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Nuclear generation in 2019 close to record high

Nuclear generation in 2019 close to record high

Nuclear reactors generated a total 2657 TWh of electricity in 2019, up from 2563 TWh in 2018, and second only to the 2661 TWh generated in 2006, according to a new World Nuclear Association report. This...
26 August 2020
Rooppur NPP : First reactor pressure vessel assembled

Rooppur NPP : First reactor pressure vessel assembled

Russia’s AEM-technologies has pre-assembled the reactor for unit 1 of the Rooppur NPP in Bangladesh at its Volgodonsk-based Atommash branch (part of Rosatom’s engineering division, Atomenergomash). AE...
19 August 2020
Progress at India’s Kudankulam NPP

Progress at India’s Kudankulam NPP

Indian contractor Larsen & Toubro (L&T India), with the technical assistance of Russian specialists, has completed the installation of the dry shielding at the reactor vessel for unit 3 of the...
19 August 2020
Jacobs has opened  Engineering and Technology Center

Jacobs has opened Engineering and Technology Center

The 1,320 m² high-bay facility in Egremont, one mile from the Sellafield nuclear site, will service a growing demand for engineering development expertise to design, build and test new technologies and...
19 August 2020
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