2017 Week 11

Last week has been relatively quiet in the CNS World. However, there were a number of Committee meetings. Of particular note are the Honours & Awards Committee, and the Education and Communications Committee. These Committees met respectively on the 8th and 9th of March. I also know that a number of other Committees met last week in preparation for the Council meeting this week Friday.

Activities for this week include

  1. The CNS Executive will meet with the Senior Management of Kinectrics on Thursday 16th
  2. The regular meeting of the CNS Executive is on Thursday the 16th
  3. The CNS Council (Board of Directors) meeting is on Friday the 17th,
  4. The 8th International Symposium on Super-Critical Water-Cooled Reactors (ISSCWR-8) taking place in Chengdu, China starts on Monday the 13th. This 3-day conference is a CNS co-sponsored event


Some happenings in the Nuclear World

  1. The Montreal based L3-MAPPS announced on their website that it has signed a contract to Upgrade Eskom's Koeberg Simulators. According to the announcement, the contract with Eskom Holdings SOC Limited (Eskom) is “to perform a multi-phase project to prepare the two Koeberg Power Station operator training simulators for the steam generator replacement that is taking place on the actual plant units”.


  1. WNN reports that The U-Battery consortium, led by Urenco, “has registered its micro-modular reactor technology for pre-licensing vendor design review with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission”


  1. The Vancouver based GoviEx Uranium announced “the execution of a definitive agreement with African Energy Resources to acquire African Energy’s uranium mineral interests in Zambia”. According to the announcement, the “Transaction is intended to unify prospective uranium properties adjacent to, and contiguous with, GoviEx’s Mutanga Mine Permits in Zambia”.

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