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Latest news from Amec Foster Wheeler (nuclear)
2017
13
March
2017
Amec Foster Wheeler announced today that it has secured a new agreement, worth £125 million to provide long-term support to EDF Energy Nuclear Generation. Under the Technical Support Alliance 3 (TSA3) agreement, the global engineering consultancy ...
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17
January
2017
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a contract to supply the UK Ministry of Defence with research and technology (R&T) services. The work, for the MOD’s Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme (NNPP), is worth approximately £35...
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10
January
2017
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been appointed to carry out design development work on an integrated plant simulator for the ITER nuclear fusion reactor. The company will draw up technical specifications and implementation plans fo...
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2016
29
November
2016
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a contract by the ITER organisation to lead a consortium to examine the best way to decommission the world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment. The work, which will take about 12 months,...
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26
October
2016
Decommissioning work at the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) in Lithuania has recently reached an important milestone. Highly radioactive spent fuel has been moved for the first time into a new storage facility, for which a consortium led by Am...
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26
September
2016
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has won a contract to provide a new effluent treatment plant for the Dounreay nuclear site in the UK. The contract, valued at £7m, was awarded by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL), which is respon...
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14
September
2016
Nuclear reactors have been getting bigger. This produces greater thermal efficiency but also makes them more difficult to fabricate, construct, and finance. The concept of the small modular reactor (or SMR) is that shortfalls in thermal efficiency...
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02
August
2016
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has been awarded a continuation of a contract to provide environmental support by NuGeneration Limited (NuGen) for the proposed nuclear power station at Moorside, Cumbria. This will be the largest nuclear b...
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29
June
2016
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today the award of a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to supply independent nuclear propulsion safety and technical advice for the Royal Navy’s submarine flotilla. The contract, which was awarded after a c...
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28
June
2016
Representatives of the ITER Organisation announce today that they have signed a construction management-as-agent (CMA) contract with the MOMENTUM joint venture, led by Amec Foster Wheeler in partnership with Assystem and KEPCO Engineering and Constru...
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01
June
2016
Amec Foster Wheeler is bringing innovative solutions to the challenges associated with large scale remediation of land contaminated with radioactive material. Our proprietary technology, ORION ScanPlotSM, gives customers better information about the ...
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23
May
2016
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has secured two framework contracts to assist the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) with innovative solutions to some of its technical challenges. The awards under the NDA’s Direct Research Po...
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05
May
2016
On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant suffered an accident in one of its four reactors that sent a radioactive plume into the atmosphere. In the immediate aftermath, this caused dozens of deaths and contaminated tens of thousands of ac...
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12
April
2016
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that its innovative proprietary technology is being used in a research and development programme at Fukushima, in Japan, to make radioactive waste safer. The work, carried out in partnership with Fuji Electric o...
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06
April
2016
On some days here in Beijing, you only have to walk a few blocks to understand why the nuclear industry is so important to China. The ache in your throat and lungs will remind you that reliance on coal-fired power stations has left big cities with ai...
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06
April
2016
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it has signed a wide-ranging agreement with nuclear power plant constructor China Nuclear Engineering & Construction (Group) Corporation (CNEC). The two companies have confirmed a memorandum of understandin...
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08
March
2016
Today (8 March) marks International Women’s Day (IWD), a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and to bring awareness to the ongoing need for gender equality. It’s also the perfect time to discuss the is...
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07
March
2016
Over the past 60 years, hundreds of nuclear reactors have been built around the world. The majority are still generating much-needed electricity but they are also creating nuclear waste in the form of spent fuel and lower level contamination. O...
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04
March
2016
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today that it will be outlining its approach to nuclear decommissioning at an international conference next week. The WM2016 Symposia in Phoenix, Arizona, will hear how technical innovation, stronger collaboration, an...
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02
March
2016
A joint venture between Amec Foster Wheeler, Hertel (UK) Ltd, and Shepley Engineers Ltd has been awarded a key framework agreement by Sellafield Ltd under the new Decommissioning Delivery Partnership (DDP) to support the accelerated clean-up of the S...
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19
February
2016
In nuclear fusion, competition is hotting up. The race is on to recreate conditions in the centre of the sun where hydrogen is not a gas but a plasma, a high-energy state in which all the electrons are stripped from atoms and move freely about. ...
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16
February
2016
Amec Foster Wheeler’s position as a leader in nuclear regulatory support has been confirmed by its successful application to become the first UK-based member of the European Technical Safety Organisation Network (ETSON). This honour recognises the...
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20
January
2016
Contract win further boosts role as supplier of specialist robotics services for ITER experimental reactor ...
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14
January
2016
• Extensive range of engineering and project management services • Continues expansion of support to Bruce Power ...
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2015
07
December
2015
Clean Energy business sweeps the board at the annual Nuclear Industry Association/Nuclear Institute dinner ...
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04
December
2015
• Operators are extending life of nuclear reactors by learning lessons from aerospace and defence sectors • Lifetime potential of power plants is increasing thanks to broader approach to planning ...
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24
November
2015
Proprietary technology, ORION ScanPlotSM, deployed to detect gamma radiation in Port Hope area of Southern Ontario, Canada ...
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23
November
2015
Amec Foster Wheeler announces today the award of a contract for the design, safety case and environmental assessment of a new higher activity waste store at the Dounreay nuclear site in Scotland. The 12 month contract, awarded by Dounreay Site Res...
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11
November
2015
Agreement for nuclear reactor services support ...
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12
October
2015
Decommissioning and waste management skills to be applied in Fukushima clean-up study ...
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