Strategic Development

Strategic development includes all business news, policy announcements, investments, mergers and acquisitions and market developments related to nuclear power as a clean energy source. Subject matter will include nuclear reactor fuel types, fusion and fission, uranium, graphite cores and neutron reactions. News on decommissioning of nuclear power plants and waste removal will be included. This category will cover the funding of research and innovation such as the tokamak and ITER.

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Hitachi pulls the plug on UK nuclear construction project

Hitachi, Ltd. has announced that it will end business operations on the Horizon Project, a UK-based, nuclear power plant construction project, which was suspended in January 2019.
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Nuclear industry jobs figures robust despite pandemic

According to the NIA’s annual Jobs Map, 59,584 people are employed in the civil nuclear sector across the UK, a slight increase on 2019.
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Low-cost nuclear energy is achievable says new report

Energy Systems Catapult has released the full technical report from the Energy Technologies Institute Nuclear Cost Drivers project, showing a credible path for nuclear energy to become a competitive Net Zero solution.

New partnership to revolutionise nuclear industry with AI technology

Framatome has partnered with ADAGOS to bring advanced, parsimonious artificial intelligence technology to the nuclear energy industry.
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Chevron expands low-carbon energy portfolio with nuclear fusion startup investment

Chevron Corporation has announced a Series A investment in Seattle-based nuclear fusion startup Zap Energy Inc

US announces plan to put nuclear power on the moon

Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (BEA), the managing and operating contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL), is seeking...

ITER: Assembly begins at the world’s largest nuclear fusion plant

The machine assembly phase symbolically kicked off with President Macron of France and dignitaries from the seven ITER Members acknowledging the importance of the moment.
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EDF supports nuclear and engineering excellency with new design centre

EDF has unveiled a new engineering design centre in Bristol to support the next phase of construction at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.

UK’s U-Battery awarded £10m to deliver innovative nuclear technology

A U-Battery micro-modular reactor has been selected to progress through to Phase 2 of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Advanced Modular Reactor competition.

Gender balance a key goal as nuclear ‘Sector Deal’ marks second...

The nuclear sector has set its sights on increasing the size of its female workforce as part of a 12-year industry growth plan which marked its second anniversary this week.

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