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Monday, Oct 214:54 AMU.K., EDF sign $26B agreement on nuclear power plant
Monday, Oct 214:54 AM| Comment!
- As expected, the U.K. government has signed an agreement for Electricite de France (ECIFF) to build the country's first nuclear power station in almost three decades in a project that will cost £16B ($25.9B) and create 25,000 jobs.
- The construction of the plant, which will be located in south west England, is a major test over whether nuclear power has a future in Europe.
- The agreement also includes options to build another two reactors in the south-east of the country.
- EDF will own 45-50% of the venture, French engineering firm Areva (ARVCF) 10%, and two Chinese companies 30-40%.
- Nuclear-power equipment makers include AZZ (AZZ) and Babcock & Wilcox (BWC).
- Nuclear/uranium ETFs: NLR, NUCL, URA
Tuesday, Sep 35:32 PMUranium juniors Fission, Alpha Minerals agree to merge
Tuesday, Sep 35:32 PM| Comment!
- Fission Uranium (FCUUF.OB) agrees to acquire Alpha Minerals (ESOFF.PK) for $185M in stock, attempting to create a potential takeover target that could appeal to a larger producer such as Cameco (CCJ) or Areva (ARVCF.PK).
- The junior miners have been releasing impressive drilling results from their Patterson Lake South project in Saskatchewan's Athabasca Basin.
Tuesday, May 2810:39 AMA sale of European uranium enrichment powerhouse Urenco could occur late this year or early next, DealBook reports, but there are few companies with the deep pockets needed for the ~€10B price tag. Two contenders: Canada's Cameco (CCJ), which has shown interest in working with Urenco in the past, and France's Areva (ARVCF.PK), which began switching over to Urenco’s technology in the mid-2000s. |Tuesday, May 2810:39 AM| 2 Comments
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Friday, May 202011, 8:09 AMSiemens (SI -2.4%) said late yesterday that it will pay France’s Areva (ARVCF.PK) €648M ($927M) after an arbitration tribunal found that the German company failed to meet contractual obligations in a nuclear reactor joint venture that it exited earlier this year. |Friday, May 202011, 8:09 AM| Comment!
Thursday, Mar 312011, 2:54 PMWith the BOJ printing, global supply lines compromised, and greater reliance on fossil fuels, the Japanese quake will stoke global inflation pressures, says Andy Xie. Longer term, it could mean the demise of nuclear power as even its supporters question it in light of its dangers. |Thursday, Mar 312011, 2:54 PM| 6 Comments
Wednesday, Mar 302011, 8:38 AMUranium and nuclear energy shares will be a buy, but not until things calm down in a couple of years, says Jim Rogers. "Unless we find something to replace oil and coal, we have to have nuclear … whether we like it or not." List of nuclear energy and uranium ETFs and shares. |Wednesday, Mar 302011, 8:38 AM| 8 Comments
Monday, Mar 142011, 8:23 AMLikely losers from the Japan fallout:
-Uranium stocks like CCJ, DNN, URRE
-Reactor manufacturers like GE, TOSBF.PK, ARVCF.PK
-Nuclear power plant construction companies like SHAW, FLR
-Nuclear utilities like EXC, NRG, TKECF.PK
-Nuclear and uranium ETFs: NLR, PKN, NUCL, URA |Monday, Mar 142011, 8:23 AM| Comment!
Monday, Mar 142011, 7:42 AMNuclear reactor companies sink in Europe, led by Areva (ARVCF.PK, -9% in France), as do utilities committed to large nuclear projects like EDF (EDFEF.PK, -4.7% in France), RWE (RWEOY.PK, -4.15% in Frankfurt), and GE (GE -2.2% U.S. premarket). U.S. lawmakers are calling for a re-evaluation of the domestic nuclear industry. |Monday, Mar 142011, 7:42 AM| 1 Comment
Monday, Jul 122010, 11:24 AMAfter three years of declines, uranium's rebounding as "insatiable" China's buying more than twice as much uranium as it consumes - building stockpiles (along with India) for a huge nuclear energy expansion. The demand jump should benefit leading miner Cameco (CCJ +2.3%) and top reactor builder Areva (ARVCF.PK). |Monday, Jul 122010, 11:24 AM| 1 Comment
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