Uprates and modernisation rss

Russia to start upgrading Armenian plant in 2018

Corporate

15 June 2017

Rosatom plans to carry out work to extend the operating period of unit 2 of the Metsamor nuclear power plant in Armenia in 2018 and 2019, the Russian state nuclear corporation said on 13 June, following a meeting between its director-general, Alexey Likhachov, and Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan.

Replacement steam generators arrive at Cruas 1

Corporate

25 May 2017

Steam generator for Cruas 1 - 48Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has delivered three replacement steam generators for unit 1 of the Cruas nuclear power plant in south-western France. They will be installed later this year during a scheduled maintenance outage.

L3 MAPPS wins Koeberg simulator upgrade deal

Corporate

01 March 2017

Second Koeberg simulator - 48The two simulators at South Africa's Koeberg nuclear power plant are to be upgraded by Canada-based L3 MAPPS, taking into account the changes that the replacement of steam generators in the actual units will make on the plant's performance.

Kansai prepares Mihama 3 for 60 years of operation

Regulation and Safety

08 June 2017

Mihama NPP 48Kansai Electric Power Company has decided to operate unit 3 of the Mihama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture beyond 40 years. The company has drawn up a plan for safety improvement works at the unit, which has already received regulatory approval to operate for a further 20 years.

Tribunal awards damages for SONGS generators

Corporate

14 March 2017

SONGS_replacement_SG_2009_(MHI)-48An international arbitration panel has ordered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to pay the owners of the San Onofre nuclear power plant $125 million for defective steam generators supplied to the plant in 2009 and 2010. The International Chamber of Commerce capped the award at the liability limit contained in the contract to supply the components.

Bruce Power awards more Candu extension contracts

Corporate

22 February 2017

Bruce Power has awarded L3 MAPPS a contract to replace the digital control computer system of unit 6 of the Bruce B nuclear power plant in Ontario. Bruce Power has also awarded SNC-Lavalin contracts worth almost $28 million for its major component replacement program.