Russia’s BN-800 fast reactor is due to be fully fuelled with mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (mox) fuel in 2022.
Germany has closed three of its last six nuclear power stations ahead of schedule. The reactors at Brokdorf, Grohnde, and Gundremmingen C, run by E.ON and RWE, shut down at the end of 2021 after three and a half decades in operation.
Mohammad Eslami, Director of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, has said that Iran hopes to replace Russian fuel for its Bushehr nuclear power plant with domestic uranium.
Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has confirmed that it will take a 10 per cent stake in the Rolls-Royce small nuclear reactor arm, with an investment of £85 million.
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH), BWXT Canada, and Synthos Green Energy (SGE) have announced their intention to cooperate in deploying BWRX-300 SMRs in Poland.
In terms of green energy, the collapse of UK energy supplier, Bulb Energy, is a big blow for the government’s pledge to fully decarbonise its power grid by 2035.
By Kunal Sawhney, CEO, Kalkine Group
Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (TEM) has announced that it will begin legislation for a comprehensive reform of the country’s Nuclear Energy Act.
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has selected the BWRX-300 SMR from GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) for the Darlington new nuclear site.
TerraPower, the US-based nuclear power company backed by Bill Gates, has announced that it has selected Kemmerer, Wyoming, USA as the site for its first 345 MW reactor, to be built on the site of the coal-fired Naughton power plant, which is being closed.
China Huaneng Group has announced that the No 2 reactor of Shidaowan nuclear power plant in Shandong Province, east China, has achieved criticality.