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UK Government Launch Plutonium Consultation

UK Government today opened consultation on long-term management options for the UK's existing civil plutonium stocks. The UK's civil plutonium is housed in safe and secure bespoke facilities at Sellafield and Dounreay pending final decision on the best long term solution for its management.
07/02/2011  More »

Poland Launches Nuclear-related Tenders

Poland's largest power group, Polsksa Grupa Energetyczna, launches two tenders related to the construction of the country's first two nuclear power plants.
07/02/2011  More »

US States Move Towards New Nuclear

Minnesota Senate votes to lift moratorium on construction of new nuclear plants in the state. A bill seeking to lift a similar ban in the state of Kentucky is making its way to that state's Senate.
03/02/2011  More »

Khmelnitsky Feasibility Study Progresses

Kiev Institute Energoproekt (KIEP) completes draft version of feasibility study for completion of two more units at Ukraine's Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, a Russian bank has said that it is ready to help finance the project.
03/02/2011  More »

Tall Order for Hamon

Belgium-based Hamon Thermal Europe awarded contract to build two huge cooling towers for the first two AP1000 units to be constructed at the Xianning nuclear power plant in China's Hubei province - one of the country's first inland plants.
12/01/2011  More »

US Merger to Create Supersize Utility

US utilities Progress Energy and Duke Energy are to merge, creating the country's largest utility which will also have the largest regulated nuclear fleet in the country.
10/01/2011  More »

Approval Coming for New Brazilian Reactors

Brazil's new minister of mines and energy, Edison Lobao, states that the government plans to give approval by the end of 2011 for the construction of four new nuclear power plants in the country.
10/01/2011  More »

Chinese Government Approves Reactor Projects

China National Nuclear Corp receives governmental approval to begin preliminary work on four new nuclear power reactors: two at the existing Tianwan site in Jiangsu province and two at the new Xudabao plant in Liaoning province.
06/01/2011  More »

Shaw Receives Favorable Ruling from the Taiwan High Court

Shaw Group receives favourable ruling from the Taiwan High Court related to Taiwan Power Company's Lungmen Nuclear Power Project. Formal notice affirmed arbitration award that ordered Taiwan Power Company to pay Shaw approximately $27 million in damages.
05/01/2011  More »

Jacobs Receives Contract From Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation

Jacobs Engineering receives contract from Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation to provide engineering, procurement and construction management services in support of the Expended Core Facility Recapitalization Project.
04/01/2011  More »

Construction Application for UAE Nuclear Build

Papers filed today for construction of Braka 1 and 2 and is the first nuclear power reactors to be built in the United Arab Emirates. Preliminary safety report from Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) was put to the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) one year after Enec selected a Korean consortium's APR-1400 reactor for the site.
27/12/2010  More »

Aker Solutions Awarded FEED for Tails Management Facility in UK

URENCO UK awards Aker Solutions a contract to provide the front end design engineering and interface support for a new tails management processing and storage facility at URENCO's Capenhurst site in North West England, UK.
23/12/2010  More »

Bechtel Selected for First-of-its-Kind Nuclear Project

Bechtel to provide design and project management support services for the first commercial nuclear power plant in the Middle East. The plant will be one of four that a consortium headed by the Korean Electric Power Corporation will build and manage in the United Arab Emirates.
16/12/2010  More »

E.ON and Vattenfall Agree on Joint Optimization Process

E.ON and Vattenfall agree to work together to explore all available options for rapidly returning Krümmel and Brunsbüttel nuclear power stations to service, and further optimizing the operation of these facilities.
15/12/2010  More »

USA and Czech Republic Sign Joint Declaration

USA and the Czech Republic sign joint declaration on civil nuclear power that will strengthen commercial relations between the two countries and help to develop new nuclear energy opportunities, the US Department of Commerce has announced.
14/12/2010  More »

Atkins and Assystem to Form Strategic Franco-British Alliance in Nuclear Engineering

Atkins and Assystem to form strategic alliance to create a 50/50 nuclear engineering joint venture to provide consultancy and engineering services to the rapidly-expanding international nuclear new build market.
13/12/2010  More »

More Funds for Loan Guarantees

US House of Representatives approves bill that will provide an additional $7 billion in new loan guarantees for the construction of nuclear power plants. President Barack Obama had earlier requested that $36 billion should be made available.
13/12/2010  More »

Westinghouse to Provide Self-Sufficient Emergency Power Supply for Beznau Nuclear Plant

