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BWXT Studies 3D Alloy Capacities

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 22:44
Teamed with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, BWXT Technologies Inc. engineers and designers have developed new 3-D printing technologies for the design and manufacture of reactor components made from high-temperature alloys and refractory metals. (read more)

Japan Searches For High Level Waste Site

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 21:51
Two municipalities in the Hokkaido prefecture in Japan have agreed to participate in a Japan Nuclear Waste Management (JUMO) sponsored search for a site suitable for a high-level radioactive waste storage facility.(read more)

Rolls Royce To Supply Pressure Transmitters For Hinkley C

Wed, 11/25/2020 - 20:50
British corporation Rolls-Royce said Wednesday it had signed a contract with Hinkley Point C for the delivery of safety-critical Bibloc pressure transmitters for the two EPR nuclear reactors currently under construction in Somerset, UK.(read more)

Barakah Unit 1 Reaches 80 Percent Power

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 23:12
Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the Joint Venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), announced Wednesday that the reactor of Unit 1 of the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant has achieved 80 percent of the Unit 1 reactor’s rated capacity power. (read more)

Terrestrial Energy, NRG, To Test Graphite

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 22:51
Charlotte, NC-based NRG confirmed this week that it started a program with Canadian firm Terrestrial Energy with graphite irradiation tests for the High Flux Reactor.(read more)

Plant Components Reach Turkey And Bangladesh

Wed, 11/18/2020 - 21:42
Russian state-owned corporation Rosatom has notched major shipping milestones at nuclear plants under construction in Turkey and Bangladesh.(read more)

Belarus Unit Has Early Hiccup After Milestone Start

Wed, 11/11/2020 - 22:05
The Republic of Belarus, an eastern-European state with historical ties to Russia, joined the international nuclear-power community with its first VVER-1200 reactor synchronized with the grid on November 3.(read more)

NuScale Finds 25 Percent More Power In Modular System

Wed, 11/11/2020 - 21:18
Portland, Oregon-based NuScale Power announced Tuesday engineering efforts had managed to bump the power capacity of its NuScale Power Module up by 25 percent.(read more)

Rosatom Retires Leningrad 2 With Replacement Ready

Wed, 11/11/2020 - 20:28
Russia’s state-owned nuclear power giant Rosatom said that the plug had permanently shut down the Leningrad 2 power plant two years after Leningrad 1 was shut down for the last time.(read more)

IAEA Quality Control Team Heads To Fukushima NPP

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 17:58
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has commissioned Japanese experts to independently observe and document the collection of seawater, marine sediment, and fish samples from coastal waters in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.(read more)

IAEA Evaluates SMR Technology

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 17:21
A new IAEA publication explores the role of small modular reactors (SMRs), around the globe, calling the plan to custom fit factory-built reactors into niche markets a potential game-changer in the challenge of lowering greenhouse gas emissions.(read more)

Ostrovets 1 Connected To Belarusian Grid

Wed, 11/04/2020 - 16:47
Three minutes past noon on November 3., the first commercial nuclear reactor built in Belarus, Ostrovets 1, was connected to the grid, Russian industrial giant Rosatom announced.(read more)

New Fuqing Unit Reaches Initial Criticality

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 21:00
Unit 5 at China's Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant reached a 'critical state' for the first time on Oct 21, indicating that the unit has officially entered a state of operation with power and has taken a significant step towards completion and commissioning.(read more)

Leningrad II, Unit 2, Connected To Grid

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 20:19
The Leningrad II, Unit 2, also called Unit 6 to acknowledge the original four-reactor Leningrad plant, has been connected to the Russian grid and begun, as of October 23, its delivery of electricity to consumers.(read more)

Altrad Lands Four-Year Service Deal In Britain

Wed, 10/28/2020 - 18:16
French nuclear service company Altrad said it had been awarded a four-year contract by Magnox Limited to support decommissioning work at six sites in Britain.(read more)

Cold Hydro Test Completed At Vogtle Unit 3

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 20:07
Georgia Power has announced the completion of cold hydro testing for Vogtle Unit 3 at the company's nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Ga.(read more)

DOE Invests $160M In Nuclear's Future

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 19:40
With $160 million appropriated to two matching grant nuclear projects, the time for dreaming and talking is over, the Department of Energy announced this week.(read more)

Russian Deliverables Reach Tianwan NPP

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 16:51
Russia’s state-owned nuclear conglomerate Rosatom said this week that the first elements for the reactor building safety system for Taiwan Nuclear Power Plant in China had been delivered.(read more)

MIT To Work With Fortum On SMR Projects

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 15:37
Fortum and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) have entered into a 3-year cooperation project to create an open source tool for techno-economic modelling of small modular reactor (SMR) projects.(read more)

Westinghouse To Work On Angra 1 NPP Operations Expansion

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 15:25
Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Eletronuclear to conduct engineering analyses critical to the safety, reliability and long-term life of the Angra 1 nuclear power plant in Brazil. (read more)