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09.01.2018_No6 / News in Brief

EDF Completes Cold Functional Testing At Flamanville-3 EPR

9 Jan (NucNet): France’s nuclear operator EDF has completed the cold functional test phase for the Flamanville-3 EPR under construction in northern France, the state-controlled company said in a statement on 8 January 2018.

08.01.2018_No5 / News in Brief

Spain’s Nuclear Reactors Lead Electricity Generation With More Than 21%

The vandellos nuclear station in Spain. Photo courtesy Foro Nuclear.

8 Jan (NucNet): Spain’s seven commercial nuclear reactors produced 55.6 TWh of electricity in 2017, making nuclear the energy source that contributed most to the country’s electric system, the Madrid-based industry group Foro Nuclear said on 8 January 2017.

05.01.2018_No4 / News in Brief

Finland’s Loviisa Had Record Production Year In 2017

The Loviisa nuclear power station in Finland.

5 Jan (NucNet): Fortum’s two-unit Loviisa nuclear power station had a record production year in 2017, generating 8.16 TWh (net) of power, which is more than 10% of Finland’s total electricity production.

05.01.2018_No4 / News in Brief

Brookfield Private Equity Group To Buy Westinghouse For $4.6 Billion

5 Jan (NucNet): Westinghouse Electric Company, the US nuclear engineering group that went into chapter 11 bankruptcy last year, has been sold by its owner Toshiba to Brookfield Business Partners, the private equity group, for $4.6bn (€3.8bn).

04.01.2018_No3 / News in Brief

EDF Energy Says It Can Cut Sizewell C Costs By £5 Billion

4 Jan (NucNet): EDF Energy has said it could deliver two new EPR units planned for Sizewell C in England for around £5bn (€5.6bn, $6.7bn) less than Hinkley Point C by “copying and pasting” to cut pre-construction costs.

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04.12.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: Radioactive Waste In Numbers

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07.08.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: Can India Maintain Its Ambitious Push For New Nuclear?

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29.03.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: South Korea’s Kepco In Talks To Join UK’s ‘Race’ For New Nuclear

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16.03.2017 / Announcement

As South Africa Prepares For New Build, The Question Is: How Much Will It Cost?

Critics of nuclear energy argue that South Africa’s plans to build up to 9,600 MW of new nuclear are too expensive for a country where the economy is fragile and political turbulence is worrying investors. Supporters say the levelised cost for nuclear is in the same range as other forms of energy and that South Africa is already losing money through power outages and slowed industrial growth. In this special report for subscribers, NucNet looks at the arguments on both sides, and at the possibility that site work on the multi-billion-dollar project could begin next year. Full story:

16.02.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: China's Nuclear Energy Industry In Numbers

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