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First floating NPP to be delivered in 2016

1 November 2014

The Baltiysky Zavod in St Petersburg is on schedule to deliver the first floating nuclear power plant to its customer, Russian nuclear power plant operator Rosenergoatom, in September 2016, the shipyard's general director Aleksey Kadilov said.

According to Russian news agency ITAR-TASS, Rosatom Director General Sergey Kirienko said that the Academician Lomonosov could start operating in Chukotka as early as in 2017, but the region ‘lags far behind’ in creating the coastal infrastructure required for that.

Rosenergoatom signed a USD 239M purchase contract for the floating plant for Vilyuchinsk, on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East, in July 2009.... Read more...

Lightbridge, AECL sign cooperative agreement

1 November 2014

Lightbridge Corporation, a US nuclear energy company, signed an initial cooperation agreement with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) for fabrication and test reactor irradiation of Lightbridge's patented next-generation metallic nuclear fuel samples.... Read more...

Sellafield begins new nuclear apprenticeships in UK

31 October 2014

Sellafield has been working alongside the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSAN) and Cogent Sector Skills Council in the UK to develop new and improved apprenticeships, including a new Nuclear Welding Inspection Technician apprenticeship, as part of the company’s training programme.

Known as the ‘Trailblazer project’, Sellafield has joined employers from across UK in reaching Phase 3 of the BIS initiative, which will give British businesses an opportunity to develop new apprenticeship standards, dictating the content and method of assessments involved.... Read more...

NEI calls for electricity market reforms

29 October 2014

The Energy Department’s first quadrennial review of U.S. energy supply and demand is an important first step toward development of ‘a coherent energy and environmental policy’, the nuclear energy industry said.

Among its recommendations, the industry is calling for electricity market reforms to ensure that important attributes of nuclear energy and other electric generation sources are adequately priced.... Read more...

France, South Africa sign civil nuclear energy pact

29 October 2014

AREVA welcomes the intergovernmental agreement between the French and South African governments for cooperation in the development of civil nuclear energy.

AREVA has been an important supplier to the South African nuclear industry since the construction of the Koeberg nuclear power plant.... Read more...

Russia to invest EUR 150M in ITER project by 2016

28 October 2014

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project (ITER) has a budget of EUR 150M until the year 2016 said Anatoly Krasilnikov, Head of the ITER-Russia project office.

“We have drafted an application to the RF Ministry of Finance at the level of EUR 120M, while today we are going to get about EUR 80M.... Read more...

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