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The Armenian nuclear power plant in Metsamor was brought to a 65-day halt...
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Iran completes maintenance outage at Bushehr
Iranian experts have completed overhaul and maintenance work on unit 1 of the Bushehr nuclear power plant for the first time and reconnected it to the national grid, the Atomic...
Westinghouse to provide support services to Nordic BWRs
US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a cooperation agreement with the Finnish nuclear power company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) and the Swedish nuclear power company OKG...
GE-Hitachi awarded Olkiluoto outage services contract
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced it has been awrded a contract to provide outage services for Teollisuuden Voima Oyj's Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in Finland.
Armenian nuclear plant delays scheduled outage
The planned maintenance outage at Armenia's nuclear power plant has been postponed until July, according to the chairman of the Nuclear Safety Committee, Ashot Martirosyan.
Outage at Russia’s Kola 1 completed ahead of schedule
The routine repair and maintenance outage at unit 1 of Russia’s Kola nulcear power plant, a VVER 440 reactor, was completed after 56 days on 8 May, a week ahead of schedule.
OKG extends planned outage at Oskarshamn 3
The board of Swedish power utility OKG has decided to extend the annual outage at unit 3 of the Oskarshamn nuclear power plant by three weeks.
TVO contracts Westinghouse for-service inspections at Olkiluoto nuclear plant
Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a long-term contract with Finland's Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) for in-service inspections of all three reactors at the Olkiluoto nuclear...
GE to provide maintenance services to Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear plant
GE announced on 4 March that it has been selected by Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) to continue providing maintenance services for Olkiluoto 1&2 in Finland for the duration of the lifetime...
Framatome secures service contracts for Olkiluoto 3
France’s Framatome on 19 February signed a series of service contracts with Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) for the long-term operation of the EPR at unit 3 of the Olkiluoto nuclear plant...
Bruce Power and Tetra Tech Canada reach engineering services agreement
Canadian utility Bruce Power and Tetra Tech Canada on 4 November reached a new six-year agreement that secures a key role for the engineering company in the delivery of outages and...
EDF contracts Orano to provide NPP services
French nuclear fuel company Orano on 22 October signed a €100 million ($111m) contract with EDF to supply services for the NPPs at Paluel (Seine Maritime), Civaux (Vienne) and...
Ukraine tests Holtec used fuel casks at Rovno NPP
Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom has completed functional testing of UD-based Holtec International's HI-TRAC and HI-STAR 190 containers at unit 3 of the Rovno NPP during the...
More delays for restart of UK’s Hunterston B reactors
EDF Energy, owned by France's EDF, has again extended outages at the two reactors at its Hunterston NPP in Scotland, regulatory data on the company's website showed. Both reactors...
EDF to support operation at Barakah
French utility EDF has signed a ten-year agreement to support Nawah Energy in operation and maintenance of the Barakah nuclear plant in the United Arab Emirate.
Capacity increase for Finland’s Loviisa NPP
Both units at Finland’s Loviisa NPP are now operating after undergoing extended outages for modification and improvement work to increase their net capacity to 507 MWe. The two...
Two new patents for Framatome
France’s Framatome (formerly Areva NP) said on 19 April that it had received two patent awards over the last year for innovations that solve unique challenges in the nuclear industry.
Refuelling record for Vogtle 2
The Vogtle 2 pressurised water reactor in Georgia, USA returned to service on 4 October after completing a record 17-day refuelling and maintenance outage.
Replacement steam generators delivered to France’s Cruas NPP
Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has delivered three replacement steam generators to Electricite de France (EDF) for unit 1 at its Cruas NPP, a 900MWe pressurised...
Areva to provide outage services for Farley
Areva NP has signed a contract with Southern Nuclear to provide outage services at Farley 1&2 in Alabama over the next four years.