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USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been awarded a two-year extension to its Stations Services Agreement (SSA) with EDF Energy, operator of the UK's nuclear power plants. Jacobs' scope includes supporting the safe operation and maintenance of the advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) plants, which account for about 17% of the country's electricity generation.

Date: Thursday, 16 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-Energy-extends-plant-services-contract-with-Ja

The British government has published documents which show "significant progress" towards implementing a Regulated Asset Base (RAB) funding model for new nuclear power projects. It has set out its case for the Sizewell C project to receive funding under the model and launched a consultation on how projects would receive RAB financing.

Date: Wednesday, 15 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-government-confirms-Sizewell-C-eligible-for-RAB

EDF Energy has said it still intends to end electricity generation at the Hinkley Point B nuclear power plant in Somerset, England, no later than mid-July this year, despite media reports that the government may request it to keep the plant running for longer.

Date: Thursday, 02 June 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-Energy-confirms-Hinkley-Point-B-shutdown-plan

Workers have started removing used nuclear fuel from the reactors at the UK’s Hunterston B NPP in Scotland, EDF Energy said. The station stopped generating electricity in January. Since then the workforce has been carrying out a statutory outage to ensure the two units are ready for defuelling.

Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsdefuelling-of-uks-hunterston-b-npp-begins-9722805

The terms of the 2009 sale of seven advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) nuclear power plants to EDF Energy "placed a disproportionate amount of risk for meeting future decommissioning costs on the taxpayer," the UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said in a report published on 20 May.

Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Government-committee-questions-AGR-decommissioning

The UK government has announced the launch of GBP120 million (USD146 million) in funding to support development of new nuclear energy projects, stimulate competition in the industry and unlock investment across the UK. The Future Nuclear Enabling Fund (FNEF) will help to realise the government's ambition to approve eight new reactors by 2030.

Date: Saturday, 14 May 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-launches-funding-to-encourage-nuclear-new-build

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a roundtable at Downing Street with nuclear industry leaders to discuss how to improve domestic energy security and rapidly accelerate nuclear projects in the UK.

Date: Friday, 25 March 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-discusses-energy-security-and-accelerating-nuclear-projects-9574841

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted a roundtable at Downing Street on 21 March with leaders from the nuclear industry to discuss how to improve domestic energy security and rapidly accelerate nuclear projects in the UK.

Date: Wednesday, 23 March 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Johnson-looks-to-boost-UK-nuclear-capacity

With the planned expansion of nuclear power in the UK, the government needs to harness community support and include the full lifecycle when considering proposed sites, according to a report by Manchester University's Dalton Nuclear Institute.

Date: Friday, 11 March 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/UK-nuclear-site-choices-should-be-reusable

Hinkley Point C's first reactor building now stands at more than 32 metres tall following the installation of a 347-tonne liner steel ring, EDF Energy announced.

Date: Wednesday, 09 March 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/HPC-unit-1-reactor-building-takes-shape