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Australian welding technology specialist K-TIG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre to develop innovative automated fabrication techniques for decommissioning waste containers. Under the MoU, K-TIG will work with the Nuclear AMRC to design, develop and supply the robotic welding cell to be used in the fabrication of the 3-cubic-metre stainless steel boxes to be used to safely store the UK's decommissioning waste.

Date: Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Nuclear-AMRC-teams-up-with-K-TIG-for-waste-contain

Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a contract by Magnox Limited to supply the Concrete Box Loading Facility (CBLF) at the decommissioned Hinkley Point A nuclear power plant in the UK. The facility will be used to process and package solid intermediate-level radioactive waste (ILW).

Date: Friday, 06 August 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Cavendish-to-supply-Hinkley-Point-A-waste-facility

Cavendish Nuclear announced it has been awarded a contract worth nearly £3 million to help provide Magnox’s Hinkley Point A site in Somerset with capability to immobilise intermediate level waste (ILW) and encapsulate it for safe long-term storage

Date: Friday, 16 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscavendish-wins-nuclear-waste-contract-at-hinkley-point-a-8898589

Doosan Babcock has signed a three-year contract to provide a range of industrial support services in support of the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s fusion research and technology programme.

Date: Friday, 16 July 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdoosan-babcock-and-altrad-to-support-uk-fusion-research-8898484

The UK government said on 23 June that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Nuclear Liabilities Fund (NLF) and EDF Energy had agreed revised arrangements to deliver safe, low cost, more efficient and cost-effective decommissioning of EDF’s fleet of seven Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (AGR) stations once they stop generating power.

Date: Friday, 25 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-revises-arrangements-for-agr-decommissioning-8845361

Sellafield Ltd. has awarded Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions (BCNS) a two-year contract extension and added work to the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo (PFCS) project at the Sellafield site in Cumbria, northern England.

Date: Friday, 25 June 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbechtel-cavendish-nuclear-solutions-wins-sellafield-contract-extension-8845387

The UK government and EDF have agreed improved arrangements to safely and efficiently decommission Britain’s seven Advanced Gas Reactor (AGR) nuclear power plants that are scheduled to reach the end of their operational lives this decade. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said the deal, which was signed yesterday, will save the UK taxpayer about GBP1 billion (USD1.4 billion), as EDF and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) forge a new partnership.

Date: Friday, 25 June 2021
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-reaches-AGR-decommissioning-agreement

EDF said recently that Dungeness B was being shut down. Courtesy EDF. The UK government and French nuclear operator EDF have agreed what they called “improved arrangements” to decommission Britain’s seven advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) stations, due to reach the end of their operational lives this decade.

The deal, negotiated by the government with EDF and signed on Wednesday, will save the taxpayer an estimated £1bn.

The agreement means EDF will aim to shorten the time it takes to remove the fuel from the power stations as they come offline, before working closely with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) to transfer ownership of the stations to the NDA.

The NDA, a public body established in 2004 to oversee the cleanup of the UK’s nuclear legacy, is decommissioning older Magnox stations. According to the government its expertise and the economies of scale of working on these and the AGR nuclear reactors combined, will ensure the long-term clean-up of these sites is done more efficiently.

Date: Thursday, 24 June 2021
Original article: nucnet.org/news/government-reaches-agreement-with-edf-on-improved-arrangements-for-agr-stations-6-3-2021

US-based Jacobs said on 18 May that it had been selected to provide asset management solutions to the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). Under the four-year contract, Jacobs and its strategic supplier, PA Consulting, will support the NDA on the implementation of its asset management strategy, applying new digital decision-making tools to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs on nuclear-licensed sites in the NDA estate.

Date: Friday, 21 May 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-to-provide-asset-management-solutions-to-uk-nda-8757402

The UK’s Magnox Limited said on 12 May that it had delivered a major decommissioning milestone at its Chapelcross NPP Site with the first active waste package placed into the site’s storage facility.

Date: Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdecommissioning-milestone-at-uks-chapelcross-npp-8751458