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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


EDF aims to excel with 'excell'

EDF aims to excel with 'excell'

France's EDF has presented a plan - referred to as excell - that aims to drive the country's nuclear industry to achieve "the highest standards of craftsmanship, quality and excellence". The plan will be launched next year, with EUR100 million (USD112 million) earmarked for 2020-2021.

Corporate 16 December 2019


Orano to supply second Russian deconversion facility

Orano to supply second Russian deconversion facility

France's Orano will supply a second depleted uranium hexafluoride defluorination plant to TVEL's JSC Electrochemical Plant in Zelenogorsk in Russia's Krasnoyarsk Region under a EUR40 million (USD44 million) contract awarded by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom. The first facility has been in operation at the site for ten years.

Waste & Recycling 11 December 2019


EDF, Veolia team up to decommission graphite reactors

EDF, Veolia team up to decommission graphite reactors

A joint venture for the decommissioning of reactors that use graphite technology has been established by France's EDF and Veolia. Graphitech will seek contracts for assisting in the dismantling of such reactors in France, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Spain and the UK.

Waste & Recycling 10 December 2019


France and Japan collaborate in fast reactor development

France and Japan collaborate in fast reactor development

An agreement to cooperate on the development of fast neutron reactors has been signed between Framatome and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Mitsubishi FBR Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The partners have previously collaborated on the Astrid project.

New Nuclear 09 December 2019


Franco-Uzbek uranium mining JV launched

Franco-Uzbek uranium mining JV launched

Orano has formally established a joint venture company with Uzbekistan's State Committee on Geological and Mineral Resources. The new company, Nurlikum Mining, will conduct mineral exploration and mining activities in the Central Asian country.

Uranium & Fuel 05 December 2019


British plutonium samples shipped to France

British plutonium samples shipped to France

A shipment of samples of plutonium oxide is en route from the UK to a laboratory at Orano's Melox plant in southern France. The samples will be used to determine if the plutonium can be used in the production of mixed-oxide fuel.

Waste & Recycling 28 November 2019


French plant taken offline following earthquake

French plant taken offline following earthquake

EDF has temporarily suspended operation of three units at its Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant to assess the reactors following a magnitude 4.9 earthquake yesterday in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-central France. No damage has been found at any nuclear facilities in the area.

Regulation & Safety 12 November 2019


Civil engineering completed on ITER tokamak building

Civil engineering completed on ITER tokamak building

Civil engineering works have been completed on the building that will house the fusion machine of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor at Cadarache in south-eastern France. The final concrete was poured yesterday for the upper part of the Tokamak Complex, meaning the metal frame of its roof can now be installed.

New Nuclear 08 November 2019


China and France reaffirm commitment to climate action

China and France reaffirm commitment to climate action

China and France today reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris Agreement and called for worldwide action on combating climate change and halting the loss of biodiversity.

Energy & Environment 06 November 2019