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  • Blog Post: BWXT Canada Awarded Steam Generator Design Contract

    BWX Technologies, Inc. said Monday that its subsidiary BWXT Canada Ltd. has been awarded major contracts for steam generator design and component manufacturing for the HPR1000 nuclear plant in Guangxi, China. The steam generator design contract for Guangxi Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Co., Ltd.’s...
  • Blog Post: Unit 3 At Hongyanhe NPP About To Start Commercial Operation

    The third of six planned reactors at the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Station in Liaoning province, China, has been put through a successful 168-hour model operation and will soon start its life as a commercial reactor, Chinese media have reported. The first two reactors at the facility began commercial...
  • Blog Post: China Reports Rush Of Interest In Nuclear Power Project In Argentina

    Chinese media are reporting that a planned nuclear power project in Argentina his proving to be a magnet for businesses. Over 900 suppliers have registered to have a piece of the action in the Argentina, the Ministry of Planning announced, according to Xinhua, the official press agency of the People's...
  • Blog Post: Energid Technologies Software Deployed In China's Nuclear Fusion Lab

    What do you use to inspect a tokamak, while it is still online? And what is a tokamak in the first place? A tokamak is a plasma confinement device that holds great promise for generating thermonuclear fusion, explained Energid Technologies in a statement released Thursday. Due to extreme temperatures...
  • Blog Post: Texas-Based AZZ Inc. Awarded China Nuclear Power Engineering Company Contract

    Proving that U.S. firms can get into the action in China, Fort Worth, Texas-based galvanizing giant AZZ Inc. said Friday it had been awarded a contract from China Nuclear Power Engineering Company to provide two circuits of 550kV 2000A Gas Insulated Line (GIL) for the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant located...
  • Blog Post: French And Chinese Nuclear Giants Sign MOUs

    French nuclear plant construction firm Areva, which announced this week it would sell its Canberra Industries Inc. subsidiary, has signed a series of agreements with the China National Nuclear Corporation and China Guangdong Nuclear Power, the company said Tuesday. A press release said the deals also...
  • Blog Post: IEA Head Gives China An A For Effort

    The head of the International Energy Agency, a think tank for developed countries on energy matters, said China is making a sizeable effort to turn around its coal-based energy economy in a time when the world’s focus is on the threat of climate change. Maria van der Hoeven said that China is...
  • Blog Post: Deals With China Hinge On Extended Cooperation Agreement, Say Lobbyists

    Nuclear power lobbyists in Washington are squaring up to face down a critical end-of-the-year deadline, which is when an export agreement with China concerning nuclear technologies would end if Congress does not renew the plan. China has been increasing its commitment to nuclear power at a time in...
  • Blog Post: Rosatom Chief Says Bushehr 2 Construction Would Begin In Fall

    Rosatom chief Sergey Kiriyenko said construction on a two-reactor project in Iran would begin this fall, announcing the start target in Moscow in a forum at the Atomexpo 2015 exhibition. Kiriyenko said “full scale construction activities at Bushehr-2 will start in the fall,” referring...
  • Blog Post: Merger To Increase China's Clout In Nuclear Power Market

    Two nuclear power giants in China, the State Nuclear Power Technology Company and the China Power Investment Corporation, have announced their merger, which sent stock prices for CPIC up 13 percent Monday. Media reports say the merger is designed to give China more clout in the international nuclear...
  • Blog Post: The Play For Areva: Engie Head Not Considering Purchase

    The future of struggling French nuclear build specialist Areva is still up in the air, but some of the players are jockeying for position, at least in the eyes of the media. Jean-Bernard Levy, the head of state-owned French utility Electricite de France (EDF) said this week that his company, the largest...
  • Blog Post: S. African Energy Minister Says Nuclear Power Partner Will Be Chosen Soon

    South Africa’s Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson said this week that the country would chose a strategic partner or partners by the end of the year who would help build a fleet of nuclear power plants. Newswire service AFP reported that South Africa’s goal is to build eight nuclear...
  • Blog Post: Velan Inc. Lands $34 Million Valve Contract In China

