Nuclear power’s role in green goals grows

China is expected to further expand its installed nuclear power capacity during the 2022-25 period as the country goes full speed ahead with its green energy transition, eyeing carbon neutrality by 2060, said an industry group. Prompted by the goal of peaking carbon emissions and achieving carbon neutrality, China is expected to approve six to …

US and EU imports of Russian uranium and enrichment services could stop. Here’s how.

Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February, the United States, the European Union, as well as other countries imposed punishing economic sanctions in retaliation for its attack. The United States and the European Union (EU), which combined account for about half the global nuclear power capacity, could go one step further by cutting imports of Russian uranium …

Quick installation of Zhangzhou 2 steam generators

All three steam generators for unit 2 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China’s Fujian province have been installed over a five-day period, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced. The hoisting of the second steam generator took just 2 hours and 54 minutes, “setting a new record in the history of nuclear power”. Two …

Sellafield ‘tie-in’ connection contract for Ansaldo Nuclear

Ansaldo Nuclear has been awarded a contract for the installation of key connections between existing and new facilities at the Sellafield site in Cumbria, England. It is the first contract awarded under Sellafield Ltd’s Programme and Project Partners new goods and services agreement. Under the contract – the value of which has not been disclosed …

Germany considers U-turn on nuclear phaseout

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has raised the possibility of lengthening the life of the country’s nuclear power stations. Berlin’s decision to get rid of the plants has come under question amid energy security concerns. The German chancellor on Wednesday said it might make sense to extend the lifetime of Germany’s three remaining nuclear power plants. Germany …

Historic Nuclear Regulatory Commission 103(g) finding marks a critical step leading up to Vogtle Unit 3 fuel load

Georgia Power announced today a historic milestone in the completion of Vogtle Unit 3 near Waynesboro, Ga. – the receipt of the 103(g) finding from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). This finding was confirmed in an official letter received by Southern Nuclear and signifies that the new unit has been constructed and will be operated in …

German Nuclear Plants Could Run Through Winter, Lobby Group Says

Germany’s last few remaining nuclear reactors could keep operating through the winter even though they are poised to close permanently by the end of this year, according to industry group Kerntechnik Deutschland. It’s possible that the three plants could generate power until spring in what’s known as ‘stretch-out mode’ that allows them to run at …