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NIA UK | Amec Foster Wheeler forms alliance to test equipment for nuclear safety

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Amec Foster Wheeler has formed an alliance with Element Materials Technology, Tecnatom and TUV Rheinland to offer Equipment Qualification (EQ) and Materials Qualification (MQ) services for nuclear sites in the UK and Europe.

Together the four companies, which individually already support many power plants and other nuclear licensed sites around the world, have formed the EQ Services Alliance (EQSA) so that customers can ...

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May Newsletter No224

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ALL QUIET ON THE WESTMINSTER FRONT

The nation’s politicians had lots to say about lots of things, including each other, as the General Election campaigns got under way this month but there was hardly a word about nuclear energy. The need for a nuclear new build programme and how it was to be financed – one of the most important economic, industrial and social issues facing us – was actually ignored by the Conservatives, who have previously been the most supportive ...

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NIA UK | Latest Wylfa Newydd power station plans published for consultation

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People across North Wales are being asked to give their views on the latest proposals for Wylfa Newydd, a new multi-billion pound power station on Anglesey.

Horizon Nuclear Power’s third formal consultation starts today, 24 May, and finishes on 22 June, giving people the chance to have their say on updates to the project.

The company is presenting a more compact power station design. ...

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NIA UK | Tom Samson briefs Cumbrian stakeholders on NuGen’s Strategic Review

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NuGen’s CEO Tom Samson held a series of meetings with elected representatives and technical and special interest groups in Cumbria to discuss the company’s current transitional phase.

Following recent news on challenges to NuGen’s Moorside project due to shareholder and reactor vendor issues, NuGen initiated a series of face-to-face meetings with communities and representative groups in West Cumbria to discuss the current situation.

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NIA UK | Rolls-Royce and Bruce Power sign multi-year cooperation agreement

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Rolls-Royce and Bruce Power have entered into an agreement to implement Rolls-Royce’s innovative digital analytics tools, as part of Bruce Power’s Life-Extension Program.

As part of the contract, Rolls-Royce will implement its proven digital technology designed to optimise the operational lifetime of nuclear power plants, known as T-104. The digital technology utilises worldwide nuclear operating data to provide best-in-class asset management services to ...

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NIA UK | UK Nuclear Industry Study – steps required to avoid Brexit Euratom cliff edge

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The Government needs to work closely with industry in order to bring about replacement arrangements for Euratom in a timely manner to avoid a cliff edge for the nuclear industry, is the main message from a new position paper, Exiting Euratom, published today by the UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA).

The paper, prepared by the NIA following detailed consultation and discussion with its members, sets out the priority areas for negotiations with the European Commission as the UK ceases to be ...

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NIA UK | Decision must be taken on UK SMR programme

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Commenting on the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee report, Nuclear research and technology: Breaking the cycle of indecision, Tom Greatrex, Chief Executive of the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA), said:

“The NIA shares the frustration of the Committee that the first stage of the Government’s Small Modular Reactor (SMR) competition has been left hanging in the air, and that the roadmap industry was promised last autumn seems to have got lost somewhere in Whitehall.

“With a potential global market for SMRs ...

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April Newsletter No223

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WHERE WILL IT ALL END?

Just as it seemed that things were going reasonably well for new build nuclear energy projects in the UK the Prime Minister called a snap general election and that put discussion on much needed investment by the State in nuclear power on hold.

To add to the uncertainty the French, Germans and South Koreans have important Presidential elections under way and candidates who plan to cut ...

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