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UK drone to be deployed at Fukushima
The UK-developed Remote Intelligence Survey Equipment for Radiation (RISER) is to be deployed to measure radiation levels inside damaged reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Russia tests new nuclear reactor quality assurance method
A new electroanalytical non-destructive testing technique has shown promise for diagnosing potential problems in nuclear reactors in a simulated environment.
Cavendish to support AGR graphite inspections
Cavendish Nuclear has signed a five-year, £7.5 million contract to support the continued operation EDF Energy's fleet of Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors in the UK.
Drone inspects domes at Cook nuclear plant
A drone has been used to inspect two concrete containment domes at American Electric Power’s Cook nuclear plant in Michigan, USA.
Skateboard solution for Dungeness A
A skateboard has been used to speed up work at the Dungeness A site which is undergoing decommissioning in Kent, UK. The innovative solution also reduced cost and personnel dose.
Areva's new steam generator inspection robot
Areva NP has added a new steam generator inspection robot – FORERUNNER – to its nuclear portfolio.
James Fisher wins EDF contract for graphite core inspection tools
Cumbria-based company James Fisher Nuclear (JNF) announced on 13 March that it had won a major contract from EDF-Energy to produce inspection tools that will use innovative eddy...
Europe funds €5m project on reactor core monitoring
Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, will coordinate a €5.1m ($5.4m) research and innovation project funded by the European Commission to improve nuclear safety.
Spanish inspection system supplied to Chinese institute
Spanish engineering firm Tecnatom and nuclear fuel manufacturer Enusa have delivered a new irradiated fuel inspection system to China’s Suzhou Nuclear Power Institute, a subsidiary...
Areva NP demonstrates new inspection tool
France’s Areva NP has demonstrated a new technique and manipulator to provide off-axis inspection for cracks in boiling water reactor (BWR) core shroud welds. Areva NP said the...
Lloyd's Register Energy receives certification Korea
Global nuclear inspection body, Lloyd's Register Energy has increased the services it can offer to nuclear clients in South Korea, after gaining certification for two key nuclear...
Flaws found in RPV of Swiss reactor
Axpo, operator of Switzerland’s Beznau NPP, has detected “flaw indications” in the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) of unit 1 while carrying out ultrasonic measurements as a result...
Westinghouse wins Leibstadt nozzle inspection work
Westinghouse subsidiary WesDyne International has been awarded another long-term contract for reactor pressure vessel nozzle inspection at Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant in Switzerland.
EDF orders boron meters for 34 French reactors
Rolls-Royce, in partnership with Comex Nucleaire, has won a contract to supply boron measurement systems for EDF's entire fleet of 900MW nuclear reactors in France.
Tecnatom to inspect control rods at Krško
Spain-based Tecnatom has been awarded a contract to inspect the control rods at the Krško nuclear power plant in Slovenia.
GE-Hitachi delivers spent fuel pool gauges to Japanese customers
GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy has announced that it is working with several utility customers in Japan to deliver spent fuel pool level monitors (SFPLM), a critical tool to help...
Zetec launches pipe weld crawler
Non-destructive examination equipment supplier Zetec has launched a manually-operated circumferential scanner for inspecting pipe welds.
Ultra Electronics buys sensor manufacturer
Ultra Electronics has acquired Lab Impex Systems Ltd (“LIS”) for a cash consideration of £3.2m, from private investors which include the original founder.
LANL muon tracker to help at Fukushima
Los Alamos National Laboratory will assist Toshiba in developing a muon tracker for use helping decommission the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Steam generator services wins for B&W and Hydratight
Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc. has won a contract from American Electric Power (AEP) to provide steam generator services for the Donald C. Cook (D.C. Cook) Nuclear Plant just...