Uprate approved for McGuire
A power uprate of 1.7% to each of the two reactors at Duke Energy's McGuire nuclear power plant in North Carolina has been approved by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The uprates will be implemented during refuelling outages scheduled at each unit next year.
New Westinghouse Americas head
Westinghouse has appointed Mark Marano as the new president of its Americas Region with responsibility for customer relationships, business plan development, and project and product delivery in that region. He recently served as senior vice president for Areva NP in the USA having previously worked for GE-Hitachi, American Electric Power and several other utilities.
KazAtomProm in the USA
High-level representatives from the USA and Kazakhstan have taken part in a conference in Washington DC to mark the opening of NAC KazAtomProm's first US office. The office is tasked with strengthening links with US uranium consumers and increasing US uranium sales, as well as promoting the Kazakh company's other nuclear fuel cycle products and developing cooperation with US partners.