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NDA, Cwmni Egino to collaborate on Trawsfynydd development

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Welsh development company Cwmni Egino have announced they will work together on proposals for the siting of a new nuclear development at the Trawsfynydd site in north Wales. 


Perspectives

The World Nuclear News podcast launches

The World Nuclear News podcast launches

In the first edition of the new monthly World Nuclear News podcast, Sama Bilbao y León sets out the opportunities and challenges facing the industry - and says many countries are finally becoming serious about nuclear. John Lindberg sorts fact from fiction on radiation, and the uranium sector is in focus as the month’s news is reviewed.

04 May 2022


Nuclear included in EU's repowering plan

Nuclear included in EU's repowering plan

The European Commission has formally adopted the REPowerEU plan which aims to rapidly reduce EU dependence on Russian fossil fuels. The plan recognises that nuclear will have a role to play in ensuring security of EU energy supplies, and highlights the importance of coordinated action to reduce dependence on Russian nuclear materials and fuel cycle services.

Nuclear Policies 20 May 2022


EDF revises Hinkley Point C schedule and costs

EDF revises Hinkley Point C schedule and costs

The start of electricity generation for unit 1 of the Hinkley Point C plant in the UK is now expected in June 2027 and the project completion costs are now estimated in the range of GBP25 to 26 billion (in 2015 prices), EDF has announced following a review.

New Nuclear 20 May 2022


Californian support grows for Diablo Canyon: poll

Californian support grows for Diablo Canyon: poll

There is strong local and statewide support for extending the operations of California's only operating nuclear power plant - and the state's largest source of carbon-free generation - a newly released poll has found.

Energy & Environment 20 May 2022


Perspectives

The World Nuclear News podcast launches

The World Nuclear News podcast launches

In the first edition of the new monthly World Nuclear News podcast, Sama Bilbao y León sets out the opportunities and challenges facing the industry - and says many countries are finally becoming serious about nuclear. John Lindberg sorts fact from fiction on radiation, and the uranium sector is in focus as the month’s news is reviewed.

04 May 2022


Nuclear island installation work starts at San'ao 1

Nuclear island installation work starts at San'ao 1

The construction of unit 1 of the San'ao nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province has "entered a new stage" with the start of installation of equipment within its nuclear island, China General Nuclear announced.

New Nuclear 20 May 2022


Jacobs to support Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

Jacobs to support Fukushima Daiichi decommissioning

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been selected by Tokyo Electric Power Company to support decommissioning efforts at its damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The announcement came as the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said there had been "remarkable progress" in decommissioning the site.

Corporate 20 May 2022


Construction of Xudapu 4 under way

Construction of Xudapu 4 under way

Construction of unit 4 at the Xudapu nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province has officially got under way with the pouring of first concrete for the reactor's nuclear island. The unit is the second of two VVER-1200 reactors at the site to be supplied by Russia.

New Nuclear 19 May 2022


Canadian MoUs advance microreactor deployment

Canadian MoUs advance microreactor deployment

Westinghouse and the Saskatchewan Research Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a project to locate an eVinci microreactor in Saskatchewan, while an MoU between McMaster University, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) and Global First Power will further examine the feasibility of deploying USNC's Micro Modular Reactor at the university or an affiliated site.
 

New Nuclear 19 May 2022


EDF revises up cost of nuclear power plant outages

EDF revises up cost of nuclear power plant outages

The French nuclear power operator EDF says that the programme of inspections and repairs related to the stress corrosion issue means it has increased the hit it expects to take to its earnings by a further EUR4.5 billion (USD4.7 million) from the EUR14 billion estimated at the start of May.

Corporate 19 May 2022


Hunterston B defuelling operations begin

Hunterston B defuelling operations begin

EDF Energy has started removing the used fuel from the core of Hunterston B's Reactor 3, an advanced gas-cooled reactor that shut down in November 2021. Defuelling is the first stage of the nuclear decommissioning process.

Corporate 19 May 2022


Seaborg and BEES sign MoU relating to floating Compact Molten Salt Reactor

Seaborg and BEES sign MoU relating to floating Compact Molten Salt Reactor

Best Engineering in Energy Solutions and Seaborg have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate with South Korean regulators to identify and meet requirements for the construction and export of the Danish company’s floating nuclear power plants.

New Nuclear 19 May 2022