Nuclear Industry Census Reveals Positive Signs of Growth Alongside Workforce Challenges

The UK’s Nuclear energy industry is on course for recovery with employers forecasting the workforce will exceed pre-pandemic levels by five percent next year, reports the ECITB.  But with the buoyant nuclear supply chain facing a raft of opportunities for growth, from decommissioning to new build, the sector must recruit to replace an ageing workforce …

NB Power seeks unprecedented 25-year licence for Point Lepreau nuclear power station

The licence for Atlantic Canada’s only nuclear power generating station expires in June, and the New Brunswick Crown corporation that operates the aging CANDU-6 reactor is seeking to renew it for an unprecedented 25-year term. The licence for Atlantic Canada’s only nuclear power generating station expires in June, and the New Brunswick Crown corporation that …

Powering Ontario Forward: Bruce Power’s Annual Review and Energy Report highlight a strong year and bright future

Bruce Power has released its 2021 Annual Review and Energy Report,  as Ontario continues to be world leading in the fight against climate change and innovation leading to job creation, economic recovery and new treatments for cancer. The reports showcase the impact the thousands of people who proudly worked and supported Bruce Power throughout 2021 Powering Ontario …

Belgian regulator provisionally approves life extension for two reactors

Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) has provisionally approved life extension for Tihange 3 and Doel 4 if this is necessary to ensure energy security. In December, the government had confirmed that Belgium’s nuclear plants should be closed by 2025 provided it did not lead to energy supply shortages. Belgium’s seven-party coalition has been discussing …

Rosatom in talks with ‘several’ Middle East countries about starting nuclear power plants

HIGHLIGHTS Rusatom ready for Saudi Arabia tenders Egypt’s first nuclear plant should start in 2028 Turkey’s Akkuyu project will meet 10% of power needs   Russia’s state nuclear energy producer Rosatom is in talks with “several” countries in the Middle East and North Africa to explore development of nuclear power, including nuclear research reactors, the …

Unit 2 of UAE’s nuclear plant to start operations within months

The second unit of the United Arab Emirates’ Barakah nuclear power plant is set to begin commercial operations in coming months, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (ENEC) CEO said on Wednesday. The third unit of the plant’s planned four reactors will start operations in late 2022, Mohammed al-Hammadi told a sustainable fiance conference in Abu …

Belgium can extend life of nuclear reactors if it acts soon, watchdog says

Belgium’s nuclear regulator gave a provisional green light on Monday to extend the life of two of the country’s nuclear power reactors and urged the government to make a final decision on the issue in the first quarter of 2022. Belgium’s seven-party coalition has been wrestling for months over the topic. The Greens are adamant …

Business secretary hails Hinkley Point C progress as MPs approve nuclear financing bill

The minister was joined by EDF’s chief executive at the plant in Somerset Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has said that Hinkley Point C will help protect the UK from “volatile” wholesale gas prices during a visit to the nuclear power plant in Somerset. Mr Kwarteng praised the progress made during construction of the plant as …

Secretary of State praises progress at Hinkley Point C

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has been in Somerset today (Thursday), seeing how work is progressing at Hinkley Point C.  Kwasi Kwarteng MP toured Europe’s largest construction site with the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, Helen Whately MP. The Chairman and Chief Executive of EDF, Jean-Bernard Levy, accompanied the Ministers …

Westinghouse Signs Strategic Partnerships with Czech Firms to Build AP1000® Reactors at Dukovany Nuclear Site

Westinghouse Electric Company signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with seven companies in the Czech Republic. The MOUs signed at the Ministry of Industry and Trade cover cooperation on the potential deployment of an AP1000® plant for the Dukovany 5 project as well as other potential AP1000 projects in Central Europe. The memorandums will establish cooperation …