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Russia Inks Commercial Pact with US to sell Uranium

Russia, a large supplier of nuclear-reactor fuel to Europe and Asia, has signed its first purely commercial contract to supply low-enriched uranium to United States utilities worth one billion dollars. This was first such deals between the two countries. On signing, Russia’s nuclear-fuel trade with the US will shift to a commercial footing, similar to Russia’s dealings with other consumers ...

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Czechs & Slovaks sign N-Deal to Reduce Dependence on Gas

Nuclear energy has reappeared on the agendas of some nations seeking energy security. With memories of this winter’s gas price row between Russia and Ukraine still fresh, the Czech and Slovak governments are taking another look at the promise…. of nuclear power. Recent spats between gas supplier Russia and transit country Ukraine have left some European countries in the cold. ...

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Japan & Jordan Ink Pact on N-Energy Cooperation

The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission and Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry have signed a memorandum of cooperation in nuclear energy. Under the agreement, Japan will assist the Middle Eastern country with its introduction of nuclear energy. Director General of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Toru Ishida and Jordanian Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Suhair Al-Ali ...

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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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US-China JV to make valves for N-power plants

Flowserve Corp of the US has signed a joint venture agreement with China’s SUFA Technology Industry Co Ltd to produce safety-related valves for the Chinese nuclear power industry in Beijing. The agreement formalizes a memorandum of understanding (MoU) covering the product line signed between Flowserve and SUFA – a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) and the largest valve ...

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Spain’s Ensa in Strategic Pact with GEH to Supply RPVs

Equipos Nucleares SA (Ensa) who operates a facility in Maliano, on the northern coast of Spain will become a key supplier of reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) under a strategic agreement signed with GEH. Ensa’s Maliano facility, where large nuclear components are made under the agreement, GEH and Ensa will collaborate on RPVs for certain Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) and ...

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Russia & Nigeria sign pact for building N-plants, uranium mining

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Russia’s Rosatom Deputy Director General Nikolay Spassky and Special Adviser to the Nigerian President Emmanuel Egbogah, in Moscow during the third meeting of the Russian-Nigerian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic and Scientific Technical Cooperation recently. The agreement for cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy includes the construction of nuclear power plants ...

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RIL in JV with Australian Firm to Mine Uranium

Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman and Managing Director Mukesh Ambani is strengthening his hold on the mineral of the future, uranium, in the Australian region which has the bulk of uranium reserves in the world. The joint venture between RIL Australia, a Reliance Industries Ltd arm, and Uranium Exploration Australia is in full swing with eight mines under its belt. And ...

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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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