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3D-printed fuel component installed at Swedish reactor

3D-printed fuel component installed at Swedish reactor

Framatome has completed the installation of the first 3D-printed, stainless steel fuel component at Vattenfall's Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden. In collaboration with German pump and valve manufacturer KSB, the Atrium 11 upper tie plate grids were designed, manufactured, and installed in Forsmark unit 3 for a multi-year irradiation programme.

Uranium & Fuel 21 September 2022


Oskarshamn 3 completes IAEA review of long-term operation

Oskarshamn 3 completes IAEA review of long-term operation

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at unit 3 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in southern Sweden. The team assessed the strategy and key elements for the safe long-term operation of the unit based on IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 13 September 2022


Podcast: Urenco’s Boris Schucht on the potential of next gen reactors

Podcast: Urenco’s Boris Schucht on the potential of next gen reactors

Urenco CEO Boris Schucht explains the impact of current world events on the fuel sector and outlines the challenges that need to be overcome to unlock the climate and energy security benefits of new nuclear technologies. Plus John Lindberg on Sweden’s nuclear power sector and the possible impact of the forthcoming elections, and a round-up of the main nuclear news in June.

Perspectives 01 July 2022


Vattenfall considers building SMRs at Ringhals

Vattenfall considers building SMRs at Ringhals

Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall announced it is initiating a pilot study looking at the conditions for constructing at least two small modular reactors adjacent to the Ringhals nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 28 June 2022


SKB receives permit to expand Clab capacity

SKB receives permit to expand Clab capacity

Sweden's Land and Environment Court has granted radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB an environmental permit to increase the amount of used nuclear fuel in the Clab interim storage facility at Oskarshamn from 8000 tonnes to 11,000 tonnes.

Waste & Recycling 23 June 2022


First use of 3D-printed nuclear fuel debris filters

First use of 3D-printed nuclear fuel debris filters

Nuclear fuel debris filters manufactured by Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB using 3D printing technology have been installed at unit 2 of the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland and unit 3 of the Oskarshamn plant in Sweden.

Corporate 14 June 2022


Uniper completes dismantling of two RPVs in parallel

Uniper completes dismantling of two RPVs in parallel

Germany's Uniper Anlagenservice GmbH has become the first company to complete the dismantling, segmentation and packaging of two reactor pressure vessels in parallel within one year. In December 2021, the company successfully completed the dismantling of the vessels of both Sweden's Barsebäck unit 1 and Germany's Neckarwestheim I.

Waste & Recycling 23 March 2022


Kärnfull teams up with GEH for SMR deployment

Kärnfull teams up with GEH for SMR deployment

A small modular reactor project development company - the first in Scandinavia - has been launched in Sweden. Kärnfull Next - a fully-owned subsidiary of Kärnfull Future AB - will collaborate with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy on the deployment of the BWRX-300 in Sweden.

New Nuclear 14 March 2022


Finland questions Hanhikivi's prospects amid Ukraine conflict

Finland questions Hanhikivi's prospects amid Ukraine conflict

Fennovoima says that the "Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the counter measures by EU and western countries as a consequence" pose a "major risk" to the future of the nuclear power plant project.

Nuclear Policies 25 February 2022


Funding for demonstration Swedish SMR

Funding for demonstration Swedish SMR

The Swedish Energy Agency has awarded Swedish Modular Reactors AB - a joint venture between Uniper Sweden and LeadCold - funding of just over SEK99 million (USD10.6 million) in support of the construction of a demonstration LeadCold SEALER lead-cooled small modular reactor at the Oskarshamn plant site.

New Nuclear 15 February 2022