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Framatome and Lockheed Martin join forces

Framatome and Lockheed Martin join forces

Framatome and Lockheed Martin recently signed a teaming agreement that will integrate Lockheed Martin’s Discrete Logic Solving System (DLSS) into proven Framatome instrumentation and control (I&C)...
19 August 2020
US DOE awards $5.1 million for nuclear technology

US DOE awards $5.1 million for nuclear technology

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced an award of $5.1 million to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to develop modular-in-chamber electron beam welding capability for a future domestic...
19 August 2020
Radioactive Waste Management launches research office

Radioactive Waste Management launches research office

The UK Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) on 4 August launched the Research Support Office (RWM RSO) to harness the UK’s vast array of research capabilities in geo-disposal science and technology. The...
11 August 2020
USNC and HEC sign MMU

USNC and HEC sign MMU

US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) on 29 July signed a Memorandum of Understanding with South Korea's Hyundai Engineering (HEC) and the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) for c...
03 August 2020
Test drillings in South Bruce

Test drillings in South Bruce

Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has chosen Ontario-based Geofirma Engineering Ltd to drill and test initial boreholes in South Bruce.NWMO said borehole drilling and testing work is...
15 July 2020
Construction licence application submitted for Paks II

Construction licence application submitted for Paks II

Hungary’s Paks II Ltd submitted a construction licence application for new nuclear units at the Paks nuclear plant to the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA).The regulatory procedure started on the 1 July....
09 July 2020
Armenian nuclear power plant shut for maintenance

Armenian nuclear power plant shut for maintenance

Armenian nuclear power plant in Metsamor was brought to a 65-day halt for a regular preventive repair, the plant said in a press release on 2 July.The outage is part of a programme to modernise and extend...
09 July 2020
Russia’s FNPP begins providing heat to Pevek

Russia’s FNPP begins providing heat to Pevek

The first heat from Russia’s Akadmik Lomonosov floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), was delivered to the 5th microdistrict of the city of Pevek (Chukotka Autonomous Region) on 30 June, nuclear utility...
02 July 2020
BWXT wins contract to expand TRISO fuel production

BWXT wins contract to expand TRISO fuel production

BWXT wins contract US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 1 July that its Nuclear Operations Group subsidiary has been awarded a competitively bid contract by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)...
02 July 2020

DMRE publishes RFI for 2,500 MW nuclear build programme

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has published the Request For Information (RFI) in respect of the commencement of preparations for a nuclear build programme to the extent of 2,500 MW. Given...
01 July 2020