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South Africa needs to plan for nuclear, says NIASA

Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:12:47 GMT

Gigaba_budget_2018-(Government ZA-GCIS)-48The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa has today called on the country's energy industry and the government to take a long-term view of energy planning and not be distracted by current oversupply. NIASA's comments were in reaction to yesterday's budget speech by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.


Contract awarded for Vandellós 1 engineering support

Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:58:08 GMT

Vandellos 1 - 48Westinghouse and EDF will provide engineering services for the dismantling of unit 1 of the Vandellós nuclear power plant under a contract awarded by Spanish decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa.


Hinkley delay would not harm UK energy supply

Published: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:43:28 GMT

Hinkley Point C reactor foundation - 48The UK would have enough energy if the Hinkley Point C project faced further delays, but nuclear power remains an essential part of the country's electricity mix, Business Secretary Greg Clark has told a House of Lords committee. The government does not, however, have a specific target for nuclear energy use in the future, he said.


Fuel removal gear in place at Fukushima Daiichi unit

Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:48:25 GMT

FD3 fuel removal machine cover - 48A cover has been installed over the fuel handling machine that will help remove fuel from the storage pool of unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The removal of the fuel is scheduled to start in mid-2018.


More SMR vendor design reviews for CNSC

Published: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 17:00:13 GMT

eVinci_micro_reactor_(Westinghouse)-48The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is to conduct pre-licensing vendor design reviews (VDR) of small modular reactor designs from NuScale Power and Westinghouse Electric Company. The reviews of the NuScale SMR and Westinghouse's eVinci micro reactor will incorporate the first two phases of the VDR process.


Dismantling of O2 reactor internals starts soon

Published: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:49:16 GMT

Oskarshamn 2 reactor hall - 48Work to dismantle the reactor pressure vessel's internals at unit 2 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden is set to begin at the end of April. Plant operator OKG AB said this will mark the start of the first major decommissioning work at the plant.


Russia's Rostov 4 enters pilot operation

Published: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:13:09 GMT

Rostov 4 - 48Russian regulator Rostechnadzor has issued a licence for the final stage of the start-up procedure - pilot operation - at unit 4 of the Rostov nuclear power plant, which is near the city of Volgodonsk.


Future US enrichment needs require clarification: GAO

Published: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:57:19 GMT

ACR-100s_Piketon-(Centrus)_48The US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration has extended its supply of low-enriched uranium for national security needs for at least the next two decades but should clarify its longer term enrichment needs, the US Government Accountability Office has found.


Green light for next Darlington refurbishment

Published: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:47:54 GMT

Darlington_3_refurb_permission_(OPG)-48Ontario Power Generation can proceed with the refurbishment of Darlington unit 3 after receiving the go-ahead from the province's Ministry of Energy. Refurbishment of Darlington unit 2 has now passed the half-way mark.


EDF sees 2018 as 'year of the rebound' for finances

Published: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 16:20:03 GMT

EDF expects its profit to bounce back this year thanks to higher power prices and increased availability of its French nuclear units following prolonged stoppages for safety inspections in 2017.