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    • Wed, Mar 9 2011

    Reactor Design Changes Delay New Units at North Anna and Comanche Peak Nuclear Plants

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has indicated changes to the design of Mitsubishi’s Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor will delay expansions at two nuclear plants, one for 18 months and the other for two years. Luminant sought licensing for two new 1700 megawatt APWRs at its Comanche Peak site in Texas. Dominion, after starting the licensing process with plans to install a GE-Hitachi reactor, also decided...
    • Fri, Feb 11 2011

    AREVA Enters Alliance Agreement with Dominion for Outage Services at Kewaunee, Millstone, North Anna, and Surry

    Dominion expects to reap efficiencies in steam generator maintenance and other services under this new alliance agreement with AREVA,” said David Heacock, Dominion Chief Nuclear Officer. AREVA has signed an alliance agreement with Dominion Resources to provide standard and specialized services to all four Dominion nuclear power plants. This alliance covers steam generator services, specialty non-destructive examination...
    • Mon, Dec 27 2010

    Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems and Dominion Sign Agreement for Continued Development of a US-APWR at North Anna Nuclear Power Plant

    "The agreement with Dominion is another milestone in this important project," said Kiyoshi Yamauchi, President and Chief Executive Officer of MNES. Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems Inc. (MNES) and Dominion Virginia Electric & Power Company have reached agreement to continue pre-construction, engineering, and planning work in preparation for a third unit at Dominion's North Anna Nuclear Power Plant...
    • Thu, Sep 30 2010

    Bloomberg: Dominion Discusses Future North Anna Nuclear Plant – Unit 3

    Dominion Resources Inc. says if it doesn't build a third nuclear reactor at its North Anna Power Station, it will need to build another power generation source in its place. CEO Thomas F. Farrell II spoke Tuesday at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Power ; Gas Leaders Conference in New York about the potential reactor at the central Virginia plant.
    • Tue, Jul 20 2010

    Emergency Preparedness Exercise This Week For North Anna Nuclear Power Station

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Will Evaluate Readiness Of Virginia Atomic Power Plant - By April Murelio - The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the North Anna Power Station. The week-long exercise, which will run this week, will test the ability of the Commonwealth of Virginia to respond to an emergency at...
    • Fri, May 14 2010

    URS On Team Selected for Dominion Virginia Power Nuclear Project

    Dominion Virginia Power (Dominion) announced on May 7, 2010 that it had selected the U.S. Advanced Pressurized Water Reactor (US-APWR) design developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) as a result of a competitive process. URS currently is providing licensing support, engineering, and construction planning to MHI and MNES for the U.S.-APWR. MNES is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MHI based in Arlington, VA ...
    • Mon, May 10 2010

    Dominion Virginia Power Picks Mitsubishi's US-APWR Reactor For Possible Expansion At North Anna Nuclear Plant

    The design is among the world's largest advanced-pressurized-water reactors (APWR), capable of powering more than 360,000 U.S. homes. In 2007, Texas-based Luminant selected the US-APWR design for its Comanche Peak Units 3 and 4 south of Fort Worth, Texas - By Stephen Heiser - The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) US-APWR reactor design has been selected by Dominion Virginia Power as the prospective reactor...
    • Tue, Jan 5 2010

    Dominion Design For New Reactor Delayed

    Dominion Power's decision on a reactor design pushed by several months - Edited by Linton Levy - According to a report on, It could be another six months before Dominion power company makes a final decision on the design it will use for a proposed third reactor at North Anna Power Station.
    • Wed, Nov 4 2009

    Dominion Resources Says It’s Narrowing Reactor Builder List

    Six companies, which Dominion would not identify, bid on the proposed 1,500-megawatt North Anna 3 power plant - Edited by April Murelio - According to a report in The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dominion Resources Inc. has winnowed down the number of potential builders for its proposed third nuclear reactor at the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County. "We are narrowing down the list," said Dominion spokesman...
    • Fri, Oct 23 2009

    NRC Greenlights Power Uprate For North Anna Nuclear Power Plant

    The NRC staff determined that VEPCO could safely increase the reactor’s output primarily through more accurate means of measuring feedwater flow - By April Murelio - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a request by Virginia Electric and Power Company (VEPCO) to increase the generating capacity of North Anna Power Station Units 1 and 2 by 1.6 percent. The NRC staff determined that VEPCO could...