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Nuclear Regulatory Issues In India And The UAE

Two major international trade missions to India and the United Arab Emirates this month were opportunities for NEI and nuclear industry representatives to learn about trade-related regulatory issues, observe construction activity and pursue potential new opportunities. Led by NEI and consortia of business leaders, these missions play an important role for U.S. suppliers of commercial nuclear technology and services seeking ...

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Canadian Firm in Talks with Indian Cos Ahead of N-Deal

India and Canada are in talks to sign a nuclear cooperation pact soon. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is visiting India on 15 and 16 November, 2009 and the deal in all likelihood will be signed then. Meanwhile, Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd, or AECL, is in talks with three private sector Indian power generation companies, including Anil Ambani’s Reliance ...

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NPCIL Signs N-Power Deal with Koreas KEPCO

Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), South Korea’s state power firm, has signed a deal with the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) to cooperate in the nuclear power sector. Under the deal, the two plan to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of Korea-designed nuclear power stations in India, KEPCO said. It will push ahead with the project ...

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Italian-French JV to Study Feasibility of Building N-Plants

Enel and Electricité de France have recently formed a joint venture to assess the feasibility of building at least four nuclear power plants in Italy, marking the latest stage in the relaunch of the country’s nuclear industry more than 20 years after it was rejected by the public. The new venture, known as Sviluppo Nucleare Italia, will be based in ...

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Centrica-EdF N-Pact Gets UK Authority Approval

Gas and electricity supplier Centrica’s plans to acquire a minority stake in nuclear utility British Energy (BE) from Electricité de France (EdF) have been approved by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT), UK’s consumer and competition authority. Under the joint venture arrangements with EdF announced recently, Centrica will acquire a 20 percent interest in BE, the operator of eight existing ...

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Canada Yet to Tap Indias Booming N-Energy Avenues

A year after Canada changed its long-standing non-proliferation policy in order to help India join the international trade in nuclear supplies, the country’s  plans to participate in India’s booming nuclear industry have slowed down due to meager economic ties between the two nations. Talks with New Delhi on a deal to allow Canadian companies to supply India’s nuclear industry are ...

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Russian N-Power Firm in JV to Mine Uranium in Mongolia

Russia’s state-owned nuclear power company, whose expansion on the international market in recent years has outstripped the country’s capacity to supply uranium fuel to the new power plants, won a large concession recently to mine uranium in Mongolia. The company, Rosatom, will form a joint venture that will have roghts to a deposit that could produce about a quarter of ...

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India, Japan to Focus on Mutually Beneficial Economic Partnership

India’s External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna and his Japanese counterpart Hirofumi Nakasone have announced the need for a “mutually beneficial” economic partnership. Nakasone and Krishna, who chaired the third round of the Japan-India strategic dialogue in Tokyo recently, discussed how to carry forward the momentum already generated by their existing “strategic and global partnership.” India and Japan agreed to sustain ...

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GE Hitachi to Join Hands with L&T to Build ABWR N-Plants

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, provider of advanced and sophisticated technology for nuclear energy, has said recently that it will develop nuclear plants in India in collaboration with engineering and construction company Larsen & Toubro (L&T). GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has signed a nuclear power plant development agreement with L & T, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy said. Under the agreement, ...

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France Offers Help to Pakistans Civilian N-Energy Programme

France and Pakistan have agreed to cooperate in the nuclear field, officials said recently, with Islamabad claiming an important breakthrough in its bid to be seen as a responsible nuclear power. Following talks between France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy and Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari, the French leader’s office said he had offered to help Pakistan improve its “nuclear safety” capability. ...

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