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Delay, cost increase announced for U.K. nuclear project
Perspex screens and reduced seating capacity in the Hinkley Point canteens help protect the workforce during breaks, EDF Energy said. Photo: EDF Energy
The unfortunate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on nuclear new-build projects haven’t stopped with Vogtle: EDF Energy this morning reported that the expected startup date for Unit 1 at its Hinkley Point C site is being pushed from late 2025 to June 2026.
In addition, the project’s completion costs are now estimated to be in the range of £22 billion to £23 billion (about $30.2 billion to $31.5 billion), some £500 million (about $686 million) more than the 2019 estimate, EDF said, adding the caveat that these revisions assume an ability to begin a return to normal site conditions by the second quarter of 2021.
G. Ferran, W. Haeck, M. Gonin
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 179 | Number 3 | March 2015 | Pages 285-301
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/NSE14-64
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This paper describes in detail a new method to calculate the integral that appears in the expression of cross-section Doppler broadening. This method is based on a Fourier transform and seems quite promising as our tests suggest it is able to reach any required precision within a reasonable amount of calculation time. Another method to calculate Doppler-broadened cross sections based on Gauss quadrature will be presented, even if it requires too much computation time to be of practical use. Both methods have been implemented in a new nuclear data-processing software called GAIA, which is currently under development at the French Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire. Results of the comparison of the broadened cross sections obtained with the GAIA methods and with the NJOY processing system are discussed in the paper.