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X-energy to supply fuel for Japan’s HTGR
US-based X-energy has teamed with Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Industries (NFI) to be the exclusive counterparty to supply fuel to the Japanese high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR).
South Ukraine 2 fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel
Unit 2 at Ukraine’s South Ukraine nuclear power plant was fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel assemblies on 28 June, nuclear utility Energoatom has announced.
Construction licence application submitted for Paks II
On 30 June Hungary’s Paks II Ltd submitted a construction licence application for new nuclear units at the Paks nuclear plant to the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA).
Site licence application submitted for Sizewell C
The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said on 30 June that it had “received an application for a nuclear site licence from NNB Generation Company (SZC) Limited to construct...
Russia’s FNPP begins providing heat to Pevek
The first heat from Russia’s Akadmik Lomonosov floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), was delivered to the 5th microdistrict of the city of Pevek (Chukotka Autonomous Region) on 30...
Orano acquires KSE, strengthening its maintenance offering
France’s Orano has acquired KSB Service Energie (KSE) and of its subsidiaries KSB Service Cotumer (KSC) and the Société de Travaux et d’Ingénierie Industrielle (STII) from the...
BWXT wins contract to expand TRISO fuel production
US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 1 July that its Nuclear Operations Group subsidiary has been awarded a competitively bid contract by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)...
First concrete poured for Akkuyu unit 2
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has begun pouring the first concrete for unit 2 of the Akkuyu nuclear powr plant in Turkey, signalling the start of construction,...
Jacobs to provide infrastructure support for UK LLWR
Jacobs has been selected by LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) to provide multi-disciplinary technical services at the UK’s disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste.
MEH installation gets underway at Hinkley Point C
The first five of 156 tanks have been installed at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, under construction in Somerset.
Clean energy hub proposes nuclear development for Moorside
France’s EDF and 14 other companies and trade unions have announced proposals for a clean energy hub to be built in Cumbria in the UK, including a new large nuclear power plant.
Fessenheim closes down
France's oldest nuclear power plant at Fessenheim was finally shut down on 29 June with the closure of the 880MWe pressurised water reactor at unit 2. Fessenheim 1 was shut down in February.
Backup diesel generators installed at Leningrad II 2
Work on standby diesel generators has been completed at unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad II nuclear power plant.
IAEA reports on nuclear plant operation and safeguards
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released its annual nuclear power status data for 2019 collected by the Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) and issued its...
Russia’s Kalinin NPP modernises information-computing system
As part of the overhaul of Kalinin 1, specialists have begun to modernise the information-computing system and the system for presenting safety parameters (IVS / SPB).
Saskatchewan to establish an office to coordinate nuclear policy
The Government of Saskatchewan has announced plans to establish an office to coordinate nuclear policy and programme work within the Climate Change & Adaptation Division in the...
Sizewell C planning application accepted for examination
The UK Planning Inspectorate on 24 June accepted for examination the planning application for the Sizewell C nuclear power plant.
OPG cancels plans for nuclear waste store
Canada's Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has cancelled plans to bury nuclear waste near Lake Huron in Canada, according to Canadian press reports.
Construction licence expected for Russia’s Brest reactor
Russia’s Breakthrough Project Management expects to obtain a licence to build a reactor by the end of June, Vyacheslav Pershukov, head of the project said on 26 June.