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Nuclear AMRC teams up with K-TIG for waste containers

Nuclear AMRC teams up with K-TIG for waste containers

Australian welding technology specialist K-TIG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to develop innovative automated fabrication techniques for decommissioning waste containers. Under the MoU, K-TIG will work with the Nuclear AMRC to design, develop and supply the robotic welding cell to be used in the fabrication of the 3-cubic-metre stainless steel boxes to be used to safely store the UK's decommissioning waste.

Waste & Recycling 20 September 2021


Trilateral partnership launches Australia nuclear submarine programme

Trilateral partnership launches Australia nuclear submarine programme

Australia is to acquire nuclear submarines as the first initiative under a new enhanced trilateral security partnership announced by the leaders of Australia, the UK and the USA. The submarines are to be built in Australia, but the country is not seeking to acquire nuclear weapons or establish a civil nuclear capability, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Nuclear Policies 16 September 2021


UK unions call for government backing of new build projects

UK unions call for government backing of new build projects

The UK's GMB union has warned that decarbonisation goals and nuclear industry jobs will both be at risk unless the government supports Sizewell C and other new build efforts. The Trade Unions Congress adopted GMB's call, and separately added that UK manufacturing jobs would suffer if decarbonisation targets are not met.

Nuclear Policies 14 September 2021


Partnership set up for IMSR fuel supply

Partnership set up for IMSR fuel supply

Westinghouse, the UK National Nuclear Laboratory and Terrestrial Energy have announced a partnership in the UK to advance the industrial scale up and commercial supply of enriched uranium fuel for use in Terrestrial's Integral Molten Salt Reactor. An agreement between the three defines the process for delivering IMSR fuel for commercial use, concurrent with schedules for commercial operation of IMSR power plants.

Uranium & Fuel 18 August 2021


Urenco moves forward with metal recycling facility

Urenco moves forward with metal recycling facility

Uranium enrichment services provider Urenco has approved the progression of the Urenco Metals Recycling facility project based at its Urenco Nuclear Stewardship subsidiary in Capenhurst, UK. The project will now move into the design phase. The facility, planned to begin operation in 2024, will provide a wide range of metallic treatment services for recycling and disposal.

Waste & Recycling 18 August 2021


UK sees role for nuclear in hydrogen economy

UK sees role for nuclear in hydrogen economy

The UK government says nuclear will play a significant role in developing a thriving low-carbon hydrogen sector to meet the country's ambition for 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030. Releasing its Hydrogen Strategy today, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy said a hydrogen economy could support over 9000 UK jobs and unlock GBP4 billion (USD5.5 billion) in investment by 2030, potentially rising to 100,000 jobs and worth up to GBP13 billion by 2050.

Nuclear Policies 17 August 2021


UK introducing regulation for nuclear shipping

UK introducing regulation for nuclear shipping

The UK has launched a consultation on proposed regulations for nuclear-powered ships that would enable UK-flagged vessels to use the power source and international vessels to visit its ports. "The UK is committed to enabling the adoption of new technologies that manufacturers and ship owners may choose to meet legal requirements relating to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, and therefore will establish a regulatory framework that will support nuclear-powered ships as an alternative fuel option," said the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

Regulation & Safety 16 August 2021


Message: Nuclear must be represented at COP26, says World Nuclear Association

Message: Nuclear must be represented at COP26, says World Nuclear Association

Nuclear energy must get a fair representation at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties to be held 31 October to 12 November in Glasgow, World Nuclear Association Director General Sama Bilbao y León has said in an open letter to COP26 President Alok Sharma. The full text of the 16 August letter is as follows.

Perspectives 17 August 2021


Cavendish to supply Hinkley Point A waste facility

Cavendish to supply Hinkley Point A waste facility

Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a contract by Magnox Limited to supply the Concrete Box Loading Facility at the decommissioned Hinkley Point A nuclear power plant in the UK. The facility will be used to process and package solid intermediate-level radioactive waste.

Waste & Recycling 05 August 2021


Jacobs awarded Dounreay decommissioning contracts

Jacobs awarded Dounreay decommissioning contracts

Dounreay Site Restoration Limited has awarded two contracts worth a combined GBP11.2 million (USD15.9 million) to USA-based engineering group Jacobs for decommissioning work at the Dounreay site in Scotland. Under the contracts, Jacobs will upgrade the ventilation system at the Prototype Fast Reactor and develop the decommissioning strategy for the fast reactor fuel reprocessing plant in the Fuel Cycle Area.

Waste & Recycling 04 August 2021