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Bilfinger awarded contract for Hinkley Point C piping

Bilfinger awarded contract for Hinkley Point C piping

Industrial engineering firm Bilfinger has been awarded a balance of plant contract - worth about GBP58 million (USD76 million) - by EDF Energy. The contract involves the design, pre-fabrication and supply of around 56km of specialised piping systems that support the operation of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, under construction in Somerset, UK.

Corporate 17 February 2020


Russia seals Akkuyu reactor vessel

Russia seals Akkuyu reactor vessel

AEM Technology, part of Russia's Atomenergomash, has completed the welding together of the two halves of the reactor vessel for the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant which is under construction in Mersin province, in southern Turkey.

New Nuclear 12 February 2020


India plans to build new sodium plant

India plans to build new sodium plant

A foundation stone laying ceremony at the Baroda heavy water plant in India has marked the inauguration of a new facility that will allow the country to produce high purity sodium metal on an industrial scale. India up to now has imported the material, which is used in fast breeder reactors.
 

Corporate 16 January 2020


ENSA ships steam generators to France

ENSA ships steam generators to France

Spanish manufacturer Equipos Nucleares SA (ENSA) has shipped two replacement steam generators to France, completing an order received at the end of 2012 from Framatome for three such components for use in 900 MWe-class pressurised water reactors. It was not disclosed at which plant the steam generators are to be installed.

Corporate 16 January 2020


Canada and USA to collaborate on critical minerals

Canada and USA to collaborate on critical minerals

Canada and the USA have finalised an agreement to collaborate on improving the security of supply chains and ensure the future competitiveness of their critical minerals industries. The announcement follows a June 2019 commitment by the countries' leaders.

Nuclear Policies 09 January 2020


OECD/NEA highlights challenges facing isotope supply chain

OECD/NEA highlights challenges facing isotope supply chain

The structure of the medical radioisotope supply chain is impeding the provision of technetium-99m, a new report by an OECD Nuclear Energy Agency high-level group has found. Supplies of the world's most widely used medical radioisotope remain fragile.

Regulation & Safety 20 November 2019


Framatome-Siemens awarded Hanhikivi I&C contract

Framatome-Siemens awarded Hanhikivi I&C contract

Russia's Titan-2 - the main contractor for Fennovoima's Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project in Finland - has awarded a contract to the Framatome-Siemens consortium for the plant's main instrumentation and control (I&C) systems.

Corporate 02 October 2019


No immediate action required on components, says EDF

No immediate action required on components, says EDF

In-service steam generators affected by non-compliance in a stress-relieving heat-treatment process are safe to continue in use, French utility EDF said today. Investigations into the deviation at Framatome's Saint-Marcel site are ongoing.

Corporate 18 September 2019


Framatome investigates reactor component plant

Framatome investigates reactor component plant

Framatome is carrying out further studies at its Saint-Marcel site in France after discovering temperature ranges in some stress-relieving heat treatments carried out on steam generator welds and pressuriser seals had deviated from technical standards, the company said today.

Corporate 10 September 2019


World Nuclear Association sees upturn in uranium demand

World Nuclear Association sees upturn in uranium demand

Rapid growth in uranium demand will lead to a need for additional mined uranium in the period to 2040 in all scenarios given in the latest edition of World Nuclear Association's fuel report. Projections for nuclear generating capacity growth have been revised upwards for the first time in eight years, following the introduction of more favourable policies in a number of countries.

Uranium & Fuel 05 September 2019