New News information at Nuclear Engineering International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Nuclear Engineering International US DOE launches new respiratory protection course by <br/> <br/> A new respiratory protection course has been launched at the Hanford Site’s Volpentest Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response (HAMMER) Federal Training Centre, US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) announced. Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:50:00 GMT Sweden’s OKG to sell nuclear-produced hydrogen to external market by <br/> <br/> Sweden’s nuclear power company OKG said on 20 January that it is entering the hydrogen market as a producer and supplier and expects first delivery of nuclear-produced hydrogen will be completed in early 2022. Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:10:00 GMT French regulators says shutdowns should be “carefully weighed” by <br/> <br/> The Chairman of France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN), Bernard Doroszczuk said that 2021 revealed "industrial weaknesses" in the nuclear power plant fleet and fuel cycle facilities and underlined the need for greater inclusion of safety requirements in the debates to define energy policy. Mon, 24 Jan 2022 11:49:00 GMT Rosatom signs agreements in Dubai after presenting its SMRs by <br/> <br/> Rosatom presented a product line of small-capacity nuclear reactors (SMRs) in Dubai on 20 January as part of EXPO 2020. Mon, 24 Jan 2022 09:31:00 GMT Kansai Electric returns unused fuel to UK by <br/> <br/> Kansai Electric Power Company has returned 40 unused fuel assemblies from unit 2 of its Mihama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture to the Westinghouse Springfields nuclear fuel fabrication facility in the UK. Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 GMT Assystem secures commissioning alliance contract for Hinkley Point C by <br/> <br/> Engineering company Assystem said it had been appointed as an alliance partner on the new Hinkley Point C Commissioning Alliance. Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:00:00 GMT Finnish Ministry submits informed conclusion on possible Loviisa life extension by <br/> <br/> Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEE) on 14 January released its informed conclusion on the environmental impact assessment report of Fortum Power and Heat Oy’s Loviisa nuclear power plant. Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:22:00 GMT UKAEA awards SNC-Lavalin new contracts for STEP fusion project by <br/> <br/> Canada-based SNC-Lavalin said on 18 January it had been awarded three new contracts by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to continue work on the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) programme to design and build a commercial-scale fusion energy plant. Thu, 20 Jan 2022 10:15:00 GMT Belgian regulator provisionally approves life extension for two reactors by <br/> <br/> Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) has provisionally approved life extension for Tihange 3 and Doel 4 if this is necessary to ensure energy security. Thu, 20 Jan 2022 09:53:00 GMT Progress at Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear plant as SGs are delivered by <br/> <br/> Rosatom has installed the fifth tier of the internal containment (VZO) at unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey, Akkuyu Nuclear said on 17 January. Steam generators have also been delivered for Akkuyu 2. Thu, 20 Jan 2022 09:23:00 GMT