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China National Nuclear Corporation and Suzhou University have signed a strategic cooperation agreement aimed at expanding their existing cooperation in nuclear medicine and nuclear technology applications. Suzhou University is in the eastern-central coastal province of Jiangsu.
China's Shenghe Resources Holding Co Ltd - the largest shareholder in Greenland Minerals Ltd - has formed a joint venture company with subsidiaries of China National Nuclear Corporation for the trading and processing of rare earth minerals. The creation of[…]
In a bid to attract new talent, the nuclear sector is working to transform its image and new projects and technologies will “help shed outdated perceptions”, according to the latest Global Energy Talent Index released yesterday. But, to truly succeed,[…]
23 Jan (NucNet): The average levelised cost of electricity from existing nuclear plants in the European Union will be slightly less than €60/MWh in 2030, making it cheaper than all the other forms of energy, according to a report from[…]
The decommissioning of unit 2 at the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant in Sweden has passed a major milestone with the completion of the segmentation of the reactor internals.
The US Department of Energy has completed an environmental assessment clearing the way for the fabrication of high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel for advanced nuclear reactors at the Idaho National Laboratory. Meanwhile, the US Department of Defense has issued a Request[…]
Hot functional testing of the Flamanville EPR in France, which had been scheduled to start before the end of 2018, will now begin in February, EDF said yesterday. The loading of fuel into the 1650 MWe pressurised water reactor is[…]
22 Jan (NucNet): EDF is “actively pursuing” an action plan to rectify problems with weldings at the Flamanville-3 EPR nuclear unit under construction in northern France with hot testing of the plant, previously scheduled to start by the end of[…]
The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine has launched a target programme for scientific research, Nuclear and Radiation Technologies for the Energy Sector and Social Needs for 2019-2023. The resolution was adopted on 16 January, following a meeting of the presidium of[…]
Westinghouse Electric Company has received USD93.6 million of funding from the US Department of Energy for its EnCore accident-tolerant fuel programme.
21 Jan (NucNet): China’s largest state-backed nuclear company is in talks with Rolls-Royce about supplying equipment for the Bradwell B power station it hopes to build in Essex, reports the Financial Times.
Horizon Nuclear Power today outlined the procedure it will follow now that its new-build projects have been suspended. The UK subsidiary of Japan’s Hitachi said it had made substantial progress with its plans to provide at least 5.4 GWe of[…]
Russia and Serbia have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in nuclear energy and a joint statement on strategic partnership for the construction of a centre of nuclear science, technology and innovation.
18 Jan (NucNet): Spain’s fleet of seven commercial nuclear reactor units generated 53.2 TWh of electricity in 2018, a slight fall from 55.6 TWh in 2017 but still the largest source of generation in the country, industry group Foro Nuclear[…]
18 Jan (NucNet): A UK parliamentary group has said Hitachi’s decision to suspend work on the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station in north Wales is “hugely disappointing” with the facility a crucial part of the government’s new nuclear build programme[…]
17 Jan (NucNet): Japan’s Hitachi announced today it will suspend work on plans to build two UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactors at the Wylfa Newydd nuclear site in north Wales because of rising construction costs and a failure to reach[…]
16 Jan (NucNet): Russia’s nuclear regulator Rostekhnadzor has issued a licence to extend the operating lifetime of Unit 3 at the Balakovo nuclear power station until 2048.
15 Jan (NucNet): US-based small modular reactor (SMR) developer NuScale Power has signed an agreement with the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) to evaluate the potential for deployment of NuScale’s SMR nuclear power plant design in Jordan.
14 Jan (NucNet): The US needs to keep building nuclear plants so it has the workforce for the future and can stave off competition from “gung-ho” countries like China and Russia, Nuclear Energy Institute president and chief executive officer Maria[…]
14 Jan (NucNet): UK government ministers will be forced to pioneer a new way of financing nuclear power if Hitachi walks away from a planned new nuclear station at Wylfa Newydd in north Wales, the Sunday Times said.