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L-3 MAPPS to Support Candu Energy’s EC6® Power Plant Development with Simulator and Services

MONTREAL, May 28, 2013 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has signed a contract with Candu Energy Inc. to supply an engineering simulator for its Enhanced CANDU 6® (EC6®) power plant development project. The simulator will be used at Candu Energy’s EC6 mockup facility to develop and validate the main control room (MCR) and to design and test programmable electronic systems (PES) and human-system interfaces. Click here to read more

L-3 MAPPS to Introduce MAAP5 Severe Accident Simulation on Ling Ao Phase II Simulator

MONTREAL, May 6, 2013 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has won an upgrade contract from Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management Co., Ltd. (DNMC) to equip the Ling Ao Phase II full scope simulator with a severe accident simulation model to enhance training scenarios that simulate degraded reactor core conditions. The project, which underscores L-3 MAPPS’ continued commitment to DNMC, will commence immediately and is slated to be in service at the beginning of 2014. Click here to read more

L-3 MAPPS Full Scope Simulator for Embalse Is Ready for Training

MONTREAL, April 25, 2013 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that the Embalse full scope simulator it developed for Nucleoeléctrica Argentina S.A. (NA-SA) was put into service on March 22, 2013 at the Embalse nuclear power station on the southern shore of a reservoir on the Rio Tercero, near the city of Embalse in Córdoba Province, Argentina. L-3 MAPPS and NA-SA gathered in Córdoba today to celebrate this significant success, a project milestone known as “Ready for Training.” Click here to read more

Allspeeds supply decommissioning tools to Sellafield

Within the Sellafield Seascale site the Pile Fuel Storage Pond (PFSP) dates back to 1948, PFSP is the oldest fuel pond and is currently being decommissioned. In order to complete a decommissioning project at the PFSP, Sellafield Ltd needed a tool to cut multiple steel sections. Having known about the capabilities of Allspeeds, Sellafield Ltd approached them for a cutting solution. Click here to read more

UK company design and manufacture world leading cutting and gripping tools for the subsea industry

In January 2013 Britain’s manufacturing production rose to a 16-month high, this is encouraging in the hope that the UK will not dip back into a recession for the third time. Despite being slight, the growth is a positive indicator for the economy and British based companies. Click here to read more

GLOBAL NUCLEAR SUPPLY CHAIN AND ENHANCEMENT FORUM, LONDON 21-22 FEB. 2012

Dr. Ken Ferguson, Executive Chair of the Forum, recently provided some insight regarding the focus of nuclear supply chain development and management…..” Even within the time of securing our excellent roster of speakers, the dynamic world of nuclear power growth proceeds onward. The Westinghouse AP-1000 has been approved by the NRC, on site activities continue for new reactors, the UK continues to plan for new nuclear generation as do many other countries , companies look to expand their involvements in the nuclear sector, while others look for reliable future participants. All of this underscores the relevance of this upcoming Forum in London. We look forward to a very successful interchange of ideas, progress, and status.”

Source: Forward Networking

AREVA announces major milestone for EPRTM reactor certification

AREVA is delighted with the decision by the United Kingdom’s Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR) to issue an interim Design Acceptance Confirmation (iDAC) for the EPRTM reactor following a four-year Generic Design Assessment process. Read more…

Lightbridge Enters into Agreement with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute to Explore Nuclear Fuel Collaboration Opportunities

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), a leading innovator of advanced nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) to explore nuclear fuel collaboration opportunities. Read more…

Nuclear professionals from across the globe gather to discuss the opportunities and challenges for the industry in the aftermath of Fukushima

In a recent article by Energy iQ’s Asdza Nadleehe, she reports that: “When the world’s first commercial nuclear plant, Calder Hall, was plugged into the grid in 1956, the world’s population stood at 2.8 billion people. In 2011, it was 6.9, and by 2050 it could be as much as 9.3 billion”. Read more…

Grid connection for Bushehr

Iran’s first nuclear power plant has been connected to the country’s national electricity grid. Read more…

South Korea, India sign cooperation deal

South Korea can start supplying nuclear technology and materials to India following a peaceful nuclear energy cooperation agreement between the two countries. Read more…

U.S., Spain Commence Operations to Prevent Nuclear Smuggling at Port of Barcelona

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) today announced the successful installation and start of radiation detection equipment operations at the Port of Barcelona, Spain. The specialized equipment, installed as part of a cost-sharing agreement between NNSA’s Megaports Initiative and the Spanish government, will help detect and deter the illicit smuggling or shipments of nuclear and other radiological materials. Read more…

AngloGold Ashanti to Acquire Interest in First Uranium from Village Main Reef

First Uranium Corporation (TSX:FIU), (JSE:FUM) (ISIN:CA33744R1029) (“First Uranium” or “the Company”) today announced that AngloGold Ashanti Limited (“AngloGold”) reported that it has entered into an agreement to acquire 47,065,916 shares (the “FIU Shares”) in First Uranium held by Village Main Reef Limited (“Village”), for CAD$0.60 per share.  This equates to a 19.79% interest in First Uranium. Village has also granted to AngloGold lock-up rights and rights of first refusal in respect of Village’s remaining 5.7% equity stake in the Company and approximately ZAR392.8 million principal amount of secured convertible notes issued by Mine Waste Solutions (Proprietary) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Read more…

Contractor selected to build US deconversion plant

International Isotopes Inc has selected a team headed by engineering and construction company Parsons to design and build a facility to deconvert depleted uranium hexafluoride. Read more…

Entergy enlists Areva DZ for upgrades

US utility Entergy has signed agreements with Areva DZ for future upgrades at all nine of its nuclear power plant sites. Read more…

Nuclear builders place their bids

Fennovoima has invited Areva and Toshiba to bid for the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Finland. Meanwhile, Jordan has received three offers from would-be builders of its first nuclear power plant. Read more…

AMEC awarded long-term nuclear services contract

AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, has been awarded its first major contract by URENCO UK Ltd to provide a full range of nuclear services. Read more…

U.S. Energy Policy Leaders Continue to Support Nuclear Energy

A June survey of private and public sector public policy elites in energy policy shows that the Fukushima nuclear accident has had little effect on the level of support for nuclear power in the United Sates.  Read more…

Clarity soon on Crystal River

Progress Energy intends to embark on billion-dollar repairs to Crystal River’s containment with a view to employing the reactor until around 2036. Read more…

Sarkozy supports nuclear with €1 billion pledge

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has confirmed plans to invest €1 billion ($1.4 billion) in future nuclear programs including fourth generation reactor research. Read more…

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