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Flamanville nuclear reactor fault a fresh blow for Hinkley Point C

20/04/2015

The news that the Flamanville nuclear power plant is being subjected to an investigation as a result of a fault in its reactor pressure vessel represents another unwelcome development for the UK’s nuclear power project at Hinkley Point C.

Fears grow over labour shortage at Fukushima nuclear plant

20/04/2015

A labour shortage could be in the works for the decommissioning crew at Japan’s Fukushima No 1 nuclear power plant, analysts have warned, potentially putting the project at risk.

World's largest nuclear power project to go ahead - minister

20/04/2015

The chief minister of India’s Maharashtra state, Devendra Fadnavis, said on Sunday that a planned 9.9 GW nuclear power project in the port of Jaitapur will go ahead despite ongoing protests.

China’s first domestically produced nuclear reactor approved

17/04/2015

China’s State Council has issued a statement announcing its approval of the first demonstration unit of China’s Hualong-1 nuclear reactor.

Nuclear fuel assembly market to exceed $32bn by 2025

14/04/2015

New research from GlobalData indicates that the global market value for nuclear fuel assembly will increase from approximately $22.2bn in 2014 to just under $32.1bn by 2025, representing a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 2.5 per cent.

Industrial strikes cut French energy capacity by 3.7 GW

10/04/2015

Unplanned outages were responsible for lack of availability of five power plant facilities in France on Thursday.

India keen to advance progress of ‘World’s largest’ nuclear power plant

08/04/2015

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to use a state visit to Paris this week to accelerate plans for what will be the world’s largest nuclear power plant, if it goes ahead.

New hiccup for Areva as defect discovered in new French reactor

08/04/2015

Areva has suffered the latest in a sequence of setbacks with the news that flawed steel has been discovered in a crucial part of the nuclear reactor being developed at Flamanville, France.

Hinkley delays lead to calls for switch in focus to small nuclear reactors

08/04/2015

The delay in progressing with Britain’s nuclear power plant programme is leading to calls for a move towards developing small modular reactors instead.

China and Russia to expand nuclear co-operation

07/04/2015

China and Russia are reportedly holding talks aimed at expanding their co-operation around nuclear power.

Leak at Scottish nuclear power plant

30/03/2015

An investigation has been launched after a radiation leak was discovered at the Torness nuclear power plant in East Lothian, Scotland.

Germany faces nuclear shutdown conundrum

23/03/2015

The prospect of the German taxpayer paying to cover nuclear reactor shutdowns is a live one as utilities continue to struggle, according to a government report.

The T&D challenge of grid expansion

18/03/2015

Deciding the best route and technology for new high voltage power transmission lines means balancing conflicting technical, social, environmental and cost considerations.

New Areva chief outlines new approach

16/03/2015

Areva will no longer be concerned with working across the entire nuclear power sector and will focus on supplying nuclear reactor components.

European Commission “not blocking” construction of Paks nuclear power plant

13/03/2015

Brussels is seeking a change to the fuel supply aspect involved in the expansion of the Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary, but is not challenging the expansion of the facility itself.

Saudi leads Middle East and Africa $717bn power plant boom

10/03/2015

Major economies in the Middle East and Africa are set to invest over $717bn in power generation projects in the coming years to increase generating capacity by 379 GW, according to a new report.

Luxembourg confirms opposition to Hinkley Point nuclear power plant deal

10/03/2015

Luxembourg has confirmed that it will back Austria in filing a lawsuit against the European Commission for the decision to allow billions of pounds of subsidies for Hinkley Point C, casting fresh doubt over the UK’s first planned nuclear reactors in 20 years.

EDF shares dip as minister fuels Areva speculation

09/03/2015

Comments by the French energy minister have led to a 4.2 per cent drop in shares for EDF.

South Korea to build Saudi nuclear power plants

06/03/2015

Saudi Arabia and South Korea are to co-operate on developing nuclear power, the two nations have announced.

Areva chiefs outline new strategy following record loss for nuclear reactor maker

04/03/2015

The heads of French nuclear reactor firm, Areva, are looking to trim costs by €1bn each year as it seeks to address a record loss of €4.8bn for 2014.