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Cold hydro testing for Vogtle 4 completed

Georgia Power has announced the successful completion of cold hydro testing for Vogtle unit 4, which it describes as a "another critical milestone along the path" to bringing online the first new nuclear units in the USA for more than 30 years. 


Perspectives

Podcast: Ingemar Engkvist on WANO's key industry role, plus nuclear at COP27

Podcast: Ingemar Engkvist on WANO's key industry role, plus nuclear at COP27

The World Association of Nuclear Operators' CEO Ingemar Engkvist explains how the organisation's members are like a family.

Viewpoint: Bilbao y León reflects on nuclear's presence at COP27 

Viewpoint: Bilbao y León reflects on nuclear's presence at COP27 

Sharm El-Sheikh marked the first time the global nuclear community had a large pavilion in the Blue Zone, at the heart of COP27, writes World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León.


BWXT starts fuel production for microreactor

BWXT starts fuel production for microreactor

TRISO fuel produced at BWX Technologies Inc's Lynchburg facility in Virginia will power the Project Pele microreactor - the first microreactor to be built and operated in the USA.

Uranium & Fuel 08 December 2022


First fuel from Ulba-FA fuel delivered to customer

First fuel from Ulba-FA fuel delivered to customer

The first batch of fresh nuclear fuel from the Ulba-FA LLP joint partnership has been delivered to a Chinese nuclear power plant, Kazatomprom has announced. The shipment of AFA 3G ТМ fuel assemblies - equivalent to one reload (a little over 30 tonnes of low-enriched uranium) have been accepted by the end customer, China General Nuclear Power Corporation. 

Uranium & Fuel 08 December 2022


In Quotes: WANO's Ingemar Engkvist on how nuclear industry helps each other

In Quotes: WANO's Ingemar Engkvist on how nuclear industry helps each other

In a wide ranging interview for the World Nuclear News podcast, World Association of Nuclear Operators CEO Ingemar Engkvist:

  • Explained how its members share ideas and tips with each other
  • Discusses the impact of events in Ukraine
  • Outlines WANO's new Action for Excellence initiative
  • Predicts a bright future for the nuclear sector

Regulation & Safety 08 December 2022


Perspectives

Podcast: Ingemar Engkvist on WANO's key industry role, plus nuclear at COP27

Podcast: Ingemar Engkvist on WANO's key industry role, plus nuclear at COP27

The World Association of Nuclear Operators' CEO Ingemar Engkvist explains how the organisation's members are like a family.

Viewpoint: Bilbao y León reflects on nuclear's presence at COP27 

Viewpoint: Bilbao y León reflects on nuclear's presence at COP27 

Sharm El-Sheikh marked the first time the global nuclear community had a large pavilion in the Blue Zone, at the heart of COP27, writes World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León.


X-energy joins forces with Ares to go public

X-energy joins forces with Ares to go public

X Energy Reactor Company - known as X-energy - has entered into a definitive business combination agreement with Ares Acquisition Corporation. The combination will establish X-energy as a publicly traded company, a move that is expected to accelerate the small modular reactor developer's growth strategy.
 

Corporate 07 December 2022


South Korean APR-1400 starts commercial operation

South Korean APR-1400 starts commercial operation

Unit 1 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant has entered commercial operation, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced. The unit - the first of four APR-1400 reactors at the site - has been in test operation since July.

New Nuclear 07 December 2022


Rosatom to supply uranium products for Brazil's Angra plant

Rosatom to supply uranium products for Brazil's Angra plant

Russia's national nuclear company's Internexco subsidiary and Brazil's state-owned Industrias Nucleares do Brasil have signed a contract to supply the Angra nuclear power plant from 2023 to 2027.

 

Uranium & Fuel 07 December 2022


Framatome to supply VOYGR fuel handling and storage equipment

Framatome to supply VOYGR fuel handling and storage equipment

NuScale Power has awarded two new contracts to Framatome to design fuel handling equipment and fuel storage racks for its VOYGR small modular reactor power plant.

Corporate 06 December 2022


Robots developed for fusion find uses in space

Robots developed for fusion find uses in space

The UK Atomic Energy Authority and the UK Satellite Applications Catapult have partnered to demonstrate how advanced remote handling and robotics technology developed for fusion energy research can be used to provide maintenance for in-orbit satellites.

New Nuclear 06 December 2022


Iran marks start of work for Darkhovin plant

Iran marks start of work for Darkhovin plant

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said "construction" of a 300 MWe domestically designed pressurised water reactor at a site near the Karun river was launched by the organisation's head, Mohammad Eslami, on 3 December.

New Nuclear 06 December 2022


Chinese SMR project enters installation phase

Chinese SMR project enters installation phase

Equipment installation work has commenced at the ACP100 small modular reactor demonstration project at the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's island province of Hainan.

New Nuclear 05 December 2022