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EU funding Framatome VVER-440 fuel development

EU funding Framatome VVER-440 fuel development

The EUR10 million (USD10.7 million) contribution from the European Union under the Euratom Research and Training Programme targets the "swift and secure development and deployment of a European fuel solution" for VVER reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 21 June 2024


ITER's proposed new timeline - initial phase of operations in 2035

ITER's proposed new timeline - initial phase of operations in 2035

The revamped project plan for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor aims for "a scientifically and technically robust initial phase of operations, including deuterium-deuterium fusion operation in 2035 followed by full magnetic energy and plasma current operation".

New Nuclear 20 June 2024


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Verdict on EDF and KHNP bids being considered by Czech government 

Verdict on EDF and KHNP bids being considered by Czech government 

ČEZ has submitted to the Czech government its evaluation of the bids received from France's EDF and South Korea's Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power for the construction of a new nuclear power plant at Dukovany.

New Nuclear 17 June 2024


Ukraine-France, EDF-Energoatom nuclear cooperation agreements

Ukraine-France, EDF-Energoatom nuclear cooperation agreements

Ukraine's Energoatom and France's EDF sign a cooperation agreement, while the two countries have renewed their cooperation on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, which was originally signed in 1998.

Nuclear Policies 10 June 2024


CNNC extends cooperation with ENEC, EDF

CNNC extends cooperation with ENEC, EDF

China National Nuclear Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation on strategic cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. CNNC has also signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement with France's EDF on nuclear energy.

Corporate 04 June 2024


EDF completes GE Steam Power acquisition

EDF completes GE Steam Power acquisition

GE Vernova has completed the sale of a portion of its nuclear conventional islands technology and services, including its Arabelle steam turbines, to EDF. Arabelle Solutions is now a wholly owned subsidiary of EDF.

Corporate 31 May 2024


SMR developers enlist French nuclear expertise

SMR developers enlist French nuclear expertise

Thorizon of the Netherlands has signed a cooperation agreement with France's EDF R&D to advance the Thorizon One molten salt reactor design. Meanwhile, Blue Capsule has signed a partnership agreement with the French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission, from which it was spun off, for the development of its small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 29 May 2024


Fuel loading completed at France's Flamanville 3 EPR

Fuel loading completed at France's Flamanville 3 EPR

The process of loading fuel assemblies into the core of the Flamanville 3 EPR reactor in France has been completed ahead of its start-up. The 1650 MWe (gross) pressurised water reactor is expected to reach 100% output before the end of the year.

New Nuclear 24 May 2024


EDF secures 'green' financing for extended operation of reactors

EDF secures 'green' financing for extended operation of reactors

French utility EDF has signed green bank loans for a total amount of about EUR5.8 billion (USD6.3 billion), which will be used to finance the life extension of its existing nuclear power plant fleet in France.

Corporate 13 May 2024


China and France aim to strengthen nuclear energy cooperation

China and France aim to strengthen nuclear energy cooperation

China's CGN and France's EDF have signed a Letter of Intent on deepening and expanding cooperation on nuclear energy - it came as President Emmanuel Macron hosted a visit to France by Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Nuclear Policies 09 May 2024