BUSINESSES interested in working in the nuclear industry in North Wales are being given the opportunity to find out what standards of service they must meet. Major contractor Magnox North will meet current and prospective suppliers at an event called Raising your Game to be held at Technium CAST, Parc Menai, Bangor, on May 14 between 2.45pm and 7.15pm. The event aims to raise awareness about the requirements for working on nuclear sites such as Wylfa and Trawsfynydd.
Daily Post 29th April 2008 more >>
The deadline for the next round of bids for British Energy (BE) has been brought forward, as the Government seeks a swift decision on the future of the UK’s nuclear industry. Rothschild, BE’s financial adviser, has told potential bidders that it would like to see detailed offers by May 9.
Telegraph 29th April 2008 more >>
Anti-nuclear campaigners have attacked plans for atomic waste from Hinkley Point power station to be dumped in Somerset. British Energy is looking to build a third reactor at the plant after the Government approved a new generation of nuclear power stations. At a public meeting last week, residents were told waste could be stored on site but campaigners say the decision would pose a serious risk to health.
Western Daily Press 28th April 2008 more >>
WEST Cumbria’s new £20m nuclear training academy has a new name – Energus. The name change is an attempt to encompass a broader remit for the centre, away from just developing nuclear skills to all types of energy production, including renewables. It will reflect a broader portfolio of skills and training packages whilst embracing the development of a business support centre for emerging businesses who want to take advantage of the Energy Coast initiative. It is hoped that Energus will form a key plank in the Energy Coast plan for West Cumbria, which the government hopes will see the area become a world leader in power production.
North West Evening Mail 28th April 2008 more >>
A FORMER Barnsley man who emigrated to the USA has been elected chair of the World Nuclear Association. Andy White, aged 59, joined the General Electric Company in the USA in 1972 as a field engineer before working his way up to chief executive and president of its New Energy Ventures.
Sheffield Star 28th April 2008 more >>