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Saudi-Japan Cooperation Could Help Solve World’s Energy Problems

According to one of Japan’s leading business thinkers, cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Japan in energy could help solve some of the most intractable problems the world faces today. Nobuo Tanaka, chairman of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and former director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), feels that the two countries could help stabilize global energy markets, and also defuse ...

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US Confirms Saudi Arabia Nuclear Energy Talks

A senior US official has confirmed that Washington is in talks with Riyadh about supporting Saudi Arabia’s planned nuclear programme. Speaking in Abu Dhabi in October, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry Perry confirmed that talks were ongoing. Perry told the forum that Saudi Arabia’s leadership in Riyadh wanted to sign a ‘123 Agreement’ with the United States. A 123 Agreement ...

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Africa Signs Nuclear Deal With Russia To Meet Energy Requirements

18 African countries sign nuclear agreement with Rosatom, Russian nuclear power Corporation amidst concerns about the environmental impact of nuclear energy. The Director General of Rosatom, Alexey Likhachev, has assured the Ethiopian Minister of Innovation and Technology, Getahun Mekuria Kuma about peaceful use of nuclear energy at the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi held at Black Sea. Rwanda is the latest ...

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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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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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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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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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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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Westinghouse & NPCIL sign MOU for 8 AP1000 N-Plants

US energy major Westinghouse Electric company (WEC) and Nucelar Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) signed an MoU for starting discussions on techno-commercial aspects to set up six to eight AP1000 type nuclear power reactors in India. AP1000 is a pressurised water reactor, which is the trademark of Westinghouse Electric Co. The MoU was signed by President and Chief Executive ...

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BGR Energy with US Firm to Make & Market Steam Boilers

Engineering equipment supplier BGR Energy Systems said it has entered into a 20-year licence agreement with an US-based firm for manufacturing and marketing of steam boilers in the Indian market. BGR Boilers, which is a special purpose company, has entered into a license agreement with Foster Wheeler North America Corp, a subsidiary of Foster Wheeler’s Global Power Group, USA, BGR ...

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