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July Newsletter No236

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.

June Newsletter No235

Rehabilitating Nuclear Power. Energy needs to be affordable, secure and reliable.

May Newsletter No234

Let us give thanks that the “Blast from the West” is slowly evicting the “Beast from the East” from these shores. George Inglis CBE – a short obituary.

April Newsletter No233

Sir William McAlpine, Bt - a short obituary. Small modular reactors by Neville Chamberlain.

NIA UK | NIA comments on government response to BEIS Committee report on civil nuclear

The NIA has welcomed the government’s response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee report into the impact of Brexit on the civil nuclear sector. Tom Greatrex comments.

March Newsletter No232

Decarbonizing Cities: Helsinki Metropolitan Area by Rauli Partanen.

NIA UK | Sellafield Ltd signs Technical Services Agreement with National Nuclear Laboratory

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.

NIA UK | NAMRC seeks industry views on new nuclear research hubs

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.

February Newsletter No231

A summary of UK nuclear power reactors. To know, or not to know: the nuclear question.

NIA UK | NIA welcomes House of Lords EU Energy & Environment committee report

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”.

January Newsletter No230

The year 2017 has seen some real progress in plans to build new nuclear power stations in the UK. That this progress has been slow is the fault of finance, regulation and public opinion.

NIA UK | MW Hargreaves completes Chernobyl project

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.

NIA UK | D-day as evaporator starts its mission

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.

NIA UK | Nuclear and renewables combined give low carbon power boost in Scotland

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.

NIA UK | NIA welcomes design approval for the UK ABWR

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.

NIA UK | Civil nuclear’s £6.4 billion contribution to UK economy – new Oxford Economics study

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 ...