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With electricity consumption in Sweden expected to increase rapidly in the coming decades, power company Vattenfall said on 28 June that it is working to find how different fossil-free energy sources can satisfy the increased demand. As part of this, Vattenfall is initiating a pilot study looking at the conditions for building at least two small modular reactors (SMRs) adjacent to the NPP.

Date: Friday, 01 July 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsvattenfall-begins-study-on-construction-of-smrs-at-ringhals-9815993

Country needs fossil-free sources to meet growing power demand Vattenfall is majority owner of two commercial reactors at Ringhals (pictured) and three at Forsmark. Image courtesy Vattenfall. Swedish utility Vattenfall announced today it will be starting work on a pilot study on the feasibility of deployment of at least two small modular reactor (SMR) units at the site of the Ringhals nuclear power station.

Vattenfall said the study is focusing on Ringhals in southern Sweden because more electricity generation is expected to be needed in those areas. Two reactor units are currently in commercial operation at Ringhals-3 and -4.

Anna Borg, chief executive of Vattenfall, said fossil-free energy sources will be necessary to meet increasing demand for electric power in Sweden while SMRs are such a technology that has “come a long way in recent times” and therefore the company wants to look at the conditions for building SMRs near Ringhals.

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/vattenfall-to-begin-study-on-potential-smr-deployment-at-ringhals-6-2-2022

Swedish state-owned energy company Vattenfall announced it is initiating a pilot study looking at the conditions for constructing at least two small modular reactors (SMRs) adjacent to the Ringhals nuclear power plant.

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Vattenfall-considers-building-SMRs-at-Ringhals

Utility SaskPower has selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's (GEH) small modular reactor (SMR) for potential deployment in the province in the mid-2030s after an assessment process in which it looked at several SMR technologies.

Date: Wednesday, 29 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/BWRX-300-SMR-selected-for-Saskatchewan

Sweden’s Vattenfall has prepared an increase in the power of the Forsmark NPP unit 1 reactor by just over 100MWe, half of which can be done during the next maintenance period in autumn.

Date: Friday, 17 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsvattenfall-to-increase-power-at-forsmark-npp-unit-1-9777570

The priority for preventing irreversible climate change is decarbonisation, not the creation of energy systems which are 100% dependent on renewables, according to a new report from LucidCatalyst. It says expanding the use of nuclear energy could enable faster progress towards a sustainable and prosperous future for all.

Date: Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Beautiful-nuclear-must-be-included-in-energy-trans

Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom on 2 June at the site of the Khmelnitsky NPP signed three agreements with US-based Westinghouse:

Date: Thursday, 09 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsukraines-energoatom-signs-three-agreements-with-westinghouse-9759588

Slovenia has a "comprehensive, robust and well-functioning system" for used nuclear fuel and radioactive waste management, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded. However, it noted areas where it could be further enhanced.

Date: Wednesday, 08 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/IAEA-assesses-Slovenia-s-radwaste-programme

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team found that Zimbabwe has made considerable improvements in its national legal and regulatory infrastructure for nuclear and radiation safety by drafting a new law that addresses the requirements of IAEA international safety standards. The team reviewed progress in Zimbabwe’s implementation of recommendations made during an initial IRRS mission in 2014. The six-day follow-up mission, which ended on 28 May, was conducted at the request of the Zimbabwe Government and hosted by the Radiation Protection Authority of Zimbabwe (RPAZ).

Date: Friday, 03 June 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newszimbabwe-makes-progress-in-meeting-radiation-safety-standards-9745831

France’s Orano NPS, a subsidiary of Orano, said on 16 May it had recently signed a long-term contract with Cyclife, the EDF entity in charge of dismantling and nuclear waste management, for the transport of 16 used steam generators (SGs). They will be transported from their operating site in Germany to Sweden to be processed at the EDF Cyclife industrial site. The services cover the preparation, carrying out, and coordination of a multimodal road, river and sea transport. The contract is exceptional not only because of the dimensions and masses of the SGs (approximately 300 tons, 19 metres long and 5 metres in diameter), but also because it encompasses both the extraction of the steam generators as well as their transport, known as "Rip & Ship".

Date: Friday, 20 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsorano-nps-contracts-edf-cyclife-to-transport-steam-generators-for-dismantling-9711161