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Framatome forge raises replacement parts production

Framatome forge raises replacement parts production

Framatome has ramped up production of replacement component parts at its manufacturing plant located at Le Creusot, France. On 28 October, forging operations began on the first shell that will be used for the fabrication of replacement steam generators for the French nuclear fleet.

Corporate 17 November 2020


Rooppur-1 RPV arrives at construction site

Rooppur-1 RPV arrives at construction site

The VVER-1200 reactor pressure vessel and steam generator for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh arrived on site on 10 November, Russia's Rosatom has announced.

New Nuclear 16 November 2020


Rosatom delivers RPV to Akkuyu plant site

Rosatom delivers RPV to Akkuyu plant site

The reactor pressure vessel for unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey was delivered to the site yesterday, Rosatom has announced. The equipment was transported 3000 km over 20 days from the Atommash quay at the Tsimlyanskoye reservoir in Volgodonsk, Russia to the Eastern Cargo Terminal at the Akkuyu plant site, which is in Mersin province. Atommash is a subsidiary of Russia's AEM Technology.

New Nuclear 11 November 2020


OPG opens centre to support sustainable decommissioning

OPG opens centre to support sustainable decommissioning

Ontario Power Generation has officially opened its Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability Innovation and Collaboration Space in Pickering in Ontario's Durham Region. The regional hub will integrate collaboration and research to strengthen Ontario's supply chain for nuclear decommissioning.

Waste & Recycling 26 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


Uranium market is coping with impact of the pandemic

Uranium market is coping with impact of the pandemic

Most respondents to UxC's annual summer survey agreed that the uranium market has so far managed the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic effectively, and is proving robust, despite some initial issues with mine production. There is general consensus that the crisis will not harm the future of nuclear power, UxC said.

Uranium & Fuel 08 October 2020


Russia completes steam generators for Akkuyu and Bangladesh units

Russia completes steam generators for Akkuyu and Bangladesh units

Rosatom has completed the delivery of steam generators for the Akkuyu 1 and Rooppur 1 units under construction in Turkey and Bangladesh. The equipment was produced by Atommash, part of the Volgodonsk branch of Rosatom’s engineering subsidiary AEM Technology.

New Nuclear 02 October 2020


Canadian firms make progress with radioisotope production

Canadian firms make progress with radioisotope production

Ontario Power Generation, its subsidiary Laurentis Energy Partners, BWXT ITG Canada Inc and its affiliates yesterday said they are making "significant progress" towards the production of molybdenum-99 at OPG's Darlington plant. Darlington will be the first large-scale nuclear power station to produce the medical radioisotope, they said.

Regulation & Safety 25 September 2020


Report sees opportunities for nuclear supply chain

Report sees opportunities for nuclear supply chain

The 2020s are likely to be a time of uncertainty for global energy systems with the growing recognition that business-as-usual is unsustainable and represents a threat to humanity, but the global transition to low-carbon energy and the post-COVID recovery will be a time of opportunity for the nuclear energy sector and its supply chain, according to the 2020 edition of a World Nuclear Association report that analyses the economic value of the nuclear power industry. The report is the work of the Association's Supply Chain working group, which is chaired by Laurent-Olivier Coudeyre of EDF.

Nuclear Policies 23 September 2020


Cost and communication vital to reap nuclear benefits, panel finds

Cost and communication vital to reap nuclear benefits, panel finds

Nuclear power programmes can benefit society through the creation of high-quality employment opportunities while providing secure, reliable energy supplies, but the industry must make sure it engages in open and transparent communications with stakeholders, as well as being cost-competitive with all other forms of generation, if those benefits are to be realised. These were the feelings from an international high-level panel of nuclear industry and academic experts at World Nuclear Association's Strategic eForum 2020.

Energy & Environment 15 September 2020