Westinghouse Electric Company wins contract to provide two new emergency power buildings with related emergency power systems for Axpo AG's Beznau Nuclear Power Plant in Dottingen, Switzerland.
08/12/2010  More »

NINA Announces Newly Developed EPC Consortium to Advance South Texas Project

Nuclear Innovation North America LLC, the nuclear development company jointly owned by NRG Energy, Inc. and Toshiba Corporation., today announced awarding the engineering, procurement and construction contract for South Texas Project Units 3 & 4 to a restructured EPC consortium formed by Toshiba America Nuclear Energy Corporation, a US based Toshiba subsidiary, and The Shaw Group Inc.
29/11/2010  More »

Shaw and Toshiba Expand Global Strategic Partnership

The Shaw Group Inc. and Toshiba Corporation today announced an expanded global strategic partnership between the two companies.
29/11/2010  More »

Westinghouse to Provide Engineering Services to Spanish Nuclear Plants

Westinghouse awarded five-year contract to provide an extensive array of engineering services to Asociacion Nuclear Asco Vandellos nuclear plants in Spain.
23/11/2010  More »

Venezuela Puts Nuclear Over Oil

Venezuela expects nuclear reactor to save it $1 billion per year by increasing the amount of oil it exports, but a lot of work remains to realise the promise of nuclear cooperation with Russia.
15/11/2010  More »

Lithuania to Select New Nuclear Power Plant Investors

Lithuania is examining the bids for strategic investment in its planned new nuclear power plant. A majority stake could be available to a power firm able to realise the project.
13/11/2010  More »

Russian Nuclear Manufacturer Moves into Wind

Russian nuclear equipment maker Atomenergomash announces intention to start manufacturing wind turbines and developing wind farms as it seeks to become a 'global player in wind energy' by 2020.
12/11/2010  More »

Westinghouse and Stevenson Sign Teaming Agreement to Provide Seismic PRA Services

Westinghouse Electric Company and Stevenson & Associates enter into teaming agreement to provide seismic probabilistic risk assessment model development and fragility estimation services for nuclear power plants.
10/11/2010  More »

Mott MacDonald Appointed on Fusion Project Control Framework

Mott MacDonald, teaming with BCF Solutions Inc, awarded consultancy framework for the ITER project based in Cadarache, Provence, France.
01/11/2010  More »

Shaw Awarded Contract from U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy

Shaw Group to support the Office of Nuclear Energy's mission toward advancing nuclear power as a resource capable of meeting the U.S.' energy, environmental and security needs.
04/10/2010  More »

China National Nuclear Corporation Prepares for Massive Investment

China National Nuclear Corp plans to invest 800 billion yuan ($120 billion) into nuclear energy projects by 2020, in line with the country's move to accelerate the development of the industry.
22/09/2010  More »

Eskom Launch Investigation into Contamination Incident

South African utility Eskom launches investigation into contamination incident earlier this month at its Koeberg nuclear power plant near Cape Town in which 91 workers received small doses of radiation.
22/09/2010  More »

South Korean Partnership for Argentina

South Korea makes headway into South American nuclear market following signing of agreement to support Argentina's nuclear power program.
20/9/2010  More »

Hong Kong to Replace Coal with Nuclear

Consultation put to the people of Hong Kong suggests an increase in nuclear capacity to supply half of electricity as a major plank of its climate change strategy.
15/09/2010  More »

EDF Energy Award Contracts for First Nuclear Power Plant Planned to be Built in the UK

EDF Energy award over £50 million ($77 million) worth of contracts for the first nuclear power plant it plans to build in the UK.
15/09/2010  More »

Japan Agrees to Middle Eastern Cooperation

Japan increases its cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy with Middle Eastern countries with the signing of cooperation agreements with Jordan and Kuwait.
13/09/2010  More »

Russia to Build Nuclear Power Plant in Vietnam

Before the end of October Russia will sign to build a nuclear power plant in Vietnam, provide the fuel and take it back for reprocessing. Delegation from Vietnam's Ministry of Finance is set to visit Moscow in mid-September.
13/09/2010  More »

Application Doubles Dutch New-build Plans

Dutch-owned Energy Resources Holding launches application process for new nuclear plant at the Netherlands' Borssele site. The plan is completely separate from another plan for new build at the site launched last year by Delta.
10/09/2010  More »

