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First Horizon apprentices join Anglesey’s nuclear new build programme

Posted on: 19 October 2016

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 on: 19 October 2016

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 on: 19 October 2016

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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Final contracts signed for Hinkley Point C project

Posted on: 30 September 2016

The final agreements enabling construction of two EPR units at Hinkley Point C to proceed were signed yesterday in London by the UK government, EDF and China General Nuclear. Hinkley Point C received a long-awaited and positive final investment decision (FID) from the EDF board on 28 July, only for the UK government to immediately […]

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Matom MD to speak at the Contamination Expo this October

Posted on: 14 September 2016

Matt Tuck, Managing Director of Matom Ltd will be speaking at the Contamination Expo this October at ExCeL London – 12-13th October 2016 Matt  is a chartered radiological protection professional with over 25 years of experience with hazardous materials in advisory, management, and operational capacities. He advises the Society for Radiological Protection on a specialist committee […]

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Matom are recruiting

Posted on: 14 September 2016

Matom have multiple vacancies for SC Cleared Decommissioning Operatives, Waste Engineer and Waste Coordinator. See our  recruitment page for more information

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Matom appoint new Operations Manager

Matom appoint new Operations Manager

Posted on: 16 August 2016

Matom is pleased to announce the new appointment of Mark Musgrave as Operations Manager. Mark has been with Matom since 2010 and takes over the operational management role from Tom Robson. Tom, director and founder of Matom, is pleased to hand over this responsibility having been Operations Director since co-founding Matom in 2000. Matt Tuck, […]

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Horizon funds training facilities for Wylfa Newydd apprentices

Posted on: 12 August 2016

The UK’s Horizon Nuclear Power will provide funding towards the construction of a new Engineering Centre of Excellence at a college on the Isle of Anglesey. The facility will be used for the training of apprentices for Horizon’s planned nearby Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant. Horizon announced yesterday it is providing funding of £1 million ($1.3 […]

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Unit 2 of Haysham II breaks a world record

Posted on: 3 August 2016

Unit 2 of the Heysham II nuclear power plant on the north west coast of England yesterday broke the world record for the continuous operation of a commercial nuclear power reactor. The reactor is due to be taken offline next month for maintenance. As of 1 August, the Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (AGR) achieved 895 days […]

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Nuclear Decommissioning Authority loses High Court case vs EnergySolutions on £7bn Magnox contract

Posted on: 2 August 2016

The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has lost its High Court case vs Energy Solutions for the awarded £7bn Magnox contract. The full report can be found here: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/TCC/2016/1988.html THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE FRASER XII Summary of findings I include at Appendix 4 a list of the corrected scores both for the RSS and CFP tenders in respect of all the […]

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