    Canadian valve-maker Velan Inc. said Tuesday that it had been awarded a major contract from the nuclear sector in China. Specifically, Velan S.A.S., a Velan Inc. subsidiary located in Lyon, France, has been awarded important contracts for the supply of nuclear class valves to China Nuclear Power Engineering...
  • Blog Post: China National Nuclear Corp. Aims For $2.6 Billion IPO

    The China National Nuclear Corporation was granted permission Wednesday to raise $2.6 billion in an initial public offering on the Shanghai stock exchange. Market regulators approved of the company’s IPO offering that hinges in an issuance of 3.65 billion shares to raise 16.3 billion yuan. ...
  • Blog Post: Uranium Miners In Australia Poised For Price Triggers

    The place to be to take advantage of Asia’s $800 billion binge in nuclear power plants is in Australia, specifically with your hands on the deed to a uranium mine, according to a Bloomberg analysis and experts in the field. Uranium miners in Australia are already planning about a half dozen...
  • Blog Post: Construction On ACP1000 To Begin At Chinese NPP

    China National Nuclear Corporation said Wednesday that construction of its third generation ACP1000 reactor would begin this week at the Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian province. The ACP1000 design will be used for Units 5 and 6 at the plant as demonstration models that are expected to be the...
  • Blog Post: Chinese Firms Could Play Major Role In Areva Restructuring

    Portions of French nuclear construction giant Areva could end up belonging to Chinese firms, a French newspaper reported Sunday. Le Journal du Dimanche (The Sunday Journal) reported that China General Nuclear Power Corporation and China National Nuclear Corporation were amenable to taking a stake...
  • Blog Post: Deal Relaxes South Korea's Nuclear Fuel Stipulations With United States

    The United States and South Korea have reached a bilateral agreement on nuclear power that extends the Asian nation's ability to enrich uranium for nuclear power and to reprocess spent nuclear fuel. On another trade front, President Barack Obama on Tuesday submitted a letter to Congress that seeks...
  • Blog Post: In China, Concern Over High Carbon Steel In Vessel Components

    The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) said that the tests used to detect high-carbon flaws in the reactor vessel head and reactor vessel bottom of the Flamanville 3 nuclear reactor project in Normandy, France, were not performed on components shipped and installed at the two-reactor build in Taishan...
  • Blog Post: China And Russia Close To Signing New Nuclear Power Accord

    China and Russia are about to renew their vows on nuclear power, an anonymous source said over the weekend. The two countries are discussing a new round of agreements on nuclear power, the source said. A year ago, Russia and China signed a memorandum of understanding that led to deals, including...
  • Blog Post: C02 Emissions Stalled In 2014, Says International Energy Agency

    Global emissions of harmful carbon dioxide from the energy sector held to the previous year's level without an economic incentive for the first time in 40 years the International Energy Agency has said. In news that underscores one of the most critical selling points for the nuclear power industry...
  • Blog Post: Two China General Nuclear Reactors Move Towards Commercial Life

    China General Nuclear has reached two significant milestones with two new nuclear reactors, announcing it had connected the Unit 2 of the Yangjiang Nuclear power station to the grid and that another reactor, Ningde 3 had reach first criticality. The Yangjiang power station is in Guangdong province...
  • Blog Post: China Approves Units 5 And 6 At Hongyanhe NPP

    On the eve of the fourth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, the state-owned China General Nuclear Power Corp. announced that it had government approval to build to new reactors in the northeastern province of Liaoning. The expansion project involves a fifth and sixth reactor at the Hongyanhe...
  • Blog Post: Areva Chief Outlines Two-Year, $1.1 Billion Cost Cutting Plan

    French nuclear powerhouse Areva on Wednesday said it would combine cost cutting with a sharper focus on nuclear power growth to overcome daunting financial difficulties that include losses of about $5.4 billion in 2014. The first dramatic move would be to trim $1.1 billion in operating costs over...
  • Blog Post: NEI Pushes Department Of Energy On Nuclear Technology Export Licensing

    The Nuclear Energy Institute this week commended the U.S. Department of Energy for its efforts to revamp nuclear technology exporting laws for the first time in 25 years. But, as the DOE has issued the final changes to the regulations that have gone through substantial agency and public review, the NEI...