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Canadian uranium producer Cameco is "bullish about the future" thanks to growing interest from around the world in nuclear energy as a reliable, sustainable and low-carbon source of electricity, President and CEO Tim Gitzel said today during the World Nuclear Fuel Cycle forum, which is being held this week by the US Nuclear Energy Institute and World Nuclear Association.

Date: Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cameco-buoyed-by-global-interest-in-nuclear

The body of the core melt localisation device (melt trap) was installed in the design position under the reactor shaft of unit 4 at the Kudankulam NPP under construction in India, Rosatom announced on 9 April. “Installation of the melt trap in the design position is an important step in the construction of the unit,” said Vadim Khlivnenko, Deputy Director for Projects in India, Head of Rosatom Engineering Department’s Construction Department at the Kudankulam site. “This is a unique protection system for a nuclear power plant and the first large-sized equipment to be installed in a reactor building. The melt trap, developed by Russian nuclear scientists is one of the most important safety systems to protect against beyond design basis accidents. The device body weighs over 160 tons. A super heavy erection crane was used to install it.

Date: Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmelt-trap-installed-at-kudankulam-4-8663492

BN-600 fast breeder reactor could operate until 2040 The turbine hall at the Beloyarsk-3 fast breeder nuclear plant in Russia. Courtesy Rosatom. The operator of the Beloyarsk-3 nuclear power plant in Sverdlovsk Oblast, central Russia, is planning to carry out work that could see the BN-600 fast breeder reactor unit operate for 60 years, the official Tass news agency reported.

According to Tass, specialists will replace 24 steam generator modules at the 560 -MW plant as part of a project to extend its service life until 2040. The unit began commercial operation in November 1981. Work will also include inspection of the reactor, turbine equipment and security systems.

In April 2020, Russia’s nuclear regulator Rostekhnadzor granted a licence for Beloyarsk-3 to operate until 2025. The BN-600 is the only fast breeder reactor that has operated for 40 years.

A second plant at the Beloyarsk site, the 820-MW BN-800 fast breeder reactor Beloyarsk-4, began commercial operation in October 2016.

Date: Friday, 09 April 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/work-to-begin-on-beloyarsk-3-life-extension-to-60-years-4-4-2021

Energy and climate leaders from more than 40 countries took part in the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit on 31 March to discuss how to work together to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The Net Zero Summit, co-hosted by IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol and COP26 President Alok Sharma, brought together representatives of energy and climate ministries as well as participants from private companies, government institutions and NGOs.

Date: Wednesday, 07 April 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-lists-seven-principles-to-achieve-net-zero-8649950

The post-COVID economic recovery and the clean energy transition present a huge opportunity from which all nations can benefit, delegates at the IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit agreed. Over 40 countries, covering more than 80% of global GDP, population and carbon emissions, took part in the event on 31 March to identify how to work together to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. They included the USA, which re-joined the 2015 climate accord earlier this year.

Date: Wednesday, 07 April 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ministers-chart-the-path-to-COP26

Pickering is one of three nuclear power stations owned by OPG. The company has a total of 18 Candu reactors. Ontario Power Generation’s Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS) has joined forces with Moltex Energy on a project aimed at recycling used fuel from Candu reactors.

CCNS will provide CAD1m (€680,000) in funding to help Canada-based Moltex demonstrate the technical viability of a new process to recycle used Candu fuel.

When removed from an operating reactor, used Candu fuel still contains energy in the form of fissionable uranium and plutonium isotopes, which cannot be used without removing fission products. Moltex’s process would recover these energy resources and prepare them for use as new fuel in other advanced reactor designs, potentially reducing the volume of the material requiring long-term storage in a deep geological repository.

Date: Thursday, 01 April 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/opg-and-moltex-launch-project-to-recycle-used-fuel-from-candu-reactors-3-3-2021

The first project of the Chinese Helium-Cooled Ceramic Breeder Test Blanket System (HCCB TBS) for the Iter fusion reactor project was launched on 15 March at China National Nuclear Corporation's (CNNC's) Southwestern Institute of Physics in Chengdu, Sichuan province. It marks the start of China's implementation phase of tritium breeding technology in Iter.

Date: Thursday, 18 March 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/China-launches-Iter-tritium-breeding-project

The Bruce nuclear power station in Canada. Courtesy Bruce Power. The licensing process for an “aggressive” programme of siting 1,000 MW class commercial nuclear power reactors should begin immediately if Canada is to meet its net-zero electricity targets, a report by Canada-based engineering company SNC-Lavalin says.

According to the report, one such reactor could be brought into service every year from 2030 to 2050. Once small modular reactor designs are complete, three 300-MW SMR units could be added to the grid each year from around 2035 to 2050.

While aggressive, this accelerated new-build scenario is less than the nuclear new build rates that both China and India are achieving today, the report says.

The report says significant new clean electrical capacity will be needed to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050. Canada will need to triple its power production levels over the next 30 years. This will require the development of all the available zero-carbon generation technologies simultaneously including offshore wind in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, hydro plants in remote locations, and “large nuclear facilities across Canada”.

Date: Saturday, 13 March 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/snc-lavalin-report-calls-for-aggressive-nuclear-new-build-programme-3-5-2021

China will have the world's largest nuclear power fleet within a decade, while most of the units in longstanding nuclear regions - Japan, the European Union and the USA - are facing the end of their original 40-year design lifetime, Brent Wanner, lead of World Energy Outlook Power Sector Modelling & Analysis at the International Energy Agency (IEA), said yesterday. Without policy support for the long-term operation of the existing fleet, this trend is certain to continue, he told delegates at the High-Level Workshop on Nuclear Power in Clean Energy Transitions, which the IEA held jointly with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Date: Thursday, 04 March 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/China-on-course-to-lead-in-nuclear-by-2030-says-IE

India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said in a regulatory filing on 18 February that its construction arm had secured a significant order from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) for its Heavy Civil Infrastructure business in India to construct the Main Plant Civil Works at units 5&6 of the Kudankulam NPP. The scope of work includes construction of the reactor building, reactor auxiliary building, turbine building, diesel generator building and other safety related structures in a duration of 64 months.

Date: Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsindias-larsen-toubro-wins-order-for-civil-works-at-kudankulam-npp-8542652