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AEM-Tech Pipes For Chinese Reactors In Assembly

Nuclear Power - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 14:54
Petrozavodsk branch of AEM-Technologies has started to assemble pipe spools of reactor coolant pipeline (RCP) for power unit No. 7 of Tianwan NPS under construction in China, said Atomenergomash, the machine engineering division of Rosatom State Corporation and Karelian regional Branch of the Russian Engineering Union.(read more)

EDF Signs 5 Cooperation Agreements In Poland

Nuclear Power - Wed, 06/29/2022 - 14:31
French nuclear utility and procurement agency EDF said this week it had used the fifth Polish-French nuclear energy symposium in Oltarzew, Poland, to sign 5 new cooperation agreements with Polish companies.(read more)

Bruce Power Begins Lu-177 Production

Nuclear Power - Wed, 06/22/2022 - 17:46
Canada’s Bruce Power broke new ground in isotope production, the company said this week, by producing Lutetium-177 in a commercial nuclear power plant.(read more)

Fuel Loading Starts at Barakah 3 In UAE

Nuclear Power - Mon, 06/20/2022 - 18:00
The Nawah Energy Company, operators of the first multi-unit nuclear power plant in the Middle East, have received an operating license for the third unit if the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in the United Arab Emirates, the plant’s owner has announced.(read more)

Maryland Energy Admin. Funds SMR Study

Nuclear Power - Thu, 06/16/2022 - 14:30
The state of Maryland's Energy Administration (MEA) has announced a study initiative to determine the potential for siting an Advanced Small Modular Reactor (SMR) in the state partnering X-energy and Frostburg State University (FSU), both based in Maryland, to collaborate on the project.(read more)

Team Delivers Spent Fuel Casks To U.S. Utility

Nuclear Power - Wed, 06/15/2022 - 15:58
U.S. Orano subsidiary Orano TN Americas SeAH Besteel Co., Ltd., announced completion and delivery of the first dual-purpose used nuclear fuel dry storage cask manufactured for a U.S. utility by the SeAH Besteel Nuclear Shop in Gunsan, South Korea. (read more)

Reactor Core Barrel Manufactured For Chinese Plant

Nuclear Power - Tue, 06/14/2022 - 17:01
Atommash AEM-Technologies JSC Branch, a manufacturing division of Rosatom - Atomenergomash said this week it had completec constuction of the reactor core barrel for Unit No.7 of the Tianwan nuclear power station.(read more)

Sellafield Begins Waste Removal From Magnox Silo

Nuclear Power - Mon, 06/13/2022 - 17:17
Technicians began removing nuclear waste from the Magnox Swarf Storage Silo at the Sellafield Site in Britain, the government program said last week.(read more)

Construction of Nuclear Steam Project Begins In China

Nuclear Power - Fri, 06/10/2022 - 16:26
The first concrete was poured for a nuclear steam supply project at the Tianwan nuclear power plant in Lianyungang city, in East China's Jiangsu province, began on May 27, the China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.(read more)

Westinghouse, Energoatom Sign Major Deal

Nuclear Power - Thu, 06/09/2022 - 19:18
Westinghouse Electric Company and Ukrainian nuclear power utility Energoatom announced the signing of a major fuel and nuclear expansion agreement this week, including supplying all nuclear plants in the country with fuel and increasing the number of AP1000 Westinghouse-designed reactors planned for Ukraine from five to nine units.(read more)

Kakrapar Unit 4 Start Is Delayed

Nuclear Power - Wed, 06/08/2022 - 22:17
News agency Reuters reported this week that a government memo in India claims construction of Unit 4 at the Kakrapar power plant in the state of Gujarat near the country’s western coast is more than a year behind schedule.(read more)

BWR In Japan Approved For Restart

Nuclear Power - Tue, 06/07/2022 - 14:18
Media reports indicate that the governor of the mountainous Shimane Prefecture in western Japan has approved of the restart of unit 2 at the Chugoku Electric Power Company’s Shimane nuclear power plant. (read more)

Kursk II, Unit 1 Steam Generators In Place

Nuclear Power - Mon, 06/06/2022 - 16:32
The fourth and final steam generator for the Kursk Phase II Unit 1 reactor has been set in place, the installation carried out by the Kursk Branch of Energospetsmontazh JSC, Rosatom said on June 6.(read more)

Jacobs Designs Robot For Fukushima Debris Collection

Nuclear Power - Thu, 05/26/2022 - 18:48
U.S. engineering group Jacobs has designed and built a robotic tool to obtain crucial information about the state of a damaged nuclear power reactor at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan.(read more)

Lithuania Committed To Nuclear Waste Safety says IAEA

Nuclear Power - Thu, 05/26/2022 - 16:13
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said Lithuania’s national program for managing radioactive waste and for decommissioning demonstrated a commitment to safety, although areas of improvement were also noted.(read more)

Hyundai Engineering To Push AP1000 Development

Nuclear Power - Thu, 05/26/2022 - 15:52
Westinghouse Electric Company said Thursday it had combined forced with Hyundai Engineering & Construction (E&C) to jointly participate in global development of AP1000 power plant opportunities. (read more)

Sellafield To Close Magnox Plant

Nuclear Power - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 21:15
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.(read more)

Robots Find No Corrosion In 20-Year Canisters

Nuclear Power - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 21:04
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.(read more)

DIU Seeks Nuclear Option For Space Missions

Nuclear Power - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 20:46
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.(read more)

Bruce A Will Close Four Units For May Outage

Nuclear Power - Thu, 05/12/2022 - 21:34
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. (read more)