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Refurbishment of Darlington NPP unit 3 ahead of schedule
18 August, 2022
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) reported its financial and operating...
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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...

OPG awards BWXT contract for components for Darlington refurbishment
Monday, November 08, 2021 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and BWX Technologies on 4 November announced a contract for Fuelling Machine (FM) head engineering and component supply as part of refurbishment of...

Armenian NPP modernises cooling towers
Monday, October 04, 2021 by The Armenian nuclear power plant said on 28 September that it had achieved budget savings during major repair work, including a project for modernisation of the cooling towers.

Exelon invests in long-term nuclear power plant operation
Monday, October 04, 2021 by US Exelon announced that, after the Illinois General Assembly has passed sweeping clean energy legislation preserving its NPPs, the company “is moving quickly to fill 650 vacant...

Laurentis Energy Partners wins Owner’s Engineer contract for Romanian Candu refurbishment
Thursday, August 12, 2021 by Canada’s Laurentis Energy Partners on 9 August announced a contract award to its subsidiary, Canadian Nuclear Partners (CNP), as Owner’s Engineer to support refurbishment at...

Romania pursues nuclear co-operation with USA
Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Romanian nuclear utility SN Nuclearelectrica (SNN) on 30 July received a delegation from the US Department for Energy (DOE) led by Dr Kathryn D Huff, Deputy Secretary for Nuclear...

CEZ increases output at Temelin
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by Czech power utility CEZ said on 15 July it had increased the output of unit 1 at the Temelín NPP by introducing new separators during the recently completed routine outage. The...

Aecon contracted to replace steam generators at Bruce NPP
Thursday, July 08, 2021 by Canada-based Aecon Group announced on 5 July that the Steam Generator Replacement Team (SGRT), a 50/50 joint venture between Aecon and SGT (a partnership between Framatome and...

Curtiss-Wright to replace the existing computer system at Columbia Generating Station
Wednesday, June 09, 2021 by US-based Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear announced on 3 June that it had been awarded a contract by Energy Northwest to replace the existing Plant Process Computer (PPC) system at...

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