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New members join WNA

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WNA is pleased to welcome three new members who have joined our association recently. 

Nucleonix Systems Private Limited is engaged in design, development, manufacturing and supplying of nuclear radiation measuring & allied instrumentation. 

Kalva Engineers aims to be a one stop shop for global non-destructive testing for infrastructure, green field projects, oil companies and research organizations in India and worldwide. 

Trivis Inc. provides comprehensive consulting, engineering, design, and construction for a range of electric power generation and power delivery services.



WNA Survey on Nuclear New Build and Licensing/Permitting

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Two WNA Working Groups – Nuclear Law & Contracting and CORDEL – are cooperating to identify best practises in licensing and permitting for nuclear new build. The Joint Task Force on Licensing & Permitting has devised a survey to collect industry views on the relationship between nuclear new build projects and licensing/permitting processes. The survey focuses on the interaction between regulatory processes and the industry's commercial activities relating to new build, such as scheduling, procurement, contracting and finance. 

WNA will be providing further details about this survey to our member company principle representatives. If you are involved in nuclear new build projects – whether from the vantage of a utility, supplier, advisor, financier, or otherwise – we would welcome your participation in this survey and your perspective and insight as we seek to streamline the new build process. If you are interested in participating in the survey, please contact

WNA welcomes new members

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The World Nuclear Association is pleased to welcome a number of new members companies, bringing the total number of WNA members to 200.

CGNPC Uranium Resources Co 
CGN-URC supplies fuel for the nuclear power generating units of CGNPC. CGN-URC are involved in the civil nuclear fuel market, domestic and overseas exploration, development and operation activities of uranium resources, as well as the import and export of uranium products, and provides related services.

CLP Power Hong Kong Limited 
Established in Hong Kong over a century ago, CLP has a significant presence in five markets today, with operations in Hong Kong, Chinese Mainland, Australia, India, Southeast Asia and Taiwan. Electricity generated at CLP's power stations in Hong Kong is delivered to customers through a transmission and distribution network that is owned and operated by CLP Power Hong Kong. Their network includes around 13,800 kilometers of overhead, underground and submarine cables that feed into around 13,400 substations. CLP Power Hong Kong achieves a supply reliability of 99.99%, which is among the highest industry standards around the world.

Deep Yellow Limited
Deep Yellow Limited is an ASX-listed advanced-stage uranium exploration company operating in the southern African nation of Namibia and in Australia. It also has a listing on the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX). The Company’s primary focus is in Namibia, where exploration is conducted by its wholly-owned subsidiary Reptile Uranium Namibia (Pty) Ltd. DYL’s flagship Omahola Project has a JORC compliant resource of 52 million tonnes at 338 ppm for 38.6 Mlbs U3O8 from four deposits, INCA, Ongolo Alaskite, MS7 and Tubas Red Sand (TRS).

Edgen Murray CorporationIn addition to the most comprehensive inventory of high performance steel products, Edgen Murray provides the energy sector with a unique combination of engineering knowledge and global logistics infrastructure and support. They provide chrome and nickel alloy, high yield stainless components, fittings and valves for all forms of power generation

Global Atomic Fuels  
Global Atomic Fuels Corporation is a private Canadian resource company founded in January 2005 by former senior executives of Denison Mines Limited. Global has acquired 6 contiguous concessions covering approximately 3,000 square kilometres in the Agadez Region of central Niger. These concessions give Global the right to explore for uranium and other minerals on the property. Niger is the fifth largest uranium producing country in the world. The Global concessions cover part of a large regional trend of uranium producers, advanced uranium projects and uranium showings.

PGE Energia Jadrowa S.A.
The development of nuclear power engineering is an opportunity for Poland to meet the rising demand for electricity supplied at reasonable prices. At the beginning of 2009 the Polish government entrusted PGE with a mission to develop nuclear power generation in Poland. The investment plans of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. include the construction of two nuclear power plants, with a capacity of about 3,000 MW each. Establishment of PGE Energia Jądrowa S.A. in December 2009 was one of the steps undertaken by PGE to execute the initial schedule’s assumptions. PGE Energia Jądrowa S.A. is a pillar of the Nuclear Power Generation business line within PGE Capital Group. This company is responsible for implementation of comprehensive tasks related to the construction of nuclear power plants. These duties include, among other things, analysis of best practices in preparation and execution of the construction of nuclear power plants in selected European countries.

