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  • Blog Post: AREVA Launches BEATRICE Testing System; Hits Milestone At Olkiluoto 3

    French nuclear power giant AREVA has launched at its Creusot site in France a new testing system that reproduces on a smaller scale all the components of the reactor coolant system of an EPR-type nuclear reactor. Known as BEATRICE ( Boucle pour l'Etude et l'Analyse du TRansport de produIts...
  • Blog Post: GEH Has Orders In Japan For Submersible Steam-Powered Pumps

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy said it has orders from Japan for submersible, steam-powered pumps that operate during a power station power blackout. The Turbine Water Lubricated pumps are made by SPX manufacturing unit ClydeUnion Pumps, PowerEngineering reported The pumps are steam powered and are...
  • Blog Post: Sendai No. 1 Output Increase Delayed

    The Kyushu Electric Power Company said that it discovered problems with the cooling system at the Sendai No. 1 reactor that was restarted last week, creating more potential controversy for the first nuclear reactor to power up following a prolonged nationwide nuclear power moratorium. Until last week...
  • Blog Post: Tepco Restructures, Subdividing Non-Nuclear Concerns

    Tokyo Electric Power Company in Japan said it was restructuring the company, creating three businesses that continue with its 2014 separation of its nuclear businesses from its non-nuclear concerns. As from 1 April 2016, Tepco said, the company will spin off its fuel and thermal power generation business...
  • 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: Enec Installs New Simulator, Shipped From Korea

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said it had installed a second fully operational APR-1400 training simulator at its learning center in Barakah, Abu Dhabi, which is up and running and ready for use by 116 enlisted reactor (RO) and senior reactor operators (SRO), 98 percent of whom are United...
  • Blog Post: UniStar Retracts Application For Third Reactor At Calvert Cliffs NPP

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said that UniStar has retracted its application for a third reactor at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant in Lusby, Md. The NRC said Tuesday that it had approved of the retraction as of last Friday, SoMDNews reported. With the withdrawn application, UniStar...
  • Blog Post: India's Uranium Reserve Could Build To 10-Year Supply

    India intends to build up a strategic uranium reserve that could keep the country supplied with up to 10 years of fuel for nuclear power plants, a senior government official said. Currently, Indian Cabinet is scheduled to review a proposal to establish a uranium reserve of 5,000 metric tons, but the...
  • Blog Post: EDF Energy Pressed For More Post-Fukushima Enhancements

    With EDF Energy publishing its Japanese Earthquake Response Programme ONR Recommendation Closeout Report in mid-June, concerning nuclear plant safety enhancements in Britain, it turns out the Office of Nuclear Regulation wants more from the company. The Closeout Report documents three years of work...
  • 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: Reactor Components -- 200 Tons Worth -- Delivered To Vogtle Construction Site

    Westinghouse Electric Company said Monday that it had delivered approximately 200 tons of reactor vessel components to the Vogtle Electric Generating Plant construction site in Waynesboro, Georgia, on April 28, last week. "The completion of this milestone culminated a steadfast effort to fabricate...
  • Blog Post: NRC Grants DTE Energy License To Build And Operate Fermi 3

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday granted permission for DTE Energy in Michigan to add another nuclear reactor to the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station in the Frenchtown Charter Township in Michigan on the shores of Lake Erie. The facility, operated by DTE Energy Electric Company...
  • Blog Post: Russia, Vietnam Reaffirm Commitment To Ninh Thuan Unit 1

    Heads of state from Russia and Vietnam agreed to further cooperation on nuclear power plant projects in Vietnam, which has set its sights on having 13 reactors in commercial operation by 2030. After meetings in Hanoi this week, Prime Ministers Nguyen Tan Dung of Vietnam and Dmitry Medvedev of Russia...
  • Blog Post: Joint Inspection Shows Westinghouse Fuel "Flawless" In Ukraine

