Archive for October, 2012

Hitachi boosts UK Nuclear Expansion

October 30, 2012

The UK’s nuclear expansion plans have been boosted after Japan’s Hitachi signed a £700m deal to start building a new generation of power plants. Source: BBC News Hitachi is to buy Horizon Nuclear Power, which intends to build reactors on existing sites at Wylfa, Anglesey, and Oldbury, in Gloucestershire. Hitachi is buying Horizon from Germany’s [...]

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More Contracts Awarded for NextGen Fusion Reactor

October 8, 2012

Contracts have been awarded for components to be used in the next generation fusion reactor, Iter, being built in France.  Indian, Russian and US companies will supply components and services for experimental reactor. India’s Larson & Toubro (L&T) has been awarded a contract to supply the massive cryostat that will form the vacuum-tight container surrounding [...]

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British nuclear plans suffer blow

October 4, 2012

Two New UK Nuclear Projects suffer as Chinese Investors Pull Out Terry Macalister and Adam Vaughan The Guardian, Wednesday 3 October 2012 The government’s nuclear energy plans were in trouble as Chinese investors withdrew interest in two projects and local councils postponed a decision on storing atomic waste. Areva, the French nuclear engineering group, confirmed [...]

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