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

‘Discussions Underway’ About India Westinghouse Reactors

4 Jan (NucNet): Discussions have begun between India and Westinghouse Electric Company for a “viable project proposal” to build six Generation III+ AP1000 nuclear power reactors, a minister said in a written statement to parliament.

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04.01.2018_No3 / News in Brief

Dominion Energy Agrees To Buy Company Behind Failed Summer Nuclear Project

4 Jan (NucNet): Utility Dominion Energy has agreed to acquire Scana Corporation and assume its liabilities from the Summer nuclear power project in South Carolina that it scrapped last year.

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04.01.2018_No3 / News in Brief

UAE’s Barakah-3 And -4 Connected To Grid

4 Jan (NucNet): The Barakah-3 and -4 nuclear units under construction in the United Arab Emirates have been connected to the grid, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said today.

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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.

03.01.2018_No2 / News in Brief

UK Low-Carbon, Including Nuclear, Outstrips Fossil Fuels For First Time

3 Jan (NucNet): Low-carbon technologies including nuclear generated more than half of the UK’s electricity in 2017, outstripping the combined power from coal and gas for the first time, analysis shows.

03.01.2018_No2 / News in Brief

Ontario Approves OPG Plan To Charge For Darlington Nuclear Refurbishment

3 Jan (NucNet): Ontario’s energy regulator has approved Ontario Power Generation’s plan to begin charging consumers in 2020 for the CAD$12.8bn ($10.2bn, €8.5bn) refurbishment of reactors at the Darlington nuclear power station.

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03.01.2018_No2 / News in Brief

Russia’s Rostov-4 Reaches First Criticality

3 Jan (NucNet): The Rostov-4 nuclear unit near Volgodonsk in southern Russia has reached first criticality and minimum controlled power, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

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03.01.2018_No2 / News in Brief

China’s Tianwan-3 Synchronised To Grid, Says Rosatom

3 Jan (NucNet): The Tianwan-3 nuclear plant under construction in Jiangsu province, northeastern China, has been synchronised to the grid and has delivered its first kilowatt-hours of electrical energy at a power level of 25%, Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 2 January 2017.

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02.01.2018_No1 / News in Brief

Gov’t Projections See Increase In UK Nuclear Generation

2 Jan (NucNet): Nuclear energy will account for 113 TWh of generation in the UK in 2035, up from 58 TWh in 2017, according to figures released on 2 January 2018 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

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02.01.2018_No1 / News in Brief

Latest Taishan Delay Could Lead To More Cost Overruns, Says Moody’s

2 Jan (NucNet): The latest commissioning delay at CGN Power’s Taishan nuclear station in southern China – the third in two years – will lead to a deferral of around $770m (€638m) in annual revenues and potentially more cost overruns, according to ratings agency Moody’s.

02.01.2018_No1 / News in Brief

Support has Increased For Finland’s Hanhikivi Nuclear Project, Says Fennovoima

2 Jan (NucNet): Local support for the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant project in Finland has increased by 7.6% since last year, according to a telephone survey of 850 people.

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02.01.2018_No1 / News in Brief

Teodor Chirica Announced As New President of Foratom

2 Jan (NucNet): Teodor Chirica has been appointed president of Brussels-based nuclear industry group Foratom for two years from 1 January 2018, Foratom said in a statement today.

29.12.2017_No52 / World Nuclear Review

Russia Signs Nuclear Agreement That Could Lead To Reactors In Uzbekistan

29 Dec (NucNet): Russia signed an agreement today that could lead to the construction of nuclear facilities in Uzbekistan.

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29.12.2017_No52 / World Nuclear Review

Ukraine To Get $250 Million US Loan For Centralised Fuel Storage Facility

29 Dec (NucNet): Ukraine will get a loan of $250m (€208m) from US institutions for the construction of a centralised facility for the storage of used nuclear fuel near the Chernobyl nuclear power station, the Ukrainian government said in a statement.

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29.12.2017_No52 / World Nuclear Review

CNNC Announces Progress At China’s Fuqing-5 Hualong One Reactor

29 Dec (NucNet): The welding of the main pipework of China’s first demonstration Hualong One reactor began on 24 December 2017, China National Nuclear Corporation announced.

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29.12.2017_No52 / World Nuclear Review

Russia’s Tvel Signs Fuel Supply Contract For Belarusian Nuclear Station

29 Dec (NucNet): Russia’s nuclear fuel company Tvel and Belarusian NPP, the state-owned company that will operate the Balarusian nuclear power station, have signed a contract for the supply of nuclear fuel, Tvel said in a statement on 28 December 2017.

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29.12.2017_No52 / World Nuclear Review

Japan’s Regulator Says Kashiwazaki Kariwa-6 And -7 Meet New Safety Standards

29 Dec (NucNet): Units 6 and 7 of the Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear power station in Niigata Prefecture, northwestern Japan, meet new regulatory standards imposed after the March 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi accident, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said.

22.12.2017_No255 / News in Brief

More Training And Awareness Needed On Radiation Exposure, Says IAEA

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22.12.2017_No255 / News in Brief

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