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India-Kazakhstan Sign N-Pact on Uranium Supply & Mining

India and Kazakhstan signed a significant agreement on the supply of much-needed uranium, the crucial input for this country’s ambitious plan to step up nuclear power generation. The pact, one of the five agreements the two countries have inked envisages comprehensive cooperation that includes an invitation by Kazakhstan to India to join in uranium exploration in the former. The pacts ...

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Japanese Consortium Buys 20 pct Stake in Uranium One

Vancouver’s Uranium One Inc. has entered into a long-term agreement with a Japanese consortium to sell up to 20 percent of the uranium available with it to help provide power to Tokyo, Japan’s largest city. At present, the consortium comprising Toshiba Corp., the Japan Bank for International Cooperation and the Tokyo Electric Power Company Inc. provides power to the Tokyo ...

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Canada, India Close In On N-Pact

Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding on next-generation reactors for India as the Canadian government closes in on a nuclear co-operation deal with the South Asian nation. It’s a watershed moment for Canada, which angrily stopped nuclear co-operation with India in 1974 after the government used plutonium from a Canadian reactor to build an atomic ...

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BHEL in Joint venture with UK based Company to manufacture forgings

State-run power equipment maker Bharat Heavy Electricals is set to form a joint venture with UK-based Sheffield (Forgemasters) to manufacture nuclear forgings. The joint venture is expected to be on a technology transfer basis and BHEL would buy the technology from the foreign firm. “BHEL will form a joint venture with UK-based firm Sheffield (Forgemasters) to manufacture nuclear forgings,” sources ...

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AREVA & NPCIL sign MoU to Build Six N-Reactors

Dr. S.K. Jain, Chairman and Managing Director of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), and Mrs. Anne Lauvergeon, CEO of AREVA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 4 February 2009 in New Delhi. Signing of this MoU, will open the way for a future partnership in nuclear power generation in order to build at least 2 EPR™ ...

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Russia Ready to Expand N- Ties with Siemens

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said Russia is ready to expand cooperation in the nuclear energy sector with the German engineering giant Siemens, underlining the strength of economic ties between the two countries “We are ready to move from realizing piecemeal projects to the creation of a full-scale partnership between Siemens and (Russia’s state nuclear firm) Rosatom”, Putin told ...

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China Fire wins more contracts from China Nuclear Power Engg.

China Fire & Security Group (CFSG) has said it has won three additional contracts with China Nuclear Power Engineering Co. Ltd. (CNPEC), valued at about $5.3 million to provide fire detection services for three independent nuclear power projects. The Beijing, China-based company expects to recognize revenue from these contracts over a period of three years beginning in 2009. The present ...

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China and Kazakhstan sign N- cooperation pacts

Agreements on cooperation in uranium production and nuclear energy have been signed during of meeting of the prime ministers of China and Kazakhstan. The agreements follow the signing of memoranda in September 2007. China’s prime minister, Wen Jiabao, met with the prime minister of Kazakhstan, Karim Masimov, in Astana recently.  Among the documents signed was an agreement on cooperation between ...

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India to ink uranium supply & tech deal with Kazakhstan in Jan

State-run Nuclear Power Corp. of India Ltd (NPCIL) will enter into a nuclear cooperation pact with Kazakhstan’s state-owned Kazatomprom soon.  Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev is expected to sign the agreement during his visit to India starting 23 January, 2009. “Kazakhstan has signed strategic agreements with Russia, China and Japan. A similar agreement will be signed with India during the Kazakhstan ...

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Westinghouse signs 10-yr nuclear services & support pact with FENOC

Westinghouse Electric has announced the signing of a comprehensive, 10-year agreement with FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Company (FENOC) for provide services and support to the latter’s nuclear fleet. FENOC’s plants include the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport, Pa.; the Davis-Besse Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio; and the Perry Nuclear Power Plant in Perry, Ohio. Under terms of the ...

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