Archive for January, 2016

Westinghouse Signs Sellafield Agreements As Part Of Two Consortia

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Westinghouse Electric Company has signed two 10-year framework agreements for decommissioning work at the Sellafield site in the UK, a statement said.

One agreement is as part of the Cumbria Nuclear Solutions Ltd (CNSL) consortium and the other is as part of The Decommissioning Alliance (TDA) consortium. Westinghouse is one of six companies in the CNSL consortium, along with James Fisher Nuclear, React Engineering, Shepley Engineers, Jacobs Stobbarts, and WYG Engineering. It is one of three companies in the TDA consortium ...

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Former Labour MP Is New NIA Chief Executive

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The UK’s Nuclear Industry Association (NIA), the country’s nuclear industry trade group, has appointed Tom Greatrex as its new chief executive, to replace the retiring Keith Parker, the London-based organisation said.

Mr Greatrex will take up the post 1 February 2016. He is a former member of parliament for the Labour party – representing a constituency in Scotland – and served as shadow energy minister during the 2010-15 Conservative-led coalition government, the NIA said. In his shadow energy minister role, Mr ...

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Sellafield Ltd strives to stay within budget in ‘crucial’ year ahead

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The UK’s Sellafield Ltd plans to make efficiency savings to be able to work within its £2 billion ($2.85 billion) budget for the next financial year as the site “enters the most crucial period in its modern history”. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) secured the sum for Sellafield Ltd as part of the government’s Spending Review, announced in November last year.

From April 1, the NDA is to take ownership of Sellafield Ltd, as part of reforms to management of the ...

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UK Could Have First SMR In Operation By 2025, Says NuScale

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The UK’s ambitions to build small modular reactors may be realised as soon as 2025, according to Fluor Corporation’s NuScale unit, which is seeking to be a pioneer in the market, Bloomberg reported.

Bloomberg said NuScale plans to submit its 50-MW SMR design for approval by US nuclear authorities towards the end of 2016. That would leave it well-placed to seek the UK equivalent, called generic design assessment (GDA), in 2017, Tom Mundy, executive vice president for programme development at the ...

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