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Netherlands-based nuclear energy development and consultancy company ULC-Energy has undertaken a study that investigated the potential to use civil nuclear technologies to power commercial maritime vessels. The study was commissioned by mining company and shipping charterer BHP, a major producer of commodities including iron ore, copper, nickel, and metallurgical coal. BHP has approximately 80,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. 

Date: Wednesday, 28 February 2024
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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy has concluded the first-ever US Africa Nuclear Energy Summit (USANES) in Accra, Ghana. The summit was organised in partnership with Ghana’s Ministry of Energy and the Nuclear Power Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission. DOE said it “provided a platform for crucial dialogues and international cooperation on nuclear energy” where “participants from across the continent discussed the future of nuclear power and laid a foundation for sustainable nuclear energy growth in the region”.

Date: Saturday, 11 November 2023
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Finland’s Loviisa NPP had “a good production year in 2022”, according to owner/operator Fortum. The two-unit NPP generated a total of 7.9 TWh avoiding 6m tonnes of CO2 emissions. The load factor for the plant, at 89.4%, was among the best in the world for pressurised water reactors (PWRs), the company said.?Loviisa 1’s load factor was 90.5%, and Loviisa 2’s was 88.2%. 

Date: Thursday, 05 January 2023
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