates an annual economic impact of almost USD43 billion, supporting 152,598 jobs and generating USD13.7 billion in labour income, says a study released by the Southeast Nuclear Advisory Council.

Nuclear Policies 21 February 2024


Kyoto Fusioneering and UKAEA sign collaboration agreement

Kyoto Fusioneering and UKAEA sign collaboration agreement

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and the private Japanese fusion technology company Kyoto Fusioneering have signed an agreement which aims to advance tritium breeding blanket technology from its conceptual stage towards commercialisation.

New Nuclear 21 February 2024


Russia, Venezuela discuss cooperation on peaceful use of nuclear

Russia, Venezuela discuss cooperation on peaceful use of nuclear

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with Venezuelan counterpart Yván Gil that they had discussed expanding bilateral cooperation in a range of areas including energy, medicine, space exploration and agriculture.

Nuclear Policies 21 February 2024


Perspectives

Podcast: Newcleo's Andrew Murdoch on its lead-cooled fast reactor plans

Podcast: Newcleo's Andrew Murdoch on its lead-cooled fast reactor plans

Newcleo's UK operations managing director sets out the benefits of its lead-cooled fast reactor technology, its plans for a demonstrator reactor and MOX fuel factory in France, and its future goal of rolling out up to 20 of its reactors in the UK.


Onagawa 2 restart expected in September

Onagawa 2 restart expected in September

Tohoku Electric Power Company now expects to reconnect unit 2 of its Onagawa nuclear power plant in Japan's northeastern Miyagi Prefecture to the grid in September. In January, the utility said additional safety construction works had delayed the previously planned restart in May.

Regulation & Safety 20 February 2024


GLE laser enrichment on track for 2024 demonstration

GLE laser enrichment on track for 2024 demonstration

The owners of the Global Laser Enrichment joint venture have agreed to double project expenditures in 2024 to accelerate demonstration of the SILEX laser enrichment technology at its Test Loop pilot facility in the USA this year.

Uranium & Fuel 20 February 2024


ITER's proposed new timeline to be submitted in June

ITER's proposed new timeline to be submitted in June

The revamped project plan for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor - with modifications to its configuration, phased installation and new research schedule - is being finalised ahead of being submitted to the ITER Council in June.

New Nuclear 20 February 2024


Reactor testing of HTGR fuel confirms functionality, Rosatom says

Reactor testing of HTGR fuel confirms functionality, Rosatom says

Samples of the fuel began tests in two research reactors in 2022, with Rosatom reporting they "fundamentally confirmed the functionality of the fuel design" for high-temperature gas-cooled reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 20 February 2024


Work begins on new Iranian research reactor

Work begins on new Iranian research reactor

Concrete pouring for a 10 MW research reactor has begun at Isfahan, the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran has announced. The organisation has also declared operational a new emergency control room simulator for unit 1 at the Bushehr nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 19 February 2024


British company pioneers new nuclear welding technique

British company pioneers new nuclear welding technique

Sheffield Forgemasters has completed weld-assembly of a full-sized small modular reactor nuclear vessel demonstrator assembly using Local Electron-Beam Welding. It said the technique took less than 24 hours to complete four, thick, nuclear-grade welds, typically requiring a year of work to complete.

Corporate 19 February 2024


Hyundai E&C shortlisted to build new Kozloduy units

Hyundai E&C shortlisted to build new Kozloduy units

South Korea's Hyundai Engineering & Construction is the only one of the five candidates deemed to have met the requirements for the construction and commissioning of two new Westinghouse AP1000 units at Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 19 February 2024