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Business programme of ATOMEXPO 2015 approved

28 March 2015

CEO of the State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom Sergey Kirienko has approved the business programme of the VII International Forum ATOMEXPO 2015, which will be held in Moscow, at Gostiny Dvor, this June.

The main event of the Forum will be the plenary meeting on nuclear power engineering as the impulse of the social and economic development.... Read more...

AREVA to fabricate reactor vessel head replacement

27 March 2015

AREVA has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to fabricate and deliver a replacement reactor vessel head to a US utility. As part of this contract, AREVA will also supply control rod drive mechanisms.

The equipment, which has been designed and manufactured by the AREVA teams in Lynchburg, Virginia, and the facilities in Saint-Marcel, Le Creusot, and Jeumont France, will be delivered to the United States in the Spring of 2018.... Read more...

NRC renews Ameren Missouri’s operating license

25 March 2015

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) approved Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center’s license renewal application, which allows for 20 additional years of operation beyond the original 40-year operating license that was set to expire in 2024, on 6 March.... Read more...

KAERI researcher to head OECD’s nuclear division

24 March 2015

Senior researcher Ha Jae-joo at the state-run Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) was appointed as the head of the Nuclear Development Division at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development/Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA), the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on 26 February 2015.... Read more...

China resumes new reactor approvals

23 March 2015

The Chinese government has approved construction of two more units at the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in Liaoning province, marking the first approval for new reactors in four years. China General Nuclear (CGN) announced that it had received a document from the National Development and Reform Commission confirming that approval had been granted for construction of Hongyanhe units 5 and 6.

According to Chinese media reports, construction of Hongyanhe units 5 and 6 was formally approved at the 17 February meeting of the State Council.... Read more...

Education campus planned on NDA's delicensed plot

23 March 2015

A range of historic nuclear facilities, some of which were once destined for demolition, will be refurbished and brought back to life as the centrepiece of the new development by South Gloucestershire and Stroud College.... Read more...

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