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Italy’s Ansaldo Nucleare, a subsidiary of Ansaldo Energia, along with insurance-financial group SACE (wholly-owned by the Italian Ministry of Economy & Finance) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support Romanian nuclear utility Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica (SNN) in the expansion of the Cernavoda NPP. The MOU aims to structure a financing line of up to €2bn ($2.15bn) with the insurance support of SACE to advance the development and financing of strategic projects related to the Cernavoda NPP. These include extending the operating life of unit 1 by 30 years completing construction of two additional units (3&4).

Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsansaldo-and-sace-to-support-romanian-nuclear-development-11531779

Italian finance and insurance group SACE, Ansaldo Nucleare and Romania's Nuclearelectrica have signed a memorandum of understanding relating to the life extension of Cernavoda unit 1 and the development of units 3 and 4.

Date: Saturday, 17 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Ansaldo-Nucleare,-SACE-and-Nuclearelectrica-sign-C

HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), a subsidiary of South Korea's HD Hyundai, is to collaborate in a nuclear shipping project with UK start-up Core Power and US Southern Company and TerraPower. This followed a joint research and technology exchange meeting at Terrapower’s headquarters in Washington DC.

Date: Saturday, 10 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskorean-shipbuilder-joins-nuclear-shipping-project-11502161

The first of five vacuum vessel sectors under the responsibility of Fusion for Energy (F4E) - the Iter Organisation's European domestic agency - is undergoing factory acceptance tests. The component has already passed leak testing and its dimensions will now be checked.

Date: Wednesday, 07 February 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/First-European-made-ITER-vessel-sector-awaits-ship

Geneva-based Transmutex SA has announced new round of financing to develop its nuclear energy technology”. The Swiss startup, founded in 2019 by scientists from the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) including Federico Carminati and Jean-Pierre Revol along with entrepreneur Franklin Servan-Schreiber.

Date: Thursday, 01 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstransmutex-raises-finance-for-thorium-fuelled-subcritical-nuclear-system-11477008

Prime Minister Robert Golob says Slovenia's long-term use of nuclear energy "requires the broadest national and political consensus" as he announces a meeting with senior figures including opposition party leaders and members of parliament from Hungary and Italy.

Date: Friday, 26 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Slovenia-s-PM-calls-summit,-seeks-nuclear-consensu

Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), the state-owned company responsible for decommissioning NPPs, has signed a collaboration agreement with the European Commission’s (EC’s) Joint Research Centre (JRC) on the development and implementation of a common strategy in nuclear dismantling and radioactive waste management activities. The five-year agreement, which can be renewed, was signed by Sogin CEO Gian Luca Artizzu and JRC Director for Nuclear Decommissioning & Waste Management Laurent Jerrige.

Date: Thursday, 25 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssogin-to-collaborate-with-jrc-11459895

One-and-a-half times more people support the use of nuclear energy than oppose it, according to a multinational public opinion poll conducted by market research firm Savanta on behalf of energy consultancy Radiant Energy Group.

Date: Saturday, 20 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Global-survey-finds-high-public-support-for-nuclea

The Joint European Torus (JET) at the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA’s) Culham facility has performed its final experiments, marking the end of 40 years of groundbreaking experiments. JET delivered pulse number 105,842 on 18 December over four decades after it delivered its first pulse on 25 June 1983. UKAEA CEO, Professor Sir Ian Chapman, who was present for the final plasma experiment, said: “This is the final milestone in JET’s 40-year history. Those decades of research using JET by dedicated teams of scientists and engineers have played a critical role in accelerating the development of fusion energy.”

Date: Wednesday, 03 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsjet-to-be-repurposed-after-delivering-final-plasma-11405916