26.07.2016_No146 / News in Brief

After €620M Arbitration Ruling, What Next For Bulgaria’s Belene Nuclear Project?

Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borisov during his visit to Iran

26 Jul (NucNet): In June, the Geneva-based International Court of Arbitration (ICA) of the International Chamber of Commerce ordered Bulgaria’s state-owned National Electric Company (NEK) to pay €620m ($703m) in compensation to Russia’s nuclear equipment manufacturer Atomstroyexport for the termination of the Belene nuclear station construction project in 2012.

26.07.2016_No45 / News

North Wales Site Should Be Location For First UK SMR, Says Report By MPs

The Trawsfynydd nuclear site in north Wales.

26 Jul (NucNet): The Trawsfynydd nuclear site in north Wales should be designated as a site for a first-of-its kind small modular reactor (SMR) station in the UK, but progress has to be made soon if the UK wants to be “first to market” for SMRs, a committee of MPs has said.

25.07.2016_No145 / News in Brief

South Korea’s KHNP To Support Operation Of UAE’s Barakah

22.07.2016_No144 / News in Brief

EDF Calls Meeting To Make Hinkley Point Investment Decision

22 Jul (NucNet): State-controlled French utility and nuclear operator EDF has called a meeting of its board of directors to make a final investment decision on the construction of two EPR units at Hinkley Point C in the southwest of England. The company said in a statement the meeting will be held on Thursday 28 July.

21.07.2016_No143 / News in Brief

European Commission Opens State-Aid Investigation Into Areva Restructuring

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28.06.2016 / Announcement

Interview: 'Do Not Follow Germany Down Phaseout Path'

If combatting climate change is to be a priority the world will need nuclear as part of its energy mix and must not follow Germany down a phaseout path that is “irrational” and did not take account of the evidence that showed the country’s nuclear stations were safe, the president of the German Atomic Forum (DAtF) told NucNet. The full interview is online for NucNet Subscribers: http://bit.ly/28XVgoq

20.05.2016 / Announcement

Special Report: Finland’s Hanhikivi-1

Minna Forsstrom, Fennovoima’s project director for the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear project in Finland, speaks to NucNet about progress at the site, cooperation with Russia, and the possibility of a second unit. Full story for subscribers: http://bit.ly/1U19HcU

20.04.2016 / Announcement

Tepco On Fukushima

There were three main inefficiencies – poor safety consciousness, insufficient technical capabilities and poor communication – that contributed to the accident at Fukushima-Daiichi, Takafumi Ihara, nuclear power programme manager at Tepco’s London office, tells NucNet. Full story for subscribers: http://bit.ly/1SsudTm

06.03.2016 / Announcement

Online Now: World Nuclear Map

NucNet’s users can now access the Nuclearplanet world nuclear map direct from the NucNet home page (or from the 'Using This Site' page).
> Click here to open the Nuclearplanet world nuclear map in a new window.

21.01.2016 / Announcement

Country Report: Progressive Finland Remains On Track With Nuclear Projects

NucNet has published a special report examining Finland’s plans to build its sixth nuclear power generation unit at Hanhikivi and looking at progress with nuclear waste management company Posiva’s construction of a final disposal facility for spent nuclear fuel. The report, which outlines the country’s significant progress, is online for subscribers: http://bit.ly/20giri4