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Two new patents for Framatome
27 April, 2018
France’s Framatome (formerly Areva NP) said on 19 April that it had...
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Refuelling record for Vogtle 2
Monday, October 09, 2017 by The Vogtle 2 pressurised water reactor in Georgia, USA returned to service on 4 October after completing a record 17-day refuelling and maintenance outage.

Replacement steam generators delivered to France’s Cruas NPP
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has delivered three replacement steam generators to Electricite de France (EDF) for unit 1 at its Cruas NPP, a 900MWe pressurised...

Areva to provide outage services for Farley
Thursday, April 13, 2017 by Areva NP has signed a contract with Southern Nuclear to provide outage services at Farley 1&2 in Alabama over the next four years.

Areva NP signs services contract for Spain’s Trillo NPP
Monday, January 16, 2017 by Areva NP on 12 January signed a long-term contract with the Spanish utility CNAT, Centrales Nucleares Almaraz-Trillo to provide engineering support and outage maintenance services to...

CEZ prolongs Temelin outage
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 by Czech utility ČEZ has decided to extend the annual outage of unit 1 at the Temelín NPP until mid-December, because several operational checks took longer than initially expected,...

Temelin 2 restarted
Thursday, October 20, 2016 by Unit 2 at the Temelín NPP in the Czech Republic was restarted on 14 October following an extended shutdown, operator ČEZ said. Temelín-2, a 1,026MWe Russian-designed VVER-1000, was...

UK’s Heysham unit begins planned outage
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 by The UK’s Heysham B-2 nuclear power unit in northern England has been taken out of service for a planned maintenance programme, after a record-breaking run in which it generated more...

Bruce 7 begins extended outage for life extension
Thursday, September 15, 2016 by Unit 7 at Canada’s Bruce NPP has been taken off line for a planned maintenance outage including life-extension activities to prepare the unit for refurbishment, after breaking its...

RPV annealing begins at Russia’s Kola-2
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by Annealing the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) of the VVER-440 reactor has begun at unit 2 of Russia’s Kola NPP. Annealing restores physical and mechanical properties of the RPV metal,...

Extended outage for Swiss Leibstadt reactor
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Switzerland's 1,245MWe single-unit NPP at Leibstadt will extend its outage for maintenance by eight weeks until 29 October, according to plant operator KKL, after discolouration...

Russia’s BN-800 prepares for commercial operation
Thursday, August 18, 2016 by Russia’s BN-800 sodium-cooled fast reactor at unit 4 of the Beloyarsk NPP has resumed operation after the first scheduled maintenance carried out as part of the equipment preparation...

Outage at Balakovo-3 ends seven days early
Thursday, August 11, 2016 by The scheduled preventive repair of unit 3 at Russia’s Balakovo NPP was completed seven days ahead of schedule, the plant said on August 8. The repair work was carried out over 61...

Planned outages at Finland’s Loviisa NPP
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 by The annual refuelling and maintenance outage at unit 1 of Fortum’s Loviisa NPP began on 7 August to be followed by the servicing of unit 2. This year Unit 1 will undergo an...

Incident closes unit 1 at Ukraine’s Khmelnitsky NPP
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 by Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom said on 25 July that unit 1 of the Khmelnitsky NPP in western Ukraine will be back online in about two months following an unplanned shutdown. In...

Life extension for Russia’s Kalinin NPP
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Kalinin NPP was shut down on 30 July for scheduled maintenance, which will last 90 days in preparation for service life extension modifications, the plant said. It...

Russia’s BN-800 prepares for commercial operation
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 by Work has begun at unit 4 at Russia’s Beloyarsk NPP to prepare the BN-800 sodium-cooled fast reactor for commercial operation this autumn, according to Russian state nuclear...

CEZ seeks compensation for Dukovany shutdowns
Saturday, July 02, 2016 by Majority state-owned Czech power utility CEZ said it is seeking damages from engineering company Skoda JS relating to unplanned shutdowns at its Dukovany NPP since last year...

Strike causes outages at French NPPs
Monday, May 30, 2016 by French NPPs suffered a series of unplanned outages on 26 May after trade unions at power company EDF joined a nationwide strike against the government’s planned labour reforms. At...

EDF extends outage of damaged Paluel 2 reactor
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by EDF has extended the outage period for unit 2 of its Paluel NPP until March 2017 after a 450t steam generator crashed onto the reactor floor during handling in March. The 1,300MWe...

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