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'No crisis' for Koeberg fuel supply as South Africa continues loadshedding

'No crisis' for Koeberg fuel supply as South Africa continues loadshedding

South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has said there is "no immediate crisis" from the expiry of the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement between South Africa and the USA. Utility Eskom is relying on the return to service of Koeberg 1 later this year to help tackle ongoing capacity constraints.

Corporate 03 February 2023


Call for support for LEGO nuclear power plant

Call for support for LEGO nuclear power plant

A LEGO fan has designed a model of a nuclear power plant - complete with features including a used fuel pool, control room, steam turbine and cooling system as well as the reactor and operators - and put it forward as a candidate for possible production by the LEGO Group.

Corporate 03 February 2023


ČEZ increases investment in Dukovany, 16-month fuel cycles

ČEZ increases investment in Dukovany, 16-month fuel cycles

Czech utility ČEZ says it will invest more than CZK2.3 billion (USD105 million) at the Dukovany nuclear power plant, mainly aimed at ensuring "safe and reliable operation until at least 2047". All four units are also switching to 16-month fuel cycles.

Corporate 02 February 2023


Lucas Heights redevelopment project gets under way

Lucas Heights redevelopment project gets under way

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation has begun a project at its Lucas Heights facility near Sydney to remove general solid waste, building waste, and some mineral sands used in rare earth metals research, to make way for future site redevelopment.

Corporate 01 February 2023


Second Belgian reactor enters retirement

Second Belgian reactor enters retirement

Unit 2 of the Tihange nuclear power plant in Belgium has been permanently shut down after 40 years of operation. The 1008 MWe (net) pressurised water reactor is the second to be shut down under the country's nuclear phase out policy.

Corporate 31 January 2023


MoU sees X-energy, Alberta grow their SMR relationship

MoU sees X-energy, Alberta grow their SMR relationship

X-Energy Canada and Invest Alberta Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop economic opportunities supporting the potential deployment of the Xe-100 small modular reactor within the province.

Corporate 31 January 2023


Rosatom outlines future plans at meeting with Russian PM

Rosatom outlines future plans at meeting with Russian PM

​Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev have discussed goals for the future after the company claimed "record results in almost all areas" in 2022.

Corporate 31 January 2023


CEZ recruits for its new build plans

CEZ recruits for its new build plans

New build in the Czech Republic will lead the utility ČEZ to almost double its nuclear workforce. The company said its nuclear teams will grow by 2600 over the next ten years.

Corporate 27 January 2023


French market watchdog puts EDF takeover on hold

French market watchdog puts EDF takeover on hold

The French Financial Markets Authority has suspended the state's full takeover of EDF until the Paris Court of Appeal rules on a lawsuit brought by minority shareholders in EDF challenging the deal.

Corporate 26 January 2023


MoU strengthens Canadian nuclear research

MoU strengthens Canadian nuclear research

The memorandum of understanding between Canadian Nuclear Laboratories and the TRIUMF particle accelerator centre aims to foster closer ties between the two nuclear research organisations and leverage their complementary activities as they explore and pursue collaboration opportunities in nuclear and materials science and technology.

Corporate 26 January 2023