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Assystem, Uzbek energy ministry create JV

Assystem, Uzbek energy ministry create JV

Assystem and the Ministry of Energy of Uzbekistan have formalised the creation of a joint venture to oversee their cooperation in the implementation of the Central Asian country's energy transition. The development, which the French engineering group announced on 11 October, follows an agreement they signed on 16 May.

Corporate 17 October 2019


Customised I&C system installed at Calvert Cliffs

Customised I&C system installed at Calvert Cliffs

Framatome and Lockheed Martin have completed the installation and site acceptance testing of its Engineered Safety Features Actuation System instrumentation and control system at Exelon Generation’s Calvert Cliffs unit 2.

Corporate 10 October 2019


Framatome-Siemens awarded Hanhikivi I&C contract

Framatome-Siemens awarded Hanhikivi I&C contract

Russia's Titan-2 - the main contractor for Fennovoima's Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant project in Finland - has awarded a contract to the Framatome-Siemens consortium for the plant's main instrumentation and control (I&C) systems.

Corporate 02 October 2019


EDF applies for approval to close Fessenheim

EDF applies for approval to close Fessenheim

French utility EDF has applied to shut down Fessenheim unit 1 on 22 February and unit 2 on 30 June next year. The announcement confirms last week's statement from Secretary of State for Ecological and Solidarity Transition Emmanuelle Wargon that France's oldest nuclear power plant would close by mid-2020.

Corporate 01 October 2019


Westinghouse to buy Rolls-Royce services units

Westinghouse to buy Rolls-Royce services units

Westinghouse Electric Company is to acquire Rolls-Royce's civil nuclear services businesses in the USA and Canada along with sites at Mondragon, France, and Gateshead, UK, which are currently part of the British engineering company's power systems business unit.

Corporate 27 September 2019


Canadian technology offers Fukushima tritium option

Canadian technology offers Fukushima tritium option

Laker TRF Ltd says its water detritiation technology could provide "cost-effective and reliable" detritiation for light water applications, such as contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and fusion power reactors, such as ITER.

Corporate 27 September 2019


ČEZ and NuScale to explore Czech SMR deployment

ČEZ and NuScale to explore Czech SMR deployment

NuScale Power has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ČEZ, to explore applications for its small modular reactor in the Czech Republic.

Corporate 26 September 2019


Hinkley Point C cost rises by nearly 15%

Hinkley Point C cost rises by nearly 15%

EDF Energy announced today that the projected cost of its Hinkley Point C project has increased by up to GBP2.9 billion (USD3.6 billion) compared to the previous estimate. Both the utility and the UK government stressed that, under the terms of the contract-for-difference, there is no impact from the increase for UK consumers or taxpayers.

Corporate 25 September 2019


Japan's Tepco to use UK alloy seals technology

Japan's Tepco to use UK alloy seals technology

The UK's National Nuclear Laboratory announced today that Rawwater Engineering Company, whose specialist alloy seals for the oil and gas sector are being adapted to support Sellafield decommissioning challenges, has signed a contract that will take the company into the Japanese nuclear sector.

Corporate 24 September 2019


Feedwater heater replaced at Palo Verde

Feedwater heater replaced at Palo Verde

Framatome has completed the first of 12 low-pressure feedwater heater replacements at Arizona Public Service's Palo Verde nuclear power plant as part of a seven-year campaign to replace all the feedwater heaters at the three-unit plant.

Corporate 24 September 2019