IAEA: Renaissance Is In Motion

Despite mixed signals the overall trend for nuclear is up as the number of new reactors under construction continues to rise according to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
08/09/2010  More »

Nuclear Cash Cow for Germany's Plans

German nuclear power plants set to operate for longer after a policy change from Angela Merkel's government gave them a short-term extension in return for billions in taxes.
08/09/2010  More »

USA Considers Call for Oil Industry Regulation Modelled on Nuclear Industry

The White House oil spill commission probes US offshore drilling policies and considers pushing the oil industry to accept a self-governing body to help oversee tough safety standards.
30/08/2010  More »

Time Getting Tight for UK's Reactor Assessment

The UK's reactor assessment process looks increasingly likely to leave several technical issues unresolved by the time of its deadline next year. According to the tight schedule required to replace the UK's reactor fleet the Health and Safety Executive must complete its assessment of the Areva EPR and Westinghouse AP1000 by June 2011.
26/08/2010  More »

Nuclear Site Studies in Brazil

Brazil to make wider use of nuclear energy with technical cooperation deal to examine sites for future build. Deal is between nuclear utility Eletronuclear and the Empresa de Pesquita Energética (Energy Research Company, EPE), part of the Ministry of Mines and Energy.
26/08/2010  More »

Bulgaria Advances Plans for New Nuclear

Bulgarian government moves forward deadline for appointing a new financial consultant for the Belene nuclear project to the end of this month, following a decision to expand nuclear capacity whether a majority investor for the plant will be found or not.
26/08/2010  More »

Iran Begin Fuel Loading at Bushehr 1 Nuclear Power Plant

The process of loading fuel into the first unit at Iran's new Bushehr nuclear power plant began on 21 August under the supervision of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
23/08/2010  More »

Shaw Signs Contract to Support Additional AP1000™ Nuclear Power Plants in China

Shaw Group signs initial contract with State Nuclear Power Engineering Corp. Ltd., a subsidiary of China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. Ltd., to provide technical support services for additional AP1000 nuclear power plants in China.
18/08/2010  More »

Construction of Chinese 'Nuclear City'

Plans advance for construction of the first industrial park in China to help with the rapid development of the country's nuclear power industry, with detailed engineering and construction preparation work at the site in Haiyan, Zhejiang province, expected to start soon.
17/08/2010  More »

Kepco Partners to Develop Spanish Uranium

Korea Electric Power Corporation agree to invest $70 million in Berkeley Resources Ltd's Salamanca uranium project in Spain in return for an offtake agreement entitling it to 35% of the project's output.
10/08/2010  More »

Nuclear Power Delivery UK Signs Preliminary Contract with Horizon

Nuclear Power Delivery UK - the delivery organisation for the Westinghouse-designed AP1000TM nuclear reactor - sign contract with Horizon Nuclear Power for preliminary work to be carried out as part of preparatory design studies for Horizon's proposed new power station in North Wales.
02/08/2010  More »

Westinghouse Wins Contract to Dismantle the Reactor Vessel Internals at the Jose Cabrera Nuclear Power Station in Spain

Westinghouse Electric Company awarded contract by Empresa Nacional de Residuos Radiactivos to dismantle the reactor vessel internals at the Jose Cabrera Nuclear Power Station, located in Almonacid de Zorita, 43 miles east of Madrid, Spain.
28/07/2010  More »

Babcock & Wilcox and Bechtel Form Alliance to Commercialize World's First Generation III++ SMR Nuclear Plant

Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc., (B&W NE) and Bechtel Power Corporation enter into formal alliance to design, license, and deploy the world's first commercially viable Generation III++ small modular nuclear power plant.
14/07/2010  More »

Shaw, Toshiba and Exelon Sign Teaming Agreement for Nuclear Projects in Saudi Arabia

The Shaw Group Inc., Toshiba Corporation and Exelon Nuclear Partners announce teaming agreement to pursue opportunities to provide a full complement of services to design, engineer, construct and operate new nuclear electric generating plants in Saudi Arabia.
12/07/2010  More »

AMEC Awarded Slovakian Nuclear Contract

AMEC awarded contract by Skoda JS for supply of the decontamination and remotely operated equipment for its ENEL new build programme the at Mochovce nuclear power plant in Slovakia.
09/07/2010  More »

