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Power programmes review: Nuclear power in Italy

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Abstract

Several concrete measures have been initiated in Italy for the generation of nuclear power on a substantial scale. Two plants are already under construction and work will start soon on a third. Plans have also been announced for more stations. If the work already initiated is completed on schedule the installed capacity of nuclear power in Italy is likely to exceed 500 mw (electric) in the course of the next four years. This will constitute a sizeable proportion of the total electrical capacity in the country. After the Italian National Committee for Nuclear Research (Comitato Nazionale per le Ricerche Nucleari) was reorganized late in 1956, it prepared what can be described as a nuclear five-year plan for Italy. The plan, designed to cover the period 1957-1962, includes detailed schemes for a comprehensive development of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, including a programme for the generation of power. The Comitato Nazionale per le Ricerche Nucleari (CNRN) promotes and co-ordinates the various activities in the field, and within the framework of its general programme certain industrial groups in Italy have formulated specific projects for nuclear power. At a Geneva conference (1958) it was disclosed that several companies were planning to build  More>>
Publication Date:
Jul 15, 1959
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IAEA Bulletin; Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: 1 photo
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENRICHED URANIUM; GARIGLIANO REACTOR; ITALIAN ORGANIZATIONS; ITALY; METALLURGY; NATURAL URANIUM; NUCLEAR ENERGY; NUCLEAR INDUSTRY; NUCLEAR POWER; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PLANNING; POOL TYPE REACTORS; PWR TYPE REACTORS; SCHEDULES; TRAINING; ACTINIDES; BWR TYPE REACTORS; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; EDUCATION; ELEMENTS; ENERGY; ENRICHED URANIUM REACTORS; EUROPE; INDUSTRY; ISOTOPE ENRICHED MATERIALS; MATERIALS; METALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER; POWER PLANTS; POWER REACTORS; REACTORS; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; THERMAL REACTORS; URANIUM; WATER COOLED REACTORS; WATER MODERATED REACTORS; WESTERN EUROPE
OSTI ID:
21511932
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0020-6067; IAEBAB; TRN: XA10K0531130711
Availability:
Available on-line: http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Magazines/Bulletin/Bull012/01204701517.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 15-17
Announcement Date:
Dec 12, 2011

Journal Article:

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None. Power programmes review: Nuclear power in Italy. IAEA: N. p., 1959. Web.
None. Power programmes review: Nuclear power in Italy. IAEA.
None. 1959. "Power programmes review: Nuclear power in Italy." IAEA.
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title = {Power programmes review: Nuclear power in Italy}
author = {None}
abstractNote = {Several concrete measures have been initiated in Italy for the generation of nuclear power on a substantial scale. Two plants are already under construction and work will start soon on a third. Plans have also been announced for more stations. If the work already initiated is completed on schedule the installed capacity of nuclear power in Italy is likely to exceed 500 mw (electric) in the course of the next four years. This will constitute a sizeable proportion of the total electrical capacity in the country. After the Italian National Committee for Nuclear Research (Comitato Nazionale per le Ricerche Nucleari) was reorganized late in 1956, it prepared what can be described as a nuclear five-year plan for Italy. The plan, designed to cover the period 1957-1962, includes detailed schemes for a comprehensive development of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, including a programme for the generation of power. The Comitato Nazionale per le Ricerche Nucleari (CNRN) promotes and co-ordinates the various activities in the field, and within the framework of its general programme certain industrial groups in Italy have formulated specific projects for nuclear power. At a Geneva conference (1958) it was disclosed that several companies were planning to build nuclear power stations in Italy. (1) SELNI (Societa Elettronucleare Italiana), pertaining to the Edison-Volta group, which plans to build a pressurized water reactor. (2) So.R.I.N. (Societa Ricerche Impianti Nucleari), a company founded by the Fiat and Montecatini groups, which is constructing a research centre, with a swimming pool reactor, and various laboratories for chemistry, physics and metallurgy. This centre will also be used for the training of specialized personnel, in view of the company's programme which envisages two 150 mw (e) plants: one operating with enriched uranium, the other with natural uranium. Such a programme will become effective only when the cost of power produced by these plants may actually compete with that of similar conventional stations. (3) AGIP NUCLEARE - of the ENI group, which has created an organization with laboratories and technical offices in order to design and construct nuclear plants. For reactors of the natural uranium type, AGIP NUCLEARE has signed agreements both with U.K.A.E.A. and with a private manufacturing group, the Nuclear Power Plant Company. (4) SIMEA [Societa Meridionale Energia Atomica (75 per cent ENI + 25 per cent IRI)] of a power station in Latina, near Rome, of 200 mw (e) of the Calder Hall type. SIMEA has signed a contract for the supply of British components for this station. (5) SENN - Societa Elettronucleare Nazionale (57.5 per cent Finelettrica, 15 per cent Finmeccanica, ten per cent Finsider, 17.5 per cent private independents). This Company was entrusted by the Italian Government with the construction in southern Italy of a 150 mw (e) nuclear plant, within the framework of a project promoted by CNRN jointly with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The entire programme, however, has not yet taken concrete shape. Of the projects mentioned above, work is already under way on the construction of two: those being built by SIMEA and SENN. Both these plants are being built in southern Italy, the SIMEA plant at Borgo Sabotino, about 40 miles from Rome, and the other on the river Garigliano, about half-way between Rome and Naples. As indicated above, the reactor for the SIMEA plant, which will be of the Calder Hall type, is being supplied by the Nuclear Power Company of Britain. The SENN reactor will be of the boiling water enriched uranium type, supplied by International General Electric of the USA. For the SELNI project the Italian company recently signed a contract with another American firm, Westinghouse Electric International Company, which will supply a power reactor of the pressurized water type. It has now been decided that this reactor will have a net capacity of 160 mw (e) and not 135 mw as earlier planned. The plant will be located in northern Italy. These three plants together will thus have a total installed capacity of 510 mw. The first two, which are already under construction, are expected to go into operation by the end of 1962. The SELNI plant is scheduled to begin operation in the spring of 1963}
journal = {IAEA Bulletin}
issue = {2}
volume = {1}
place = {IAEA}
year = {1959}
month = {Jul}
}