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US-based Jacobs has been selected as full lifecycle delivery partner to support infrastructure renewal projects at various facilities run by the UK government owned (but operationally independent) National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL).

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjacobs-support-refurbishment-of-uk-nuclear-research-labs-10041186

Energy giant EDF says it will review the case for a "short extension" for the Hartlepool and Heysham nuclear power plants to generate beyond the current forecast of March 2024.

Date: Thursday, 29 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-to-examine-extensions-for-Hartlepool-and-Heysh

USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been selected as full lifecycle delivery partner to support infrastructure renewal projects at various facilities run by the UK's government-owned, but operationally-independent, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL).

Date: Friday, 23 September 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Jacobs-to-support-refurb-of-UK-nuclear-research-fa

The first contract awarded as part of the Programme and Project Partners new goods and services agreement will see key connections installed between existing and new facilities at the UK’s Sellafield site. Ansaldo Nuclear, based in Wolverhampton, has been selected to develop the key ‘tie-in’ connections that will support the flow of effluent treatment streams between the Sellafield site’s existing Site Ion Exchange Effluent Plant (SIXEP) facility and the new SIXEP Continuity Plant being delivered by the Programme and Project Partners at Sellafield. Together the two facilities will act as the ‘kidneys’ of the Sellafield site filtering out nuclear material before being safely discharged to sea.

Date: Wednesday, 10 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsansaldo-contracted-to-support-new-sellafield-facility-9913507

After more than 46 years of electricity generation in Somerset, the UK’s Hinkley Point B NPP closed on 1 August when the Hinkley Point B 1 reactor was permanently shut down. The Hinkley Point B 2 reactor was closed on 6 July. Hinkley Point B, which began operation in 1976, comprises two 660MWe advanced gas-cooled reactors (AGRs). During its working lifetime, the plant generated around 311TWh of electricity. In 2012, the estimated end of Hinkley Point B's generation was extended to 2023, with a +/- 2 years proviso. The closure was a few weeks behind schedule. 

Date: Friday, 05 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuks-hinkley-point-b-closes-after-46-years-9902351

Ansaldo Nuclear has been awarded a contract for the installation of key connections between existing and new facilities at the Sellafield site in Cumbria, England. It is the first contract awarded under Sellafield Ltd's Programme and Project Partners new goods and services agreement.

Date: Friday, 05 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Sellafield-tie-in-connection-contract-for-Ansaldo

The first UK shipment of legacy waste drums from Magnox Harwell to Sellafield has been completed using the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA’s) Type B Gemini container fleet following a multi-million pound refurbishment, according to a joint statement from NDA, Nuclear Waste Services (NWS), Sellafield Ltd, and Magnox Ltd.

Date: Wednesday, 03 August 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsgemini-containers-used-to-ship-waste-to-sellafield-9896367

EDF Energy announced the Hinkley Point B 1 reactor has been permanently shut down bringing an end to electricity generation at the Hinkley Point B plant in Somerset, England, after 46 years of operation. The Hinkley Point B 2 reactor was shut down on 6 July.

Date: Tuesday, 02 August 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Hinkley-Point-B-enters-retirement

UK-based Seddon Construction Ltd has been appointed by Sellafield to deliver the building fit-out requirement, through a fourth framework agreement worth GBP175 million (213m) over the next 17 years, until March 2039.

Date: Saturday, 30 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssellafield-signs-agreements-with-seddon-and-jacobs-9887429

The first active shipment of legacy waste drums from Magnox Harwell in Oxfordshire, England, to Sellafield in Cumbria has been completed using the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's (NDA's) Type B Gemini container fleet following a two-year refurbishment project.

Date: Saturday, 30 July 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-s-Gemini-waste-packages-re-enter-service