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Areva and Siemens settle the dispute with TVO over OL3 delay
21 March, 2018
France’s Areva and Germany’s Siemens have agreed to pay €450m ($553m) ...
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UK’s ONR identifies supply claim weaknesses at Hinkley Point
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), following an inspection of the supply chain for Hinkley Point C, has identified five areas of management which need to be improved in...

Indonesia looks to SMRs
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Indonesia's National Atomic Energy Agency (Badan Tenaga Nuklir Nasional - Batan) announced in March that it had launched a roadmap for developing a detailed engineering design for...

Steam generator at Fessenheim declared fit for service
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 France's Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has lifted the suspension of the serviceability certificate for one of three steam generators installed at EDF's Fessenheim 2.

More compensation for Fukushima evacuees
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Japan’s Kyoto District Court on 15 March ordered the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to pay JPY110m ($1m) in damages to 110 of 174 plaintiffs evacuated from the...

Framatome upgrades I&C technology at Netherlands Borssele
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 France’s Framatome (formerly Areva and now part of EDF) has performed a comprehensive modernisation of the instrumentation & control (I&C) technology at Borssele in the Netherlands.

Tritium found in Wisconsin groundwater
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 US LaCrosseSolutions, a subsidiary of nuclear waste disposal company EnergySolutions, announced on 12 March that it had detected elevated levels of tritium in a monitoring well near...

Steam generator contract for BHEL
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 India’s state-owned Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has won an INR7.36bn ($113.1m) contract from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) to supply steam generators for...

China invests in Russian uranium mine
Monday, March 19, 2018 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) is to co-invest in the construction of uranium mine No 6 at Russia's Priargunskoye Production Mining and Chemical Association (Pimcu)...

Fuel contract extended for BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada
Monday, March 19, 2018 BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada has been awarded a five-year CAD168m $130m) contract extension by Ontario Power Generation to assemble fuel bundles at its Peterborough plant.

Decommissioning progress at Sweden’s Barsebäck
Monday, March 19, 2018 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company (recently taken over by Canada’s Brookfield) has completed dismantling the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) internals of Barsebäck 2, a 600MWe...

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