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IAEA restricted in assessing Iran's nuclear programme

IAEA restricted in assessing Iran's nuclear programme

The lack of progress in clarifying the International Atomic Energy Agency's questions concerning the correctness and completeness of Iran's safeguards declarations seriously affects the ability of the IAEA to provide assurance of the peaceful nature of the country's nuclear programme, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said today in his opening statement to the quarterly session of the IAEA Board of Governors.

Regulation & Safety 07 June 2021


France, USA pledge to work together towards net-zero

France, USA pledge to work together towards net-zero

France and the USA are united in the ambition to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and will work together on new technologies, including innovative and advanced nuclear, to contribute significantly to zero-carbon generation solutions, US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and French Minister for Ecological Transition Barbara Pompili said in a joint statement on 28 May.

Energy & Environment 01 June 2021


Vattenfall takes minority stake in Fermi Energia

Vattenfall takes minority stake in Fermi Energia

Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall has signed an agreement with the Estonian nuclear energy start-up company Fermi Energia in order to become a minority shareholder of the company with a seed investment of EUR1 million (USD1.2 million). Fermi Energia is studying the deployment of small modular reactors in Estonia.

Corporate 01 June 2021


IAEA, Iran extend technical understanding until 24 June

IAEA, Iran extend technical understanding until 24 June

Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency have agreed to extend their 'temporary technical understanding' by one month, until 24 June. At a press briefing held today to announce the extension, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said the understanding announced in February had "left the door ajar" and the extension meant it "stayed ajar, for now".

Regulation & Safety 24 May 2021


Terms for Olkiluoto EPR completion agreed

Terms for Olkiluoto EPR completion agreed

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj announced yesterday it has reached a consensus with the Areva−Siemens consortium regarding the terms of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR project completion. The OL3 plant, construction of which began in 2005, is scheduled to be connected to the grid in October this year and to begin regular electricity production in February 2022.

New Nuclear 18 May 2021


Canadian university becomes IAEA Collaborating Centre

Canadian university becomes IAEA Collaborating Centre

The International Atomic Energy Agency has designated Ontario Tech University as a Collaborating Centre to support IAEA activities on advanced nuclear power technology, including small modular reactors, as well as the non‑electric applications of nuclear energy. The institution is the first in Canada to receive such a designation.

New Nuclear 29 April 2021


Stakeholders reach consensus on Indian Point transfer

Stakeholders reach consensus on Indian Point transfer

A joint agreement has been reached between the State of New York, Entergy, Holtec and other stakeholders to provide for the transfer of the Indian Point nuclear power plant to Holtec for decommissioning and site remediation. It also resolves pending litigation concerning the post-shutdown transfer of plant licences when the final unit at the site shuts down later this month.

Corporate 16 April 2021


Japan's JGC invests in NuScale Power

Japan's JGC invests in NuScale Power

Japanese engineering, procurement, and construction firm JGC Holdings Corporation has agreed to invest USD40 million in small modular reactor developer NuScale Power. It will also partner with Fluor Corporation - NuScale's majority investor - on the deployment of NuScale power plants.

New Nuclear 06 April 2021


Partnership formed for advanced reactor deployment in Washington State

Partnership formed for advanced reactor deployment in Washington State

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by Energy Northwest, Grant County Public Utility District and X-energy to form a partnership to support the development and commercial demonstration of the USA's first advanced nuclear reactor. The TRi Energy Partnership aims to construct a plant based on X-energy's Xe-100 reactor design at Energy Northwest's existing Columbia site in Washington.

New Nuclear 06 April 2021


Egypt's Petrojet signs teaming agreement with Korean nuclear companies

Egypt's Petrojet signs teaming agreement with Korean nuclear companies

Petrojet - an Egyptian petroleum sector company - is boosting cooperation with South Korean companies including Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Kepco E&C, Hyundai E&C and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction to participate in Egypt's first nuclear power plant project. The El Dabaa plant is to be built by Russia's JSC Atomstroyexport as the general contractor for the project. Petrojet Chairman Waleed Lotfy signed a teaming agreement with representatives of the South Korean companies, who visited Petrojet's headquarters in Cairo on 16 March.

Corporate 17 March 2021