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Engineers and constructors
10 November, 2016
Share price trends over the past five years are discussed for five engineering/construction companies active in the power plant business: Abengoa; Amec Foster Wheeler; Areva; Fluor; and WS Atkins. David Flin

Large part of French nuclear fleet shut down
08 November, 2016
A large proportion of France’s nuclear fleet has been shut down for inspection by the country’s Nuclear Safety Authority following the discovery of potentially faulty components.

Preferred site identified for first NuScale SMR plant
31 October, 2016
The attractiveness of small modular reactors has been an enduring theme within the nuclear industry for many decades, with a very large number of designs proposed over the years that have not progressed very far. The concept, however, now seems to be gaining some real traction, not least in the USA and notably UK, where the saga of Hinkley Point C – which has been characterised as “too big to fail, too huge to succeed” – has highlighted the challenges posed by “conventional” large nuclear.

Brexit provides an energy market opportunity
04 August, 2016
Britain (in the referendum on 23 June to decide European Union membership) has spoken its mind. The value proposition of Brexit was for a better future for Britain. But how does Brexit impact the UK’s energy future, and do the opportunities outweigh the risks? By Jeremy Wilcox

Hinkley – now you see it, now you don’t
29 July, 2016
Despite expectations, the Hinkley Point NPP on-off saga continues.

Multinational technology corporations
08 July, 2016
Share price trends over the past five years are examined for four multinational technology corporations with substantial activities in the power sector: ABB; GE; Mitsubishi Heavy Industries; Siemens. By David Flin

Siemens and Gamesa to merge their wind businesses
24 June, 2016
Siemens and Gamesa have signed binding agreements to merge Siemens' wind power business, including wind services, with Gamesa, to create a new company that will be a major force in global wind power.

Areva details its $9 billion restructuring plan
17 June, 2016
Loss-making French nuclear engineering group Areva has announced details of a $9 billion rescure plan.

A French nuclear farce
11 June, 2016
Both the UK and China need to invest in nuclear power, and both for the same pivotal reasons of reduced fossil fuel emissions and increased base load supply reliability to meet demand growth. Yet while China committed to more than double its nuclear capacity by 2020 under its latest Five Year Plan the UK’s nuclear ambitions are being held hostage by the corporate-political machinations of state-owned EDF.

How can nuclear new build construction risks be addressed?
15 May, 2016

France to launch new offshore tender
20 April, 2016
The French government is preparing to launch its third tender for offshore wind development, the country's energy minister has announced.

EDF offered state support for Hinkley C
31 March, 2016
EDF is reported to have been promised a state bailout worth billions of euros to allow it to press ahead with plans to build the £18 billion nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in the UK.

EDF signs six-reactor agreement with India
28 January, 2016
On 26 January Electricite de France announced that it had signed a preliminary agreement with Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) to build six European Pressurised Reactors (EPR) at Jaitapur, in Maharashtra state.

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