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November Newsletter No229

An international view of nuclear energy issues for 2018 by Dan Yurman.

NIA UK | Winfrith Reactor Decommissioning Reaches Important Milestone

James Fisher Nuclear, a subsidiary of James Fisher and Sons PLC, has reached the first important milestone in a project to decommission one of the UK earliest experimental reactors. The project has reached the ‘Design Detail’ stage, when the client, Magnox and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority authorises the move towards implementation

NIA UK | Community digs deep to unearth Anglesey’s secret history

Anglesey’s hidden history has been uncovered by budding archaeologists taking part in a community dig and open days around the Wylfa Newydd site. As part of its ongoing archaeological investigations for the Wylfa Newydd Project, Horizon Nuclear Power invited local people from across Anglesey and North Wales.

NIA UK | Nuvia set for Sellafield BEP Grout Plant contract

Nuvia, the international nuclear engineering, project management and services contractor, has secured a multi-million pound contract to support the completion of the Box Encapsulation Plant (BEP) for Sellafield Limited’s Seascale site in Cumbria. The BEP will process nuclear waste retrieved from Sellafield’s historical Storage Silos/Ponds and prepare ...

NIA UK | Sellafield decommissioning reaches new heights

The demolition of one of Sellafield’s tallest hazards has started. A chimney on top of the oldest reprocessing plant on the nuclear site will be crunched away at a rate of one metre a week. The tower will be gone by 2020, resulting in a permanent change to the Sellafield skyline.

NIA UK | New nuclear power vital to the UK’s electricity mix, says new report

The UK should invest in new nuclear as part of the wider electricity mix to secure a sustainable and low carbon future and to forge new trading relationships post-Brexit, according to a new report launched by leading think tank ResPublica. The UK’s 15 existing nuclear reactors churned out 65TWh of power in 2016.

NIA UK | Rolls-Royce Signs Collaboration Agreement with Jordan for Small Modular Reactor Technology

Rolls-Royce has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with state-owned Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) to conduct a technical feasibility study for the construction of a Rolls-Royce Small Modular Reactor (SMR) in Jordan, highlighting the growing international interest in small modular nuclear technology. The signing took place ...

October Newsletter No228

Minutes of AGM, Oct 2017. Plans for SONE's future.

NIA UK | New Poll – public want UK to stay part of Euratom

New polling released today shows that only 10% of the UK public agree with the UK government’s decision to leave Euratom, the Treaty which regulates the nuclear sector across Europe, at the same time as leaving the European Union.

Nuclear Energy - The UK's Stable and Low-Carbon Energy Future

After 50 years of nuclear energy generation, we know that nuclear energy provides the future of safe, secure and low-carbon generation.

NIA UK | Learn more about Wylfa Newydd at October Open Surgery

Horizon Nuclear Power is inviting local people to meet the team at its next Open Surgery in Cemaes on Monday 16 October to learn more about the Wylfa Newydd Project. The monthly Open Surgeries are held on the third Monday of every month.

September Newsletter No227

How much choice do we have?

NIA UK | New scheme puts small firms centre stage

Small businesses can get a direct route into opportunities at Sellafield via a new scheme. LINC with Sellafield Ltd encourages small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to work together to provide innovative solutions to the site’s decommissioning programme.

NIA UK | Low carbon electricity powers UK

New figures released by the government today show an increasing proportion of the UK’s electricity generation from low carbon sources, with nuclear providing the largest single source of clean energy.

NIA UK | Next generation start their nuclear apprenticeships on Anglesey

Horizon Nuclear Power has welcomed its second intake of technical apprentices to the Wylfa Newydd team as the company continues to invest in a future workforce to support Wales’ most significant energy project in a generation. The 11 apprentices come from schools across North Wales, and have ...

NIA UK | Aquila awarded contract by Magnox Limited for external mixing unit

Aquila Nuclear Engineering Ltd, part of the Calder Group, the £165m pan-European engineering group, has been awarded a contract by Magnox Limited to design and manufacture an external mixing unit as part of the Modular Intermediate Level Waste (ILW) Encapsulation Pre-Conditioning Project at Hinkley Point A. Work ...