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ANSTO’s Opal reactor closed for upgrades
17 April, 2024
The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has...
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ČEZ increases efficiency at Dukovany
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 by Czech power company ČEZ reported that unit 3 at the Dukovany NPP for the first time had achieved a heat output of 1,475 MWt, which is 2.3% more than before and corresponds to an output...

Framatome delivers three steam generators to Cruas-Meysse
Tuesday, February 06, 2024 by Framatome has delivered three replacement steam generators for unit 3 of the Cruas-Meysse NPP in France. The generators, which are each 21 metres long weighing 329 tonnes, were...

Ontario supports refurbishment of Pickering NPP
Thursday, February 01, 2024 by The Ontario government is supporting a plan by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) plan to proceed with refurbishing Pickering Nuclear Generating Station’s “B” units (units 5-8). Two of...

Nuclearelectrica signs refurbishment contract for Cernavoda
Thursday, November 30, 2023 by Romanian nuclear utility Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica (SNN) has signed a €525m ($576m) contract to extend the life of unit 1 at the Cernavodă NPP with Candu Energy (part...

EDF given more time to upgrade its 900 MWe reactor fleet
Thursday, November 16, 2023 by French nuclear safety regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has agreed to give EDF more time to complete safety upgrades at its 32 900 MWe nuclear power reactors in operation...

Slovenia looks to accelerate expansion of Krško NPP
Monday, October 02, 2023 by The recently established Working Party on the Coordination of Preparatory Activities at the Project of the New Nuclear Power Plant in Krško (JEK2), comprising Slovenian...

Bruce 6 reconnected to Ontario’s electricity grid
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 by Unit 6 at Canada’s Bruce Power NPP has been reconnected to Ontario’s electricity grid following completion of its Major Component Replacement (MCR) outage, which began in January...

Eskom reports progress in Koeberg NPP upgrades
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 by State-owned South African power utility Eskom says unit 1 of the Koeberg NPP has achieved a significant milestone in upgrade work at the plant after mechanical work for replacement of...

Bruce 6 achieves criticality after major upgrade
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 by Unit 6 at Canada’s Bruce NPP has achieved a sustained fission chain reaction following completion of its Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project. This followed Canadian Nuclear...

Emergency power generators replaced at Darlington NPP
Friday, July 28, 2023 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has installed three new emergency power generators (EPGs) at its Darlington NPP, completing a key 10-year project to support life extension of the...

Darlington unit 3 reconnected to the grid
Thursday, July 20, 2023 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said unit 3 of the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station’s has been reconnected to the electricity grid, 169 days ahead of schedule. As a result, OPG...

GSE contracted to support NPP control room modernisation
Thursday, July 13, 2023 by US-based engineering and workforce solutions company, GSE Solutions, has won a $15m contract to provide procedure and training support for a leading US NPP operator. GSE will review...

Westinghouse to support upgrade of Ukraine’s Rivne NPP
Thursday, June 15, 2023 by US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom to design, manufacture and deliver Long-Term Containment Cooling Systems (LCCSs)...

TVEL delivers upgraded equipment for China’s Yibinsk Fuel
Friday, May 19, 2023 by Rosatom fuel company TVEL has delivered to China upgraded equipment for the fuel fabrication plant at Yibin in Sichuan province. The plant is part of China National Nuclear...

Westinghouse and Dominion to upgrade Surry NPP
Thursday, May 18, 2023 by US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with power utility Dominion Energy to design, manufacture, and deliver replacement steam generators at Surry Nuclear...

Bruce Power contracts Shoreline Power Group for remaining MCR projects
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 by Canada’s Bruce Power has awarded a CAD1.3bn ($1bn) contract to Shoreline Power Group for Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement (FCFR) for its remaining Major Component Replacement...

Framatome to modernise reactor systems at Ringhals
Tuesday, May 16, 2023 by Framatome has signed contracts with power utility Vattenfall for the modernisation of Sweden’s Ringhals NPP. Framatome will update reactor control systems using its...

Koeberg NPP steam generator replacement project moves forward
Thursday, March 23, 2023 by South African power utility Eskom has reported “a major milestone” towards completion of planned steam generator replacements at unit 1 of the Koeberg NPP. The first of the ageing...

Constellation to uprate two Illinois NPPs
Thursday, February 23, 2023 by US power utility Constellation is to invest $800m in new equipment to increase the output of its Braidwood and Byron NPPs in Illinois. “These investments in our world class nuclear...

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