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Uprate for Columbia
05 June, 2017
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on 31 May that it had approved...
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US promises aid to IAEA laboratories
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 The USA has pledged €1m ($1.09m) to support modernisation of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA’s) Nuclear Applications Laboratories in Seibersdorf, outside Vienna. The...

BWXT Canada wins contract at Darlington NPP
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 BWXT Canada has been awarded a $55m contract to supply feeder pipes for the Darlington nuclear power plant in Canada.

Belgium makes progress with post Fukushima upgrades
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Belgium’s nuclear operator Electrabel, owned by France’s Engie, had completed more than 85% of its post-Fukushima upgrades for the Doel and Tihange nuclear plants by the end of...

Russia’s Kola NPP begins major refurbishment
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Contract signed to support Bruce refurbishment
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Canada’s Bruce Power has signed a CAD40m ($29m) contract with ATS Automation Tooling Systems to support refurbishment of units 3-8 at the Bruce nuclear power plant in Ontario beginning...

Bulgaria weighs merits of Belene NPP or Kozloduy extension
Thursday, November 03, 2016 As a last resort, Bulgaria could use the reactors built for the abandoned Belene NPP project to extend its Kozloduy NPP, Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova told BTV on 1...

GE to help with Ukraine NPP modernisation
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom and Alstom's former Polish subsidiary GE Power on 19 October signed a memorandum of understanding to co-operate more closely in the modernisation...

Iran continues heavy water production
Thursday, September 22, 2016 The member of Iran’s Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, Hojjat-ol Eslam Mojtaba Zolnur, said on 20 September that Iran will continue the production...

Refurbishment of Canada’s Darlington NPP to begin
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 2 September that it is "ready to execute" refurbishment of the Darlington NPP and remains within the CAD12.8bn ($9bn) estimate for...

Upgrade for simulator at China’s Hongyanhe NPP
Friday, September 02, 2016 Canada’s L3 Mapps said on 30 August that it had signed a service contract with Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power (LHNP) to update the reactor core model on the full-scope simulator...

Power uprate for US Catawba NPP
Friday, May 06, 2016 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 5 May approved a request by Duke Energy to increase the generating capacity of unit 1 at its Catawba NPP in South Carolina. The uprate...

Redesign of Iran’s Arak reactor going well
Friday, March 18, 2016 The head of Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi has said the task of redesigning Iran's Arak heavy water reactor is progressing well. Referring to a live link-up on a meeting...

French auditors' court assesses cost of nuclear upgrades
Saturday, February 13, 2016 France's official court of auditors, the Cour des Comptes, said in its annual report on 10 February that investments of €100bn ($112bn) will be needed by 2030 to maintain Electricite...

Armenian NPP prepares for life extension
Friday, February 12, 2016 A survey of the systems, structures and components at unit 2 of the Armenian NPP has been completed in preparation of extension of its service life, Russia's Rusatom Service said on...

Life extension for Bulgaria's Kozloduy 6
Monday, February 01, 2016 Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP has signed a contract with a consortium including Russia's Rusatom Service and Bulgarian engineering services provider Risk Engineering to extend the...

Romanian contracts for Canadian companies
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Canada's L-3 Mapps has won a contract from state-owned Romanian utility Nuclearelectrica to upgrade the Cernavodă nuclear plant's full scope simulator's emulation of the plant...

Armenia pushes on with life extension
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Armenia is to go ahead with plans for the life extension of unit 2 at the Armenian nuclear power plant (ANPP) near Metsamor to ensure operation until 2027, Minister of Energy and...

Refurbishment for Canada's Darlington
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Canada's Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has approved plans for a $12.8bn refurbishment of four reactors at its Darlington NPP, east of Toronto.

Continuing improvements for Finland's Loviisa
Monday, January 11, 2016 Finnish utility Fortum is continuing with its extensive upgrade programme at its 1020MWe Loviisa nuclear plant. The two 510MWe units, both Russian design VVER-440 V-213 reactors,...

Two year outage for Argentina's Embalse
Thursday, January 07, 2016 Argentina's Embalse, in the province of Cordoba, a 648MWe pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR) will be out of service for two years for refurbishment and maintenance which will enable...

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