Welcome to the first TotalDECOM news summary of 2017. The year had been kicked started with a number of drives calling for Innovation within the decommissioning sector. Such as the NDA & Innovate UK’s competition (as discussed last month) and the Innovus Game Changers scheme being fully funded by Sellafield.
Read on for our round up of news stories relating to the decommissioning industry in January 2017:
• Tidal Lagoon Power Plant
While not strictly decommissioning news (but relevant to the larger energy sector) – Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon will be the world’s first tidal lagoon power plant. There is some debate as to whether this initiative will prove to be more beneficial than the similarly priced Hinkley C Facility. There is even debate on the renewable side, if waiting for cheaper renewable options become available would be better in the long term, due to the excessive costs of the forerunning project.
To visit the Tidal Lagoon power website click here.
• Decommissioning plans for France’s Oldest Nuclear Reactor Delayed
The board of French utility EDF has approved a compensation package for the closure of France’s oldest nuclear reactor, the 39-year-old Fessenheim nuclear plant, but it delayed making a final decision on the closure until after the presidential election this spring. For the full article at Powermag click here.
• Total Decom
The team are pleased to release the programme schedule for day one of the event. We have also been continuing to announce the speakers, sponsors and exhibitors that are coming to the event. For example, as Alistair Syme (Citigroup), Professor Alex Kemp (University of Aberdeen) and Takafumi Ihara (Tepco) will all be speaking on the Premier Delegate Day.