HALEF Partnership Awarded Sellafield Early Contractor Engagement Contract

HALEF, a partnership comprising AMEC, Balfour Beatty and AREVA, awarded Early Contractor Engagement phase by Sellafield Limited for the Highly Active Effluent Facility project.
02/07/2010  More »

Vietnam Plans Ambitious Nuclear Program

Vietnam announces masterplan for the introduction of nuclear energy into the country. Some 14 nuclear power reactors are to be constructed at eight locations in five central provinces by 2030.
24/06/2010  More »

SNC-Lavalin Polska Signs Preliminary Agreement with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to Collaborate on New Nuclear Power Projects in Poland

SNC-Lavalin Polska SP. Zo.o. signs preliminary agreement with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) to work together to evaluate new nuclear power plant opportunities in Poland. Poland plans to build up to four new nuclear power plants at two sites to help diversify its energy production, which relies heavily on coal-based technologies.
24/06/2010  More »

AMEC Wins Five-year Waste Treatment Contract at Czech Nuclear Power Plant

AMEC signs five year contract with Czech utility CEZ for the management of radioactive waste at their nuclear power plant in Dukovany. The contract will be run by AMEC's Slovakian business.
24/06/2010  More »

AMEC and EnergySolutions Combine to Bid for Dounreay Clean-up Contract

AMEC and EnergySolutions form joint venture to bid for the Parent Body Organisation (PBO) contract at Dounreay Site Restoration Limited. Joint venture will be called Caithness Solutions Limited and brings together two companies with unrivalled experience in the international nuclear decommissioning market as well as in other key industrial sectors.
23/05/2010  More »

Shaw Awarded Extended Power Uprate Contract for Entergy's Grand Gulf Nuclear Station

Shaw Group awarded contract with Entergy Operation, Inc., to provide extended power uprate (EPU) plant modifications at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station in Port Gibson, Miss., USA. The new contract follows a phase one EPU assessment conducted by Shaw's nuclear engineering team.
17/05/2010  More »

Westinghouse Looks into Italy

Conference in Italy sees strong support for Westinghouse's entry to the emerging Italian nuclear market as well as worries over the continuation of development.
14/05/2010  More »

UK Coalition Government's Emerging Nuclear Policy

UK set to have pro-nuclear policies delivered by an anti-nuclear politician as the details of a post-election coalition agreement are revealed.
12/05/2010  More »

California Moves to Ban Once-through Cooling

Californian regulators adopt policy requiring coastal power plants - including the state's two nuclear power plants - to phase out the use of once-through cooling systems. Most plants will have until at least 2015 to phase out their once-through cooling systems.
11/05/2010  More »

Fluor Performing Site Services for PG&E's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant

Fluor announces that Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) awarded the firm a three-year site services contract for its Diablo Canyon Power Plant Units 1 & 2 in Avila Beach, Calif. Fluor will provide ongoing maintenance, modification and outage craft services for PG&E's nuclear generating units.
05/05/2010  More »

Joint Venture Launched for Chinese Fast Reactor

Joint venture company officially established for construction of China's first commercial-scale fast neutron reactor, near Sanming city in Fujian province. The joint venture - Sanming Nuclear Power Co Ltd - was established by China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC), Fujian Investment and Development Corp and the municipal government of Sanming city.
04/05/2010  More »

Systems Contract for New Slovak Reactors

Areva-Siemens consortium awarded contract to supply the digital safety and instrumentation and control (I&C) systems for two new VVER units at the Mochovce nuclear power plant in Slovakia.
29/04/2010  More »

Westinghouse Agreement with Infotech Enterprises Ltd. Augments Engineering Staff in India

Westinghouse Electric Company finalizes master agreement with Infotech Enterprises Ltd., for the provision of engineering services in India and the United States by creating the Westinghouse India Engineering Center ("WIEC").
29/04/2010  More »

Indian Nuclear Joint Venture Agreement Signed

Agreement signed to create joint venture for construction of new nuclear power plants in India by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), India's largest power company. Under the deal, a joint venture company will be set up as a subsidiary of NPCIL, in which NPCIL will hold a 51% stake and NTPC will hold the remainder.
29/04/2010  More »

Jordan: Proposed Nuclear Sites 'Suitable'

Geological and site studies in southern Jordan show proposed locations to be suitable to house the country's first nuclear reactor. The studies, carried out by Tractebel Engineering of Belgium, proved that a "number of locations" in southern Jordan are suitable for a nuclear reactor, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) chairman Khaled Toukan told a workshop on nuclear plant financing.
29/04/2010  More »

