MOD picks Capenhurst to store nuclear submarine waste

Radioactive waste from decommissioned Royal Navy nuclear-powered submarines will be stored in Cheshire. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced Capenhurst Nuclear Services will be responsible for storing the Reactor Pressure Vessels (RPVs), classified as Intermediate Level radioactive Waste (ILW). RPVs are thick steel containers that held nuclear fuel when the reactor was in operation. The […]

World’s longest interconnector will link UK and Norway

The world’s longest electricity interconnector is set to be built between the UK and Norway, which is expected to improve energy security for both countries. National Grid signed an agreement with Norwegian power provider Statnett confirming plans for a 1.4GW submarine interconnector. It aims to have the 700km link operational by 2020. The companies are […]