    Westinghouse Electric Company said 42 of its fuel assemblies will be loaded into Unit 3 at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant after inspections showed that the company's fuel assemblies had performed well through at least three fuel cycles at the plant. The company said Thursday that its VVER...
  • Blog Post: Clip Captures Vogtle Unit 3 Ascending To 600 Feet

    In 30 seconds, Georgia Power's Vogtle Unit 3 rises from the red soil of Waynesboro, Ga., near Augusta. The clip, released in February, shows the dramatic rise of a cooling tower that is to be the home of the latest Westinghouse designed AP1000 reactor. Construction officially began in March...
  • Blog Post: NRC Staff Views Fermi 3 Proposal Favorably

    DTE Energy Electric Co., owner/operator of the Fermi 2 General Electric Type 4 boiling water reactor in the Frenchtown Charter Township of Michigan, could have a shot at constructing a third reactor at the site, media reports indicate. Early Monday morning, it was reported that Nuclear Regulatory...
  • Blog Post: Westinghouse Electric CEO Roderick Expects Ongoing Work In China

    If you are thinking of applying for a job at Westinghouse Electric or one of its supplier companies, it might be wise to brush up on your Mandarin. This advise is a logic step given statements made by Chief Executive Officer Danny Roderick, who said this week that Westinghouse Electric expects to...
  • Blog Post: Transatomic Power Looks To Answer Raft Of Nuclear Power's Ills

    If nuclear power is the answer to the most basic of human problems, the need for cheap energy, then Transatomic Power is billing its exploration of molten salt-cooled power plants as the answer to the most basic problems faced by the industry, which are the risks of a meltdown, the accumulation of nuclear...
  • Blog Post: Westinghouse And Bechtel Form Alliance For U.S. Decommissioning

    Westinghouse Electric Company and Bechtel said they were joining forces to create an alliance that would focus on decontamination, decommissioning and remediation services for U.S. nuclear power plants. The alliance, the companies said, is not planning a one-size fits all service. Each project would...
  • Blog Post: Areva Lands $88.9M Contract To Serve Brazil's Angra 3

    French nuclear multinational Areva said it has signed a contract with utility Electrobras Electronuclear (ETN) valued at $88.9 million for mechanical and electrical equipment designed for the unfinished Angra 3 reactor in Brazil. The deal includes diesel engines, a variety of appliances and controls...
  • Blog Post: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Begins Spent Fuel Campaign

    Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, (SRNS), operators of the Savannah River National Laboratory, have begun a multi-year program to process aluminum-clad spent fuel currently stored at its facilities near Jackson, S.C. The process includes a chemical step to separate the uranium from the spent nuclear...
  • Blog Post: Water Leak Prompts Shut Down of PPL Susquehanna's Unit 1

    A water leak in the containment structure at Unit 1 at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Berwick, Pa., was described as small, but still triggered steps to disconnect the unit from the regional grid on Saturday, the plant's operators said. Operators said in a release that the the water...
  • Blog Post: Time Lapse Video of Filling the Reactor Vessel during Testing at Watts Bar 2

    A time lapse video showing 185,000 gallons of water in about 23 minutes filling the Watts Bar Unit 2 reactor vessel. The water filled a space 60 ft. long and 22 ft. wide, and was part of key tests to show that safety systems will work as designed when the unit comes online towards the end of 2015.
  • Blog Post: Indonesia Wants A Nuclear Power Plant In The Near Future

    The government has allocated the fund in 2009. That is a clear indication that the government is ready to move to seize the opportunity - Edited by April Murelio - According to a Xinhua report, Indonesia is committed to have a nuclear power plant soon as new source of energy, officials said this...
  • Blog Post: Rolls-Royce And Larsen & Toubro Team On Global Nuclear Opportunities

    The agreement between Rolls-Royce and L&T follows the recent bilateral Civil Nuclear Cooperation Declaration by the Indian and UK Governments, which enables UK and Indian industries to engage in civil nuclear commerce - By Stephen Heiser - Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India’s leading...