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Deal signed for nuclear to power Russian gold mine

Published: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:06:33 GMT

The agreement signed by Rusatom Overseas and Seligdar covers the supply and consumption of energy from a small modular reactor nuclear power plant to develop the Kyuchus gold deposit in northeast Russia's Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).


Hungarian nuclear degree's first for IAEA review

Published: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 16:43:50 GMT

The International Atomic Energy Agency's curriculum review at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics concluded the degree programme was "robust" and was "producing graduates with an excellent breadth and depth of knowledge".

 


Escape room enhances emergency response training

Published: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:14:47 GMT

A training course at the US Department of Energy's Hanford site is using an "escape room" to help employees learn to perform under pressure while using respiratory protection equipment.


Rosatom signs agreement on possible new reactors for Armenia

Published: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:01:32 GMT

Rosatom and the management of the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant have signed an agreement to look into the possible building of new Russian-designed nuclear power units on the site of the current plant at Metsamor in Armenia.


OKG signs hydrogen supply contract

Published: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 13:07:30 GMT

Swedish power company OKG AB has signed its first contract to supply hydrogen produced at its Oskarshamn nuclear power plant. According to the agreement with Linde Gas AB, the first delivery of hydrogen produced with fossil-free nuclear power will be completed early this year.


'Telexistence' contest for UK nuclear decommissioning

Published: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 12:41:54 GMT

A competition with a fund of GBP1.3 million (USD1.8 million) has been launched to find ways for a human operator "to project in" by using virtual reality equipment to remotely perform complex tasks and operate equipment from a safe distance.


US national labs support international waste disposal research

Published: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:57:02 GMT

Modelling and laboratory work at three US Department of Energy national laboratories is being undertaken to support the HotBENT international field experiment to evaluate the behaviour of bentonite clay used as an impermeable backfill in deep geological repositories for high-level waste.


Assystem joins HPC Commissioning Alliance

Published: Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:43:00 GMT

International engineering group Assystem has been appointed as an alliance partner on the new Hinkley Point C Commissioning Alliance. The company said this new multi-year contract will be key to bringing the UK's first new nuclear power plant in more than 30 years into operation.


EDF considers next move after French government's energy sale plan

Published: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 13:53:28 GMT

Unions at the French energy giant EDF are calling for strike action over government measures designed to control fuel bill rises, which the company estimates could cost it as much as EUR8.4 billion (USD9.5 billion).


Bruce project is key to Ontario economic recovery

Published: Wed, 19 Jan 2022 16:41:36 GMT

Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement project is helping contribute to economic revitalisation in Ontario, the company said today as it announced new contracts and manufacturing milestones with its partners in the province. These include the completion of calandria tube manufacturing for unit 3; a new contract to automate the installation of the tubes; and a contract for the replacement of steam generators at Bruce 3 and 4.