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France's nuclear industry giants - EDF, Framatome and Orano - have each reported improved results for 2023, compared with 2022, and expect continued growth in 2024, partly due to France's plan to build new reactors.

Date: Saturday, 17 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Improved-fortunes-for-French-nuclear-sector

Brazil’s nuclear utility Eletronuclear and the National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN - Comissào National de Energia Nuclear) held a meeting to discuss “issues of importance to the development of the sector”, CNEN said. Topics included “the need to increase cooperation between organisations to streamline and ensure the processes of extension of the useful life of Angra 1, which ends in December this year… and the continuity of the works of Angra 3”.

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbrazilian-nuclear-authorities-firm-up-co-operation-11511966

The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is favourably positioned for the introduction of advanced micro and small modular reactors, according to an economic study conducted by Puerto Rican-led not-for-profit organisation the Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP).

Date: Friday, 09 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SMRs-economically-feasible-in-Puerto-Rico,-study-f

The International Energy Agency (IEA) in its latest report, Electricity 2024, dedicates a significant amount of space to nuclear power – a departure from its previous studies which treated it as peripheral. In its press release on the new report, IEA says the increase in electricity generation from renewables and nuclear "appears to be pushing the power sector's emissions into structural decline". Over the next three years, low-emissions generation is set to rise at twice the annual growth rate between 2018 and 2023. Global emissions from electricity generation are expected to decrease by 2.4% in 2024, followed by smaller declines in 2025 and 2026.

Date: Friday, 26 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiea-acknowledges-significance-of-nuclear-energy-in-new-report-11463539

The President of Brazil’s National Nuclear Energy Commission (CNEN - Comissào National de Energia Nuclear), Francisco Rondinelli Jr, during a visit to Argentina, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the President of the Argentine Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA - Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica), Adriana Serquis, to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear technology.

Date: Wednesday, 11 October 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsargentina-and-brazil-strengthen-nuclear-cooperation-11206965

Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB) says it has completed the first stage of demolition of buildings at the Unit for Decommissioning of Caldas (UDC) in southern Minas Gerais, which is currently undertaking clean-up of a former uranium mine. Altogether 12 buildings were demolished at the industrial plant comprising 1,900 square metres of disused structures. The cooling tower was the last structure demolished in early September. According to INB, the area where the buildings were located will be restructured using local soil.

Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsinb-completes-first-stage-of-decommissioning-in-caldas-11174058

According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Saudi Arabia is considering a Chinese proposal to build a NPP. Citing Saudi sources acquainted with the situation, WSJ said China National Nuclear Corp (SNNS) had submitted a bid to construct a nuclear plant in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, close to the border with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssaudi-arabia-reportedly-considers-chinese-bid-for-npp-11105735

Iran has resolved two outstanding inquiries from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) related to the presence of highly enriched uranium (HEU) particles at several sites. The confidential quarterly report by the IAEA, which is routinely leaked to the press, said inspectors no longer had questions on uranium particles found to be enriched to 83.7% at its underground Fordow facility. This had resulted in tension for the past several months although some resolution was achieved in March following a visit to Tehran by IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi. Iran had insisted at that time that those particles were a by-product of its current enrichment as particles can reach higher enrichment levels in fluctuations. “The agency informed Iran that, following its evaluation of the data, the agency had assessed that the information provided was not inconsistent with Iran’s explanation ... and that the agency had no further questions on this matter at this stage,” the report said.

Date: Wednesday, 07 June 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsiaea-resolves-some-outstanding-issues-with-iran-10918237

enCore Energy Corp says it plans to restart operations of its newly acquired in-situ leach (ISL) project in 2024, while Energy Fuels Inc plans to invest some of its USD120 million proceedings from the sale into increasing its uranium production and complementary rare earths business.

Date: Saturday, 18 February 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Alta-Mesa-sale-complete

US-based NuScale Power and Romania’s RoPower Nuclear have signed a contract for Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) as a step towards deployment of a NuScale VOYGR small modular reactor (SMR) power plant in Romania. RoPower is owned in equal shares by Romania’s nuclear utility SN Nuclearelectrica and Nova Power & Gas. The new contract follows signing in June of a Memorandum of Understanding between NuScale and Nuclearelectrica to begin engineering studies, technical reviews, and licensing and permitting activities for the eight-month project.

Date: Friday, 06 January 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnew-contract-seeks-to-progress-nuscale-smr-deployment-in-romania-10490860