Westinghouse and PGE Agree to Partner on Delivering Nuclear Energy Solutions for Poland

Westinghouse Electric Company LLC today announced signing a Memorandum of Understanding with leading Polish energy provider Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) to collaborate on delivering the AP1000™ nuclear power plant in response to Poland's initiatives for nuclear capacity.
28/04/2010  More »

Westinghouse Wins Contract to Perform Reactor Vessel Dismantling Services at Chooz A Nuclear Reactor in France

Westinghouse Electric Company awarded contract by EDF-CIDEN (Engineering Center for Dismantling and the Environment) to provide reactor vessel (RV) dismantling services for the Chooz A nuclear reactor in France.
27/04/2010  More »

First Nuclear Site for UAE

Braka names as the site for the UAE's first nuclear power plant. Limited construction licence applications and environmental assessments for four reactors have been submitted.
26/04/2010  More »

AMEC Awarded 11-year Contract with EDF for New UK Nuclear Power Stations

AMEC signs major contract with EDF Group to support their Architect Engineering operation for the proposed delivery of four new EPR* nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point and Sizewell in the UK. The contract will run for 11 years, with an option to extend for a further four.
23/04/2010  More »

China's First Inland Cooling Contract

China's first inland nuclear power plant will feature the world's largest cooling tower, courtesy of Germany's GEA Group. All of China's 11 operating nuclear reactors, as well as the 20 under construction, are sited on the coast, meaning they can use sea water for cooling.
22/04/2010  More »

Talvivaara Seeks Uranium Extraction Licence

Subsidiary of Talvivaara Mining applies to the Finnish government for permit to extract uranium as a by-product at its Talvivaara nickel and zinc mine in Sotkamo, eastern Finland. In February, Talvivaara Mining said that it was investigating modifying the metals extraction process at the Talvivaara mine in order to recover uranium.
22/04/2010  More »

Iran Works on New Enrichment Sites

Iranian officials approve work on another uranium enrichment plant, according to state media. The move is the latest in a six-month escalation ahead of possible sanctions. The sites for new plants have been decided 'and the process of building these centres continues,' Mujtaba Samareh Hashemi told the Iranian Labour News Agency (INLA).
20/04/2010  More »

Nuclear Progress for Kuwait, Saudi Arabia

Ministers from France and Kuwait sign cooperation agreement on the development of peaceful nuclear energy in the middle eastern country, while Saudi Arabia has established a new national agency to take the lead role in its nuclear activities.
20/04/2010  More »

Contract for International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor Buildings

Consortium of European companies awarded the architect engineer contract for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) buildings and civil infrastructures. The contract is said to be the one of the biggest engineering contracts ever in Europe.
19/04/2010  More »

Italy Lines up with France for Nuclear Future

French and Italian heads of state agree to work hand-in-hand to develop Italy's nuclear power, with cooperation covering all fields of the nuclear sector. Eight agreements for various kinds of nuclear cooperation have been signed between French and Italian entities.
19/04/2010  More »

Calypso Signs Letter of Intent With Cameco for a Joint Venture on Calypso's Argentine Uranium Properties

Calypso Uranium Corp. signs non-binding Letter of Intent with Cameco Corporation to enter into a joint venture agreement to explore and develop the majority of Calypso's uranium projects in Argentina through an equity investment by Cameco in Calypso's wholly-owned subsidiary Energia Mineral Inc.
14/04/2010  More »

Uranium Energy Corp Completes Sale of Interest in Cebolleta Uranium Project in New Mexico for $11 Million

Uranium Energy Corp announces the Company received a cash payment of US$11,000,000 as complete consideration for the sale of the Company's 49%-interest in Cibola Resources LLC to Neutron Energy, Inc. ("Neutron"), a Nevada corporation.
14/04/2010  More »

Cooperation Deals for French, Italian Nuclear Companies

A raft of nuclear cooperation agreements between French and Italian companies were signed at a forum jointly chaired in Paris by French president Nicolas Sarkozy and Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.
13/04/2010  More »

AECL's Enhanced CANDU 6 Reactor (EC6) Achieves Important Milestone of Canadian Regulator's Pre-Project Design Review

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) completes Phase 1 of Pre-Project Design Review of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's (AECL) Enhanced CANDU 6 reactor™ (EC6™).
13/04/2010  More »

