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French nuclear engineering group Framatome reported revenue of almost €4.1bn ($4.4bn) in 2023, with an organic increase of 9.1% compared with 2022. The growth was driven by the development of EPR projects in France and the UK and by an increase in service activities for EDF in France. New orders reached €4.bn in 2023, with significant successes for services to the installed fleet and fuel fabrication in Europe and North America.

Date: Thursday, 22 February 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrevenue-increase-for-framatome-11536610

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

Egypt and Russia's presidents joined a ceremony by videolink to mark the pouring of the first concrete into the foundation slab of El Dabaa unit 4 - a moment which means all four units at the Egyptian nuclear power plant are now under construction.

Date: Wednesday, 24 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Presidents-join-ceremony-for-first-concrete-for-El

Washington State energy provider Energy Northwest has signed an agreement with Bellevue-based utility Puget Sound Energy to support its programme investigating the feasibility of developing and deploying a next-generation nuclear energy facility.

Date: Wednesday, 17 January 2024
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsus-utility-invests-in-advanced-reactor-development-11439310

The draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2023) setting out how South Africa will seek to ensure security of electricity supply was formally issued by Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe and will be open to public comments until 23 February.

Date: Saturday, 06 January 2024
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/South-African-government-opens-IRP-for-public-comm

South Africa intends to launch a bidding process for an extra 2,500 MWe of nuclear power by March after getting approval from the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa). South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) plans to issue requests for proposals by March 2024. DMRE can proceed with the procurement process after it satisfied a set of "suspensive conditions" imposed by Nersa, the Minister in the Presidency responsible for Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, told a livestreamed media briefing.

Date: Friday, 15 December 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssouth-africa-to-launch-procurement-process-for-new-nuclear-11372844

As the second unit at the Koeberg nuclear power plant goes offline for an extended maintenance outage, South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has confirmed it will go ahead with the procurement of 2500 MWe of new nuclear capacity with plans to issue requests for proposals by March 2024.

Date: Wednesday, 13 December 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/South-Africa-to-begin-new-nuclear-procurement

South Africa’s power utility Eskom said unit 1 at Koeberg NPP has been synchronised to the grid after almost a year, and the longest outage in the plant’s history. During the outage, the original three steam generators were replaced by three new steam generators. Unit 2 continued to generating electricity to the grid while the work took place and will continue to do so until the start of its next outage which will see its original three steam generators also replaced. The outage at unit 2 will start as soon as unit 1 is stable and all the required commissioning tests are complete, Eskom stated Although the unit 2 outage will be similar in terms of the scope, the lessons learnt from unit 1 will reduce the time needed with compromising nuclear safety.

Date: Friday, 24 November 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskoeberg-1-back-online-after-steam-generator-replacement-11322102