Rolls Royce eyes Cumbria for first SMR
A consortium headed by UK engineering company Rolls Royce revealed on 7 November that it expects to develop its first-of-a-kind small nuclear reactors in Cumbria.
Civil engineering complete for Iter tokamak building
The final concrete has been poured for the upper part of the Tokamak Complex that will house the fusion machine of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor at Cadarache...
Further delays for Olkiluoto 3
After repeated delays, the commissioning of the EPR reactor at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear plant is now running six weeks behind its latest schedule.
EDF estimates cost of building new EPRs
French power company EDF estimates construction of six new-generation EPR nuclear reactors in the next 15 years would cost at least €46 billion ($51 billion) if the government decides...
Bruce Power and Tetra Tech Canada reach engineering services agreement
Canadian utility Bruce Power and Tetra Tech Canada on 4 November reached a new six-year agreement that secures a key role for the engineering company in the delivery of outages and...
New UK facility for robotics
A new facility to accelerate the use of robotics in the UK nuclear power industry was announced on 5 November, for both decommissioning and new builds.
UK confirms support for Rolls-Royce led SMR
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) confirmed it had provided initial match funding to a consortium of companies designing a small modular reactor for the UK.
First contract for Myrrha project
Spain’s Empresarios Agrupados and Belgium’s Tractebel on 5 November signed a €7.6 million ($8.4 million) contract to design buildings and utilities for the Myrhha...
Global Nuclear Fuel and X-energy to collaborate on Triso fuel
US-based Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and X-energy have announced a collaboration to produce low-cost, high-quality TRi-structural ISOtropic (Triso) particle nuclear fuel.
Camfil wins Hinkley Point C filtration contract
Camfil France, working with MC Air Filtration UK, announced it has won a significant order to supply filtration packages for the new EPRs under construction at Hinkley Point C in Somerset.
Rosatom signs fuel contract for China's Xudapu
TVEL, the fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom has signed a nuclear fuel supply contract for two new VVER-1200 reactors at Xudapu 3&4 (also known as Xudabao).
Kyrgyz Parliament bans uranium and thorium mining
The Kyrgyz parliament on 31 October approved a bill banning the extraction of uranium and thorium.
IAEA reviews UK regulatory framework
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team on 25 October concluded an 11-day mission to review the UK’s regulatory safety framework.
Enresa begins dismantling dome at Zorita
Spanish decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa has started work to dismantle the dome of the containment building of the José Cabrera (Zorita) nuclear plant in Almonacid...
Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 begins commercial operation
Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II nuclear plant began commercial operation, 30 days ahead of schedule, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced on 1 November.
TVO signs fuel contract with Westinghouse for Olkiluoto
Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a long-term contract with Finnish nuclear power company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) for deliveries of nuclear fuel until 2038 for two...
Landfill site delayed at Oak Ridge, but cleanup continues
The planned release of a draft record of decision (ROD) for a landfill facility at the Oak Ridge Site has been delayed until December.
US to renew waivers on nuclear cooperation with Iran
he USA will waive its sanctions on nuclear cooperation with Iran, allowing Russian, Chinese, and European companies to continue their work at Iranian nuclear facilities.
BWXT to produce medical radioisotope germanium-68
Canada’s BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 30 October that it plans to produce germanium-68 (Ge-68) with a focus on addressing growing global demand for the product.