China’s Guangdong to have 26 nuclear reactors

China’s southern Guangdong province is on a spree constructing nuclear power plants, with the latest addition to the province’s nuclear plant cluster in the city of Huizhou, 90 kilometers northeast of Hong Kong. Six reactors there will generate 50 billion kilowatt-hours per year to quench the province’s thirst for electricity. The 120 billion yuan (US$17.74 billion) …

Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board evaluates nuclear sites

The Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board is currently conducting a screening exercise for potential sites identified for the development of nuclear power plants in the East African country. The CEO Collins Juma revealed: “The board is in the process of selecting a qualified firm to develop terms of reference for site characterisation for nuclear power plants …

Uranium supply expected to meet demand for years to come

Analysis by the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) has found that regardless of the role nuclear energy will play in meeting future electricity demand and global climate objectives, global supplies of Uranium are projected to meet world demand for the foreseeable future. The NEA reported its findings in the study, Uranium 2018: Resources, Production and Demand. The …

Hitachi ‘not given up’ on £12bn nuclear plant

The company behind a £12bn new nuclear power plant in Wales has said it is making every effort to ensure the project goes ahead. Hitachi said it had “not given up” on its plans for Wylfa Newydd, Anglesey. It follows speculation the company was considering scrapping the Horizon project due to potential increases in construction costs. Executive …