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Encyclopedia > BNFL
British Nuclear Fuels plc
Type Public (government owned)
Founded 1971 (as British Nuclear Fuels Limited)
Headquarters Daresbury, United Kingdom
Website www.bnfl.com

British Nuclear Fuels plc or BNFL manufactures and transports nuclear fuel (notably MOX), runs reactors, generates and sells electricity, reprocesses and manages spent fuel (mainly at Sellafield), and decommissions nuclear plants and other similar facilities. BNFL is owned by the British government. BNFL has undergone major changes recently: the formation of a new holding company on 1 April 2005, the transfer of its nuclear sites to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the sale of its Westinghouse subsidiary in February 2006. In March 2006 the company announced its intention to sell its major subsidiary, British Nuclear Group. Image File history File links BNFL.png‎ This is a logo of an organization, item, or event, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... The Mox are a alien race that inhabit Planet X, they are divided into clans which seem to be forever at war. ... Lightning strikes during a night-time thunderstorm. ... The Sellafield facility on the Cumbrian coast, United Kingdom Sellafield is the name of a nuclear site, close to the village and railway station of Seascale, operated by the British Nuclear Group, but owned since 1 April 2005 by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. ... The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is a public body of the United Kingdom formed by the Energy Act, 2004. ... The name Westinghouse can refer to any number of devices and independent businesses that can trace their roots to the work of George Westinghouse: // People George Westinghouse, founder of Westinghouse Electric Corporation Devices Westinghouse air brake. ... British Nuclear Group (BNG) is a subsidiary of BNFL. One of it main aims is to manage the decommissioning of many of the UKs nuclear assets under contract to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, a government body set up specifically to deal with the nuclear legacy under the Energy Act...

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History

British Nuclear Fuels Limited was set up in February 1971 from the demerger of the production division of the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA). In 1984 BNFL became a public limited company as British Nuclear Fuels plc, wholly owned by the UK government. 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority was established in 1954 as a statutory corporation to oversee and pioneer the development of nuclear energy within the United Kingdom. ...


Until 2003 its headquarters were based at Risley, near Warrington. BNFLs headquarters are now at Daresbury Park industrial estate, also near to Warrington. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Risley is a neighbourhood in the northeast corner of Warrington. ... Warrington is the largest town and borough in the county of Cheshire, in the North-West of England. ... Daresbury is a small rural village in Warrington, Cheshire, northern England. ...


BNFL Inc. was established in 1990 and specialised in decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear sites. On 19 April 2005 the company was renamed BNG America, a subsidiary of BNFL's British Nuclear Group. [1] British Nuclear Group (BNG) is a subsidiary of BNFL. One of it main aims is to manage the decommissioning of many of the UKs nuclear assets under contract to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, a government body set up specifically to deal with the nuclear legacy under the Energy Act...


In 1996 the UK's eight most advanced nuclear plants, seven Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (AGR) and one Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) were privatised as British Energy, raising £2.1 billion.[2] The oldest reactors, the Magnox sites, were not attractive for commercial operations and remained in public ownership as Magnox Electric. On 30 January 1998 Magnox Electric was merged into BNFL as British Nuclear Fuels plc Magnox Generation. Schematic diagram of the Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor. ... Pressurized water reactors (PWRs) are generation II nuclear power reactors that use water under high pressure as coolant and neutron moderator. ... British Energy plc, is the United Kingdoms primary nuclear power producer, operating seven Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (AGR) stations, one Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR) site and one coal fired power plant. ... Magnox is an obsolesent type of nuclear power reactor; When operated on a short fuel cycle (which is uneconomic) they can also produce plutonium for nuclear weapons. ...


In 1999 BNFL acquired Westinghouse Electric Company, the commercial nuclear power businesses of CBS, (Westinghouse acquired CBS in 1995 and reoriented itself as a broadcaster). Westinghouse's businesses are fuel manufacture, decommissioning of nuclear sites and reactor design, construction and servicing. The Westinghouse Electric Company is a nuclear reactor technology company. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ...


In 2000 BNFL purchased the nuclear businesses of ABB for £300 million ($485 million). This company, which was merged into Westinghouse, had nuclear interests in the United States, Europe and Asia. [3] ABB, formerly Asea Brown Boveri, is a multinational corporation headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, operating mainly in the power and automation business areas. ...


Reorganisation

On 1 April 2005 the company was reorganised. British Nuclear Fuels plc was renamed British Nuclear Group Sellafield Ltd. A new holding company was established an adopted the British Nuclear Fuels plc name. [4] This new group operates largely through its major British Nuclear Group subsidiary. British Nuclear Group (BNG) is a subsidiary of BNFL. One of it main aims is to manage the decommissioning of many of the UKs nuclear assets under contract to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, a government body set up specifically to deal with the nuclear legacy under the Energy Act...


In July 2005 BNFL confirmed it planned to sell Westinghouse, then estimated to be worth $1.8bn (£1bn). However the bid attracted interest from several companies, including Toshiba, General Electric and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and when the Financial Times reported on January 23, 2006 that Toshiba had won the bid, it valued the company's offer at $5bn (£2.8bn). On February 6 2006 Toshiba confirmed it was buying Westinghouse Electric Company for $5.4bn and announced it would sell a minority stake to investors. [5] Toshiba Corporations headquarters in Hamamatsucho, Tokyo Toshiba Corporation sales by division for year ending March, 31 2005 Toshiba Corporation ) (TYO: 6502 ) is a Japanese high technology electrical and electronics manufacturing firm, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. ... GE redirects here. ... Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd (MHI) (三菱重工業, Mitsubishi JÅ«kōgyō) TYO: 7011 is a Japanese company. ... The Financial Times (FT) is an international business newspaper printed on distinctive salmon pink broadsheet paper. ...