USA and Vietnam Agree to Nuclear Cooperation

The USA signs with Vietnam for increased cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Meanwhile, it has moved closer to opening nuclear trade with India with an agreement on nuclear fuel reprocessing.
08/04/2010  More »

China Discusses Nuclear with Belarus, Pakistan

Officials conduct talks on Chinese involvement in civil nuclear power projects in both Belarus and Pakistan, where Chashma 3 and 4 now look closer to reality. Earlier this month China's Vice President, Xi Jinping, met Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko in Minsk.
08/04/2010  More »

Horizon Picks its First Nuclear Site

Horizon announced today that it would like to have its first reactor at Wylfa commissioned as early as 2020, with a planning application put in during 2012. A second reactor could follow at Oldbury once construction at Wylfa is underway.
08/04/2010  More »

Westinghouse, NDA Mark New Operational Arrangements For Springfields Fuel Site

Westinghouse Electric Company confirm that it will commence innovative new commercial arrangements with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority involving the long-term lease of the Springfields nuclear fuel manufacturing site, near Preston in Lancashire.
05/04/2010  More »

Early Site Permit Application for Construction of New Nuclear Power Plant in Texas

Exelon submits application to US nuclear regulator for an early site permit for construction of a new nuclear power plant in Victoria County, Texas. It has also formally withdrawn its application for a combined construction and operating licence for the proposed plant.
02/04/2010  More »

Toshiba and Westinghouse Take Major Step to Expanding Front-End Business

Toshiba Corporation and Westinghouse Electric Company announce formation new joint venture, Advance Uranium Asset Management, Ltd. that will strengthen Toshiba Group's capabilities in the nuclear front end business segments and enhance the extensive range of support services extended to utilities around the world.
24/03/2010  More »

CanAlaska Uranium Sends 6th Drill to Helmer Uranium Project

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd report that its sixth drill program is underway on its Helmer project, situated along the Northern rim of the Athabasca Basin. The drilling will test a group of strong targets along the Grease River fault, which were modeled from Airborne EM and gravity surveys.
22/03/2010  More »

Westinghouse Announces Involvement in New Ultra-Large Forging Press in the United Kingdom

Westinghouse Electric Company to become leading participant in major new manufacturing facility for nuclear components in the United Kingdom. Alongside UK Government and others, Westinghouse plans to make a substantial contribution to the proposed new 15,000-ton press to be built at the Sheffield Forgemasters plant in Sheffield, Yorkshire.
19/03/2010  More »

Nuclear Roadmap in Latest Russia-India Accords

New agreements between Russia and India cover cooperation in nuclear power and a roadmap for this year's work by the two countries. Meanwhile, the Indian government has deferred a bill that could be vital to opening nuclear trade with the USA.
18/03/2010  More »

Now Turkey for South Korean Nuclear Exports

Deal signed in Istanbul gives Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) five months to prepare bid to build four-reactor nuclear power plant at Sinop. If agreeable to Elektrik Üretim (EUAS), then the two countries would sign a civil nuclear power cooperation agreement to allow the firms to jointly realise the plan.
18/03/2010  More »

Funds for Legacy Waste Facility in Ontario, Canada

Government of Canada awards C$20 million for design and construction oversight for long-term facility to manage historic low-level radioactive waste at Port Hope in Ontario. Contract covers detailed design of long-term waste management facility as well as the design of supporting infrastructure and planning the remediation of numerous other sites throughout the Port Hope municipality.
10/03/2010  More »

Approval for Myhhra

Belgian nuclear scientists given go-ahead to work towards an advanced new research reactor system with a role in researching the transmutation of wastes. The project should create about 2000 long-term jobs.
10/03/2010  More »

Teams Compete for NGNP Design

USA asks for more reactor design work from two technology teams led by General Atomics and Westinghouse. One of the designs could be picked for construction as the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP).
10/03/2010  More »

Siting Study Licence Issued in United Arab Emirates

First licence to be issued by the United Arab Emirates' nuclear regulator will enable the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) to study potential sites for the country's first nuclear power plant.
10/03/2010  More »

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and EnergyLab to Help Italy Pursue Next Generation of Safe Nuclear Power Plants for Near-Zero-Carbon Electricity

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) today announced it has signed an agreement with EnergyLab Foundation to support Italy's pursuit of safe nuclear energy to address the country's goals for energy security and cleaner energy.
09/03/2010  More »

