Uprates and modernisation rss

US debut for Westinghouse fuel pool monitor

Regulation and Safety

14 July 2014

The commissioning of a system enabling remote monitoring of the used fuel pool level at Watts Bar has marked the first use of the Westinghouse technology at a US nuclear power plant. The system has already been deployed at some European plants.

Areva wins service contracts


11 June 2014

Kozloduy_turbine_hall_(Kozloduy_NPP)_48A recent flurry of contracts will see Areva provide reactor services to units in Bulgaria, Switzerland and Germany, including a power uprate at Bulgaria's Kozloduy plant.

Westinghouse, OPG team up


17 April 2014

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and Westinghouse have agreed to explore opportunities to work together on a wide range of global nuclear projects.

Oskarshamn 2 outage timeline extended


20 June 2014

Oskarshamn_2_(OKP)_48Sweden's Oskarshamn 2 is expected to remain offline well into 2015 as the timetable for modernization is extended with knock-on effects for a planned power uprate.

Smolensk 3 simulator commissioned

New Nuclear

09 May 2014

Smolensk 3 simulator 48A full-scale simulator for unit 3 of Russia's Smolensk nuclear power plant has begun operation. The RBMK is to be upgraded to allow extended operation.

Krško containment vent installed

Regulation and Safety

04 March 2014

Krsko 48Westinghouse has completed the installation of a passive containment filtered venting system at the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia.