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Winning bid announced to host UK fusion plant

Winning bid announced to host UK fusion plant

The West Burton power plant site in Nottinghamshire, England, has been selected to host the UK's prototype fusion energy plant - the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production. The demonstration plant is due to begin operating by 2040.

New Nuclear 04 October 2022


KBR to support UK repository development

KBR to support UK repository development

USA-headquartered KBR has been awarded a contract to support the UK's Nuclear Waste Services in developing a Geological Disposal Facility. Such a facility, NWS says, will create more than 4000 jobs for the local host community.

Waste & Recycling 30 September 2022


UK telexistence contest winners announced

UK telexistence contest winners announced

Three organisations have won a total of GBP1.3 million (USD1.4 million) in funding to develop four cutting-edge telexistence innovations for defence, security and nuclear decommissioning applications.

Corporate 30 September 2022


MoltexFLEX launches flexibly-operated molten salt reactor

MoltexFLEX launches flexibly-operated molten salt reactor

Moltex Energy Limited subsidiary MoltexFLEX has launched its FLEX molten salt reactor that, through flexible operation and the use of thermal storage technology, can support intermittent renewable energy through its rapid responsiveness to changes in demand.

New Nuclear 29 September 2022


EDF to examine extensions for Hartlepool and Heysham 1

EDF to examine extensions for Hartlepool and Heysham 1

Energy giant EDF says it will review the case for a "short extension" for the Hartlepool and Heysham 1 nuclear power plants to generate beyond the current forecast of March 2024.

Corporate 28 September 2022


NDA teams up with oil and gas decommissioning centre

NDA teams up with oil and gas decommissioning centre

The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the National Decommissioning Centre have signed a three-year collaborative research agreement - the first of its kind between the nuclear and oil and gas decommissioning sectors.

Waste & Recycling 27 September 2022


Jacobs to support refurb of UK nuclear research facilities

Jacobs to support refurb of UK nuclear research facilities

Engineering group Jacobs has been selected as full lifecycle delivery partner to support infrastructure renewal projects at various facilities run by the UK's government-owned, but operationally-independent, National Nuclear Laboratory.

Corporate 22 September 2022


Rolls-Royce and Škoda JS to collaborate on SMR deployment

Rolls-Royce and Škoda JS to collaborate on SMR deployment

Rolls-Royce SMR of the UK has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Škoda JS to explore areas of collaboration for the Rolls-Royce small modular reactor plant, for deployment both in the Czech Republic and broader central European regions.

New Nuclear 06 September 2022


UK government funding for advanced reactor development

UK government funding for advanced reactor development

The UK government has announced GBP3.3 million (USD3.8 million) in funding to support the development of advanced nuclear technology. Six projects aimed at developing Advanced Modular Reactors in the UK have been selected to receive funding totalling GBP2.5 million.

Nuclear Policies 02 September 2022


UK government allocates more funding to Sizewell C

UK government allocates more funding to Sizewell C

The UK government will provide GBP700 million (USD807 million) in funding for the Sizewell C nuclear power plant project, departing Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced during a speech at the Sizewell B plant in Suffolk, England.

New Nuclear 01 September 2022