Operations & Maintenance

Tech advances make drones a must-have for nuclear operators

Jun 15, 2021

Technical advances in Unmanned Ariel and Ground Vehicles (UAV or UGV) mean they have quickly become a must-have piece of kit for the nuclear industry.

Overhaul gives test reactor new lease of life

Jun 1, 2021

The world’s most powerful and versatile test reactor is up for its sixth major overhaul since it began operating in 1967 and technological upgrades over the last five years mean the...

Surry Power cleared to extend operations; US eyes nuclear tax credits

May 11, 2021

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

Nuclear’s adoption of disruptive technologies to be handled with care

Apr 6, 2021

Artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, blockchain, robotics and drones and Internet of Things could all, potentially, change the nuclear industry forever, but technology that...

EU scientists say nuclear is green; Spain extends Cofrentes' operations

Apr 6, 2021

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

France clears plants to operate up to 50 yrs; GEH creates Canada SMR company

Mar 2, 2021

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

US nuclear community calls for billions more in R&D investment

Mar 2, 2021

Nuclear power is essential in the fight to tackle climate change but the U.S. government needs to invest billions of dollars more in research and development to be most effective,...

US regulators look to license renewals to keep fleet active

Mar 2, 2021

Innovation, a tight decarbonization schedule and long-term operations cost data have helped build the case to extend the current U.S. nuclear fleet lifetimes for a second, and even the...

Spot takes nuclear O&M to parts other robots cannot reach

Dec 22, 2020

Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot Spot walks like a living quadruped, has a small footprint that won’t churn up dust, is easily hosed down and cleaned and may soon be in every nuclear...

3D-printed part loaded into plant for first time; Rolls Royce to sell nuclear I&C business

Dec 8, 2020

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

Pages