• Thu, May 19 2022

    Sellafield To Close Magnox Plant

    Sellafield Ltd. in Britain said that it would close down the aging Magnox plant with its final reprocessing to take place in July 2022. This would have the Sellafield site, "enter a new era of clean-up and decommissioning," the government program said.
    • Thu, May 19 2022

    Robots Find No Corrosion In 20-Year Canisters

    Nuclear fuel service company Orano said recent inspection of stored used nuclear fuel in the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station’s (SONGS) Advanced NUHOMS dry storage system revealed no corrosion concerns on the stainless steel canisters placed in storage nearly 20 years ago.
    • Thu, May 19 2022

    DIU Seeks Nuclear Option For Space Missions

    The U.S. Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has awarded two Prototype Other Transaction contracts to Ultra Safe Nuclear and to Avalanche Energy to demonstrate the next generation of nuclear propulsion and power capacities for flights into the last frontier - outer space.
    • Thu, May 12 2022

    Bruce A Will Close Four Units For May Outage

    Bruce Power’s Bruce A generating station will see all four operating units (Units 1-4) removed from service for its planned Vacuum Building Outage (VBO), beginning May 9.
    • Thu, May 12 2022

    Tractebel Engineering Joins NUWARD Project

    Tractebel has just signed a contract with Centre national d'équipement de production d'électricité (CNEPE), Électricité de France (EDF)’s engineering centre located in Tours, France, to contribute to the development of the NUWARD small modular reactor (SMR) project.
    • Thu, May 12 2022

    Framatome Lands Cavitation Preening Contract

    French nuclear services group Framatome said Thursday that it had been awarded a contract to perform a specialized reactor vessel mitigation technique on four United States nuclear power plants.
    • Thu, May 5 2022

    Westinghouse Sweden To Fuel Forsmark and Rhinhals

    Westinghouse Electric Sweden announced Thursday that it had reached an agreement with Vattenfall Nuclear Fuel AB to ensure long-term fuel supply to the majority of the nuclear reactors in Sweden which are operated by Vattenfall.
    • Thu, May 5 2022

    Fennovoima Cancels Hanhikivi 1 Contracts

    Finland’s nuclear power company Fennovoima said this week it had terminated contracts with Rosatom for engineering, procurement and licensing activities for the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project, citing increased risk of delays due to the Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
    • Thu, May 5 2022

    TVO Announces New OL3 Delay

    Finish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has said the start of “regular electricity production” at Unit 3 of the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant had been postponed for some time in September this year, a push back from the previously expected transition date of late July.
    • Thu, Apr 28 2022

    Drainage System Milestone Reached At Akkuyu Site

    As part of the work on establishing a unified water discharge system at the construction site of Akkuyu NPP Unit 1, construction workers connected the discharge channel and the siphon well at the Russian-Turkish project, the project company Akkuyu Nuclear said Wednesday.
    • Thu, Apr 28 2022

    Hongyanhe Unit 6 Reaches First Criticality

    China General Nuclear said the first criticality – a sustained nuclear reaction – had been achieved on April 21 at the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant’s Unit 6, the second of two ACPR-1000 reactors built at the plant.
    • Thu, Apr 28 2022

    Unexpected Pump Startup At Olkiluoto Unit 3

    Finish utility Teollisuuden Voima Ovj (TVO) said Tuesday that the Olkiluoto NPP’s nascent Unit 3 was shut down as part of a test program, but that the boron pumps, part of the plant’s safety system, unexpectedly started.
    • Thu, Apr 21 2022

    Westinghouse To Purchase BHI Energy

    Private equity firm AE Industrial Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm specializing in aerospace, defense & government services, space, power & utility services, and specialty industrial markets, announced it had agreed to sell BHI Energy to U.S. nuclear service giant Westinghouse Electric Company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
    • Thu, Apr 21 2022

    Some Normalcy Restored At Chernobyl NPP

    The United Nation’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Wednesday that Ukraine had told them communication between the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the Ukrainian national regulator had been restored after a month of disconnect associated with the Russian invasion.
    • Thu, Apr 21 2022

    Atommash Welds Upper Portion Xudabao Reactor Vessel

    Atommash, part of the machine-building division of Rosatom-Atomenergomash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies, said it had finished welding the circumferential welds on upper reactor semi-vessel designed for Unit No.3 of Xudabao NPP under construction in the Liaoning Province in China.
    • Thu, Apr 14 2022

    Framatome Selected For Forsmark NPP Generator Refit

    French nuclear services company Framatome said Tuesday it had been chosen to support the emergency diesel generator refit program at the Forsmark Nuclear Power Plant in Vattenfall in Sweden.
    • Thu, Apr 14 2022

    Nine Westinghouse MOUs Focus On Dukovany NPP

    Westinghouse Electric Company said Thursday it had signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with nine additional companies in Europe designed to promote cooperation on AP1000 power plant projects in the Czech Republic.
    • Thu, Apr 14 2022

    OECD Suspends Russia From Nuclear Energy Agency

    The influential Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development, based in Paris, said April 12 that it had suspended Russia’s membership in the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA).
    • Thu, Apr 7 2022

    Three Slovenia Firms Teams With Westinghouse On AP1000 Potential

    Westinghouse Electric Company on Tuesday signed memorandums of understanding with three companies in Slovenia that spells out cooperative efforts to pursue the potential AP1000 nuclear plant projects across Central and Eastern Europe.
    • Thu, Apr 7 2022

    Preliminary Sizewell B Extension Work Handed To U.S. Firms

    French Utility EDF has recruited Westinghouse, Jacobs Engineering and General Electric to support the preliminary life extension work at the Sizewell B nuclear power station in Suffolk, United Kingdom, Westinghouse said Thursday.
    • Thu, Apr 7 2022

    Karachi 3 Reaches Full Power

    Unit 3 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan has successfully reached full power operation, obtaining the milestone for the first time on March 31, the China National Nuclear Corporation said this week.
    • Thu, Mar 31 2022

    Four Canadian Provinces Band Together on SMRs

    Four provincial Canadian governments – Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Alberta – said Tuesday they had agreed to a joint strategic plan that would promote development of small modular reactors(SMR).
    • Thu, Mar 31 2022

    Winfrith Magnox Waste Transfer Step Completed

    A major project to dispose of more than 1,000 stainless steel drums of waste at Nuclear Waste Services’ Low Level Waste Repository site from the Winfrith Magnox site, each weighing around one metric ton, has successfully completed its initial rail transfer. The milestone was announced by Nuclear Waste Services along with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Magnox Ltd. The project, which has been several...
    • Wed, Mar 30 2022

    Fuqiung Station Six Hits Commercial Stride

    The Hualong One demonstration project at the Fuquing nuclear power plant in China has been completed, marked by Unit 6 of power plant stepping up to commercial operating status, the China National Nuclear Cooperation' (CNNC) said this week.
    • Wed, Mar 23 2022

    11-Month Test Reactor Overhaul Is Finished

    The Idaho National Laboratory said Monday that one of the country’s “centerpiece” research reactor, the Advanced Test Reactor, was ready for a restart after an 11-month core overhaul.