On 3 February 2006 BNFL announced it had agreed to sell its BNG America subsidiary to Energy Solutions. [6]


The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) was established on 1 April 2005. The NDA has already taken control of BNFL's nuclear sites to allow BNFL the freedom to concentrate on minimising decommissioning costs. However, the intention is to open up the decommissioning to tender in order to drive down costs and so BNFL will likely be one of a number of decommissioning contractors through its British Nuclear Group subsidiary. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) is a public body of the United Kingdom formed by the Energy Act, 2004. ... British Nuclear Group (BNG) is a subsidiary of BNFL. One of it main aims is to manage the decommissioning of many of the UKs nuclear assets under contract to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, a government body set up specifically to deal with the nuclear legacy under the Energy Act...


In March 2006 BNFL announced its intention to sell British Nuclear Group. With the sale of Westinghouse, BNG America and BNG this will effectively bring BNFL to an end. Mike Parker, CEO of BNFL, said: "By the end of 2007... there will be little need for the BNFL corporate centre from this time." [7] On 22 August 2006 the BNFL announced that instead of selling BNG as a going concern it would instead sell it off piece by piece. The first businesses to be sold are Project Services, a specialist nuclear consulting business, and the one-third stake of AWE Management. [8] AWE is responsible for the support and manufacturing of the UK's nuclear deterrent. AWE plc logo The Atomic Weapons Establishment, Aldermaston (formerly the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston) is situated in the UK, just 7 miles north of Basingstoke and approximately 14 miles south-west of Reading, Berkshire, near a village called Aldermaston, bordering with Tadley. ...


Sites

BNFL's 18 UK sites
BNFL's 18 UK sites

The BNFL currently operates at 18 sites in the UK. They are: Image File history File links Bnfl_sites. ... Image File history File links Bnfl_sites. ...

Location within the British Isles. ... Bradwell power station, located on the Dengie peninsula in the South East of England is a twin Magnox reactor, now undergoing decommissioning following shutdown in March 2002 after 40 years of operation. ... Calder Hall can refer to - Calder Hall Magnox nuclear power station at Sellafield Calder Hall (Trinidad and Tobago) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Capenhurst is a village and civil parishes in Cheshire, England on The Wirral Peninsula. ... Chapelcross was a Magnox nuclear power station located near the town of Annan in Dumfries and Galloway in south west Scotland. ... Daresbury is a small rural village in Warrington, Cheshire, northern England. ... Drigg is a village in the parish of Drigg & Carleton. ... There are two nuclear power stations located near Dungeness in the south east of Kent, England. ... There are two Nuclear power stations at Hinkley Point on the Somerset coast Hinkley Point A is located on a 19. ... Maentwrog is a village in the Welsh county of Gwynedd, lying in the Vale of Ffestiniog. ... Oldbury-on-Severn is a small village near the mouth of the River Severn in South Gloucestershire. ... Risley is a neighbourhood in the northeast corner of Warrington. ... The Sellafield facility on the Cumbrian coast, United Kingdom Sellafield is the name of a nuclear site, close to the village and railway station of Seascale, operated by the British Nuclear Group, but owned since 1 April 2005 by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. ... Sizewell is a small fishing village with a few holiday homes, just north of the more popular holiday villages of Thorpeness and Aldeburgh on the East Anglian coast, and near Leiston, Suffolk. ... Preston is a city and local government district in North West England. ... Trawsfynydd is a village in North Wales adjacent to the A470 north of Dolgellau. ... Wylfa Nuclear Power Station Wylfa is a nuclear power station situated just west of Cemaes Bay on the island of Anglesey, north Wales. ...

See also

As of 2006, the United Kingdom has 23 nuclear reactors generating one-fifth of its electricity (19. ... Energy policy of the United Kingdom is a set of official publications and activities directed at the present and future production, transmission and use of various power technologies. ... For Government policy, see Energy policy of the United Kingdom Energy use and conservation in the United Kingdom has been receiving increased attention over recent years. ...

References

  1. ^ "BNG America is launched", British Nuclear Group, 2005-04-19. Retrieved on 2006-08-25.
  2. ^ Risk Management: The Nuclear Liabilities of British Energy plc (PDF). National Audit Office (2004-02-06). Retrieved on 2006-08-25.
  3. ^ BNFL (1999-12-29). BNFL to Acquire Nuclear Business of ABB. Press release. Retrieved on 2006-08-25.
  4. ^ BNFL Annual Report and Accounts 2005 (PDF) pp. 3. British Nuclear Fuels plc (2005). Retrieved on 2006-08-26.
  5. ^ "Toshiba buys BNFL firm for $5.4bn", BBC News, 2006-02-06. Retrieved on 2006-08-25.
  6. ^ "BNG America to Join EnergySolutions", BNG America, 2006-02-03. Retrieved on 2006-08-25.
  7. ^ Jameson, Angela. "BNFL to be wound up by end of 2007", The Times, 2006-07-04. Retrieved on 2006-08-25.
  8. ^ Griffiths, Katherine. "Anger as nuclear sell-off is shelved", Daily Telegraph, 2006-08-23. Retrieved on 2006-08-25.

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