Geiger Counter – Hot stuff

 Hot stuff The covid-19 pandemic has heavily impacted global uranium production, taking around 20% of global capacity offline. This has exacerbated the supply deficit, leading to users running down inventories at an even faster rate. The net effect has been a rising uranium price (up 32% so far in 2020), but the managers of Geiger …

Safe Start-up of Unit 1 of Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant Successfully Achieved

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) today announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) has successfully started up Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, located in the Al Dhafrah Region of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This step is the most historic milestone to date in the delivery …

Gujarat Kakrapar-3 Atomic Power Plant: The significance of KAPP-3

KAPP-3, which attained criticality on Wednesday morning, is India’s first 700 MWe unit, and the biggest indigenously developed variant of the Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor. The third unit of the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP-3) in Gujarat achieved its ‘first criticality’ — a term that signifies the initiation of a controlled but sustained nuclear fission reaction — …

One more unit at Kakrapar achieves criticality, ready to produce atomic power

The third unit of Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant (KAPP) in Gujarat is ready to generate electricity, with the 700 MWe reactor achieving ‘criticality. A nuclear reactor reaches ‘criticality’, when it is ready for ongoing nuclear reaction or fission that generates energy. “Congratulations to our nuclear scientists for achieving criticality of Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant-3! This …

Fuel Loading Starts at Power Unit 2 of Leningrad NPP-2

The first of 163 nuclear fuel assemblies has been loaded into the VVER-1200 reactor of power unit 2 of Leningrad NPP-2. Fuel loading marks the beginning of the physical start-up of an NPP. The plant is operated by ROSATOM’s Electric Power Division Rosenergoatom. Rosenergoatom‘s Director General Andrei Petrov said: “Beginning physical start-up procedures means that …

1,200 new jobs and 300 apprenticeships for next phase of construction at Hinkley Point C

Installation of storage tanks marks beginning of “MEH” phase to fit electrical systems, cables and pipework 1,200 new jobs and 300 apprenticeships expected across British supply chain Engineering firms in Staffordshire and Lancashire are latest to announce new jobs Training in welding and electrical engineering will boost national skills capacity Staffordshire-based Capula and Exyte Hargreaves from …