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Framatome completes Doel I&C upgrade project

Framatome completes Doel I&C upgrade project

Framatome's digital instrumentation and control (I&C) systems at the Doel nuclear power plant in Belgium have passed the final site acceptance test. The milestone marks the completion of the project to modernise the control and emergency systems at units 1 and 2 of the plant.

Corporate 12 June 2020


Foratom calls for harmonisation of EU supply chain

Foratom calls for harmonisation of EU supply chain

The European Commission should acknowledge the importance of harmonising the European nuclear supply chain and support EU Member States in reviewing their regulatory framework to enable the use of modern high-quality components manufactured for other industries, according to Foratom. The European nuclear trade body said a strong and harmonised European nuclear supply chain can also help the EU revive its economy following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nuclear Policies 10 June 2020


JV formed to upgrade Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit 6

JV formed to upgrade Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit 6

Tepco Holdings Corporation and Toshiba Energy Systems Corporation have agreed to establish a joint venture company to conduct safety upgrade work at unit 6 of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. Tepco plans to restart units 6 and 7 of the plant, which is in Japan's Niigata Prefecture.

Corporate 03 June 2020


Onagawa 2 upgrade faces further delay

Onagawa 2 upgrade faces further delay

The completion of safety countermeasures at unit 2 of the Onagawa nuclear power plant in Miyagi Prefecture, in Japan, will not be completed until March 2023, two years later than previously scheduled, Tohoku Electric Power Company announced on 30 April. Japan's nuclear regulator concluded in February the unit meets revised safety standards, clearing the way for it to resume operation.

Regulation & Safety 04 May 2020


Rolls-Royce to upgrade Loviisa safety automation systems

Rolls-Royce to upgrade Loviisa safety automation systems

UK engineering company Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by Finnish utility Fortum for a partial renewal of the engineered safety features actuation system functions of the Loviisa nuclear power plant. This is a critical nuclear instrumentation and control system which automatically manages the plant's safety features.

Corporate 22 April 2020


Argentinean projects to resume after hiatus

Argentinean projects to resume after hiatus

Construction is to be resumed of the prototype CAREM-25 reactor and a used fuel dry storage facility, as well as the refurbishment of the Atucha 1 nuclear power plant, Nucleoel├ęctrica Argentina SA announced. Energy Minister Sergio Lanziani said the projects - work on which was suspended last year "due to breaches by contractor companies" - are vital for the country.

New Nuclear 21 April 2020


SNC-Lavalin wins contracts to support Bruce programme

SNC-Lavalin wins contracts to support Bruce programme

Bruce Power has awarded SNC-Lavalin wholly-owned subsidiary Candu Energy Inc three contracts worth a total of CAD34 million (USD26 million) for projects in support of the Major Component Replacement programme at the Bruce nuclear power plant. They include fuel channel and feeder replacement detailed designs for Bruce units 3 and 4, and a seismic margin assessment of the Ontario site.
 

Corporate 31 January 2020


New simulator commissioned at Bruce plant

New simulator commissioned at Bruce plant

Bruce Power has completed a training simulator at its Bruce nuclear power plant in Ontario, Canada, that will be used to train and test certified operators to extend the operation of the plant to 2064. The simulator complements the existing simulators at the site and uses state-of-the-art software modelling and analytical-based computer codes.

Corporate 29 January 2020


Romania awards contract for Cernavoda extension

Romania awards contract for Cernavoda extension

Candu Energy, a member of Canada's SNC-Lavalin Group, has won a USD10.8 million contract from Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica for engineering analyses and assessments on unit 1 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania. The work aims to extend the operation of the unit by an additional 35,000 hours.

Corporate 21 January 2020


Bruce 6 refurbishment begins

Bruce 6 refurbishment begins

Bruce Power has formally begun the execution phase of its first Major Component Replacement project by taking Bruce 6 offline. Six Candu units at the Bruce site are to be upgraded between now and 2033, extending their operation to 2064.

Corporate 21 January 2020