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First Horizon apprentices join Anglesey’s nuclear new build programme

Posted October 19th, 2016 In News

Horizon Nuclear Power’s first-ever intake of apprentices have now started as the company looks to develop local talent to support Wales’ most significant energy project in a generation. The 10-strong team of apprentices, including eight Welsh speakers, have all been recruited from the local area and will be based at a new Horizon-funded workshop at […]

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UK considers how to use small reactor opportunity

Posted October 19th, 2016 In News

Small modular reactors offer significant benefits to the UK, experts have said, but government must clarify whether it wants near-term deployment or maximum value to domestic industry, while industry has to efficiently mass produce to realise economic savings. “All SMRs share advantages over large nuclear in terms of siting flexibility, potential operational flexibility, grid stability, […]

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Five French units to undergo steam generator checks

Posted October 19th, 2016 In News

The French nuclear safety authority has requested five of EDF’s nuclear power units are taken offline for additional inspections on their steam generators within the next three months. The steel in parts of those components has been found to contain high concentrations of carbon. The upper and bottom heads of the reactor pressure vessel for […]

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