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France and Bulgaria to strengthen nuclear energy cooperation

France and Bulgaria to strengthen nuclear energy cooperation

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire and Bulgaria's Energy Minister Rumen Radev have signed a declaration of intent to establish bilateral cooperation in the field of nuclear energy, including the areas of nuclear construction programmes, small modular reactors and development of a European supply chain.

Nuclear Policies 22 February 2024


ITER's proposed new timeline to be submitted in June

ITER's proposed new timeline to be submitted in June

The revamped project plan for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor - with modifications to its configuration, phased installation and new research schedule - is being finalised ahead of being submitted to the ITER Council in June.

New Nuclear 20 February 2024


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Improved fortunes for French nuclear sector

Improved fortunes for French nuclear sector

France's nuclear industry giants - EDF, Framatome and Orano - have each reported improved results for 2023, compared with 2022, and expect continued growth in 2024, partly due to France's plan to build new reactors.

Corporate 16 February 2024


Naarea and Thorizon team up on molten salt reactors

Naarea and Thorizon team up on molten salt reactors

Naarea of France and Thorizon of the Netherlands have signed a strategic partnership agreement to advance the development of molten salt reactors in Europe.

New Nuclear 12 February 2024


Construction starts on French lead-212 production facility

Construction starts on French lead-212 production facility

Orano subsidiary Orano Med has laid the foundation stone for its Alpha Therapy Laboratory in Onnaing in northern France. This will be Europe's first industrial-scale pharmaceutical facility dedicated to the production of lead-212 based radioligand therapies.

Regulation & Safety 06 February 2024


First European-made ITER vessel sector awaits shipment

First European-made ITER vessel sector awaits shipment

The first of five vacuum vessel sectors under the responsibility of Fusion for Energy - the Iter Organisation's European domestic agency - is undergoing factory acceptance tests. The component has already passed leak testing and its dimensions will now be checked.

New Nuclear 06 February 2024


Replacement steam generators arrive at Cruas-Meysse

Replacement steam generators arrive at Cruas-Meysse

Three new steam generators were delivered last month to the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant in south-eastern France. The components will be replaced at unit 3 later this year in order to enable the 900 MWe pressurised water reactor to continue operating beyond 40 years.

Corporate 02 February 2024


EDF and KHNP in running for expanded Czech nuclear tender

EDF and KHNP in running for expanded Czech nuclear tender

The Czech government has decided to change its tender for new nuclear to binding offers for up to four, rather than one, reactors - and said that it is inviting bids from France's EDF and South Korea's KHNP. The third bidder, Westinghouse, is currently not being included because it "did not meet the necessary conditions".

New Nuclear 01 February 2024


Podcast: Newcleo's Andrew Murdoch on its lead-cooled fast reactor plans

Podcast: Newcleo's Andrew Murdoch on its lead-cooled fast reactor plans

Newcleo's UK operations managing director sets out the benefits of its lead-cooled fast reactor technology, its plans for a demonstrator reactor and MOX fuel factory in France, and its future goal of rolling out up to 20 of its reactors in the UK.

Perspectives 01 February 2024


EDF announces Hinkley Point C delay and rise in project cost

EDF announces Hinkley Point C delay and rise in project cost

The UK's Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant, which was expected to be completed in 2027 and cost up to GBP26 billion, is now unlikely to be operational before 2030, with the overall cost revised to between GBP31 to GBP34 billion (in 2015 prices), EDF has said.

New Nuclear 23 January 2024