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Wylfa Newydd plans accepted

18 July 2018

Horizon Nuclear Power’s plans to build its lead project, Wylfa Newydd, have been formally accepted for consideration by the Planning Inspectorate. In addition, four other key environmental permits have been cleared to begin their assessment by Natural Resources Wales.... Read more...

FANR management discusses Barakah NPP

18 July 2018

The Board of Management of the UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) convened its third meeting in 2018 to review progress of its work program and discuss a number of activities to further enhance its oversight of nuclear and radiation activities During the meeting, the Board discussed the International Advisory Group (IAG) recommendations related to the oversight of the construction and commissioning of the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant in the areas of safety culture, and transition to operation.... Read more...

ROSATOM to expand nuclear construction

17 July 2018

ROSATOM plans shortly to conclude contracts with new countries for construction of NPPs abroad. At the present time, ROSATOM has 67% of the world nuclear plant construction market. The orders portfolio exceeds USD 133B.... Read more...

Non-destructive testing to monitor vessel steel

17 July 2018

From 13 to 15 June, SCK•CEN gathered partners of the European research project ‘NOMAD’ to discuss details of the further steps. The project contributes to the European ambition of safeguarding the safety and reliability of nuclear reactors from second and third generations.... Read more...

Assystem bags a contract from K.A.CARE

16 July 2018

Assystem has been awarded a major contract by K.A.CARE, the Saudi Arabia authority in charge of the development of renewable energy and nuclear energy power. This new contract, won after an international call for tenders launched by K.A.CARE, is underlying the group’s business strategy, its ability to broaden internationally, particularly in the Middle East, and its nuclear engineering expertise.... Read more...

APPG acknowledges the nuclear sector deal

16 July 2018

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Nuclear Energy has welcomed the Nuclear Sector Deal agreed between the UK government and the civil nuclear sector. Nuclear power has remained a constant source of safe, reliable, low-carbon energy within the UK energy mix for over 50 years, and in 2016 provided GBP 6.4B GVA to the economy.... Read more...

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