• Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Vattenfall To Assist Estonia In SMR Development

    Swedish multi-national power company Vattenfall said it would be working with the Estonian development company Fermi Energia for the possible development of a small modular reactor (SMR) project in Estonia.
    • Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Westinghouse Wins Cook NPP Service Contract

    Westinghouse Electric Company announced Monday that it has signed a nuclear fuel and related services contract extension with American Electric Power (AEP) for its two pressurized water reactor units at the D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan.
    • Wed, Mar 25 2020

    Rosatom Exploring SMR Development

    Russia’s state-owned nuclear company Rosatom is seeking to extend its options with small, factory assembled nuclear power plants following the success with the small reactors deployed in northern Russia for icebreakers and local electricity generation.
    • Wed, Mar 18 2020

    Oklo Inc. Submits Application to NRC

    Oklo Inc. of Sunnyvale, California, has submitted its application for a mini-reactor to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the company has confirmed.
    • Wed, Mar 18 2020

    Rosatom Discusses Cooperation With Bangladesh

    Alexey Likhachev, Director General of ROSATOM met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed in the People's Republic of Bangladesh. During the meeting, the Parties discussed issues of bilateral cooperation while development and use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
    • Mon, Mar 16 2020

    Darlington Unit 2 Ready To Return To Service

    Unit 2 at the Ontario Power Generation's Darlington Nuclear Generating station is ready to return to commercial service after a three-year refurbishment program, the company said.
    • Wed, Mar 11 2020

    BWXT Wins TRISO Nuclear Fuel Contract

    BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT) announced Wednesday that its BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc. subsidiary has been awarded a contract from the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to manufacture TRISO nuclear fuel to support the continued development of the Transformational Challenge Reactor (TCR).
    • Wed, Mar 11 2020

    Peach Bottom Units 2 & 3 Granted License Extensions

    Two more U.S. nuclear power plants, Peach Bottom Units 2 and 3, have been allowed license extensions that will allow them to operate up to 80 years, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which granted the license extensions on March 6.
    • Wed, Mar 11 2020

    DOD Contracts For Micro-Reactor Development

    The U.S. Defense Department has awarded contracts to three companies to participate in an engineering competition for related contracts to build micro-mobile nuclear reactors, the Defense News reported.
    • Wed, Mar 4 2020

    British, Canadian Labs Develop Action Plan

    Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, announced Wednesday that it had developed an Action Plan under its existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), a nuclear services technology provider owned and operated by the Government of the United Kingdom (UK).
    • Wed, Mar 4 2020

    Novovoronezh Unit To Be Switched To 18-Month Fuel Cycle

    Nuclear service giant Rosenergoatom said that it would transition the 6th power block of the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant -- featuring a VVER-1200 reactor -- to switch to an extended, 18-month fuel cycle.
    • Wed, Mar 4 2020

    Fuel Loading Complete At Barakah Unit 1

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said Tuesday that the first fuel loading at the new Barakah Unit 1 power plant had been safely completed. With the milestone done, the United Arab Emirate "has officially become a peaceful nuclear energy operating nation," a first for the Middle East, said ENEC.
    • Wed, Feb 26 2020

    EDF Shuts Down Fessenheim Unit 1

    The legacy of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in northeastern France is coming to a close with the first of the plant’s two units shutting down on 22 February. The plant’s owner, EDF, said the reactor, after 42 years of service, was shut down at 2 a.m. with the plant also disconnected from the electricity grid.
    • Wed, Feb 26 2020

    Framatome Marks Expansion Of Research Center

    French nuclear services giant Framatome celebrated the opening of its new engineering research and operations center and the expansion of Intercontrole, a subsidiary that specializes in automated non-destructive testing, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony this week, the company said.
    • Wed, Feb 26 2020

    Oklo Granted Access To Idaho Lab Fuel

    The U.S. Idaho National Laboratory said it would supply a Californian micro-reactor developer, Oklo, with used uranium fuel to assist with the development of the company’s 1.5MWe fission-based generator.
    • Wed, Feb 19 2020

    EDF Touts Hinkley Point C Supply Chain Jobs

    A contract awarded by Hinkley Point C to industrial engineering firm Bilfinger will trigger investment and new jobs for UK manufacturing on Humberside, French utility EDF said on Tuesday.
    • Wed, Feb 19 2020

    Barakah Unit 1 Deemed Fit For Fuel Loading

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), and its subsidiary Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), announced Tuesday that an extensive operational readiness assessment performed by an international team of nuclear industry experts from the Atlanta Center of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has concluded that Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in Abu Dhabi is ready to start up
    • Wed, Feb 19 2020

    Chernobyl Fungi Headed To Space Station

    According to Russia’s Cosmonautics News, fungus samples taken from the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster site are in for a long ride. Some samples of the fungus, said Nuclear Engineering International, will be taken into outer space for a trip to the International Space Station, where it will be the subject of some zero-gravity experiments.
    • Sat, Feb 15 2020

    Step 3 Of UK HPR1000 Review Completed

    Britain's Office of Nuclear Regulation has completed Step 3 of the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) of the UK HPR1000 design, and taken the decision to progress to Step 4 of the GDA, the agency said.
    • Wed, Feb 12 2020

    Orano To Dismantle Marcoule Site Storage Pools

    French nuclear power service company said it had been awarded the contract to dismantle two stainless steel interim storage pools at the Marcoule site in south-east France in a deal worth several million euros.
    • Wed, Feb 12 2020

    Egyptian Technicians Training At Kursk II NPP

    Russian nuclear power giant Rosatom said this week that Egyptian technicians had arrived at the Kursk II Nuclear Power Station to begin training that will be applied to Egypt's new El Dabaa NPP.
    • Wed, Feb 12 2020

    Trump Tweets Reversal On Yucca Mountain

    The country’s 80,000 metric tons of spent nuclear fuel, stored now in 35 states at 121 sites, will not be headed to Yucca Mountain after all, President Trump said in a tweet this week.
    • Wed, Feb 5 2020

    SNC-Lavalin Lands Wolsong Service Contracts

    Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin said Tuesday it had been awarded four contracts by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd, to conduct assessments and computer code upgrades at the Wolsong site in Korea.
    • Wed, Feb 5 2020

    Italy Begins Shipments Of Radsludge to Slovakia

    The first of the 33 transports scheduled for the transfer of about 5,600 drums, containing resin and radioactive sludge, started from the Caroso nuclear power plant (Piacenza) at the Bohunice plant in Slovakia for their treatment and conditioning.
    • Wed, Feb 5 2020

    First Iter D-ring Field Coil Completed In Japan

    Japanese manufacturers have completed construction of the first 360-metric ton D-shaped toroidal field coil for the ITER Tokamak project in France. The massive field coil will be shipped from the port of Kobe to France on an ocean voyage expected to take eight weeks, starting in early March.