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Minerals will be critical to clean energy future: IEA

Minerals will be critical to clean energy future: IEA

A mismatch between the world's climate ambitions and the availability of critical minerals could mean a slower and more expensive energy transition, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency. The Paris-based organisation describes its special report, The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions, as the most comprehensive global study to date on the importance of minerals such as copper, lithium, nickel, cobalt and rare earth elements in a secure and rapid transformation of the global energy sector.

Energy & Environment 05 May 2021


Assembly of ITER magnet system starts

Assembly of ITER magnet system starts

The sixth Poloidal Field coil of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor was inserted into the fusion machine's tokamak pit on April 21. The milestone marks the beginning of the assembly of ITER's magnet system, which will control the shape and stability of the ITER plasma. First plasma at ITER - in Cadarache, France - is planned for 2025, with deuterium-tritium fusion experiments commencing in 2035.

New Nuclear 26 April 2021


Rooppur 2 components begin journey to Bangladesh

Rooppur 2 components begin journey to Bangladesh

The reactor pressure vessel and first two steam generators for Rooppur unit 2 have started their journey from the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technology JSC in Russia to the construction site in Bangladesh.

New Nuclear 20 April 2021


Industry must work to attract ESG investments, panel says

Industry must work to attract ESG investments, panel says

The nuclear power industry and its supply chain already conforms with the environment, social and governance principles being discussed by investors, delegates at the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum heard on 14 April. However, speakers in a session on ESG investments in the nuclear fuel cycle called for the industry to be more vocal in getting this message across.

Energy & Environment 16 April 2021


US conversion plant gears up for next 40 years

US conversion plant gears up for next 40 years

The business case behind the decision to restart the USA's only domestic uranium conversion facility announced earlier this year rested on suitable answers to several "puzzle piece" questions falling into place, ConverDyn's Malcolm Critchley told the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum yesterday.

Uranium & Fuel 14 April 2021


Russia transports first RPV for Kursk VVER-TOI plant

Russia transports first RPV for Kursk VVER-TOI plant

The Volgodonsk branch of Russia's AEM-Technology JSC has dispatched the first-ever reactor pressure vessel for the VVER-TOI (typical optimised, with enhanced information) reactor design. The RPV is being transported to the construction site of the Kursk II nuclear power plant, which will be the first to use the new design. Hydraulic testing of the RPV for the first Kursk II unit was completed in December last year.

New Nuclear 08 April 2021


Doosan to supply I&C system for Xudapu 3 and 4

Doosan to supply I&C system for Xudapu 3 and 4

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction has been awarded its first contract for nuclear power instrumentation and controls in the Chinese nuclear market. The South Korean company signed a contract with China Techenergy Company on 29 March to supply an Industrial Anti-seismic Protection System for units 3 and 4 of the planned Xudapu nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province.

Corporate 31 March 2021


Rosatom starts building reactor for Akkuyu unit 3

Rosatom starts building reactor for Akkuyu unit 3

AEM Technology, part of the Atomenergomash engineering subsidiary of Russia's Rosatom, has started manufacturing the reactor pressure vessel for unit 3 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant. Yesterday's announcement follows a ceremony held on 10 March to mark the pouring of first concrete for the unit at the Akkuyu construction site, which is in the Mersin province of Turkey.

New Nuclear 16 March 2021


GE Steam Power unveils 'largest last-stage blade ever made'

GE Steam Power unveils 'largest last-stage blade ever made'

GE Steam Power announced today that it has designed and manufactured the largest-ever (75-inch) last-stage blade for its Arabelle low-pressure rotor. The blade will enable the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, England to produce 3.2 GWe of CO2 free power, GE said. Once completed, this Arabelle steam turbine will be the most powerful nuclear steam turbine in operation. It was tested at GE's factory in Belfort, France.

New Nuclear 15 March 2021


TVEL announces manufacturing contracts for fast reactor

TVEL announces manufacturing contracts for fast reactor

Siberian Chemical Combine has signed a contract with CKBM for the manufacture and supply of equipment for the refuelling of the BREST-OD-300 fast reactor demonstration plant. The production, supply and installation supervision of steam generators for the reactor facility will be provided by ZiO-Podolsk Machine-Building Plant. Both CKBM and ZiO-Podolsk are part of the machine-building division of Russia's Rosatom.

New Nuclear 19 February 2021