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US plant takes delivery of Holtec fuel racks

US plant takes delivery of Holtec fuel racks

Holtec International has fabricated and delivered six high-density used fuel racks and associated ancillary equipment to Duke Energy's Shearon Harris plant ahead of schedule.

Waste & Recycling 09 July 2019


First Barakah operators receive regulatory certification

First Barakah operators receive regulatory certification

The United Arab Emirates' Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation has officially certified Nawah Energy's first group of operators for the Barakah nuclear power plant. Certification of operators is a key requirement for the issue of the plant's operating licence.

Regulation & Safety 08 July 2019


Rolls-Royce and AMS join in I&C system testing services

Rolls-Royce and AMS join in I&C system testing services

Rolls-Royce and Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation have signed a partnership agreement to provide advanced Instrumentation and Control system testing services to the nuclear energy market. 

Corporate 04 July 2019


Belgian grid operator issues call to action

Belgian grid operator issues call to action

Belgium will need more capacity than previously forecast to cope with its planned nuclear exit and is not yet ready for any scenario, a new report by Belgian grid operator Elia has found. Meanwhile, a team of experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency has completed a review on the long-term operation of two of the country's nuclear power plants.

Nuclear Policies 02 July 2019


Second EPR at China's Taishan site connected to grid

Second EPR at China's Taishan site connected to grid

Unit 2 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has been connected to the electricity grid, becoming the second EPR reactor to reach the commissioning milestone after Taishan 1. Unit 2 is expected to enter commercial operation later this year.

New Nuclear 28 June 2019


GE supports Romanian and Turkish nuclear projects

GE supports Romanian and Turkish nuclear projects

GE Steam Power is to continue providing full maintenance services on two turbine islands at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania under a newly announced USD120 million multi-year agreement with Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica. Meanwhile, work has begun at GE's Belfort site to manufacture the first Arabelle steam turbine for Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant.
 

Corporate 28 June 2019


Extended operation of Forsmark units approved

Extended operation of Forsmark units approved

Units 1 and 2 of the Forsmark nuclear power plant can be operated safely for a further 10 years, until 2028, taking them beyond their initial 40-year planned operation, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority said yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 25 June 2019


Korean companies awarded Barakah service agreements

Korean companies awarded Barakah service agreements

Nawah Energy Company - which will operate the UAE's first nuclear power plant at Barakah - has today signed a long-term maintenance services agreement with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, supported by Kepco Plant Service & Engineering. It has also signed a five-year maintenance service agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction.

Corporate 24 June 2019


Framatome launches new coating technologies

Framatome launches new coating technologies

France's Framatome has launched a range of new protective coatings that it says can reduce maintenance costs and extend the operating life of components and equipment used in nuclear power plants. The first application of this technology has been at Dominion Energy's Surry plant in the US state of Virginia.

Corporate 21 June 2019


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Sweden's Forsmark plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Sweden's Forsmark plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts yesterday completed a review of long-term operational safety at units 1 and 2 of Sweden's Forsmark nuclear power plant. The team assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2019