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Fuel contract extended for BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada
Monday, March 19, 2018 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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...

Russian scientists make advances in reprocessing technology
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by Specialists at Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM) and the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) - both part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s...

Production of AP1000 fuel assemblies underway in China
Thursday, January 11, 2018 by China's first production line for AP1000 fuel has now produced 64 sets of fuel assemblies for the first reloads of the two AP1000 units under construction at the Sanmen nuclear...

Areva and CNNC to start work on China reprocessing plant this year
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by New Areva and China's National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) have signed an agreement reaffirming their commitment to complete negotiations on a contract for construction of a...

US develops LEU fuel for research reactors
Friday, January 05, 2018 by The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on 21 December submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) a preliminary report on uranium-molybdenum (U-Mo)...

Russia launches new centrifuges for enrichment
Friday, January 05, 2018 by New-generation gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment came on stream at Russia’s Urals Electrochemical Plant (ECP) in Novouralsk (Sverdlovsk region) on 27 December, the press service...

Fuel plant for Russia’s Breakthrough project to be built in 2018
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 by Russia’s Proryv (Breakthrough) project, designed to demonstrate the closed fuel cycle, will move forward in 2018 with the construction a nuclear fuel fabrication facility for the...

Russia looks to develop environmentally friendly reprocessing
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 by Russia’s Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC) in  Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has begun pilot reprocessing of used nuclear fuel from...

More layoffs at US conversion plant
Friday, November 24, 2017 by US Honeywell International on 21 November announced another round of layoffs at its uranium hexafluoride (UF6) conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois.

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