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Base plate for Russia’s Brest reactor delivered to construction site
28 September, 2022
The base plate for Russia’s lead-cooled Brest-OD-300 fast reactor has...
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Russia’s BN-800 achieves full power for first time with MOX core
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 by The BN-800 fast reactor at unit 4 of Russia’s Beloyarsk NPP has for the first time been brought to 100% power with a full load of mixed oxide (MOX) fuel.

Framatome installs first 3D-printed stainless steel fuel component at Forsmark NPP
Thursday, September 22, 2022 by Framatome has completed installation of the first 3D-printed, stainless steel fuel component at the Forsmark NPP, operated by Vattenfall in Sweden. The ATRIUM 11 upper tie plate...

NRC renews operating licence for Westinghouse fuel fabrication facility
Friday, September 16, 2022 by ​​​​​​​The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a renewed operating licence for Westinghouse Electric Co’s Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Hopkins, South Carolina....

TVEL to supply innovative fuel for Uzbek research reactor
Thursday, September 15, 2022 by Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL and the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan have signed a contract for the supply of modified nuclear fuel for...

Westinghouse and Spain’s Enusa to collaborate on VVER-440 fuel
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 by Westinghouse Electric Company and Enusa have announced that they intend to collaborate on VVER-440 fuel fabrication. Westinghouse said the partnership “will build on decades...

Fuel loaded at Mochovce 3
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 by Slovak energy company Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) has loaded the first fuel cartridge into the VVER-440 reactor at unit 3 of the Mochovce NPP. After undergoing the necessary the tests,...

Russia’s BN800 fast reactor fully fuelled with mox
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 by The BN-800 fast reactor at unit 4 of Russia’s Beloyarsk NPP has for the first time been completely switched to using uranium-plutonium mixed oxide (mox) fuel after a scheduled...

Testing completed for Silex laser enrichment module
Tuesday, September 06, 2022 by The first full-scale laser system module developed by Silex Systems Ltd for deployment in Global Laser Enrichment's (GLE) commercial pilot demonstration facility has completed...

Uzbekistan receives EBRD grant to remediate legacy uranium sites
Tuesday, September 06, 2022 by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide Uzbekistan with a grant of €7 million ($6.95m) to support work on the reclamation of uranium legacy sites...

Armenia signs nuclear fuel contract with Russia’s TVEL
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Rosatom’s nuclear fuel company TVEL and Haykakan Atomayin Elektrakayan (Armenian NPP) have signed contract documents for the supply of Russian nuclear fuel. The delivery, to be...

Japanese fuel fabrication plant to resume activity
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 by Mitsubishi Nuclear Fuel Co (MNF), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, has announced that it intends to resume production of pressurised water reactor (PWR) fuel at its...

Equipment testing begins for Russia’s ODEK fuel fabrication module
Friday, August 26, 2022 by Comprehensive testing of the plant equipment for the fuel fabrication module under construction at Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk, part of the pilot...

X-energy considers further development of high-temperature gas reactor
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by US-based X-energy recently completed a $40 million award with the US Department of Energy (DOE). The technology development project was instrumental in paving a path toward the...

Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation opens pilot fuel manufacturing facility
Monday, August 22, 2022 by Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) has opened its Pilot Fuel Manufacturing (PFM) facility in Oak Ridge, at the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP).

Major component installed at China’s Sanmen NPP unit 3
Thursday, August 18, 2022 by The 1000-ton CA20 – a large steel structural module for fuel storage, fuel transfer, heat exchange and waste collection – was lifted into place on 16 August at unit 3 of China’s...

Progress continues at Russia’s Experimental Demonstration Energy Complex
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 by Specialists of Russia’s Concern Titan-2 are continuing construction of the Experimental Demonstration Energy Complex (ODEK) at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk,...

US NRC issues final EIS for licence renewal of Westinghouse Columbia fuel facility
Friday, August 05, 2022 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has said it has issued its final environmental impact statement EIS regarding the proposed licence renewal of Westinghouse Electric...

Mayak to start reprocessing of fuel from Beloyarsk AMB reactors
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 by Russia’s Mayak Production Association in Ozersk expects to begin reprocessing used fuel from closed water-graphite channel AMB reactors at Beloyarsk NPP in 2027. A special complex for...

Westinghouse and EDF co-operate on accident tolerant fuel
Thursday, July 28, 2022 by Westinghouse Electric Company have announced a partnership with EDF to explore the functionalities of Westinghouse’s EnCore enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (ATF) technology....

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