23.04.2018_No79 / News in Brief

Bulgaria And Belene: A Question Of Financing On Long Road To New Nuclear

23 Apr (NucNet): Bulgaria’s energy ministry has been asked by parliament to present concrete options for the realisation of the two-unit Belene nuclear power station – a project that dates back almost 40 years and which was formally abandoned in 2012 largely over uncertainties about how to finance it.

23.04.2018_No79 / News in Brief

Italy’s Sogin Announces 13% Increase In Decommissioning Revenue

23 Apr (NucNet): Italy’s state-owned nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management company Sogin said its revenue from decommissioning activities in 2017 was €63.2m, an increase of 13% over the average of €53.8m from 2010 to 2016.

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23.04.2018_No79 / News in Brief

New Chair Announced For UK’s Sellafield Ltd

23 Apr (NucNet): Lorraine Baldry OBE will become the new chair of the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority subsidiary Sellafield Ltd on 1 May 2018.

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23.04.2018_No79 / News in Brief

IAEA Praises Commitment To Safety At Ghana Research Reactor

23 Apr (NucNet): The International Atomic Energy Agency said the operator of Ghana’s research reactor has demonstrated a high commitment to safety following the conversion of the reactor core to use low-enriched uranium (LEU) as fuel instead of high-enriched uranium (HEU).

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23.04.2018_No79 / News in Brief

Annual Outages Begin At Finland’s Olkiluoto Nuclear Station

23 Apr (NucNet): Annual outages have begun at Teollisuuden Voima Oyj’s two-unit Olkiluoto nuclear power station in Finland, the company said on 23 April 2018.

23.04.2018_No7 / Insider

Bulgaria And Belene: A Question Of Financing On Long Road To New Nuclear

23 Apr (NucNet): Bulgaria’s energy ministry was recently asked by the country’s parliament to present by the end of June 2018 a number of concrete options for the realisation of the two-unit Belene nuclear power station – a project that dates back almost 40 years, on which Bulgaria is already said to have spent €1.5bn, and which was formally abandoned in 2012 largely over uncertainties about how to finance it.

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20.04.2018_No78 / News in Brief

Japan Must Take Advantage Of Nuclear Energy’s Benefits, Says JAEC Chairman

20 Apr (NucNet): Japan must define long-term policies to take advantage of the benefits of nuclear energy, particularly related to the slowing down of global warming, the chairman of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission, Yoshiaka Oka said on 19 April 2018.

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20.04.2018_No78 / News in Brief

Large-Scale Nuclear Plants ‘Not Viable’ In Today’s US Markets, Says Exelon

20 Apr (NucNet): New, large-scale nuclear plants are not viable in today’s US competitive markets, where even existing nuclear plants are challenged due to the failure of these markets to value resiliency and environmental benefits, nuclear operator Exelon Corporation said on 19 April 2018.

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20.04.2018_No78 / News in Brief

Russia To Begin Moving Floating Nuclear Plant In About One Week, Says Rosatom Boss

20 Apr (NucNet): Russia will start towing its first commercial floating nuclear power station, the Akademik Lomonosov, to the port city of Murmansk in the far northwest of Russia in “approximately one week”, the director-general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 19 April 2018.

19.04.2018_No77 / News in Brief

TVO Says It Is Waiting For New Olkiluoto-3 Commissioning Schedule

19 Apr (NucNet): Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) is waiting for an “overall baseline reschedule” for the Olkiluoto-3 EPR from plant supplier Areva-Siemens and cannot say whether or not the revised timetable will delay the start of regular electricity production planned for May 2019.

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19.04.2018_No77 / News in Brief

Denmark’s Seaborg Attracts Investment For Molten Salt Reactor Project

19 Apr (NucNet): The company behind a Denmark-based project to develop and commercialise a molten salt reactor (MSR) has closed its first round of pre-seed investment, attracting “several millions” of Danish kroner.

19.04.2018_No77 / News in Brief

Uzbekistan Hopes To Sign Agreement For Russia-Supplied Nuclear Station This Year

19 Apr (NucNet): Uzbekistan expects this year to sign an agreement with Russia on the construction of a nuclear power station, Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev said, according to Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

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19.04.2018_No77 / News in Brief

Sellafield Ltd Invests £2.6 Million In UK Tech Hub

19 Apr (NucNet): Sellafield Ltd, the company responsible for remediating and decommissioning the Sellafield nuclear site, is investing £2.6m to convert a derelict transport hub in northwest England into a £4.1m hub for tech, digital, media, and creative start-ups.

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18.04.2018_No76 / News in Brief

Kiril Komarov Appointed Chairman Of WNA

18 Apr (NucNet): Kirill Komarov, first deputy chief executive officer of Rosatom, has been appointed chairman of the management board of the London-based World Nuclear Association (WNA).

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18.04.2018_No76 / News in Brief

US And India Deepen Cooperation On Neutrino Physics

18 Apr (NucNet): The US Department of Energy (DOE) and India’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) have signed an agreement to cooperate on the development of neutrino physics science, a statement by DOE said.

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18.04.2018_No76 / News in Brief

Russia Begins Refurbishment Of Kola-1 Nuclear Unit

18 Apr (NucNet): Russia has begun an extensive refurbishment and modernisation programme at Unit 1 of the Kola nuclear power station in the north of the country, a statement by state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

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18.04.2018_No76 / News in Brief

Canada’s CNL Invite Applications From SMR Developers For Potential Onsite Deployment

18 Apr (NucNet): Ontario-based Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) have issued an invitation to small modular reactor (SMR) project developers to participate in an evaluation process for the construction and operation of an SMR demonstration project at a CNL-managed site.

17.04.2018_No75 / News in Brief

Argentina’s Regulator Extends Operating Licence For Atucha-1 By Five Years

17 Apr (NucNet): Argentina’s nuclear regulatory ARN has extended the operating licence for the Atucha-1 nuclear reactor unit by five years until 29 September 2024, nuclear operator Nucleoelectrica Argentina said.

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17.04.2018_No75 / News in Brief

Westinghouse ‘Ready To Get To Work’ On Six India Reactors, Says Perry

17 Apr (NucNet): US reactor maker Westinghouse Electric Company, which filed for bankruptcy last year, is now “lean and mean and ready to get to work” on its projects to build nuclear reactors in India, US energy secretary Rick Perry said today.

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17.04.2018_No75 / News in Brief

Nuclear Has ‘Key Role’ In Bangladesh’s Push For Development

17 Apr (NucNet): Vastly increased electricity production including “a key role” for nuclear energy is a cornerstone of Bangladesh’s push for development with the goal of connecting 2.7 million more homes to the grid by 2021, Mohammad Shawkat Akbar, managing director of Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh, the government company set up to run the facility, told the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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