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Work starts on first phase of Myrrha

Work starts on first phase of Myrrha

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held at the Minerva particle accelerator construction site in Mol, Belgium, marking the start of the first of three phases of the development of the Myrrha accelerator-driven research reactor.

New Nuclear 28 June 2024


Leaders commit to 'unlock potential' of nuclear energy at landmark summit

Leaders commit to 'unlock potential' of nuclear energy at landmark summit

Leaders and representatives from 32 countries at the Nuclear Energy Summit backed measures in areas such as financing, technological innovation, regulatory cooperation and workforce training to enable the expansion of nuclear capacity to tackle climate change and boost energy security.

Nuclear Policies 21 March 2024


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Tractebel to assist Thorizon in MSR development

Tractebel to assist Thorizon in MSR development

Following the signing of a strategic three-year partnership with Thorizon of the Netherlands, Belgian engineering firm Tractebel - a subsidiary of France's Engie - will provide engineering services including support on the conceptual design, computational modelling, cost estimates and design reviews of the Thorizon One molten salt reactor.

New Nuclear 26 February 2024


Belgium launches project to develop metal smelter

Belgium launches project to develop metal smelter

The European Commission has given approval for a project by Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre and the Centre for Metallurgical Research to develop an advanced smelter for metal generated through the dismantling of nuclear power plants.

Waste & Recycling 15 February 2024


IAEA sees Belgian commitment to waste management

IAEA sees Belgian commitment to waste management

Belgium has a robust national infrastructure for the management of radioactive waste and used fuel, an International Atomic Energy Agency mission has said, and recommended the development of consolidated policies for specific waste streams and for decision-making on a geological repository.

Waste & Recycling 08 January 2024


Final accord reached on Belgian reactor operations

Final accord reached on Belgian reactor operations

A final agreement has been signed between the Belgian government and French utility Engie to extend the operation of the Tihange 3 and Doel 4 nuclear power reactors by 10 years and on all obligations related to radioactive waste.

Nuclear Policies 13 December 2023


Laurentis joins Tractebel-Hatch SMR partnership

Laurentis joins Tractebel-Hatch SMR partnership

Ontario Power Generation subsidiary Laurentis Energy Partners is joining forces with Tractebel and Hatch to develop a one-stop shop to support industrial small modular reactor clients worldwide.

Corporate 07 December 2023


Consortium to speed up development of lead-cooled SMRs

Consortium to speed up development of lead-cooled SMRs

Five partners from Belgium, Italy, Romania and the USA have signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on the development, demonstration and commercialisation of lead-cooled small modular reactors.

New Nuclear 09 November 2023


Binding agreement on Belgian reactor operations due in October

Binding agreement on Belgian reactor operations due in October

A framework agreement to extend the operation of the Doel 4 and Tihange 3 power reactors by 10 years has been signed between French utility Engie and the Belgian federal government. Meanwhile, Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control has set out "its expectations regarding nuclear safety" for the extended operation of the units.

Regulation & Safety 25 July 2023


Belgium committed to nuclear safety, says IAEA

Belgium committed to nuclear safety, says IAEA

Belgium has demonstrated its commitment to continuous improvement in nuclear and radiation safety, an International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has concluded. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service mission team noted the need to identify and secure sufficient financial resources and competences for the regulator.

Regulation & Safety 04 July 2023