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Posted: 10 July 2017

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nuClear News No.94, April 2017

 

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Posted: 7 April 2017

Toshiba

Westinghouse, Toshiba’s struggling nuclear subsidiary, has hired specialist lawyers to advise on the merits of the US company filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to two people familiar with the appointment. However, Toshiba’s lenders are deeply divided about whether Westinghouse should pursue this option, partly because of fears that it could rapidly expose the Japanese conglomerate to new costs and cause serious reputational damage. The appointment by Westinghouse of bankruptcy experts from Weil, Gotshal & Manges, the US law firm, comes as Toshiba — which is grappling with the worst crisis in its history — strives to meet a deadline of next Tuesday to release audited results for the third quarter of 2016.

FT 9th March 2017 read more »

TOSHIBA has repeated that it is “not aware” of any plans for its American nuclear division to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This comes following new reports saying Westinghouse Electric – part of the Japanese giant which is due to produce the three reactors which would power the proposed Cumbrian nuclear new build at Moorside, near Sellafield – has called in specialist bankruptcy lawyers.

Carlisle News and Star 9th March 2017 read more »

Posted: 10 March 2017

Moorside

Plans for a new power station are at the “core” of Copeland’s growth plans, a high-profile nuclear conference has heard. Mike Starkie, Copeland’s mayor, said the borough council gives a “warm welcome in principle” to the proposed three-reactor Moorside plant, on land next to Sellafield. He added: “It will provide a significant investment in the borough and lead to many jobs, both temporary during construction and permanently through the operation of the power station and the supporting supply chain.”

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Posted: 10 March 2017

EDF

French utility EDF (EDF.PA) is considering building a new gas-fired power station in the northeast of England, close to some of its existing plants, the company’s British arm said. To avoid a potential supply gap, Britain needs to invest in new generation to replace aging coal and nuclear plants set to close in the 2020s. “EDF Energy is examining the possibility of constructing a small gas-fired power station … on land adjacent to the existing power stations at West Burton in Nottinghamshire,” a spokeswoman for EDF Energy said via email late on Tuesday.

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Posted: 10 March 2017

SMRs

The government is right to avoid rushing into a “quick and early decision” on small modular reactors (SMRs), a senior figure at the Energy Technologies Institute has said. Slow progress on a competition to find a best value SMR design for the UK shows that the “evidence is being properly examined”. “It is taking some time but the decision on whether you should intervene and how you should intervene is not an easy one,” said Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) nuclear strategy manager Mike Middleton at an event in London. He said ministers were right to take the time to “properly examine the evidence and what the opportunities are, as well as the potential risks, rather than take a quick and early decision.” Giving evidence to a House of Lords science and technology committee last week, energy and industry minister Jesse Norman said that the competition’s timetable had been “disturbed” but that the government was hopeful it could get it “back on track soon”. He would not be drawn on when the results of the competition will be revealed.

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Posted: 10 March 2017