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Bulgaria invites investment in Belene project

Bulgaria's National Electricity Company (NEK) yesterday announced a call for selection of a strategic investor for the construction of Belene nuclear power plant on the Danube River near the Romanian border. The call also allows for expressions of interest to acquire a minority shareholding in the future project, as well as and/or to purchase electricity from the future power plant.

read more... 13/03/2019

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Daily (22.01.2019): French spot power prices surged by 13.2% on Monday on reduced nuclear availability due to strike

Oil prices inched up on Monday amid investors’ optimism driven up by surging stock markets and signs of weaker crude production due to OPEC-led output cuts. A record crude oil refinery throughput in 2018 reported by China’s National Bureau of Statistics supported the prices. However, a slowing economy and tensions between US and China limited gains. Brent crude edged 0.1% higher at $62.74 a barrel, while WTI futures rose by 0.7% to $54.17 a barrel.

read more... 22/01/2019

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Hitachi halts work on UK nuclear plant over financing

Japan's Hitachi suspended its major nuclear power station project in the U.K. over financing, the company announced Thursday.

read more... 18/01/2019

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Russia retires Leningrad unit 1

Unit 1 of the Leningrad nuclear power plant has been withdrawn from service after 45 years of safe operation, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced. It said the lead unit in the RBMK-1000 series was shut down at 11:30pm on 21 December.

read more... 28/12/2018

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Cavendish contracted to demolish Dounreay reactor

Cavendish Nuclear has been awarded a three-year, multi-million pound contract to dismantle and demolish the oldest reactor on the Dounreay site in Scotland, the Dounreay Materials Test Reactor (DMTR). The award of the contract followed a competitive tendering exercise.

read more... 18/12/2018

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