Saudi Arabia plans to launch nuclear power tender next month

Saudi Arabia is expected to launch a tender process for its first nuclear reactors as early as next month and will reach out to potential vendors from countries including South Korea, France and China, industry sources said. The world’s top oil exporter wants to start construction next year on two plants with a total capacity …

It’s Official: Nuclear Power Can’t Compete With Renewables

The nuclear revival the global industry has been hoping for took another hammer blow this week when two reactors under construction in South Carolina were abandoned, only 40 percent complete. The plan had been to build two Westinghouse AP1000 pressurized water reactors to lead the nuclear revival in the U.S., but cost overruns and delays …

What Is The Future For Nuclear Power Plants?

With an ever-growing need for power, countries across the globe are constantly looking for the most economical, logical and sustainable solutions to meet demand. At the same time specialist recruiters such as NES Global are filling top positions within the power and energy industry with forward-thinking people. As a result, fossil fuels are gradually being …

Reports: India looks to build 10 nuclear reactors as coal plant scrapped

India’s cabinet has approved plans to construct 10 nuclear reactors with a combined capacity of 7GW as the country seeks to accelerate its transition to low carbon energy sources, according to reports. The new reactors would more than double India’s existing nuclear generation capacity, adding to the country’s existing 22 nuclear fleet encompassing 6.8GW of …

Northwest Nuclear Plant Gets ‘White Finding’ From Federal Investigation

Tuesday the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission scolded the Northwest’s only nuclear power plant. The NRC said the Columbia Generating Station in southeast Washington improperly packaged, mis-labeled and shipped too-hot radioactive waste. The NRC gave the errant shipment its white finding. In federal-government-speak that’s something that is a low-to-moderate safety problem. But the agency is still …

UK Nuclear Decommissioning Debacle Costs Government Nearly £100m

The government has been forced to pay nearly £100m in a settlement with two US companies for mishandling the way it awarded a £6.1bn nuclear decommissioning deal. Ministers have ordered an inquiry headed by the former boss of National Grid to find out why the procurement process was so flawed. Labour said the payout showed …

UN Asks UK to Suspend Work on Hinkley Point

A United Nations committee has asked the UK to suspend work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset because of the government’s failure to consult with European countries over the project. The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said last year that the UK had failed to meet its obligations to …