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Review of Le Creusot records passes milestone

Published: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:41:20 GMT

Creusot_Forge_(Areva)_64x48France's Framatome announced today that it has completed identifying and characterising deviations in all of the manufacturing records from the Le Creusot site for forgings used in French nuclear power plants. Manufacturing operations at the facility - which were suspended in December 2015 following the discovery of quality assurance issues - resumed in January.


Rovno unit 3 gets 20-year licence extension

Published: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:01:19 GMT

Rovno plant - 48The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has approved the extension by 20 years of the operating licence for unit 3 of the Rovno nuclear power plant. The approval, which was granted by SNRC's board on 16 July, means the unit can operate until 11 December 2037. The regulator approved 20-year licence extensions of Rovno 1 and 2 in December 2010.


IAEA praises Niger's progress on nuclear programme

Published: Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:11:49 GMT

IAEA INIR mission to Niger - 48Niger has a strong commitment to developing the infrastructure for a nuclear power programme, an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission team has concluded in its final report. The report from the mission - conducted in April - was submitted to the Nigerien government on 16 July.


Investment in new nuclear declines to five-year low

Published: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:31:03 GMT

Global energy investment fell for the third consecutive year in 2017, according to the International Energy Agency. Investment in nuclear power declined by nearly 45% last year to USD17 billion. Although spending on new reactors reached the lowest level in five years, investment on upgrades of existing units increased.


GEH receives federal funds for BWRX-300 development

Published: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:17:32 GMT

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is to receive USD1.9 million in funding from the US Department of Energy to lead research into ways to efficiently building a power plant based on GE Hitachi's BWRX-300 small modular reactor. The research team includes Bechtel, Exelon, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


INPRO meeting stresses importance of supply chain

Published: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:19:42 GMT

Experts from 31 of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Member States and three international organisations came together in Vienna this month to discuss good practices and common challenges in nuclear supply chains at a 'dialogue forum' organised by its International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles, the IAEA said yesterday.


Ukraine discusses 'energy bridge' with European Parliament

Published: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 15:10:22 GMT

Nedashkovsky and Dombrovsky at European Parliament - 48Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom has explained to the European Parliament the benefits of supporting the 'energy bridge' project. Ukraine expects to start supplying electricity to the EU network via the so-called energy bridge as early as next year, and to complete the project by 2025.


Moltex partners in New Brunswick SMR project

Published: Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:39:25 GMT

Stable salt reactor - 48UK-based Moltex Energy will build a demonstration SSR-W (Stable Salt Reactor - Wasteburner) at the Point Lepreau nuclear power plant site in Canada under an agreement signed with the New Brunswick Energy Solutions Corporation and NB Power. Moltex becomes the second partner in a nuclear research cluster that will work on research and development of small modular reactor technology in the Canadian province.


Construction starts on second Bangladeshi reactor

Published: Mon, 16 Jul 2018 14:45:15 GMT

Rooppur 2 - first concrete - 48First concrete for the foundation of unit 2 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh was poured during a ceremony on 14 July. A construction licence for the Russian-supplied reactor was issued by the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority on 8 July.


WANO completes reviews of Leningrad and Tianwan plants

Published: Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:34:01 GMT

WANO team at Leningrad II-1 - 48A team from the World Association of Nuclear Operators' Moscow Centre has completed its independent review of unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia. The VVER 1200 reactor is scheduled to enter commercial operation before the end of this year. The Moscow Centre also organised a pre-operational peer review at unit 4 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in China's Jiangsu province. The Russian-designed 1060 MWe VVER-1000 pressurised water reactor is expected to begin operating in March 2019.