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Security experts clinch conference contract

QG Management Standards has been appointed as technical advisors for a large nuclear conference.

The Carlisle-based firm will act as advisors to panellists and speakers at the upcoming Nuclear Knowledge Management and Cyber Security Conference on June 17 and 18 at the Cardiff Hilton.

The company will ensure that all of the information at the event is up to date and correct for the audience and lend their experience and knowledge as one of the leading cyber security firms in the UK. Read more…

Nuclear energy summit offers hope of global regulatory co-operation

Nuclear energy chiefs will have a chance to thrash out key industry issues and work towards developing common standards of licensing process at a major meeting in April, which will focus on promoting the use and future development of sustained and economical electricity generation.

The 5th Annual Small Modular Reactor Summit 2015 is being held from April 14-15 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event is set to examine the licensing, financing and economics of small modular reactors (SMRs), which are increasingly seen as the most promising viable alternative to hydrocarbons in energy production. Read more…

L-3 MAPPS to Replace St. Lucie Plant Simulator I/O System

L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has received another order from Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to replace the input/output (I/O) system on the St. Lucie Plant full scope simulator. The I/O system is responsible for relaying operator actions to the simulation computer and for providing operators with visual cues (indications and alarms) to operate the plant. The project is part of FPL’s strategy to modernize the simulator and address obsolescence issues with the original components of the simulator delivered 30 years ago. The project is underway and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015. Read more…

TotalDECOM 2015 – A strategic Event for the Decommissioning Industries

TotalDECOM is a unique conference and exhibition for the Global Decommissioning Industries

TotalDECOM 2015 aims to build on the success of its 2014 conference, by embracing the decommissioning complexities experienced across different decommissioning industries, predominantly within Oil & Gas, Nuclear, Waste Management & Defence. Read more…

General Cable’s Ultrol® 60+ Products Chosen For V.C. Summer & Vogtle Nuclear Power Plants

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, September 29, 2014 ― General Cable (NYSE: BGC), one of the largest wire and cable manufacturers in the world, is proud to announce it has been chosen to supply its ULTROL® 60+ nuclear qualified cable to the V.C. Summer Nuclear Power Plant in South Carolina and the Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant in Georgia. General Cable was chosen to supply Nuclear Grade (Class 1E) and Balance of Plant (BOP) cables to the first four Gen III+ reactors in America for its superior product design, strong quality systems, complete testing profile, its integrity demonstrated by third party certification, and its ability to meet project delivery requirements. Supporting these awards are superior aging properties of over 60 years; radiation resistance including margin that exceeds all other cables; successful passing of LOCA/HELB profiles that incorporate over one (1) year of submergence to replicate conditions in actual reactor core events; and passing of flame testing. Read more…


HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KENTUCKY, September 24, 2014 ― General Cable (NYSE: BGC) announced today that the Republic of Korea has selected its 60-year service life nuclear cables. In a new multi-year contract, General Cable will manufacture and supply ULTROL® 60+ Class 1E nuclear qualified cable to Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), a subsidiary of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). General Cable was awarded this business based on ULTROL’s innovative and performance-proven product design and 60-year-life qualification testing demonstrated via third-party documentation, as well as General Cable’s robust quality system and ability to meet project delivery requirements. Read more…

L-3 MAPPS to Update Ling Ao and Ling Ao Phase II Reactor Core Models

MONTREAL, August 14, 2014 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has signed a contract with Daya Bay Nuclear Power Operations and Management Company (DNMC), Ling Ao Nuclear Power Company (LANPC) and Ling Dong Nuclear Power Company (LDNPC) to provide reactor core model-related services for three simulators at the Daya Bay Training Center near Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China. The project will commence immediately and the simulators are all expected to be in service in the first quarter of 2015. Read more…

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


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…

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