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NIA UK | British small nuclear plants can deliver low cost, low carbon electricity

British consumers could benefit from lower cost electricity if the Government was to back an SMR programme for the UK, according to a new report issued today by Rolls-Royce and its partners in a UK Small Modular Reactor (SMR) consortium. The company and partners, including Amec Foster Wheeler, Arup, Laing O’Rourke, and Nuvia, say SMRs SMRs could produce energy for as low as £60 per megawatt hour.

NIA UK | X-energy and Centrus Energy to Develop Fuel for Advanced Nuclear Reactors

X Energy, LLC (X-energy) and Centrus Energy Corp. (NYSE American: LEU) have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore collaboration toward production of fuel for advanced nuclear reactors, the two companies announced today. X-energy, a pioneering advanced reactor and fuel company, and Centrus, an experienced nuclear fuel ...

August Newsletter No226

A new treasurer needed for a new era. UK government talks on SMRs.

July Newsletter No225

A manifesto of ideas for the future of SONE.

NIA UK | Nuclear power contributes 21% of low carbon power generation in 2016

Official statistics published today show low carbon sources of electricity accounting for more than 45% of the power generated in the UK in 2016, marking real progress in reducing carbon emissions from the production of electricity. With a need to reduce emissions in transport and heat to to meet carbon commitments ...

NIA UK | Innovation funding, unlocking the potential of small and medium size companies

Eadon Consulting, a small company based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park near Sheffield, has won funding from the UK’s Innovation Agency to develop a new system for decommissioning ageing nuclear facilities. Eadon will lead a consortium of companies to pioneer a faster, cheaper, cleaner and safer approach to nuclear decommissioning.

NIA UK | Horizon announces operational training support partner for Wylfa Newydd

Horizon Nuclear Power has today announced a partnership with Tecnatom, a global nuclear training services provider, as it looks to grow the future operational workforce for its lead project Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey, North Wales. Tecnatom provides training services to a range of nuclear power stations.

NIA UK | Nuvia secures prestigious RoSPA Engineering Services Sector Award 2017

Nuclear engineering company Nuvia has scooped the prestigious Engineering Services Sector and Fleet Safety Gold Awards from Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for 2017. This is the second consecutive year that Nuvia has received the Engineering Services Sector Award, following a competitive submission against companies ...

NIA UK | New figures show 65,000 jobs boost from UK nuclear

The UK’s nuclear new build programme has the potential to almost double the number of jobs across the civil nuclear sector as the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) releases its 2017 employment total. The new figures, released today at the NIA’s sixth Nuclear New Build Conference, show where ...

NIA UK | NIA comment on Nuclear Safeguards Bill

Commenting on the announcement of a Bill on nuclear safeguards in the Queen’s Speech, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association, Tom Greatrex, said: “Laying a Nuclear Safeguards Bill before Parliament may be a necessary legislative step to enabling the Office for Nuclear Regulation to take on safeguarding inspection responsibilities”.

NIA UK | Bradwell completes FED treatment programme

The site of the former Bradwell nuclear power station has now successfully dealt with all of its Fuel Element Debris (FED) waste – a major source of intermediate level radioactive waste at the Essex site. This is an important step towards its planned closure, as part of ...

NIA UK | NDA launches major nuclear decommissioning industry event

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has launched its 2017 Supply Chain Event on Thursday, November 2 – the largest of its kind in Europe. The seventh annual event, held at EventCity in Manchester, is aimed at suppliers of all sizes that can provide the best possible solutions for ...

NIA UK | Amec Foster Wheeler forms alliance to test equipment for nuclear safety

Amec Foster Wheeler has formed an alliance with Element Materials Technology, Tecnatom and TUV Rheinland to offer Equipment Qualification (EQ) and Materials Qualification (MQ) services for nuclear sites in the UK and Europe. Together the four companies, which individually already support many power plants and other nuclear sites in the UK and Europe, have formed EQSA.

May Newsletter No224

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTMINSTER FRONT The nation’s politicians had lots to say about lots of things, including each other, as the General Election campaigns got under way this month but there was hardly a word about nuclear energy. The need for a nuclear new build programme and ...

NIA UK | Latest Wylfa Newydd power station plans published for consultation

People across North Wales are being asked to give their views on the latest proposals for Wylfa Newydd, a new multi-billion pound power station on Anglesey. Horizon Nuclear Power’s third formal consultation starts today, 24 May, and finishes on 22 June.

NIA UK | Tom Samson briefs Cumbrian stakeholders on NuGen’s Strategic Review

NuGen’s CEO Tom Samson held a series of meetings with elected representatives and technical and special interest groups in Cumbria to discuss the company’s current transitional phase. Following recent news on challenges to NuGen’s Moorside project due to shareholder and reactor vendor issues, NuGen initiated a series of face-to-face meetings.