• Fri, Oct 18 2019

    New Safety Controls Installed At Calvert Cliffs

    Framatome and Lockheed Martin successfully completed the installation and site acceptance testing of a new Engineered Safety Features Actuation System (ESFAS) replacement for Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 2, during the plant’s spring 2019 refueling outage, Framatome said on Oct. 9.
    • Fri, Oct 18 2019

    IAEA Fuel Bank Accepts First LEU Delivery

    The first delivery of low-enriched uranium (LEU) has been deposited at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s nuclear fuel bank at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant in eastern Kazakhstan, the agency said Friday.
    • Wed, Oct 16 2019

    Supreme Court Stymies MOX Facility Reboot

    The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday that it would not consider arguments concerning completion of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site, which the state of South Carolina had been pushing.
    • Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Graft Scandal Could Affect Kansai Restarts

    A payoff scandal in Japan could threaten the restart schedule of three Kansai Electric Power Company nuclear reactors, according to media reports, although top Kansai officials said they would stay at their jobs to investigate the matter.
    • Tue, Oct 15 2019

    Orano Partnership Wins $13.25M CEA Contract

    A partnership between AEMCO and Orano has won a $13.25 million contract from the CEA for the turnkey supply and operation of a processing and packaging unit for legacy nuclear fuels at the Cadarache site in Bouches-du-Rhone, France, the companies announced.
    • Wed, Oct 9 2019

    EDF Notes Revised Costs And Milestones

    French utility EDF in late September announced progress at the Hinkley Point C construction project, including a successfully delivered J-O, the completion of the nuclear island “common raft” for the first unit, in line with the schedule announced in September 2016. However, the company has also conceded that cost estimates have risen for both Hinkley Point C and the Flamanville 3 project.
    • Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Sogin Takes Ownership Of Ispra-1

    The Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin) has taken possession of the Ispra-1 research reactor for decommissioning and dismantling, signed over by the Ispra Joint Research Center, Sogin announced.
    • Tue, Oct 8 2019

    GEH Nuclear, Fermi Energia Sign SMR MOU

    GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said last week it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fermi Energia of Estonia to study the feasibility of deploying the GEH BWRX-300 small modular reactor in the Baltic nation.
    • Wed, Oct 2 2019

    ITER Awards Two Key Contracts

    Following competitive global tender campaigns managed by ITER's Procurement & Contracts Division, two contracts for Tokamak machine assembly—TAC1 and TAC2—have been awarded and signed, said the consortium managing the fusion reactor project.
    • Wed, Oct 2 2019

    Framatome, Siemens, To Supply I&C For Hanhikivi 1

    The contract to supply core instrumentation and control systems for the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in Finland has been awarded to a Framatome of France and Seimens of Germany in a compartmentalized contract, according to the plant’s owner.
    • Mon, Sep 30 2019

    EDF To Close Two Fessenheim Units In 2020

    French utility Electricite de France (EDF) said Sunday it had submitted an application to regulators and to the energy minister seeking approval to close both of the 880 MWe pressurized water reactors at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant.
    • Mon, Sep 30 2019

    Westinghouse To Buy Rolls-Royce's North American Business

    Westinghouse Electric Company said Sunday it had agreed to buy Rolls-Royce’s North American services division, along with some assets in Europe, for an undisclosed sum.
    • Wed, Sep 25 2019

    First Of 12 Palo Verde Feedwater Heaters Replaced

    The first of 12 low-pressure feedwater heater replacements at the Palo Verde Generating Station in Arizona has been completed "on an expedited schedule," contracted project leader Framatome announced.
    • Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Three Miles Island Unit 1 Is Retired

    Amid a protest demanding the state of Pennsylvania enact low-carbon energy support legislation, Exelon Generation retired its Unit 1 Three Mile Island reactor Friday, an 819 MWe (net) pressurized water reactor that first went online 45 years ago.
    • Mon, Sep 23 2019

    Novovoronezh Unit Ready For Commissioning

    Operators of the Novovoronezh Unit 2, part of the Phase II project in Central Russia have completed a 15-day testing protocol that now has the reactor officially ready for commissioning, Rosatom said late last week.
    • Wed, Sep 18 2019

    Cavendish Secures Consulting Work In Canada

    Cavendish Nuclear, part of the Babcock International Group, said Tuesday it had secured a consulting contract in Canada focused on licensing of a used fuel transportation package and assessment work for long-term storage.
    • Wed, Sep 18 2019

    Regulator Calls For Mochovce 3 Modifications

    The Slovak Nuclear Regulatory Authority (UJD) has mandated more inspections and reassembly of some internal reactor components before Slovenske Elektrarne can load fuel into the Mochovce Unit 3 reactor, which completed hot tests in March of this year.
    • Mon, Sep 16 2019

    World's Largest Crane At Hinkley Point C

    The world’s largest crane, known as “Big Carl” is ready for assignments at the Hinkley Point C EPR construction site in Somerset, England, French utility Electrcite de France announced late last week.
    • Wed, Sep 11 2019

    Accident-Tolerant Fuel Installed At Byron 2

    Nuclear supply giant Westinghouse Electric Company announced this week, along with Exelon Generation Company, that a first-of-a-kind installation of accident-tolerant fuel had been completed at Exelon’s Byron Unit 2 nuclear power plant in Ogle County, Illinois.
    • Tue, Sep 10 2019

    NDA Takes Ownership Of Magnox Ltd.

    Britain’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said that it had taken over ownership of Magnox Ltd. from the Parent Body Organization, Cavendish Fluor Partnership, which has been contracted to dismantle 12 Magnox nuclear sites, including two research facilities and 10 nuclear reactors
    • Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Second Chinese EPR Reaches Commercial Status

    Electricity de France (EDF) and Famatome, developers of the EPR reactor, triumphed the commercial start of the world’s second online EDF unit, which took place at the Taishan nuclear power plant in China’s Guangdong province on September 7.
    • Mon, Sep 9 2019

    Final Fuel Shipment Leaves Calder Hall

    The final shipment of nuclear fuel has been removed from Britain’s oldest nuclear power plant facility, a four-reactor operation at the Sellefield site’s Calder Hall that was closed down in March 2003. Removal of the plant’s 38,053 fuel rods began in 2011.
    • Wed, Sep 4 2019

    Tepco Plans One More Reactor Shut Down

    In a short announcement, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said on August 26 that it had submitted plans to the city of Kashiwazaki for the decommissioning of at least one of the reactors at the Kashwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station.
    • Tue, Sep 3 2019

    New Spent Fuel Storage Cladding System Announced

    Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) said it had developed a “first-of-a-kind: cladding system for used fuel containers (UFCs) that relies on the use of copper applied through an electroplating process.
    • Tue, Sep 3 2019

    Cavendish Nuclear Lands Monju Reactor Decommissioning Contract

    British industry support company Cavendish Nuclear said in late August that it was pleased to announce a contract awarded by Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) to supply technical support for the decommissioning of the fast breeder reactor at Monju, Japan.