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Three-year extension agreed to Hinkley Point C contract

Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 15:09:41 GMT

EDF, China General Nuclear and the UK government have agreed a three-year extension to the contract for difference for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, England. While the 'long-stop date' has now been moved to November 2036, EDF maintains the plant's start-up schedule remains unchanged.


NRC issues GEH renewed used fuel storage facility licence to 2042

Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:52:23 GMT

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued the licence to GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy America for the "possession, transfer and storage of radioactive material" at the Morris Operation Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation in Illinois.


Centrus Energy, DOE finalise HALEU contract

Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:52:05 GMT

The first phase of the USD150 million contract will see demonstration production of high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) at Piketon by the end of 2023. Centrus says it could scale up the facility to commercial production capacity, given sufficient funding.


Refurbished OPG reactor cleared to begin fuel loading

Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:04:23 GMT

Canada's nuclear regulator has given Ontario Power Generation the go-ahead to load fuel into Darlington unit 3 after removing the first regulatory hold-point for the refurbished reactor.


Collaborators to develop SMR-based hydrogen production concept

Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 16:17:54 GMT

NuScale Power, Shell Global Solutions and research participants including Idaho National Laboratory, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, Fuel Cell Energy, FPoliSolutions, and GSE Solutions will develop a clean hydrogen production system for use in small modular reactor power plants.


Court dismisses Austrian lawsuit against Paks II

Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 15:10:10 GMT

The European General Court has dismissed a case brought by the Austrian government to annul the European Commission's decision to approve state aid for the Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary.


Kudankulam unit 3 reactor building dome installed

Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 14:04:15 GMT

The lower part and the top part of the 281-tonne dome for the reactor building at unit 3 of India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant was preassembled on the ground before being lifted 62 metres and installed in the design position.


Studsvik to develop UK metal treatment facility for Westinghouse

Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2022 12:45:03 GMT

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a technology license agreement with Sweden's Studsvik to develop a contaminated metallic waste recycling and treatment facility at its Springfields site in Lancashire, UK.


Competition officially begins for Dukovany new build

Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:45:52 GMT

Three vendors have made bids to build a new reactor unit at the Dukovany site in the Czech Republic. Site owner ČEZ confirmed the interest of Westinghouse, EDF and KHNP in a new power unit to provide electricity and heat.


Regulators back Ukraine for Zaporizhzhia ownership

Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2022 15:44:14 GMT

European safety regulators have backed Ukraine as the rightful owner and authority to oversee the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, Russia's Rosenergoatom has appointed Yury Chernichuk as 'director' of the plant.