Uprates and modernisation rss

Rolls-Royce signs control rod system contract with CGN

Corporate

09 April 2018

Hongyanhe units 1-4 - 48Rolls-Royce is to modernise control rod systems in 14 of China General Nuclear's CPR1000 nuclear power units in China. The UK engineering firm has also signed long-term service contracts with three Chinese plants.

Darlington refurbishment achieves new milestone

Corporate

29 March 2018

Darlington_2_CTI_removal_(OPG)-48Removal of the final calandria tube insert at Ontario Power Generation's Darlington unit 2 yesterday marks the completion of an important step in disassembly of the Candu reactor as it undergoes refurbishment.

L3 MAPPS awarded further Bruce extension contract

Corporate

14 February 2018

Bruce B aerial - 48Bruce Power has awarded L3 MAPPS a contract to replace the digital control computer system of unit 2 of the Bruce A nuclear power plant in Ontario. Last year it was awarded a similar contract for unit 6 of Bruce B.

Pickering supports Ontario’s economy, report says

Energy and Environment

04 April 2018

Pickering_(OPG)_48The Ontario Chamber of Commerce says the continued operation of the Pickering nuclear power plant until 2024 would be a benefit to Ontario's economy, its local communities, its climate change goals and the stability of its energy system. The OCC made its comment in a report released yesterday in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis.

Green light for next Darlington refurbishment

Corporate

19 February 2018

Darlington_3_refurb_permission_(OPG)-48Ontario Power Generation can proceed with the refurbishment of Darlington unit 3 after receiving the go-ahead from the province's Ministry of Energy. Refurbishment of Darlington unit 2 has now passed the half-way mark.

Provincial regulator sets OPG's nuclear budget

Corporate

03 January 2018

The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has published its decision on Ontario Power Generation's (OPG's) application regarding payments for regulated nuclear and hydropower output in 2017-2021. While approving budgets for the refurbishment and extended operation of reactors, the regulator called for OPG to cut costs.