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Westinghouse Awarded $93.6M To Support EnCore Fuel Development

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:17
Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded $93.6 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in support of their accident-tolerant fuel program, EnCore fuel, the company said Friday.(read more)

Hitachi Suspends Work On Wylfa Newydd and Oldbury Projects

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:32
Horizon Nuclear Power parent Hitachi Ltd. of Japan and the British government both reaffirmed their commitments to nuclear power Thursday, on the heels of Hitachi’s announcement that the company was pulling away from two large U.K. projects due to failed financial negotiations.(read more)

L3 MAPPS to Convert Wolsong Unit 1 Simulator for Unit 3 Training

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 18:00
---Press Release--- – Converted simulator is expected to be in service by the third quarter of 2020 – L3 MAPPS announced today that it is under contract with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) to repurpose the Wolsong Unit 1 (Wolsong 1) CANDU* full scope operator training simulator to become the primary training simulator for Wolsong Unit 3 (Wolsong 3). (read more)

NuScale, Jordan Sign Feasibility Study MOU

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 16:11
Small modular reactor (SMR) developer NuScale, majority owned by Fluor Corporation, said Tuesday it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) to pave the way for a feasibility study to look into SMR deployment in the country.(read more)

Russian Plants Hit Generation Records

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:09
Operators at the Novovoronezh nuclear plant in Russia said the VVER-440 Unit 4 reactor at the plant reached 100 percent of is rated capacity on January 10 following an extensive upgrade project expected to allow the plant to operated through 2032. In the same week, Rosenergoatom said that its fleet had set new generation records in 201(read more)

Speculation: Hitachi To Cancel Wylfa Newydd

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:45
Media reports from Britain and Japan on Monday were speculating on the possibility that Hitachi was set to pull out of the $20.5 billion Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant project with several key news outlets concluding that Hitachi’s withdrawal from the project was conclusive.(read more)

Entergy Completes Sale Of Vermont Yankee

Mon, 01/14/2019 - 14:36
Entergy Corporation said Friday it had completed the sale of Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee to subsidiaries of NorthStar Group Services, which will decommission the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station site.(read more)

NuScale, Ultra, Unveil Programmable Display System

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 18:23
Modular light water reactor developer NuScale Power and the business group Ultra Electronics Energy (Ultra) on Thursday unveiled a new safety display and indication system using field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology that represents the first application of FPGA technology for real time display and monitoring in the U.S. commercial nuclear industry. (read more)

Westinghouse Changes Announced

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 17:52
Westinghouse Electric Company, which emerged from bankruptcy in August, announce the first phase of organizational changes meant to focus the company on its customer base and "strengthen its global services and supply chain management capabilities."(read more)

Fourth AP1000 In China Hits Commercial Operations Status

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 17:26
As of January 9, at 4 p.m. in China, a fourth Westinghouse designed AP1000 reactor has reached the critical milestone entering commercial operations status, the industry-acknowledged designation assigned to reactors that have proven themselves through a week of full steam operations.(read more)

Russian Regulator Approves Design Documents For Brest-OD-300

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 16:53
Russian engineering regulator Glavgosexpertiza has approved of the design documentation for the lead-cooled Brest-OD-300 fast reactor that is slated for the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) complex near Tomsk in Russia.(read more)

Kaiga Unit 1 Sets NPP Continuous Run Record

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 16:58
The Kaiga nuclear power plant’s Unit 1 has established a new world record for continuous operations for a nuclear power plant, drawing the new line in the sand at 962 straight days of operations, 21 days beyond the previous record, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India said.(read more)

Dominion Energy Completes Scana Takeover

Thu, 01/03/2019 - 16:53
Dominion Energy said Wednesday it had completed the purchase of Scana Corporation, providing symbolic closure to the South Carolina utility’s failed aspirations to construct two AP1000 reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station in Jenkinsville, S.C.(read more)

Tianwan NPP Unit 4 Enters Commercial Operations

Wed, 01/02/2019 - 16:07
Russian nuclear power giant Rosatom said in December that Unit 4 at the Tianwan NPP in China had begun commercial operations as of 22 December at 3:17 a.m. local time.(read more)

Billionaire Wish List Includes U.S. Nuclear Renaissance

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 00:11
No doubt about it: Bill Gates’ annual letter to friends, family, and the entire world says that the United States is falling behind other world powers in the field of nuclear energy and urges leaders to get back “into the game.”(read more)

Fire Event At Cooper NPP Quickly Controlled

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 23:39
Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) exited the emergency classification level called a “notification of an unusual event” (NOUE) at its Cooper Nuclear Station. NPPD initially declared the NOUE at 9:04 a.m. Saturday after discovering a hazardous gas environment in the basement of the plant. While investigating the gas, safety and plant personnel detected a fire within a pipe chase.(read more)

Waterford NPP License Extended 20 Years

Mon, 12/31/2018 - 20:20
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Monday it had renewed the operating license of the Waterford Steam Electric Station for an additional 20 years, allowing the pressurized water reactor run by Entergy Operations to continue operating through Dec. 18, 2044.(read more)

DOE Signs MOU In Preparation For Modular Reactor Development

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:49
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) said it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) along with the Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS), and Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) that outlines the department's intention to initiate a potentially 12-module plant that would be constructed at the Idaho National Laboratory under the UAMPS' Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP).(read more)

Final IAEA Report On Second Nigerian Reactor Is Done

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:16
The International Atomic Energy Agency has handed the final report over to Nigeria's Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu related to the country's preparedness to purchase and operate a second research-oriented nuclear reactor, which is expected to be larger than the one already operating in the country. (read more)

IAEA Reviews Vietnam's Preparedness For Research Reactor

Sat, 12/29/2018 - 16:05
The UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has recommended several steps to Vietnam to develop stronger infrastructure to support development of a multipurpose research reactor the country hopes to have up and running in 2026.(read more)