Organisational change for Fennovoima
Finland’s Fennovoima said on 27 March that it is changing its organisational structure and will establish a new Utility Operations organisation unit.
Russia to begin building Brest reactor
Russian fuel company TVEL, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, intends to start building a power unit with a Brest- OD-300 reactor unit at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC -...
Record generation for US nuclear plants
In 2018, US nuclear power plants achieved a record generation of 807.1TWh despite the closure of several plants since the previous peak of 807.0TWh in 2010.
Moltex SMR for Estonia
Fermi Energia of Estonia on 21 March selected UK-based Moltex Energy as its preferred technology as it looks to establish carbon-free energy in the Baltic region.
China completes testing of Hualong One fuel
China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said on 21 March that it had completed development and long-term irradiation testing of a domestic nuclear fuel assembly for pressurised water...
New facility opened at Sellafield
The UK’s Sellafield site has launched a new plant that will support the clean-up of two of its historic nuclear waste stores.
Agreement signed to develop ARC-100 SMR
ARC Nuclear Canada announced on 20 March that it had signed an agreement with US-based global infrastructure firm AECOM to continue its development of the Advanced Reactor...
Iran begins construction of Bushehr 2&3
Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, said on 18 March construction of two new nuclear power units has begun at the Bushehr site.
IAEA reviews long term operation of Mexico’s Laguna Verde
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (SALTO) review mission has completed a review of long-term operational safety at Mexico’s Laguna...
Toshiba team extracts elements from vitrified waste
Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation said on 19 March that that it has established redox treatment technology for metal-oxide to minimise secondary radioactive...
Holtec sets up JV to develop Ukraine’s mineral resources
Ukraine’s BGV Group and US-based Holtec International announced they are setting up a joint venture to develop Ukraine’s untapped mineral resources by building a range of...
Preferred bidders selected for Sellafield project
The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Ltd announced on 15 March that they had selected four organisations preferred bidders for a 20-year Sellafield project partnership.
NuScale signs MOU with Romania
NuScale Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Romania’s Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica (SNN) for exchange of business and technical information on...
EDF Energy again extends outages at Hunterston B
EDF Energy said this week March that it has extended outages at the two reactors at its Hunterston B plant in Scotland while the Office for Nuclear Regulation assessed their safety cases.
Armenian NPP to close for refurb
Metsamor 2 of the in Armenia will shut down on 1 June for a substantial repair and upgrade outage, Gera Sevikyan, chief advisor to the plant CEO, said on 20 March. The repair will...
WANO opens entries for 2019 excellence awards
The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has called on its members to send in nominations for the 2019 Nuclear Excellence Awards.
Consortium secures contract extension at Kozloduy
Bulgaria's State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SERAW) has awarded the Empresarios Agrupados / Nuvia Consortium a three-year contract extension to the Decommissioning-Repository...
Basemat completed for Turkey's Akkuyu 1
The basemat for the nuclear island buildings of unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear plant was completed on 8 March, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced.
Russian uranium miner reports good results News Archive
Russian uranium miner Uranium One has announced revenues of $379.9 million for 2018 up from $301.3 million in 2017, including revenue from produced and purchased material.