A world leader in the manufacture and supply of sealed radiation sources, radioisotope technologies and services. These range from cobalt-60 sources for sterilization of medical devices and caesium-137 sources for blood irradiation through to cobalt-60 sources for gamma knife application, sealed sources for oil well logging, process gauging and many other industrial applications. We also supply a range of specialist raw materials to OEM users.

Trade Tech Energy
Trade Tech Energy  specializes  in nuclear fuel trading, nuclear finance  and nuclear market consulting services.

UCL Australia
The UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia (UCL SERAus) is an integral part of University College London, one of the foremost academic institutions in the world. UCL SERAus is UCL's first ever overseas campus, and students are provided with many opportunities to interact with their colleagues in London. UCL SERAus, develops the management talent that will help the industry meet the challenges of the future energy industry. The goal of UCL SERAus is to give students a broad and deep understanding of the complexities of the industry and the specialised technical knowledge to have a real impact – to pursue sector management careers and shape the energy and resources industry of the future.

WSP Group
WSP is a global design engineering and management consultancy specialising in Property, Transport & Infrastructure, Industry and Environment projects. WSP works with clients worldwide to create built and natural environments for the future. WSP designs sustainability strategies and delivers integrated energy solutions for some of the world’s most renowned blue chip corporations. WSP works with national and international businesses to address important issues related to the carbon agenda, climate change and sustainability.

Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction joins WNA

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DoosanHIandCWNA is pleased to welcome Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction as our latest member company. Doosan HI&C are one of South Korea's foremost EPC contractors for plant projects inside and outside the country. Their business portfolio includes castings and forgings, nuclear reactor vessels, thermal power plants, water desalination plants, environmental plants, and material handling systems.

Doosan has been the main equipment supplier for Korea’s nuclear power program from its very beginning. The company is now preparing to deliver major equipment for the Korea-developed APR1400 reactor to the Braka project in the UAE and several projects in South Korea as that country continues its impressive development of nuclear energy.

WNA welcomes new member companies

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We are pleased to welcome eleven new member companies who have recently joined the World Nuclear Association.

SOGIN is involved in the decomissioning of the previous generation of Italian nuclear power plants and management of nuclear waste. In addition it is contributing to the process of locating a national waste repository. 

Timeline Logistics is a full service Road Transport Company specializing in the transport of Radioactive Material safely and securely throughout Canada and the USA

ICAP Energy is an innovative leader in the energy and shipping industries, providing full-service and over the counter broking and advisory capabilities to a broad spectrum of businesses throughout the world.

Morgan Lewis provides comprehensive transactional, litigation, labor and employment, regulatory, and intellectual property legal services.  Its regulatory and industry-focused practices include Antitrust, Energy, Life Sciences, and Securities.

KEPCO E&C was founded in 1975 and has since grown to independently design power plants, and has developed the Korean-model reactor and independent technology in both fossil fuel and nuclear plants. 

KEPCO (Korea Electric Power Corporation) is the the largest electric utility provider in South Korea, responsible for electricity generation, transmission and distribution.

Samsung C&T provides advanced construction technology in areas such as the construction of skyscrapers, high-tech factory facilities, roads and bridges, harbors, power plants and apartment complexes.

American Electric Power (AEP) is amongst the largest U.S. generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S., including the Cook Nuclear Plant in Michigan.

Winston & Strawn is an international law firm with nearly 1,000 attorneys among 15 offices in Beijing, Charlotte, Chicago, Geneva, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Newark, Paris, San Francisco, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C.

KNNEC was established on March 9, 2010, to explore and develop the potential for harnessing the power of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes in Kuwait. This initiative was prompted by the necessity to plan for the near - and long-term electricity demand for Kuwait as the nation experiences significant economic growth. 

American Energy Fields Inc is an exploration and development company with the primary goal of becoming the Next U.S. Uranium producer.