Archive for July, 2017

July Newsletter No225

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At the end of his newsletter last February, Harold Bolter wrote that he planned to retire as Secretary of SONE at the 2017 AGM in October. Members of SONE have much to thank him for. He has kept the SONE flag flying for the past three years and has kindly agreed to write the August newsletter as his final contribution. At the June Meeting of the Committee I was invited to draft and circulate a manifesto of ideas for the ...

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NIA UK | Nuclear power contributes 21% of low carbon power generation in 2016

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Official statistics published today show low carbon sources of electricity accounting for more than 45% of the power generated in the UK in 2016, marking real progress in reducing carbon emissions from the production of electricity.

With a need to reduce emissions in transport and heat to meet carbon commitments, there will be even greater reliance on electricity to enable homes, businesses and ...

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NIA UK | Innovation funding, unlocking the potential of small and medium size companies

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Eadon Consulting, a small company based at the Advanced Manufacturing Park near Sheffield, has won funding from the UK’s Innovation Agency to develop a new system for decommissioning ageing nuclear facilities. Eadon will lead a consortium of companies to pioneer a faster, cheaper, cleaner and safer approach to nuclear decommissioning.

Company Director, James Hill, says:

“As a small company of specialist engineers we are ideally ...

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NIA UK | Horizon announces operational training support partner for Wylfa Newydd

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Horizon Nuclear Power has today announced a partnership with Tecnatom, a global nuclear training services provider, as it looks to grow the future operational workforce for its lead project Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey, North Wales.

Tecnatom which provides training services to a range of nuclear power stations around the world, will lead a training support team comprising GEN II Engineering and Technology Training ...

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NIA UK | Nuvia secures prestigious RoSPA Engineering Services Sector Award 2017

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Nuclear engineering company Nuvia has scooped the prestigious Engineering Services Sector and Fleet Safety Gold Awards from Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for 2017.

This is the second consecutive year that Nuvia has received the Engineering Services Sector Award, following a competitive submission against companies from across the whole of the UK’s Engineering Services sector. The Gold Medal for Fleet Safety, a non-competitive award, is presented to organisations sustaining the highest safety standards for fleet vehicle and driver ...

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