China General Nuclear Power Group and EDF Group have today announced that unit 1 of the Taishan nuclear power plant has been connected to the grid, becoming the world’s first EPR to achieve grid connection and power generation.
Sellafield Ltd has signed an agreement that will introduce a significant change in the way it works with its major partner, the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL). Both have a long and proud history of working together – and the new Technical Services Agreement (TSA) is designed to strengthen that history.
The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre is seeking views from manufacturers on new regional R&D hubs to provides additional support in key areas of nuclear technology. The Nuclear AMRC, part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, has launched the consultation to gauge demand from companies working in in the nuclear industry.
The NIA has welcomed the recommendations set out in the House of Lord’s EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee in its report: “Brexit: Energy Security”. Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, said: “The UK’s civil nuclear industry welcomes the conclusions of the committee”.
MW Hargreaves, a world-leading provider of complete ventilation solutions, has concluded a £10 million, two-year project at the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement (NSC) in Ukraine, one of the world’s largest engineering feats in recent history. MW Hargreaves supplied over 6,000 metres of specialist ductwork to the site.
Sellafield’s newest plant is up and running, supporting the site’s clean-up mission. Evaporator D has been set to work reducing the volume of Sellafield’s most radioactive waste product – highly active liquor. The £750m plant is the only evaporator on the site able to process high-level liquid waste.
Official statistics published by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) show the vital role nuclear power plays in providing low carbon electricity in Scotland, with more than 80% of the electricity generated coming from nuclear and renewable sources.
The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) has welcomed confirmation from the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency that they have approved Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe’s UK ABWR reactor design. Horizon Nuclear Power plan to use the technology at its first site at Wylfa Newydd.
A new study released today shows that the UK’s civil nuclear sector contributed £6.4 billion to the UK economy last year – equivalent to the aerospace manufacturing industry; and its 65,000 employees are part of one of the most productive workforces in the country. The study, compiled ...