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US Entergy awards contract for GNF3 fuel
24 May, 2018
US-based Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) on 22 May announced that it had...
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USA scraps completion of mox facility
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has informed Congress that he has effectively ended the project to construct a mixed-oxide (mox) fuel fabrication facility (MFFF) at the Savannah River...

US Centrus signs a long-term contract with Orano
Monday, May 07, 2018 French uranium mining and nuclear fuel group Orano (previously Areva NC) on 3 May announced that it is to supply US-based Centrus Energy with a substantial long-term supply of...

GNF and Framatome fuel for Swedish reactors
Thursday, May 03, 2018 US-based Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) announced on 1 May that GNF ENUSA Nuclear Fuel (GENUSA), a joint venture between Spain’s ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas (ENUSA) and GNF, has been...

Namibia’s Langer Heinrich mine prepares for care and maintenance
Monday, April 30, 2018 Australia’s Paladin Energy has begun preparations in anticipation of a decision to put Namibia’s Langer Heinrich uranium mine (LHM) under care and maintenance.

New design fuel for Iran’s NPP
Friday, April 27, 2018 Russian nuclear fuel company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) plans to transfer Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant to new TVS-2M fuel in 2020.

US DOE approves three building for Uranium Processing Facility
Thursday, April 12, 2018 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved construction of three main buildings of the $6.5bn Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The...

Fuel loading begins at China’s Taishan NPP
Thursday, April 12, 2018 China General Nuclear Power (CGN has begun loading fuel at the first of two European Pressurised Reactors (EPRs) under construction at the Taishan NPP in China’s Guangdong province....

Two Japanese courts support nuclear
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Japan’s Saga District Court on 20 March rejected a request by residents to suspend the planned restart of Genkai 3&4 over safety concerns.

China invests in Russian uranium mine
Monday, March 19, 2018 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) is to co-invest in the construction of uranium mine No 6 at Russia's Priargunskoye Production Mining and Chemical Association (Pimcu)...

Fuel contract extended for BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada
Monday, March 19, 2018 BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada has been awarded a five-year CAD168m $130m) contract extension by Ontario Power Generation to assemble fuel bundles at its Peterborough plant.

Westinghouse reveals conceptual VVER-440 fuel design
Friday, March 16, 2018 Westinghouse (now part of Canada’s Brookfield) and its eight European consortium partners on 12 March announced the successful completion of a European Union (EU) funded project...

Accident tolerant fuel tested in the USA
Monday, March 12, 2018 Unit 1 of the Edwin I Hatch nuclear plant in the USA has begun operating with Global Nuclear Fuels (GNF) test accident-tolerant fuel assemblies, the first of its kind to be installed in...

Studsvik signs fuel software contract with TVEL
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Sweden-based Studsvik Scandpower, has signed a second contract with the Russian nuclear fuel producer JSC TVEL increasing the scope of delivery of software and related services.

US accident tolerant fuels to begin tests
Thursday, February 15, 2018 US-based Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) said on 8 February that it had manufactured and shipped batches of test assemblies of its IronClad and Armor accident tolerant fuels (ATFs)...

New generation fuel for Iran’s Bushehr 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018  Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom will transfer Iran’s Bushehr NPP to use the more efficient TVS-2M nuclear fuel.

Canada’s BWXT wins Cernavoda contract
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 BWX Technologies announced on 2 February that its subsidiary, BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada, had been awarded a CAD18.6m ($15m), four-year contract to manufacture zircaloy-4 seamless...

Ukraine signs new fuel contract with Westinghouse
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Westinghouse Electric Company announced on 29 January that it had signed a contract with Energoatom extending its supply of nuclear fuel to VVER reactors in Ukraine from 2020 to 2025.

Enfission joint venture set up by Lightbridge and Framatome
Monday, January 29, 2018 US nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation and France’s Framatome (formerly Areva) on 25 January finalised and launched Enfission, a 50-50 joint venture company...

Another patent for Lightbridge
Monday, January 29, 2018 US-based nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation on 22 January announced it had received a notice of allowance for a key patent from the US Patent and Trademark...

Russian scientists study molybdenum fuel element casing
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Researchers at Russia’s National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI) have conducted a study on the use of isotopically modified molybdenum as an alternative to zirconium alloys...

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