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Polish Energy Company PGE Sign Agreement to Explore Diversifying Poland's Energy Production, Reduce Carbon Emissions

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA (PGE) announce new agreement to collaborate on Poland's initiative to build next-generation commercial nuclear power plants. Poland plans to build two nuclear power plants to help diversify its energy production, which relies heavily on coal-based technologies.
08/03/2010  More »

Kazakhstan Signs Cooperation Deal with Japan

Japan and Kazakhstan sign an agreement to cooperate in the peaceful uses of nuclear power. Meanwhile, Romania's president has said the country is open to cooperation with Kazakhstan, including in nuclear energy.
03/03/2010  More »

Russian's Construction of New Nuclear Power

Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin announces the allocation of 53 billion roubles ($1.77 billion) of federal money towards the construction of new nuclear power in 2010. Putin announced the funding for domestic new build in a meeting on investment in the Russian power industry.
02/03/2010  More »

Areva Granted Uranium Mining Rights in Jordan

Areva granted exclusive rights to mine for uranium in central region of Jordan under an agreement signed with the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission. Under the terms of the mining agreement, Areva has been granted the exclusive right to mine the deposit for 25 years.
01/03/2010  More »

Eskom Owned PBMR Facing Massive Cuts

South Africa stops funding development of the pebble bed modular reactor, leaving the project company looking at 75% cuts in staff. PBMR Pty is owned by Eskom, the South African state's power company, which has long struggled to meet growing demand for power in the country.
26/02/2010  More »

UK Nuclear Energy Centre Secures Funding

New Centre for Nuclear Energy Technology (C-NET) that will help develop nuclear industry professionals and support nuclear R&D has secured a share of a major UK government funding initiative.
24/02/2010  More »

Westinghouse is Formally Qualified for the Completion of Temelin

Westinghouse Electric Company notified by CEZ that it has successfully complied with the qualification requirements stipulated in the Qualification Documentation for the public contract "Completion of the Temelin Nuclear Power Plant".
24/02/2010  More »

Italian Cabinet Defines Nuclear Framework

Italian cabinet approve the nuclear law that should return nuclear energy to the country. It sets out a framework for a number of vital new-build issues, such as siting and waste management. This latest 'nuclear delegate law' is a requirement of the development law of July last year, that swept aside a 23-year ban on nuclear energy as part of a drive to increase energy independence.
18/02/2010  More »

PROFNET Expert Alerts: Iran's Nuclear Capabilities

President Obama imposed new sanctions on Iran after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Iran has produced its first batch of enriched uranium, sparking concerns from the U.S. and its allies that Iran can easily make the leap to weapons-grade enrichment.
18/02/2010  More »

CanAlaska Uranium and Mitsubishi Initiate Winter Exploration on 50:50 Joint Venture

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. announces that as at February 12th, 2010, MC Resources Canada Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, completed the Cdn$11 million investment specified under the project's option agreement and formally earned a 50% ownership interest in the West McArthur uranium project.
18/02/2010  More »

Westinghouse Statement Regarding Issuance of Conditional Loan Guarantees for New Nuclear Construction

Westinghouse and its consortium team member The Shaw Group contract to provide two of Westinghouse AP1000™ nuclear power plants at Southern's Vogtle site in Georgia. The consortium is also building four AP1000s™ in China and been selected to provide no less than 12 additional AP1000s elsewhere in the United States.
16/02/2010  More »

SC EnergoNuclear S.A. and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited Sign Contract

SC EnergoNuclear S.A. and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited today announced the signing of a major contract to assess the technical and commercial viability, and planning of the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Units 3 and 4 investment project in Romania, currently in the pre-project phase.
10/02/2010  More »

AREVA and KEPCO Sign Partnership to Develop Imouraren Mine

AREVA and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) sign agreement for the Korean group to join the Imouraren mine in Niger. The agreement is a continuation of that reached by AREVA and KEPCO for the Georges Besse II enrichment plant, and confirms their desire to work together at the front end of the nuclear fuel cycle.
09/02/2010  More »

AREVA Receives NRC Approval for Safety-Related Digital I&C System

AREVA today announced that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted approval for the digital Instrumentation & Controls (I&C) system upgrade of a U.S. nuclear station. AREVA is the first and only supplier to receive NRC approval for full application of a safety-related digital I&C system.
02/02/2010  More »

