Nuclear News

  1. Kazakhstan is continuing discussions with French company EDF including proposals for an EPR-1200 reactor, the Kazakh Ministry of Energy has confirmed. EDF is one of four potential nuclear suppliers the country is now considering.
  2. A joint venture between Framatome and Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation plans to manufacture commercial quantities of TRISO fuel particles and fuel for advanced reactor designs.
  3. New build in the Czech Republic will lead the utility ČEZ to almost double its nuclear workforce. The company said its nuclear teams will grow by 2600 over the next ten years.
  4. A financial trust has been opened in Argentina to support sustainable investment in two nuclear energy projects. Investments made in the new Solidarity Financial Trust of Public Infrastructure NA-SA IV will go to enable the licence extension for Atucha I as well as the construction of a dry storage facility for used fuel.
  5. UK trade minister Greg Hands said he hoped discussions held during his visit with senior Rolls-Royce SMR executives could "lead to exciting opportunities". The Czech Republic has plans for small modular reactors, with a number of different firms in talks over options.