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Taiwan closes Chinshan
10 December, 2018
Taiwan’s oldest operating nuclear plant, Chinshan 1 (a 636MWe boiling water reactor), ceased operations on 5 December and has officially entered decommissioning.
EC approval needed for revival of Bulgaria’s Belene project
03 December, 2018
The European Commission’s (EC’s) climate action and energy commissioner Arias Cañete said on 22 November that it will require formal notification from Bulgaria for the restart of the Belene nuclear project.
Taiwan votes to retain nuclear
30 November, 2018
Taiwan’s Economy Minister Shen Jong-chin will within two months propose a new energy policy based on energy efficiency, green power and nuclear power, the Central News Agency reported on 24 November.
01 November, 2018
New nuclear countries face challenges designing systems for safe and secure transport of nuclear materials. M. I. Youssef, M. Elzorkany, G. F. Sultan and Hassan F. Morsi, propose an embedded system for tracking casks.
US Bechtel appointed project manager for UK Wylfa Newydd NPP
24 August, 2018
Horizon Nuclear Power, part of Japan’s Hitachi, on 22 August announced it had appointed US engineering firm Bechtel as Project Management Contractor (PMC) for its proposed Wylfa Newydd NPP on the UK Isle of Anglesey. Horizon has also signed further contracts with Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe and JGC New Energy UK Limited (JGC) to continue to provide support during the project’s development stage.
CGN eyes stake in UK nuclear fleet
10 July, 2018
China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) is interested in buying a major stake in the UK’s nuclear fleet, The Sunday Times reported on 8 July.
Pressuring light water?
26 June, 2018
John Lindberg looks at the impacts of path dependencies on nuclear innovation. Is the dominance of pressurised water reactors hampering industry growth prospects?
The birth of value-based maintenance
13 June, 2018
Mark Maras and Steve Malak explain how a new approach to maintenance developed by the US industry can help reduce nuclear generation costs.
Sheffield Forgemasters completes work on Beznau NPP
29 May, 2018
UK Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) announced it has completed manufacturing, research and consultancy work to allow the restart of Beznau 1 in Switzerland.
Poland’s nuclear response
23 January, 2018
Minji Park and Kya Palomaki analyse the Polish statues for nuclear power development, taking into consideration proliferation issues and their geopolitical implications