CanAlaska Uranium and Kodiak Start Drilling at McTavish Uranium Project

CanAlaska Uranium Ltd announces that Kodiak Exploration Limited commenced their initial drill program on the McTavish uranium project, situated in the prolific Athabasca Basin of northern Saskatchewan. Kodiak granted an option by the Company to acquire an initial 50% interest in the Project for $4,000,000 in exploration, $600,000 of which is to be completed before June, 2010.
02/02/2010  More »

Obama: Nuclear Power Part of America's Energy Future

In his first State of the Union address, President Obama said "to create more of these clean energy jobs, we need more production, more efficiency, more incentives. And that means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country." In the Republican response, Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia also called for more nuclear energy.
29/01/2010  More »

Babcock & Wilcox Receives $450 Million Order for Nuclear Components

Babcock & Wilcox Company through a subsidiary receives an award for manufacture of nuclear components to support U.S. defense programs, including the manufacture of U.S. Naval nuclear power systems for submarines and aircraft carriers.
27/01/2010  More »

Westinghouse Opens European Pump and Motor Maintenance and Repair Center in Belgium

Westinghouse Electric Company, the pioneering nuclear company, today inaugurated its European Pump and Motor Maintenance and Repair Center here to provide tailor-made solutions for its nuclear energy customers in Europe.
22/01/2010  More »

AECL Provides Update on NRU Activities

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited's (AECL) ongoing commitment to voluntary public disclosure of events related to the Chalk River Laboratories (CRL). AECL reports that the NRU reactor vessel repair activities are currently focused on preparation work in advance of the next series of weld repairs. To date, 29 per cent of the repair activities are complete.
21/01/2010  More »

Uranium Energy Corp Announces Palangana ISR Uranium Project Now Fully Permitted

Uranium Energy Corp announces the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has granted a Radioactive Materials License for the Palangana ISR Uranium Project located in Duval County, Texas.
18/01/2010  More »

Kivalliq Initiates Metallurgical Testing at Lac Cinquante

Kivalliq Energy Corporation today announced that SGS Mineral Services has been engaged to carry out initial metallurgical studies on samples prepared from drill core generated during the 2009 Program on the historic Lac Cinquante Uranium Deposit located in Nunavut, Canada.
18/01/2010  More »

Westinghouse Responds to Florida PSC's Rate Decision

Florida Public Service Commission's decision to reject Florida Power & Light's rate increase request will likely have a significant and long-term negative impact on both the Florida economy and environment.
18/01/2010  More »

U.S. and Morocco Work to Minimise Threats and Expand Cooperation on Nuclear Incident Response

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today completed cooperative training exercises in Morocco at the National Center for Nuclear Energy, Science and Technologies (CNESTEN) in Rabat. This training is part of the preparation for an exercise to be conducted under the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism.
15/01/2010  More »

Shaw Awarded Power Uprate Study for American Electric Power's Cook Nuclear Plant

Shaw Group today announced contract award for feasibility study by American Electric Power to support the first phase of a potential two-unit power uprate at the Cook Nuclear Plant near Bridgman, Mich., USA. Shaw will perform the study to define the feasibility, scope of work and estimated cost to uprate the 2,155-megawatt (MW) plant, providing an anticipated 400-MW increase of electricity.
14/01/2010  More »

Shaw and Westinghouse Reach Critical Milestone at Unit 1 of Sanmen AP1000(TM) Nuclear Site in China

The Shaw Group Inc. and Westinghouse Electric Company, along with China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation, Sanmen Nuclear Power Company and China Nuclear Industry Fifth Construction Corporation successfully completed the lift and setting of the containment vessel bottom head of Unit 1 at the Sanmen AP1000 nuclear power plant project.
11/01/2010  More »

Shaw Receives $10.8 Million Recovery Act Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credit

Shaw Group awarded $10.8 million federal tax credit from U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Internal Revenue Service for its Shaw Modular Solutions, LLC, nuclear module assembly facility in Lake Charles, La., USA. The goal of the tax credit, also referred to as Section 48C of the Internal Revenue Code, is to help build a robust, high-technology domestic manufacturing capacity to supply clean energy projects with U.S.-made parts and equipment.
08/01/2010  More »

SNC-Lavalin Nuclear (USA) Awarded Major Contract for Steam Generator Replacement in USA

SNC-Lavalin Nuclear (USA) signs contract with Xcel Energy to replace the Unit #2 steam generators at the Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant (PINGP), located at Welch, Minnesota, USA.
08/01/2010  More »

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