28 Apr (NucNet): Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has awarded Finland’s Empower AB a contract for equipment installation and piping erection work on the turbine islands of the Olkiluoto-1 and -2 nuclear reactor units.
27 Apr (NucNet): Rapid new build initiatives and post-Fukushima safety concerns mean the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) is dealing with the prospect of a considerable increase in the demand for its services, chief executive officer Peter Prozesky told NucNet.
27 Apr (NucNet): Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) needs to attract competent and experienced staff, and develop skills relevant to nuclear and radiation safety through education, training, research and increased international cooperation, according to the text of an International Atomic Energy Agency report released by the NRA.
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
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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
The financing of new nuclear is complex and it can be difficult to pin down a precise cost. This NucNet special report looks at the way costs are calculated and why there are differences between various business models. Members and subscribers can download the report.