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Ukraine-EU 'energy bridge' still a realistic goal, says Energoatom vice president

Ukraine-EU 'energy bridge' still a realistic goal, says Energoatom vice president

Energoatom has "various options" for attracting investment in the completion of the third and fourth units of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant, Herman Halushchenko, the company's vice president of development, said in an interview on the Energy Freedom talk show hosted by Energy Club on 19 October. Energoatom published a summary of the interview yesterday.

Corporate 21 October 2020


EDF sees progress in plan to reinvigorate French industry

EDF sees progress in plan to reinvigorate French industry

France's EDF has issued an initial progress report on the status of its excell plan, saying commitments made under the plan have now been met or are close to being so. The plan aims to enhance the French nuclear industry's manufacturing quality, boost skills and tighten governance of major nuclear projects.

Corporate 16 October 2020


Report studies socioeconomic impacts of plant closures

Report studies socioeconomic impacts of plant closures

The socioeconomic impacts of nuclear power plant closures are swift, severe and lasting, and the effects are felt more deeply in rural communities where most plants are located, a new report from the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative has found.

Corporate 15 October 2020


Bruce announces net-zero strategy

Bruce announces net-zero strategy

Bruce Power has unveiled NZ-2050, a five-pillar strategy to contribute to a net-zero Canada while growing the economy and supporting innovation. The company has also announced initiatives for next year, which will include a study into the next 50 years of the Bruce Power site, as well as studies on the role of new nuclear and fusion energy as part of Canada's clean energy future and the mass production of hydrogen using nuclear technology.

Corporate 15 October 2020


Polish government to take over nuclear development firm

Polish government to take over nuclear development firm

The shareholders of PGE EJ1, the company set up to build and operate Poland's first nuclear power plant, have signed a letter of intent with the State Treasury regarding the acquisition of 100% of its shares. The transaction, if completed, will see the government take full control of PGE EJ1 at the end of the year.

Corporate 01 October 2020


Horizon secures more time for Wylfa planning decision

Horizon secures more time for Wylfa planning decision

A decision on planning consent for the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant project on Anglesey that was due to be made yesterday has been delayed until 31 December, as requested by Horizon Nuclear Power, the UK project developer owned by Japan’s Hitachi.

Corporate 01 October 2020


CANDU Owners Group, Nuclear Energy Agency to collaborate on PHWRs

CANDU Owners Group, Nuclear Energy Agency to collaborate on PHWRs

The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the CANDU Owners Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in research and activities related to pressurised heavy water reactors. The purpose of the MoU is to advance the scientific and technical knowledge base for PHWRs and foster cooperation amongst research organisations that support PHWRs.

Corporate 01 October 2020


First replacement steam generators arrive at Koeberg

First replacement steam generators arrive at Koeberg

The first of six replacement steam generators for South Africa's only operating nuclear power plant have arrived at the Koeberg site, plant owner and operator Eskom has announced. Steam generator replacement is part of a ZAR20 billion (USD1.2 billion) programme to extend by 20 years the operating life of the two-unit plant.

Corporate 30 September 2020


Rosatom explains the 'multiplier effect' of new nuclear

Rosatom explains the 'multiplier effect' of new nuclear

The development of a national nuclear industry facilitates a country's economic growth while at the same time keeping in harmony with low-carbon and sustainable development, Yaroslav Mozdakov, director for communications and international affairs at Rusatom Energy International, said last week during a webinar hosted by the Expert Group on Resource Management of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. REIN is a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Corporate 28 September 2020


Hitachi withdraws from UK new-build project

Hitachi withdraws from UK new-build project

Hitachi announced today it will end its business operations on the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant construction project, which it had suspended in January 2019 "because it was clear that further time was needed to decide on a financing structure". Horizon Nuclear Power, the UK project developer that Hitachi acquired in November 2012, said it will now take steps for the "orderly closing down" of all its current development activities, but will "keep the lines of communication open" with government and other key stakeholders regarding future options at both its sites, which in addition to Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey, include Oldbury on Severn in South Gloucestershire.

Corporate 16 September 2020