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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


Dutch regulator issues permit for Urenco waste store

Dutch regulator issues permit for Urenco waste store

The Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection has granted the final permit to Urenco for the construction and operation of a new radioactive waste storage facility at its Almelo site. The uranium enrichment company was last year granted permission to build the facility prior to the permit being issued.

Waste & Recycling 15 May 2024


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IAEA finds improved safety at Dutch research reactor

IAEA finds improved safety at Dutch research reactor

The operator of the Hoger Onderwijs research reactor in the Netherlands has enhanced safety since a previous review mission in September 2021, a follow-up International Atomic Energy Agency mission has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 23 April 2024


Work to expand Dutch enrichment plant begins

Work to expand Dutch enrichment plant begins

Uranium enrichment services provider Urenco has broken ground on an expansion of its plant in Almelo in the Netherlands. The move came as the company signed a new long-term supply contract with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power.

Uranium & Fuel 26 March 2024


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


Feasibility for AP1000s at Borssele to be studied

Feasibility for AP1000s at Borssele to be studied

Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by the Dutch government to conduct a technical feasibility study on the deployment of two AP1000 reactors at the Borssele nuclear power plant site. It comes as the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate launches a consultation on the siting of the reactors.

New Nuclear 21 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


Dutch initiative to boost nuclear workforce

Dutch initiative to boost nuclear workforce

With the Netherlands planning an expansion of its use of nuclear energy, various parties in the Dutch nuclear and education sectors have signed a declaration of intent aimed at boosting vocational education in nuclear technology.

New Nuclear 17 January 2024


Feasibility study for Korean reactors at Borssele

Feasibility study for Korean reactors at Borssele

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has been contracted to conduct a feasibility study into the construction of two Korean-supplied reactors at the Borssele nuclear power plant site in the Netherlands. The contract comes as the South Korean and Dutch governments sign a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on nuclear energy.

New Nuclear 14 December 2023


Urenco to expand capacity at Dutch facility

Urenco to expand capacity at Dutch facility

Uranium enrichment services provider Urenco has announced plans to increase capacity at its plant in Almelo in the Netherlands by 15% in response to new commitments from customers.

Uranium & Fuel 14 December 2023