Uprates and modernisation rss

Simulator upgrade for Mexican plant

Corporate

06 January 2017

Laguna Verde simulator - 48Canada's L-3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract to support modernization of the full-scope control room simulator for Mexico's sole nuclear power plant, the twin-unit Laguna Verde.

First plasma for WEST fusion reactor

New Nuclear

19 December 2016

WEST coil rewinding workers (CEA) 71x48WEST is the new name for Tore Supra, a plasma facility near Cadarache in southern France, which has been upgraded to undertake research towards the Iter fusion project. The reactor celebrated its first plasma on 14 December as part of its mission to support the Iter project.

Kozloduy and Belene milestones reached

Corporate

26 October 2016

Work to upgrade unit 5 of the Kozloduy nuclear plant in Bulgaria has been completed, extending its operations by 30 years to 2047, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Bulgaria's Energy Ministry both announced yesterday. Meanwhile, Bulgaria today committed itself to fast-tracking payment of the debt it incurred to Russian companies for scrapping the Belene nuclear power plant project.

Worldwide nuclear capacity continues to grow in 2016

Nuclear Policies

03 January 2017

Global nuclear generating capacity increased slightly in 2016 to 391.6 GWe net, up from 382.2 GWe at the end of 2015, according to data from the World Nuclear Association. Construction of three large reactor projects also started during 2016, while three units were permanently shut down.

Energoatom expands cooperation with CNNP, NASA and IDOM Nuclear Services

Corporate

08 November 2016

Shavlakov and Xiu Jiang - 48Ukrainian nuclear power plant operator Energoatom has agreed to enhance its cooperation with Chinese, Argentinian and Spanish companies - respectively, China National Nuclear Power, Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA and IDOM Nuclear Services.

Darlington refurbishment cuts future carbon footprint

Corporate

06 October 2016

Darlington_aerial_(OPG)-48Continued operation of Ontario Power Generation's Darlington nuclear power station following its refurbishment will save the emission of 297 million tonnes of carbon dioxide over the period from 2024 to 2055, an independent report has found.