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Canada’s Cameco has announced that acquisition of?Westinghouse Electric Company in a strategic partnership with Brookfield Asset Management alongside Brookfield Renewable Partners and institutional partners has been completed. Cameco now owns a 49% interest and Brookfield a 51% in Westinghouse.

Date: Wednesday, 15 November 2023
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Centrus Energy Corp has made its first delivery of High-Assay, Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) to the US Department of Energy, (DOE). This completes Phase One of its contract with DOE by demonstrating its HALEU production process. Phase Two will now begin, which requires a full year of HALEU production at the rate of 900 kilograms a year using its American Centrifuge Plant (ACO) in Piketon, Ohio.

Date: Saturday, 11 November 2023
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According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), Saudi Arabia is considering a Chinese proposal to build a NPP. Citing Saudi sources acquainted with the situation, WSJ said China National Nuclear Corp (SNNS) had submitted a bid to construct a nuclear plant in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, close to the border with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Date: Wednesday, 30 August 2023
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Nuclear fuel cycle companies in Namibia, Kazakhstan and the USA are working on projects to ensure secure, sustainable power supplies for their operations and the communities where they are located.

Date: Tuesday, 22 August 2023
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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear says American Centrifuge Operating (ACO), a subsidiary of Centrus Energy Corp, is moving closer to operating an advanced centrifuge cascade in Piketon, Ohio, to produce US’s first high-assay low-enriched uranium (HALEU) which is needed to develop and deploy advanced reactors. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently cleared the facility to start up enrichment operations and the demonstration project is on track to produce 20 kilograms of HALEU before the end of the year, according to DOE.

Date: Saturday, 24 June 2023
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At Russia’s Mining & Chemical Combine (MCC) in Zheleznogorsk (Krasnoyarsk) the decommissioning of two legacy industrial uranium-graphite reactors, AD and ADE-1, is nearing completion. Work on the third one, ADE-2, is underway, but with a difference. It will become the main exhibit of the ADE-2 museum. The ceremony, marking the decision to establish the museum took place in 2021. The AD series reactors, designed by OKBM, are water-cooled uranium-graphite thermal neutron reactors built for the production of weapons-grade plutonium. Three more (ADE-3, 4 & 5), which were subsequently built at the Siberian Chemical Combine in Seversk, are also being decommissioned.

Date: Tuesday, 13 June 2023
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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has formally begun the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) scoping process for its proposed programme to support the commercial production of high-assay low-enriched uranium - or HALEU - fuel. The DOE is also seeking feedback on two draft requests for proposals to acquire HALEU.

Date: Wednesday, 07 June 2023
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The nuclear market will be able to respond as it transitions away from the oversupply of recent years - but decisions to increase capacity in the front-end of the fuel cycle will need to be taken soon, according to speakers at World Nuclear Fuel Cycle 2023 (WNFC 2023).

Date: Friday, 21 April 2023
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