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France’s Framatome has signed multi-billion euro contracts with Sizewell C Ltd, a standalone company majority-owned by the UK government, laying out the scope of its involvement in the Sizewell C nuclear new build project. This followed the UK Government Investment Decision in November 2022 to approve the construction of two EPR reactors at the Sizewell site on the Suffolk Coast. The two units will generate 3.2 GW of electricity and power the equivalent of 6m homes for 60 years.

Date: Friday, 19 April 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsframatome-signs-contracts-with-uks-sizewell-c-11694988

Framatome says it "has signed contracts worth multi-billion euros" with Sizewell C Ltd for key equipment for the two reactors from the design phase up to commissioning. It has also signed a long-term fuel supply agreement.

Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Framatome-signs-multi-billion-euros-contracts-with

The Turkish government has decided that Rosatom will build the country’s second NPP, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachev told the State Duma (Russia’s lower house of parliament). The announcement was broadcast on the website of the lower house. “President [Taiip Revzhip] Erdogan publicly announced that a political decision had been made to transfer another site to us,” Likhachev noted. Now we are studying the details. Most likely, it will be a site called Sinop.”

Date: Thursday, 07 March 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-to-build-second-npp-in-turkiye-at-sinop-11575111

The removal of melted fuel rods from the Fukushima Daiichi NPP destroyed by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami will be deferred until around October, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings (Tepco) said, citing delays in completing a robot arm for the task.

Date: Wednesday, 31 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmore-delays-for-fukushima-nuclear-fuel-debris-removal-11473421

French company Framatome is planning the construction of a nuclear fuel fabrication facility in the UK as part of its plans to scale-up its operations in the country. In a separate development it also announced it was setting up a joint venture with Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation.

Date: Thursday, 30 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Framatome-seeking-site-for-UK-nuclear-fuel-facilit

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Mitsubishi FBR Systems (MFBR), and US-based TerraPower have expanded their January 2022 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the development of sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR) technologies.

Date: Friday, 03 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjapan-and-us-expand-cooperation-on-fast-reactors-11265750

TerraPower of the USA and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Mitsubishi FBR Systems (MFBR) have agreed to expand their existing memorandum of understanding, signed in January 2022, on the development of sodium-cooled fast reactors.

Date: Thursday, 02 November 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/TerraPower-expands-cooperation-with-Japan-on-fast

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has completed manufacture of the final toroidal field (TF) coil ordered by Japan's National Institutes for Quantum & Radiological Science & Technology (QST) for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) under construction at Cadarache in France. Japan is responsible for the manufacture of nine of 19 TF coils for ITER, with MHI producing five coils.

Date: Thursday, 31 August 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmhi-completes-key-component-for-iter-11109388

Japan's Agency for Natural Resources & Energy (ANRE - part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry) has selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) as the core company to lead development of a high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) programme. MHI will coordinate R&D, design, and construction of the HTGR demonstration reactor that ANRE plans to put into operation in the 2030s.

Date: Friday, 28 July 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmhi-selected-as-lead-company-for-htgr-reactor-development-11032459

Japan's Agency for Natural Resources and Energy - part of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry - has selected Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) as the core company to lead the development of a high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) programme.

Date: Thursday, 27 July 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/MHI-to-lead-development-of-Japanese-HTGR