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Tata Steel set to secure Sellafield contract

23 May 2015

Sellafield announced that Tata Steel is to be awarded a contract worth GBP 20M for the provision of ‘packages and gamma gates’ at Sellafield's nuclear site in Europe. The company responsible for delivering decommissioning of the UK’s nuclear legacy has named Tata Steel as being best positioned to deliver an important package of work to support the removal of nuclear waste from ageing storage facilities into modern stores.

The four-year package of work will see Tata Steel modify and refurbish an existing fleet of ‘packages and gamma gates’, which are essentially specialist high-integrity containers and doors used to provide shielding during the safe transfer of waste from the legacy storage plants at the site to modern, purpose built stores.... Read more...

GEH enters PWR services field

23 May 2015

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced plans to begin offering refuelling services to customers operating Pressurized Water Reactors (PWRs).

The announcement includes an agreement with Exelon Generation, one of the largest operators of nuclear plants in the US, to conduct PWR refuelling work.... Read more...

Turkish utility eyes large stake in Sinop project

22 May 2015

Turkey's state-run power producer Elektrik Üretim AŞ (EÜAŞ) expects to own up to 49% of the country's second nuclear power plant. EÜAŞ Chief Executive Halil Alis announced the plan to the Anadolu Agency last week during the 21st International Energy and Environment Fair and Conference in Istanbul.

In April, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan approved parliament's ratification of an intergovernmental agreement with Japan to build a nuclear power plant at Sinop on Turkey's Black Sea coast.... Read more...

China starts construction of first Hualong One unit

20 May 2015

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced that construction has officially started on unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province. The unit will be a demonstration Hualong One reactor, a design the company aims to export.... Read more...

Europe’s first-ever equipment arrives to ITER

19 May 2015

Europe, the biggest shareholder out of the seven parties contributing to ITER, the international scientific collaboration in the field of energy bringing together 80% of the global GDP and 50% of the world’s population, saw the arrival of its first-ever piece of equipment to the project’s seat in Cadarache, south of France.... Read more...

Argentina-China talks on new nuclear plants

18 May 2015

A USD 13B deal agreed by China to build two reactors for Argentina hinges entirely on the Chinese side putting up the financing, with a final arrangement on the cash deal to be inked in 2017, according to sources in the Chinese nuclear industry.

"China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) signed the deal but it and several Chinese government agencies involved are demanding that the loan from China be contingent on Chinese companies being given priority in all aspects, including design, construction and fuel cycle", said a Chinese consultant for equipment sales between western and Chinese nuclear firms.... Read more...

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