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Nuclear vessel 'could be floating charging station for electric cruise ships'

Nuclear vessel 'could be floating charging station for electric cruise ships'

Norwegian shipbuilder Ulstein has launched the design concept for a replenishment, research and rescue vessel - referred to as Thor - that will feature a thorium molten salt reactor. It says the ship could be used as a mobile power/charging station for a new breed of battery-driven cruise ships.

New Nuclear 29 April 2022


Norway procures 'cradle to grave' IT solution

Norway procures 'cradle to grave' IT solution

Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning has awarded a NOK123 million (USD13.7 million), 12-year contract to the ICCircle consortium for the design, development and maintenance of a bespoke integrated software system to support nuclear decommissioning and waste management.

Waste & Recycling 10 March 2022


Tecnatom to supply Norway with SMR simulator

Tecnatom to supply Norway with SMR simulator

Spanish engineering firm Tecnatom has been awarded a contract by Norway's Institute for Energy Technology for the development and supply of a simulator based on small modular reactors.

Corporate 28 January 2022


Deep borehole disposal suitable for ERDO countries, study shows

Deep borehole disposal suitable for ERDO countries, study shows

Deep borehole disposal is a viable, cost-effective solution for all of the intermediate and high-level long-lived radioactive waste that is being temporarily stored by five European countries, according to a feasibility study by Deep Isolation. The study was commissioned by Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning on behalf of the European Repository Development Organisation, a multinational group established in 2021 to address the challenges of safely managing long-lived radioactive wastes either separately or in one combined mined repository.

Waste & Recycling 14 December 2021


Study shows all Norwegian fuel could be treated within two years

Study shows all Norwegian fuel could be treated within two years

A pilot study by Sweden's Studsvik AB shows that all of Norway's metallic uranium research reactor fuel could be processed using its oxidation process in less than two years. Several studies have already recommended chemical treatment of the fuel before it is disposed of in an underground repository.

Waste & Recycling 07 December 2021


US, Norway work together to eliminate HEU

US, Norway work together to eliminate HEU

The US Department of Energy and Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance a cooperative project to eliminate all of Norway’s highly enriched uranium by downblending it to low-enriched uranium. The MoU calls for downblending activities to begin in 2022 using Norway's existing infrastructure, followed by the eventual deployment of the DOE's Mobile Melt-Consolidate system.

Waste & Recycling 03 September 2021


Norwegian research reactor fuel to be recycled in UK

Norwegian research reactor fuel to be recycled in UK

Norway's Institute for Energy Technology has signed a contract with Westinghouse subsidiary Springfields Fuels Limited for the transfer of 3 tonnes of un-irradiated research reactor fuel to the UK for processing into new fuel for use in commercial nuclear power plants. The uranium fuel would otherwise have been treated as waste, stored and disposed of in Norway.

Waste & Recycling 28 May 2021


Contract signed for Swedish processing of Norwegian reactor fuel

Contract signed for Swedish processing of Norwegian reactor fuel

Sweden's Studsvik has signed a contract worth SEK134 million (USD16 million) with Norway's Institute for Energy Technology for loading equipment, transport, handling equipment, examination and pre-treatment of nuclear fuel from the JEEP I research reactor at Kjeller. The fuel is currently held in an ageing storage facility at the site which does not meet current requirements.

Waste & Recycling 28 January 2021


Norwegian reactor dismantling to cost almost USD2 billion

Norwegian reactor dismantling to cost almost USD2 billion

The decommissioning of Norway's shut down research reactors at Halden and Kjeller will cost around NOK20 billion (USD1.96 billion) and take 20-25 years, according to a report commissioned by the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Waste & Recycling 18 May 2020


Norway taps overseas expertise for waste disposal

Norway taps overseas expertise for waste disposal

The Norwegian Nuclear Decommissioning agency has signed cooperation agreements with Finland's AINS Group and France's Orano on building a repository for the disposal of used fuel and waste from the decommissioning of Norway's two shutdown research reactors.

Waste & Recycling 10 February 2020