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Regular electricity production at unit 3 at Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP...
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Framatome completes remote inspection of component for HPC
Framatome announced it has completed the first remote qualification inspection of a large component for the Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear power project in the United Kingdom.
Swedish delegation visits Chernobyl to discuss xenon monitoring
On 16-17 November, Ukraine’s Chernobyl NPP (ChNPP) received delegation of the Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI). The purpose of the visit was to introduce their technology...
EDF awards Tecnatom inspection services contract for Hinkley Point C
EDF has awarded Spain’s Tecnatom Group a contract valued at more than £30 million for pre-service inspection services at the for Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK.
IAEA completes inspection of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye NPP
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 14 July to 2 August conducted a regular scheduled inspection of unit 6 at Ukraine’s Zaporozhye NPP (ZNPP), which is undergoing...
Bilfinger Salamis UK secures Hinkley Point C inspection contract
Bilfinger Salamis UK has won a multi-million pound, five-year, agreement with EDF to deliver advanced inspection services at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction...
Westinghouse fuel assemblies delivered to Rovno NPP
Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom said on 21 July that an incoming inspection of nuclear fuel manufactured by the Swedish division of US-based Westinghouse was underway at unit 3...
Qatar calls for IAEA inspection of Israel’s nuclear facilities
Qatar said on 12 June that all Israeli nuclear facilities should be made available for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect. Qatar’s Ambassador to Austria...
WANO review completed at Zaporozhye NPP
A two-week peer review by the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has been completed at the Zaporozhye NPP, Ukraine nuclear utility Energoatom said on 27 May. The team...
Resolve Optics develops radiation-resistant fixed focus lens for Ahlberg Cameras
Resolve Optics has developed a radiation-resistant fixed focus lens for Sweden-based Ahlberg Cameras AB to enable high-definition nuclear inspection in hard-to-reach areas.
Orano completes inspection of NUHOMS nuclear fuel store
Orano has announced that regulatory inspections of the NUHOMS® used nuclear fuel dry storage facilities at three US nuclear reactor sites, found no corrosion concerns or...
Closer monitoring required of Seabrook NPP concrete degradation
The US Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB), under the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has ordered stricter monitoring for Seabrook nuclear power plant's issues involving...
Drone used to examine equipment at Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine
Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk has begun to use a drone for equipment inspection, fuel company Tvel (part of Rosatom) said on 27 August.
SNC-Lavalin wins inspection contract at Cernavoda
Canada’s SNC-Lavalin announced that its subsidiary Candu Energy had won two contracts from Romania’s Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica to perform fuel channel and feeder...
Framatome deploys new inspection tool for RPV baffle bolts
France’s Framatome has deployed an innovative new inspection tool, known as Falcon, for ultrasonic testing of baffle bolts inside of a reactor vessel
SUSI robot inspects Spain’s Asco nuclear plant
France’s Framatome announced on 23 July that it has performed a complete visual inspection of the tube bundle top structure of a steam generator at unit 2 of Spain’s Ascó NPP using...
Drone inspection for Urenco
Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (Texo DSI), the owner/operator of a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) announced on 30 May that it has carried out the first internal...
Framatome contracted to supply steam generator services to Dominion Energy
France’s Framatome on 17 May signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Dominion Energy to provide steam generator services to the company’s entire nuclear reactor fleet.
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.