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Bruce project is key to Ontario economic recovery

Bruce project is key to Ontario economic recovery

Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement project is helping contribute to economic revitalisation in Ontario, the company said today as it announced new contracts and manufacturing milestones with its partners in the province. These include the completion of calandria tube manufacturing for unit 3; a new contract to automate the installation of the tubes; and a contract for the replacement of steam generators at Bruce 3 and 4.

Corporate 19 January 2022


Koeberg offline for replacement of steam generators

Koeberg offline for replacement of steam generators

Unit 2 of South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear power plant has been taken offline for refuelling and the replacement of its three steam generators and reactor pressure vessel head. The work is part of plans to extend its operation for 20 years, and scheduled to take five months.

Regulation & Safety 17 January 2022


Bruce 6 steam generators lifted into place

Bruce 6 steam generators lifted into place

The last of eight replacement steam generators has been lifted into place at Bruce unit 6, marking an important milestone in the ongoing Major Component Replacement project which will add 30-35 years to the Candu unit's operational life.

Corporate 22 December 2021


Two 'firsts' for Canadian reactor refurbishments

Two 'firsts' for Canadian reactor refurbishments

The disassembly phase of Ontario Power Generation's refurbishment of Darlington unit 3 has now been completed and the reassembly phase has begun, the company said yesterday. The disassembly of the reactor included the world's first use of a combined pressure and calandria tube removal technique. Separately, an automated process to install and inspect calandria tubes is to be used in the refurbishment of Bruce Power's Bruce 3 in another industry 'first'.

Corporate 01 December 2021


Metsamor 2 to operate until 2026

Metsamor 2 to operate until 2026

A collaboration with Armenia has extended the service life of the country's only nuclear power plant, Metsamor, to 2026, said Russia's state nuclear company, Rosatom. "I am proud that we are participating in a project that helped make the Armenian nuclear power plant safer and more efficient," said Rosatom head Alexey Likhachev, attending a ceremony at the plant.

Corporate 17 November 2021


Mihama 3 offline for completion of terrorism countermeasures

Mihama 3 offline for completion of terrorism countermeasures

Kansai Electric Power Company took unit 3 of its Mihama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture offline on 23 October as it could not meet today's deadline set by regulators to implement antiterrorism measures. The reactor - which was restarted in June - is expected to remain offline for 13 months whilst the measures are completed.

Regulation & Safety 25 October 2021


Limerick to digitalise safety system in US 'first'

Limerick to digitalise safety system in US 'first'

A USD50 million cost-shared award from the US Department of Energy will see Exelon Generation's Limerick plant in Pennsylvania become the first nuclear power station in the USA to upgrade to a fully digital safety system. Control room digitalisation will enable automation, decrease system interruptions, and improve performance, ultimately improving operations and significantly reducing costs.

Corporate 21 October 2021


Romanian energy policy will see nuclear double

Romanian energy policy will see nuclear double

The Romanian government has adopted an integrated energy plan that calls for two new CANDU reactors at Cernavoda by 2031 and the refurbishment of an existing unit there in 2037. It would double the country's nuclear power supply in a decade.

Nuclear Policies 05 October 2021


CNL completes Slowpoke refuelling

CNL completes Slowpoke refuelling

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has completed a three-year project to refuel a Slowpoke-2 nuclear reactor used by the Royal Military College of Canada for professional development and academic research. The project will enable the reactor, which first came online in 1985, to operate for another 30 years.

Regulation & Safety 05 October 2021


Westinghouse to upgrade Temelin I&C systems

Westinghouse to upgrade Temelin I&C systems

Westinghouse of the USA and Czech utility ČEZ yesterday signed a nine-year project agreement to upgrade the instrumentation and control systems at the Temelin nuclear power plant. As the original supplier, Westinghouse will partially renew and upgrade selected control and management systems. The value of the contract was not disclosed.

Corporate 14 September 2021