GEH-C, Candu to explore fuel cycle technology through Canada-UK agreement

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada (GEH-C) and Candu Energy, Inc., will be collaborating on fuel cycle technology research and development following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on nuclear technology cooperation by the U.K. and Canada on Monday.  Specifically both companies' focus will be on possible ways that civil plutonium in the U.K. could be utilized in Candu reactors. Read More »

IAEA concludes Nigerian infrastructure review ahead of nuclear program

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has finished a two-week mission to review infrastructure development in Nigeria for its fledgling nuclear power program, the IAEA said on Monday. At the end of the evaluation late last week, the team said the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC), the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA) and the Nigerian government as a whole are making significant progress in developing the infrastructure needed for a nuclear energy program. Read More »

Westinghouse part of effort to help secure nuclear fuel for Russian reactors

Nine European partners in an investment group headed by Westinghouse Electric Co. said on Monday that they have received approximately $2.24 million from the European Union (EU) to establish a secure supply of nuclear fuel for Russian-designed reactors. The funding comes from the Euratom Research and Training Program, part of the EU's Horizon 2020 research and innovation initiative. Read More »

Completion of ETN reactor in Brazil delayed amid financial woes

AREVA said on Monday that it has temporarily slowed construction of Brazil's Eletrobrás Eletronuclear’s (ETN) Angra 3 nuclear power plant reactor in Rio de Janeiro due to difficulties in securing financing to complete the project.AREVA signed a contract worth approximately $1.4 billion, under which the company agreed to supply engineering services and components, and the reactor’s instrumentation and control system. Read More »