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Fermi Energia starts SMR feasibility study

Fermi Energia starts SMR feasibility study

Fermi Energia has launched a feasibility study on the suitability of small modular reactors for Estonia’s electricity supply and climate goals beyond 2030, following a financing round of EUR260,000 (USD290,076) from investors and shareholders.

Corporate 12 June 2019


Wood awarded Hinkley Point C services contract

Wood awarded Hinkley Point C services contract

Wood plc has been awarded a "multi-million dollar" contract by EDF Energy to provide engineering and technical services to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, UK.

Corporate 11 June 2019


BHEL secures Kudankulam contract

BHEL secures Kudankulam contract

Indian company Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has secured an INR440 crore (USD64 million) order from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd to erect the turbine generator islands for Kudankulam units 3 and 4.

Corporate 11 June 2019


Embalse plant returns to service

Embalse plant returns to service

The Embalse nuclear power plant in Argentina resumed commercial operation following a three-year upgrade programme that was completed in January, the country's Ministry of Energy announced on 30 May. Plant operator Nucleoelectrica Argentina has been conducting tests in the four months since first criticality.

Corporate 03 June 2019


Pilgrim shuts down for the final time

Pilgrim shuts down for the final time

Entergy’s Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts was shut down permanently on 31 May after 47 years in operation. The company, which is leaving the merchant power business, announced in 2015 that it would close the 680 MWe boiling water reactor early for economic reasons.

Corporate 03 June 2019


Kakrapar unit restarts after modernisation

Kakrapar unit restarts after modernisation

Unit 1 at Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd's Kakrapar plant has restarted after the completion of work to replace all of the pressurised heavy water reactor's coolant channel and feeder tubes.

Corporate 21 May 2019


Xcel to seek extension of Monticello operation

Xcel to seek extension of Monticello operation

Utility Xcel Energy has announced plans for its last two remaining coal-fired power plants in the Upper Midwest region of the USA to retire 10 years earlier than previously planned while operation of its Monticello nuclear power plant will be extended by at least a decade.

Corporate 21 May 2019


Westinghouse leadership change announced

Westinghouse leadership change announced

José Emeterio Gutiérrez will step down as president and CEO of Westinghouse on 31 July, the company has announced. Patrick Fragman, currently group senior vice president at ABB Limited, will assume the roles from 19 August.

Corporate 17 May 2019


Santee Cooper claims ownership of Summer equipment

Santee Cooper claims ownership of Summer equipment

Santee Cooper has filed a federal complaint seeking a formal declaration that it is sole owner of equipment purchased for the abandoned VC Summer nuclear power plant construction project in South Carolina. The company has also asked the court to require Westinghouse provide it with certification documentation related to the equipment.

Corporate 15 May 2019


Darlington stator completes journey from Poland

Darlington stator completes journey from Poland

A critical component for the refurbishment of Ontario Power Generation's Darlington unit 3 has arrived at the reactor site. The stator, which will be installed in 2020, is the largest piece of equipment to arrive at Darlington since the plant's initial construction.

Corporate 13 May 2019