End of life for EDF’s Dungeness B nuclear power station

The station has been in an extended outage since September 2018

GUEST BLOG: What the world’s biggest crane is doing for nuclear power in the UK

Carl Sarens tells us about Sarens’ SGC-250 model crane, currently in action at the new Hinkley Point C power plant in Somerset, England

Japan to dispose of 1.2m tonnes of Fukushima nuclear power plant water into the ocean

Japan’s Prime Minister said disposal of treated water is an ‘unavoidable issue’

Robots to dismantle nuclear power stations

The £12 million-project will see long-reach robotic arms deliver faster and safer decommissioning of reactors in Japan and the UK

Environment Agency seeks views on new nuclear power station design

The Environment Agency has identified six ‘potential issues’ of the UK Hualong Pressurised Water Reactor

EDF to start ‘defuelling phase’ of 45-year-old nuclear power station by July 2022

The closure of Hinkley Point B was originally scheduled for March 2023

Wylfa Newydd nuclear plant
Hitachi scraps plans for Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant due to ‘severe’ investment environment

Work on the £16 billion Horizon Project was suspended in January last year after Hitachi failed to reach an agreement to secure ‘reasonable returns’ as a private enterprise

Robots that inspect, maintain and repair nuclear plants bag government funding

These robotics will also be used to help address problems resulting from the pandemic, such as machines that need to be controlled remotely and those to carry out contact-free deliveries

Dust cloud released around Hinkley Point C area after internal damage to one of its silos

An investigation is already underway to detect the reasons for this damage

First concrete poured at Hinkley Point C

EDF has announced concrete has been poured for the first permanent structures at Hinkley Point C nuclear power station. Six months after contracts were signed for the controversial nuclear power station in Somerset, its galleries, which are a network of connected tunnels to carry cabling and pipes, are being built. Construction of the building which will house the facility’s first reactor […]