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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...

South African court says Areva contract is unlawful
Monday, December 14, 2015 South Africa's supreme appeals court has ruled "unlawful" the award of a ZAR5bn ($315m) nuclear tender to France's Areva by power utility Eskom in August 2014.

Ukraine extends service life of South Ukraine 2
Thursday, December 10, 2015 The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) has decided to extend the service life of unit 2 at the South Ukraine nuclear power plant by another 10 years until...

Canada's Bruce Power to refurbish six reactors
Wednesday, December 09, 2015 Canada's Bruce Power will go ahead with refurbishment of six reactor units at its Candu nuclear power plant in Ontario, after signing an amended "multi-year investment" agreement with...

Another Bulgarian contract for Russia
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP and Russian company Rusatom Service have signed a contract for the delivery of spare parts for the emergency protection and radiation control systems for...

Russia contracted to upgrade Bulgarian reactors
Thursday, October 22, 2015 Russia's OJSC Power Machines and Rusatom Service, a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, have signed a €24.7m ($28m) contract to upgrade equipment at unit 5 of...

AZZ wins valve refurbishment at Laguna Verde
Friday, October 09, 2015 Texas-based AZZ has been awarded a contract to refurbish the main steam isolation valves (MSIVs) and the reactor recirculation cooling system valve at the Laguna Verde nuclear power...

Areva delivers ventilation systems for Japanese reactor
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 Areva announced that it has delivered filtered containment venting systems (FCVS) to unit 4 of Japan's Hamaoka NPP in Shizuoka Prefecture.

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