New News information at Nuclear Engineering International New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Nuclear Engineering International Orano’s TN Eagle nuclear packaging approved by US NRC by <br/> <br/> France’s Orano has obtained transport approval from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) enabling its continued commercial and industrial development in the US. Fri, 01 Dec 2023 17:00:00 GMT Urenco signs long-term fuel deal with Energoatom by <br/> <br/> UK-based enrichment company Urenco and Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom signed a new long-term fuel supply contract during the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris. According to the document, Urenco will supply Energoatom with enriched uranium until 2035 with an option to renew the contract until 2043. Fri, 01 Dec 2023 16:00:00 GMT OPG selects fuel suppliers for planned SMRs by <br/> <br/> Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris that it is partnering with Canada’s Cameco, Urenco USA, France’s Orano and US-based Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas to ensure a fuel supply for the first small modular reactor (SMR) unit of its four-unit Darlington New Nuclear Project. Fri, 01 Dec 2023 15:00:00 GMT Newcleo partners with Assystem, Ingérop and Onet to develop lead-cooled fast reactor by <br/> <br/> UK-based nuclear technology company newcleo has signed three strategic partnerships at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris with Assystem, Ingérop and Onet Technologies to develop its lead-cooled fast reactor and innovative fuel in France. This is the latest in a long line of acquisitions and agreements undertaken since the company was established in 2021. Fri, 01 Dec 2023 14:00:00 GMT MHI selected as core company for new Japanese research reactor by <br/> <br/> Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has been selected as a core company for the design, production and installation of a new research reactor in a project led by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA). Under a basic contract signed between MHI and JAEA, MHI is contracted by JAEA to handle all work related to the development of the new research reactor, and to begin construction. Fri, 01 Dec 2023 13:00:00 GMT CA20 module installed at China’s Lianjiang 1 by <br/> <br/> The 1,000-tonne CA20 module has been installed at unit 1 of China’s Lianjiang NPP in Guangdong province. This is the first large-scale module of the first phase of the Lianjiang nuclear power project, marking the No. 1 unit nuclear island. The installation required millimetre accuracy and three hours and 51 minutes. Fri, 01 Dec 2023 12:00:00 GMT Rosatom plans fast reactors for the Urals and Siberia by <br/> <br/> Rosatom plans to increase the share of nuclear generation in the Russian Federation through the construction in Siberia and the Urals of two energy complexes with high-power fast neutron reactors. According to Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev. Rosatom also wants to increase nuclear generation in the Far East. Fri, 01 Dec 2023 11:00:00 GMT Framatome and USNC establish joint venture to manufacture reactor fuel by <br/> <br/> France’s Framatome and US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) signed an agreement at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris to establish a joint venture (JV) to provide nuclear fuel for USNC’s Micro-Modular Reactor (MMR) and other advanced reactor designs. The fuel supply will include commercial quantities of Tri-structural Isotropic (TRISO) particles and USNC’s proprietary Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated (FCM) fuel. Fri, 01 Dec 2023 10:00:00 GMT Belarus plans to build radioactive waste storage facility by 2030 by <br/> <br/> Belarus, with the support of Rosatom specialists, is drawing up plans for the construction of radioactive waste disposal facilities (RWDF), including development of a digital model and personnel training. A recent meeting to discuss the plans, organised by Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL, took place at the site of the Rosatom Technical Academy. TVEL is also the industry integrator for the decommissioning of nuclear and radiation hazardous facilities and radioactive waste management. Fri, 01 Dec 2023 09:00:00 GMT US DOE issues HALEU deconversion request for proposals by <br/> <br/> The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for deconversion services to help establish a reliable domestic supply of fuels for advanced reactors using high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU). DOE plans to award one or more contracts to deconvert HALEU as uranium hexafluoride gas to various chemical forms, such as metal or oxide, used to fabricate the fuels required by many advanced reactor developers. DOE said the deconverted material will be stored until there is a need to ship it to a fuel fabricator or other end user. Fri, 01 Dec 2023 08:00:00 GMT