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UK government 'to take stake in Wylfa NPP'
It seems likely that the UK government is about to agree an investment deal with Hitachi, owner of the 2.9 GW Wylfa Newydd nuclear power project in North Wales.
Hitachi seeks shared stake in Wylfa NPP
Hitachi wants the government to take a direct stake in the company that is to build and operate a nuclear power plant in Anglesey, Wales.
Japanese court has ordered shutdown of a vulnerable nuke
A Hiroshima court has ruled that a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan should not be allowed to operate because it is too close to an active volcano.
Finnish cities looking at SMRs for large scale CHP
Three cities in Finland are launching a study to investigate the possibility of using small modular nuclear reactor technology to decarbonise district heating.
UK backs SMR technology
The UK government has announced £56 million of funding for research and development into small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technology.
Centrica revives prospect of nuclear sell-off
Centrica CEO Iain Conn has reiterated his June statement that the company is open to bids for its 20 % stake in EDF Energy Nuclear Generation
ETI project to identify nuclear cost drivers
The Energy Technologies Institute has launched a new project to examine potential cost reductions for nuclear power stations.
NuGen expects to sell Moorside nuclear project by early 2018
Toshiba’s NuGen nuclear project in Britain expects to secure a new investor by early next year.
Turkey joins the nuclear power club
General construction work has begun at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant site in Turkey.
Japan’s nuke restart programme faces new challenges
The governor of Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture has stated that he will not consent to restarting the reactor at Japan Atomic Power Co’s Tokai II NPP, which went offline in March...
‘Accident tolerant’ nuclear fuel to be launched
General Atomics is collaborating with Westinghouse on a new accident-tolerant nuclear reactor fuel, known as EnCore, which is intended to make current nuclear reactors safer.
Three Mile Island to close down in 2019
The Three Mile Island power plant in Pennsylvania, USA, will close in 2019 unless it receives financial support from the state, forty years after it was the site of the worst...
National Grid halts construction of Moorside connection
Construction of a power line designed to serve a proposed new nuclear power plant in the UK has been stopped because of uncertainties surrounding the future of the plant.
Barakah 1 completes construction phase
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has completed initial construction activities at the Barakah unit 1 nuclear power plant in the UAE.
Moorside nuclear plant 'on hold'
The plan to build a nuclear power station in Cumbria, UK, has been put on hold while NuGen, the company developing it, carries out a strategic review.
Engie to sell NuGen Moorside stake
Toshiba Corp has announced its intention to buy French power utility Engie's 40 % stake in their British nuclear joint venture NuGen for ¥15.3 billion.
Westinghouse files for bankruptcy protection
Troubled American nuclear company Westnghouse has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as its owner Toshiba, which is wrestling with a $6.3bn writedown on its US nuclear...
Toshiba may sell Westinghouse
Electronics and machinery giant Toshiba Corp is considering selling its US subsidiary Westinghouse Electric as one of its options in an ongoing review of its overseas nuclear operations.
Japan to provide $8.7 bn towards UK nuke build
The Japanese government has made an arrangement with the UK government to supply a financial package totalling $8.7 billion for a UK nuclear power plant project spearheaded by Hitachi.