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Construction starts on second phase of Sanmen plant

Published: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:51:13 GMT

The first safety-related concrete has been poured for the nuclear island of unit 3 at the Sanmen nuclear power plant, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced. It marks the official start of construction of the first of two CAP1000 pressurised water reactors planned as Phase II of the site in China's Zhejiang province.


Kazakh, Korean companies to cooperate in nuclear power projects

Published: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 13:47:34 GMT

Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kazakhstan Nuclear Power Plants - a branch of the government's Samruk-Kazyna National Welfare Fund - to cooperate on the introduction of nuclear power in Kazakhstan.


Framatome to decontaminate Bruce units ahead of refurbs

Published: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 12:45:36 GMT

Framatome has been appointed by Bruce Power to provide full system decontamination at units 3 and 4 of the Bruce nuclear power plant in Ontario, Canada, as part of its Major Component Replacement project.


Palisades sale from Entergy to Holtec completed

Published: Wed, 29 Jun 2022 10:52:25 GMT

Holtec International has completed the acquisition of the Palisades nuclear power plant and the Big Rock Point site from Entergy. The decommissioning timeline for Palisades is 19 years, with small modular reactors one option for future uses of the two sites.


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's BWRX-300 SMR selected for Saskatchewan

Published: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 14:20:45 GMT

Utility SaskPower has selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's small modular reactor for potential deployment in the province in the mid-2030s after an assessment process in which it looked at several SMR technologies.


Bruce Power, Isogen look to build on radioisotope success

Published: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 15:08:52 GMT

Bruce Power and Kinectrics-Framatome joint venture Isogen are examining the feasibility of producing the medical radioisotope yttrium-90 using the innovative Isotope Production System installed in unit 7 at Bruce Power's nuclear power plant in Ontario.


Vattenfall considers building SMRs at Ringhals

Published: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 13:29:03 GMT

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.


ČEZ says Westinghouse and Framatome deal boosts Czech energy security

Published: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:46:04 GMT

ČEZ said the contracts with the US and French companies for the supply of fuel assemblies for the Temelín nuclear power plant for the coming years were important for ensuring diversification of supplies.


Orano contracted to reprocess Fugen used fuel

Published: Tue, 28 Jun 2022 09:37:02 GMT

Orano has been awarded a contract by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency for the transport and treatment in France of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen experimental Advanced Thermal Reactor in Japan. In 2018, Orano was contracted to conduct preparatory work for the transport operations.


Biden pledges USD14 million for Romanian SMR project

Published: Mon, 27 Jun 2022 15:14:32 GMT

The US government, working with NuScale Power, is to provide USD14 million in support for the Front-End Engineering and Design study for Romania's deployment of a first-of-its-kind small modular reactor plant as part of a flagship project launched at the Group of Seven leaders' summit in Germany.