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Cameco, X-energy join up to support SMR deployment

Cameco, X-energy join up to support SMR deployment

Canadian companies Cameco and X-energy have entered a non-binding and non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding to explore possible areas of cooperation to support the potential future deployment, fuelling and servicing of Xe-100 small modular reactors in Canada and the USA.

Corporate 17 September 2021


Helium-3 to be extracted from Canadian tritium

Helium-3 to be extracted from Canadian tritium

Tritium stored at Canada's Darlington nuclear power plant will be a source of helium-3 for applications in quantum computing, medicine and security. Laurentis Energy Partners plans to extract and commercialise the isotope from the end of this year.

Corporate 16 September 2021


NuScale 'builds out' Canadian SMR supply chain

NuScale 'builds out' Canadian SMR supply chain

NuScale Power yesterday said it is moving forward with manufacturing process development work at BWXT Canada Ltd's facility in Cambridge, Ontario, in preparation for the fabrication of the NuScale Power Module. The company said this is critical to developing its small modular reactor technology.

Corporate 15 September 2021


Westinghouse to upgrade Temelin I&C systems

Westinghouse to upgrade Temelin I&C systems

Westinghouse of the USA and Czech utility ČEZ yesterday signed a nine-year project agreement to upgrade the instrumentation and control systems at the Temelin nuclear power plant. As the original supplier, Westinghouse will partially renew and upgrade selected control and management systems. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

Corporate 14 September 2021


Companies join forces to create 'top-tier' ISL miner

Companies join forces to create 'top-tier' ISL miner

Uranium development company enCore Energy and integrated uranium exploration and development company Azarga Uranium Corp have announced plans to combine to create a 'top-tier' US in-situ leach uranium mining company with multiple assets at various stages of development.

Corporate 08 September 2021


BHEL receives orders for turbine islands

BHEL receives orders for turbine islands

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has received orders from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd for the turbine islands for six nuclear power units - four at Gorakhpur and two at Kaiga. BHEL said the INR108 billion (USD1.5 billion) order for turbine island EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) is its "largest ever".

Corporate 02 September 2021


Atommash in 'rhythm' as it ships steam generators to Turkey

Atommash in 'rhythm' as it ships steam generators to Turkey

Steam generators for the second reactor of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant have been dispatched from the Atommash plant in the Volgodonsk area of Russia. Production of heavy components for nuclear plants has reached a stable 'production rhythm', the head of the plant's owner, AEM Technologies, said.

Corporate 02 September 2021


Scanner saves time for Atommash

Scanner saves time for Atommash

A new 3-D scanning device that has been tested in Russia will cut down the time taken to verify that heavy steel components are shaped exactly according to design. It "makes it possible ... to take a large step towards Industry 4.0 measurement at our plant," said Andrey Kuntysh of Atommash's Petrozavodskmash factory.

Corporate 27 August 2021


Biden urged to take 'emergency' measures to save nuclear plants

Biden urged to take 'emergency' measures to save nuclear plants

Illinois congressman Adam Kinzinger has called on President Joe Biden to consider the use of emergency powers to keep the Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants in operation, at least until the enactment of new state or federal laws to ensure a "level playing field" for such plants. Separately, Exelon said its Illinois nuclear fleet, including Byron and Dresden, operated at full power levels during the hottest July on record.

Corporate 25 August 2021


New transport casks delivered to KHNP

New transport casks delivered to KHNP

Orano USA has delivered its first TN-LC used fuel cask to Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power. It will be used to move used fuel between KHNP's nuclear power plant sites as well as internationally.

Corporate 25 August 2021