GoviEx receives expressions of interest from project lenders for Niger uranium project

JOHANNESBURG  – TSX-V-listed GoviEx Uranium has received expressions of interest from export credit agencies and project finance banks to arrange $220-million of senior debt financing for the construction of the Madaouela uranium project, in Niger. This followed the earlier appointment of Medea Capital Partners as project debt adviser and is in line with the Africa-focused exploration and development company’s four-step strategy to …

India, Japan civil nuclear deal comes into force

Tie-up to ensure energy security and clean power The landmark India-Japan civil nuclear agreement came into force on Thursday. Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar exchanged the diplomatic notes with the Japanese envoy to India to formalise the completion of the process. “The India-Japan Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy entered into force …

US Vogtle 2 to load chromia fuel from Areva NP

Advanced fuel assemblies featuring chromia-doped fuel pellets and chromium-coated fuel cladding are to be loaded into a US nuclear power reactor. The fuel, developed by Areva NP under the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (EATF) program, will be loaded into the Vogtle 2 plant in Georgia.Vogtle units 1 and 2 (Image: …

Uranium One applies to suspend Mkuju River project

Uranium One subsidiary Mantra Tanzania has applied to suspend the Mkuju River project in Tanzania due to depressed uranium prices, the company has confirmed. Uranium One, an international mining company of Russian state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, said its subsidiary Mantra Tanzania had applied to suspend the project in December last year after “proper negotiations and consultations” …

Denison Mines granted fresh 10-year licence for Saskatchewan uranium operations

Canadian uranium miner Denison Mines (TSX:DML) (NYSE MKT:DNN) said Wednesday the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has granted the firm a 10-year licence for its 22.5%-owned McClean Lake operations in northern Saskatchewan. The permit renewal comes only a year after the Toronto-based miner and its joint venture partners obtained regulatory approval from the CNSC to hike annual uranium production capacity from …