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28 June to 5 August 2016
Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Canada
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Published: Thu, 26 May 2016 13:02:30 GMT
The first steel lining module for the containment building of Fuqing 6 - the second Hualong One unit under construction at the site in Fujian province - has been installed, plant builder China Nuclear Engineering Corporation has announced.
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016 17:52:06 GMT
The UK government has not given EDF a deadline for its final investment decision on Hinkley Point C, but the contract for difference (CfD) element of their contract would be cancelled if the project is delivered eight years later than planned, in 2033. This was the conclusion of British lawmakers who yesterday grilled the UK Minister of State for Energy and the lead negotiator in talks between the government and the French-owned utility.
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016 12:34:57 GMT
The loading of fuel into the core of the second unit at the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant in China's Guangxi province has been completed. The unit is expected to start up later this year.
Published: Wed, 25 May 2016 12:39:28 GMT
Global Nuclear Fuel Americas (GNF-A) and Russian nuclear fuel company TVEL have agreed to work together to introduce Russian-designed pressurized water reactor (PWR) fuel into the USA.
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016 15:28:25 GMT
A US Department of Energy summit held last week to identify policy options for improving the economic competitiveness of nuclear power plants has been described by the head of the Nuclear Energy Institute as a "wake-up" call on the urgency of preserving the country's operating reactors.
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016 15:00:51 GMT
China and Sudan have signed a framework agreement for the construction of the east African country's first nuclear power plant.
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016 15:24:15 GMT
Vincent de Rivaz, the CEO of EDF Energy, said today he does not want to "prejudge" the outcome of the French-owned company's consultation with the Central Works Council, which needs to be completed before a final investment decision on Hinkley Point C can be made. Giving evidence to the UK parliament's Energy and Climate Change Committee, de Rivaz said the consultation, which began on 2 May, would take at least 60 days.
Published: Tue, 24 May 2016 13:46:27 GMT
The Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) newest nuclear reactor, Watts Bar unit 2, has reached first criticality. The 1165 MWe (net) pressurized water reactor is the first nuclear unit to start up in the USA since Watts Bar 1 in 1996.
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016 16:19:57 GMT
Construction has been completed of China's first production line for the manufacture of fuel for AP1000 reactors. The new production line is to make two sets of dummy assemblies ahead of full production.
Published: Mon, 23 May 2016 15:16:48 GMT
Developers of new nuclear power plants can draw on the experience of other large-scale infrastructure projects to help identify and reduce financing risks, a senior corporate banker told delegates at a recent conference.
Published: Fri, 20 May 2016 15:44:04 GMT
Belgium should reconsider its nuclear energy phase-out policy, the International Energy Agency has suggested following a review of the country's overall energy policy. Belgium should adopt a national long-term energy strategy "without delay" in order to decarbonize the economy while ensuring security of supply and affordability of energy, it said.
Published: Fri, 20 May 2016 16:16:56 GMT
The UK's Horizon Nuclear Power has today appointed a joint venture responsible for construction of its Wylfa Newydd plant. The newly created company, Menter Newydd, is a joint venture of Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe, Bechtel Management Company and JGC Corporation (UK).
Published: Thu, 19 May 2016 16:30:24 GMT
Shortlists of architects and landscapers have been selected by NuGen for the forthcoming Moorside nuclear power plant's surroundings, visitors centre, office blocks and workers accommodation.
Published: Thu, 19 May 2016 15:28:09 GMT
The pattern of future carbon dioxide emissions from the USA's power sector will depend significantly on whether the US Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Clean Power Plan is implemented, according to the two new scenarios issued by the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Published: Thu, 19 May 2016 15:45:42 GMT
The design of European wholesale electricity markets and the emissions trading system will be improved to help - and no longer hinder - nuclear energy as a low-carbon source of electricity, a European Commission official assured delegates at a nuclear financing conference held in Paris last week. The conference, titled Nuclear energy's role in the 21st century: addressing the challenge of financing, was jointly organised by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation.
Published: Wed, 18 May 2016 17:55:23 GMT
The UK government is confident "there is a deal to be done" with EDF Energy on Hinkley Point C, but notes that it would not and could not influence the speed at which the utility makes a final investment decision on the project. "We recognise that the matter now rests with the equity. That's a commercial matter and we have to allow that to play out," said Jeremy Allen, head of procurement and investor relations at the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Published: Wed, 18 May 2016 14:29:20 GMT
The two biggest tanks for the Iter fusion reactor's cryoplant have been completed in the Czech Republic. An exceptional convoy will be required to transport them to the Iter construction site in southern France.
Published: Wed, 18 May 2016 13:04:45 GMT
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has approved the formation of Nawah Energy Company to operate and maintain Barakah units 1-4. Separately, an agreement with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will give the United Arab Emirates access to software tools to assist in radiation protection and assessment.
Published: Tue, 17 May 2016 15:35:10 GMT
An agreement to cooperate in using nuclear energy for peaceful purposes has been signed between the national nuclear research institutes of Thailand and Vietnam.
Published: Tue, 17 May 2016 15:33:12 GMT
Two major components of Vogtle 3's turbogenerator system have been lifted into place at the Georgia nuclear construction project.
