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UK commits funding to Rolls-Royce SMR

Posted July 24th, 2019 In News

Rolls-Royce has today welcomed the UK government’s decision to advance its small modular reactor programme. The government says it will commit GBP18.0 million (USD22.4 million) of initial funds to support the development of the power plant as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, subject to final confirmation in the early autumn. Rolls-Royce and its […]

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Sizewell C: Public asked to part fund nuclear power plant

Posted July 24th, 2019 In News

Energy consumers are being asked to share the cost of building new nuclear power plants, including any overrun costs. In a new document, the government outlined its new financing strategy for nuclear including Sizewell C, Suffolk. It said it has proved “challenging” to fund nuclear energy plants since the Hinckley Point build in Somerset. A […]

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Nuclear funding proposal ‘essential’ for restarting Wylfa

Posted July 24th, 2019 In News

New ways to fund nuclear projects could be an “essential step” to restarting the shelved Wylfa Newydd scheme, developer Horizon has said. Proposals announced by the UK government include electricity customers paying for part of nuclear schemes’ costs upfront through bills. The £15bn scheme on Anglesey was suspended in January because of rising costs. A Horizon spokesman said it […]

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Contamination temporarily halted work in an area of Dounreay

Contamination temporarily halted work in an area of Dounreay

Posted June 28th, 2019 In News

Work in an area of the Dounreay nuclear site was temporarily halted after low levels of radioactive contamination were detected, it has emerged.

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Dounreay ships highly enriched uranium to the US

Posted May 7th, 2019 In News

A transfer of highly-enriched uranium from Scotland to the US has been completed, the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has said. About 700kg of material formerly held at Dounreay, near Thurso, has been transported in a series of flights using military aircraft since 2016. In the US, it is to be used in the making of […]

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Matom are recruiting

Posted March 28th, 2019 In News

NEW OPPORTUNITY – EARLY APPLICATION REQUIRED – PLEASE SHARE 4 x Experienced Health Physics Technicians required SITE: Dounreay RATES: Excellent – To be determined (call for rates) WORK: Support to DMTR decommissioning HOURS: 12 days on/4 days off – 10 hour days DURATION: Approximately 2 years – Starts July 2019 ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Experienced Health Physics […]

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Rolls-Royce vies for UK nuclear role

Rolls-Royce vies for UK nuclear role

Posted January 22nd, 2019 In News

Rolls-Royce has confirmed it is in talks with Chinese state-run firm China General Nuclear (CGN) over providing essential systems for a new power station in the UK. Proposed design for Bradwell B The UK engineering company makes instrumentation and control systems for nuclear reactors. The plant will be based at Bradwell, on the River Blackwater […]

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Hitatchi suspend Horizon New Build

Hitatchi suspend Horizon New Build

Posted January 17th, 2019 In News

Hitachi has announced it will suspend work on a £20bn nuclear plant in the UK because of rising construction costs. The decision puts thousands of jobs at risk if the Wylfa Newydd facility in Anglesey, north Wales, is scrapped. The Japanese firm had been in talks with the UK government since June about funding for […]

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A facility to treat historical plutonium at the Sellafield site approved

Posted January 2nd, 2019 In News

A facility to treat historical plutonium at the Sellafield site in Cumbria has been given planning permission despite community concerns. The £1bn project is intended to cut risks associated with the storage of the lethal radioactive material dating from the early days of the facility. Seascale Parish Council had expressed “grave safety reservations”. But Copeland […]

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Matom are recruiting

Posted November 21st, 2018 In News

Multiple vacancies See our Facebook group for details: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HPTechsandDecomOps/

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