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2011-06-14 07:00:00

SLIEDRECHT, The Netherlands and BRISTOL, England, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UNIT4 (http://www.unit4.com/), the world's leading provider of business software for Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC(TM)), today announced that it has secured a new contract with nuclear power specialist Magnox Ltd. The contract is worth approximately GBP2.5million in software and services to UNIT4 and will see Magnox replace its SAP system and implement Route 66, the latest version of UNIT4's Agresso...

2008-10-11 21:00:21

By John Collingridge The nuclear power group, which recently agreed to a 12.5bn marriage with French giant EDF, said maintenance of a unit at Eggborough in North Yorkshire will now happen in the first quarter of next year rather than November."Work on the reactors is progressing well but is slightly behind schedule," the group said.Two nuclear power reactors at Hartlepool in the North West and Heysham 1 in the North East are unlikely to restart until early next year although four others...

2008-09-04 12:00:16

The U.S. Department of Energy says it has selected Mission Support Alliance LLC as support contractor at its Hanford site in Washington State. Department officials said the contract with the Lockheed Martin Corp. subsidiary is a cost-plus award-fee contract valued at approximately $3 billion over 10 years, with a five-year base period and options to extend it for up to another five years. The 586-square-mile Hanford site is a decommissioned nuclear production facility that was established...

2008-08-29 12:01:13

British Energy has announced the return to service of Hunterston B nuclear power station, and achievement of the target of reaching 70% power generation on both units, sufficient for the needs of around one million homes. In what has been the company's largest maintenance program ever, significant boiler inspection and repairs were carried out on both the advanced gas-cooled reactors. The work on Hunterston B Reactor-3 was completed in May 2008 with power output increased from around 59%...

2008-08-04 12:01:17

ON THE back-burner. Serious consequences arise from the collapse of the GBP12bn deal which would have involved the French state- owned energy giant EDF taking over British Energy (BE). On the political front, the failure of the proposed takeover is an embarrassment for Gordon Brown. The Prime Minister has opted for a massive nuclear investment programme to meet Britian's future energy needs. An EDF takeover of BE was seen as the vanguard to deliver that programme. The timescale for, and the...

2008-07-23 03:00:54

British Energy has welcomed the announcement by the British government for consultation on the strategic siting assessment process and siting criteria for new nuclear power stations in the UK. British Energy owns eight potential sites including four in the south of England at Hinkley Point in Somerset, Dungeness in Kent, Bradwell in Essex and Sizewell in Suffolk; two further north at Hartlepool on Teesside and Heysham in Lancashire; and two in Scotland at Hunterston, North Ayrshire and...

2008-07-18 06:00:46

By Erikka Askeland Business Correspondent NUCLEAR power group British Energy yesterday admitted that the cost of repairs at two of its reactors had spiralled beyond initial GBP 50 million estimates. Delays and complications at the Hartlepool and Heysham 1 plants will be "significantly higher", the company conceded. Chairman Sir Adrian Montague told the group's annual general meeting in Edinburgh that there would be "slippage" in the programme to repair the units, which have been shut...

2008-06-21 15:00:06

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has become increasingly concerned North Korea might be seeking a new route to produce nuclear weapons, sources say. Just as North Korea was expected to finally submit a formal declaration on its known plutonium-based nuclear activities, new evidence has emerged the communist Asian nation might also be pursuing a secret uranium-based weapons track, The Washington Post reported Saturday. The Post's unnamed sources say traces of highly enriched...

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