Published: Mon, 16 May 2016 15:11:16 GMT
Toshiba and CB&I have agreed to terminate a number of agreements originally signed between Shaw Group and Toshiba related to construction of two Advanced Boiling Water Reactors (ABWRs) at the South Texas Project (STP). Since the agreements were signed in 2010, Shaw was acquired by CB&I, which later sold the reactor construction business to Westinghouse, itself a Toshiba company.
Published: Mon, 16 May 2016 15:22:40 GMT
The Tennessee Valley Authority has submitted an Early Site Permit application for small modular reactor units at Clinch River, Tennessee, to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Published: Mon, 16 May 2016 14:02:20 GMT
Paperwork related to the manufacture of components for use in UK nuclear power plants by Areva's Le Creusot forge may contain "inconsistencies, modifications or omissions", the French nuclear regulator has advised its British counterpart. The Sizewell B reactor is the only UK reactor to feature such parts.
Published: Fri, 13 May 2016 20:47:37 GMT
China General Nuclear announced it has signed an agreement with Canadian uranium mining company Cameco to further expand and deepen their cooperation in the joint development of uranium resources.
Published: Fri, 13 May 2016 16:02:10 GMT
Moody's Investors Service has downgraded to A2 from A1 the issuer and senior unsecured ratings of Électricité de France, outlook negative. The rationale for the negative outlook includes "the incremental risks associated with the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project in the UK, should it go ahead," Moody's said yesterday.
Published: Fri, 13 May 2016 15:11:58 GMT
Fuel loading has begun at India's Kudankulam unit 2, Russian state nuclear company Rosatom has announced.
Published: Fri, 13 May 2016 15:41:06 GMT
Senior management at Omaha Public Power District have recommended that the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska should close at the end of 2016 for economic reasons.
Published: Thu, 12 May 2016 15:01:24 GMT
NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes has announced plans to quadruple its capacity for dispensing the medical radioisotope molybdenum-99 produced at the University of Missouri Research Reactor.
Published: Thu, 12 May 2016 15:20:09 GMT
Global nuclear electricity generation is expected to almost double by 2040, according to the latest projection by the US Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA). Most of this growth will be in the developing world, it said.
Published: Thu, 12 May 2016 18:50:07 GMT
William D. Magwood, IV, director general of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), highlighted some of the issues hindering the prospects of nuclear power at a two-day conference that started today at the organisation's headquarters in Paris. These issues include the impact of deregulated electricity markets, the place of natural gas in the context of efforts to curb global emissions of CO2, and the myths surrounding the costs of building a nuclear power plant.
Published: Wed, 11 May 2016 12:36:19 GMT
Fuel loading operations are under way at the second unit of the Changjiang nuclear power plant, under construction on China's southern island province of Hainan. The reactor is expected to begin operating later this year.
Published: Wed, 11 May 2016 12:46:02 GMT
Research and development framework contracts worth up to £12 million ($17 million) have been awarded to a series of consortia involving over 70 organizations by the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
Published: Tue, 10 May 2016 15:21:58 GMT
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Department of Defense have signed a memorandum of understanding outlining their respective roles in the cleanup of radium and other unlicensed radioactive materials at military sites. Meanwhile, workers at the Y-12 National Security Complex have completed a project to remove over 2000 containers of legacy wastes two years ahead of schedule.
Published: Tue, 10 May 2016 14:33:15 GMT
Four US organizations have urged the US administration to keep the position of director of nuclear energy policy at the National Security Council, saying that the so-called 'nuclear energy policy czar' is crucial to the coordination of US nuclear trade, security and climate policy.
Published: Tue, 10 May 2016 21:07:23 GMT
The UK government has announced details of almost £80 million ($115 million) in funding to support the creation of five new National Colleges that it says will support the delivery of major infrastructure projects, including new nuclear. The centres of high-tech training will "ensure the UK has skilled people in industries crucial to economic growth - high speed rail, nuclear, onshore oil and gas, digital skills and the creative industries", the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills said yesterday.
Published: Tue, 10 May 2016 08:40:20 GMT
South Australia's Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle has delivered its final report, recommending that the government should pursue the establishment of storage and disposal facilities for multi-national used nuclear fuel and intermediate-level waste. The announcement has been greeted as a fundamental change in the global nuclear waste discourse.
Published: Mon, 09 May 2016 13:51:02 GMT
Russia's ZIO-Podolsk has completed assembling the integrated reactor vessel of the second of two 175 MWt reactors for the Arktika icebreaker. The procedure was completed in 19 days, three days fewer than for the same equipment for the first reactor.
Published: Mon, 09 May 2016 12:34:32 GMT
The world will be "a safer place" now that the amendment to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Materials has entered into force, according to International Atomic Energy Agency director general Yukiya Amano.
Published: Fri, 06 May 2016 15:33:55 GMT
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued its final supplement to the environmental impact statement for the proposed Yucca Mountain permanent repository for used nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in Nevada.
Published: Fri, 06 May 2016 15:21:13 GMT
As Watts Bar 2 prepares to start up, the board of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has voted to sell the Bellefonte nuclear power plant site, with its two partially built reactors and other infrastructure, to the highest bidder.
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