Nicolle Butcher, Vice President of Strategy and Acquisitions for Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has said that OPG plans to fill a predicted supply gap in the 2030s with new nuclear capacity, and the utility is collaborating with Saskatchewan on the potential for a Pan-Canadian fleet of small modular reactors (SMRs).
Russian state-owned nuclear group Rosatom has said that it has signed an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to help fund programmes to assist countries planning to introduce or expand nuclear energy generation in terms of safety and regulatory systems.
According to recent reports, South Africa’s tender for the $72 billion expansion of its nuclear power plants will begin in June, when state utility Eskom requests proposals from companies bidding for the project.
Westinghouse Electric Company filed for bankruptcy protection on 29 March.
The Indian Government has announced that it is expediting the process of setting up new nuclear power plants in the country, with the expectation of reaching 15 GW of capacity by 2024.
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC Nuclear) have agreed to collaborate in the development and licensing of an advanced small modular reactor (aSMR) based on mature Generation IV sodium-cooled reactor technology.
Siemens has announced that, following the integration of 3D printing as part of its digital services portfolio, it has achieved the first successful commercial installation and continued safe operation of a 3D-printed part in a nuclear power plant.
Rosatom has announced that it has begun the commercial operation of what it says is the world's first third-generation nuclear power reactor.
The Conservative party has said that it plans to authorise building two new power stations in Scotland.
Horizon Nuclear Power and Exelon Generation have announced a partnership to aid development of the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power project in Anglesey, Wales.