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Sheffield Forgemasters regains ASME accreditation

The UK's Sheffield Forgemasters has been awarded accreditation by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers as a supplier of heavy forgings and castings to the civil nuclear market. The company originally gained ASME accreditation as a Nuclear Material Organisation in 1992, but that had lapsed, with the lack of nuclear new-build in the following years.


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Viewpoint: Supply chain in focus for nuclear industry

Viewpoint: Supply chain in focus for nuclear industry

A workshop hosted by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, in partnership with World Nuclear Association and the International Atomic Energy Agency, aimed to align, where appropriate, the improvement and oversight activities of the industry, the regulators and standards development organisations. The association's Nathan Paterson provides an overview of the event.


Production to begin of innovative fuel for German research reactor

Production to begin of innovative fuel for German research reactor

France's Framatome and Germany's Technical University of Munich have agreed to establish the industrialisation process for the manufacture of monolithic molybdenum-uranium fuel for the university's FRM II research reactor. Framatome noted this low-enriched fuel will benefit from the highest uranium fuel density ever realised in Europe for research reactor operations.

Uranium & Fuel 19 April 2024


Second tier of containment installed for BREST-OD-300

Second tier of containment installed for BREST-OD-300

The 184-tonnes section - the second of three - has been lifted into place for the lead-cooled fast neutron reactor under construction at the Siberian Chemical Combine site in Russia.

New Nuclear 19 April 2024


Super module installed at first Lianjiang unit

Super module installed at first Lianjiang unit

The CA01 'super module' has been installed at unit 1 of the Lianjiang nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province, the Shanghai Nuclear Engineering Research and Design Institute announced. It is the first of two CAP1000 reactors planned for the first phase of the plant.

New Nuclear 18 April 2024


Perspectives

Viewpoint: Supply chain in focus for nuclear industry

Viewpoint: Supply chain in focus for nuclear industry

A workshop hosted by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, in partnership with World Nuclear Association and the International Atomic Energy Agency, aimed to align, where appropriate, the improvement and oversight activities of the industry, the regulators and standards development organisations. The association's Nathan Paterson provides an overview of the event.


Framatome, KHNP to cooperate on medical isotope production

Framatome, KHNP to cooperate on medical isotope production

Framatome and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power are to assess the feasibility of producing medical isotope lutetium-177 in the Candu pressurised heavy water reactors at the Wolsong nuclear power plant in South Korea.

Corporate 18 April 2024


EDF report highlights youth skills benefits of Hinkley Point C project

EDF report highlights youth skills benefits of Hinkley Point C project

The nuclear power construction project in the UK has led to 8000 people being trained at specialist centres, and prompted a 25% increase in younger adults living in the area, according to the Hinkley Point C Socio-Economic Impact Report 2024.

Corporate 18 April 2024


Constellation applies to renew Dresden licence

Constellation applies to renew Dresden licence

US utility Constellation Energy Corporation has submitted a subsequent licence renewal application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for its two-unit Dresden nuclear power plant in Illinois. The plant's operating licence was first renewed by the NRC in 2004.

Corporate 17 April 2024


Canadian budget aims to streamline nuclear licensing process

Canadian budget aims to streamline nuclear licensing process

The Canadian government has announced measures in its latest budget "to help get nuclear projects built in a timely, predictable, and responsible fashion".

Nuclear Policies 17 April 2024


Inner containment in place at Tianwan 8

Inner containment in place at Tianwan 8

The dome of the inner containment structure has been hoisted into place on top of the inner containment walls at unit 8 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province.

New Nuclear 17 April 2024


Energoatom and Holtec sign agreement for SMR manufacturing facilities

Energoatom and Holtec sign agreement for SMR manufacturing facilities

The agreement provides for the creation in Ukraine of manufacturing capabilities for components for small modular reactors, plus storage and transportation systems for used nuclear fuel.

Corporate 17 April 2024


Podcast: How nuclear 'waste' can save lives (and power spacecraft)

Podcast: How nuclear 'waste' can save lives (and power spacecraft)

Professor Tim Tinsley outlines how material extracted from the UK's legacy nuclear material is being used in pioneering cancer treatments and for powering future space missions - and considers whether long-term disposal plans now need to take into account the current and potential future value in the material.

Other News 01 April 2024