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TVEL delivers upgraded equipment for China’s Yibinsk Fuel
19 May, 2023
Rosatom fuel company TVEL has delivered to China upgraded equipment for...
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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...

European court dismisses Austrian concerns about Hungary’s Paks-II
Thursday, December 01, 2022 by The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has dismissed an action by Austria contesting the European Commission's (EC’s) approval of investment aid for an upgrade of...

US announces $1.5 billion to strengthen National Laboratories
Wednesday, November 09, 2022 by The US Administration, through the Department of Energy (DOE), has announced funding of $1.5 billion from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act to build and upgrade the US...

Refurbishment of Darlington NPP unit 3 ahead of schedule
Thursday, August 18, 2022 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) reported its financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2022 that refurbishment of unit 3 of Darlington nuclear generating station...

Romania’s Nuclearelectrica selects Candu Energy to support Cernavoda refurbishment
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 by Candu Energy, part of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group, has been selected by Romanian nuclear utility Nuclearelectrica SA (SNN), operator of the Cernavoda NPP, to conduct design and...

Dukovany NPP output increased after cooling tower upgrade
Friday, June 24, 2022 by Following the modernisation and optimisation of the cooling towers, Czech power company ČEZ said it will increase production at the Dukovany NPP by approximately 15,500 MWh.

Vattenfall to increase power at Forsmark NPP unit 1
Thursday, June 16, 2022 by Sweden’s Vattenfall has prepared an increase in the power of the Forsmark NPP unit 1 reactor by just over 100MWe, half of which can be done during the next maintenance period in autumn.

Permit issued for anti-filtration curtain at Paks II
Monday, May 30, 2022 by The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) has issued a licence for the construction of an anti-filtration curtain (PFZ) for the Paks II NPP project.

Framatome to support component modernisation at Forsmark NPP Power Plant
Thursday, April 14, 2022 by France’s Framatome has said that it was recently selected to support the emergency diesel generator (EDG) retrofit programme for the Forsmark NPP operated by Vattenfall in...

Eskom defers steam generator replacement at Koeberg until 2023
Monday, March 07, 2022 by South African power utility Eskom has decided to defer the steam generator replacement programme at unit 2 of its Koeberg nuclear power plant.

BWXT and E.S. Fox to support Bruce 3 MCR
Wednesday, March 02, 2022 by BWX Technologies, Inc. has announced a contract awarded by Bruce Power valued at approximately CA$73 million in support of Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project.

Koeberg 2 closed for steam generator replacement
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by Unit 2 of South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear plant was closed down on 17 January for refuelling and modernisation. The work is part of plans to extend its operation for 20 years.

Candu Energy to support Cernavoda nuclear expansion with US backing
Monday, November 29, 2021 by Canada’s Candu Energy, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group on 25 November won a 12-month, $8.4 million contract from Romanian firm, EnergoNuclear SA, to provide engineering services during...

US NRC approves power uprate for Millstone 3
Monday, November 22, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it had approved a request by Dominion Energy Nuclear Connecticut to increase the reactor capacity of unit 3 of Millstone Power Station...

Life extension work completed at Armenian NPP
Thursday, November 18, 2021 by Upgrading of unit 2 at the Armenian NPP was completed on 16 November. The life of the station was extended until 2026 with the assistance of Rosatom, increasing the level of its...

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