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Canada’s Bruce A units closed for vacuum building outage
12 May, 2022
Canada’s Bruce Power’s Bruce A generating station closed all four...
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Belarus 1 closed for maintenance as unit 2 prepares for start-up
Thursday, April 28, 2022 by Unit 1 at the Belarusian NPP was put into scheduled preventive maintenance and partial refuelling on 27 April. As part of the planned work, the reactor plant equipment will be...

Unit 2 starts up at Barakah NPP
Thursday, September 02, 2021 by The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) announced on 27 August that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) had successfully started up unit 2...

Westinghouse announces contract extensions
Monday, July 26, 2021 by Westinghouse Electric Company said that it has been awarded several integrated outage and refuelling service contract extensions from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

UAE’s Nawah signs OEM support agreement with Westinghouse
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 by The UAE’s Nawah Energy Company, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (Enec’s) joint venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary, on 12 July signed a five-year...

Iran restarts Bushehr nuclear power plant as diplomacy continues in Vienna
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 by Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant resumed operations on 3 July following its shutdown on 20 June for repair and maintenance following a “technical problem”.

Framatome to provide engineering services to UAE
Monday, July 05, 2021 by Nawah Energy Company, the subsidiary created by joint venture partners Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) and Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) to operate and maintain...

Ikata 3 to resume operation in October
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 by Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Co said on 16 June that it planned to restart unit 3 at its Ikata NPP in Ehime Prefecture later this year following a decision by a high court in...

US Advanced Test Reactor closed for 10-year overhaul
Thursday, May 27, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) said on 24 May that its Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) would be shut down for a major overhaul. The ATR will shut...

Kalinin NPP specialists modernise containment monitoring system
Thursday, May 20, 2021 by During the recent scheduled outage of unit 3 at Russia’s Kalinin NPP, specialists began to modernise the containment monitoring system (CMS) of the reactor compartment, the plant said...

GE Hitachi and GE Digital introduce digital NPP outage planning solution
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and GE Digital on 11 May announced the introduction of Outage Planning and Analytics (OPA), a digital solution to help NPP operators...

US Browns Ferry 2 resumes operation
Thursday, April 29, 2021 by US Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said unit 2 of its Browns Ferry NPP in Alabama had resumed operation on 22 April, following the completion of a scheduled maintenance and...

Russia’s Kursk NPP uses new technique to remove graphite
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by Russia’s Kursk NPP, which comprises four RBMK reactors, has used new equipment for the extraction of graphite elements during a scheduled repair outage. During the repair process,...

GDES wins nuclear maintenance contract in France
Monday, December 14, 2020 by Spanish company GD Energy Services (GDES) has been awarded a new contract by EDF for the surface maintenance of four reactors at two nuclear power plants in France.

Orano wins service contracts with EDF
Monday, October 05, 2020 by France’s Orano announced it had won several contracts with EDF for a total of €150 million worth of business on the French nuclear fleet.

GE completes steam turbine and generator outage at Cernavoda
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by GE Steam Power said it completed a major steam turbine and generator outage at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant Romania during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Chinese fast reactor completes testing with manual shutdown
Thursday, August 13, 2020 by A manual emergency shutdown test of the China Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR) was completed on July 31, according to the official WeChat account of China National Nuclear...

More delays for restart of UK’s Hunterston and Dungeness NPPs
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by EDF Energy said on 7 August that it was once again extending the outages at the UK’s Dungeness and Hunterston NPPs. Dungeness B Reactor 22 was taken offline for pre-planned outages...

Unit 1 of UAE’s Barakah NPP begins operation
Monday, August 03, 2020 by The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) on 1 August announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) had successfully started up unit 1 of...

Ukraine signs agreement with GE and receives European loans
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 by US-based GE Steam Power announced that it has been selected by Ukraine’s AtomRemontServis for its first Multi-Year Agreement in Ukraine on the Khmelnitsky and Rovno NPPs.

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