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Canada’s Bruce Power on 14 June has awarded the Shoreline Power...
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Work begins on Armenian NPP life extension
Specialists from Russia’s JSC Atomenergoremont (a subsidiary of Rosenergoatom Concern, part of Rosatom state nuclear corporation) have begun work to extend the life of the...
WorleyParsons wins Canada contract
WorleyParsons has been awarded a multi-year $32m contract by Ontario-based Bruce Power to supply design integration support services for the electro-hydraulic control and...
Armenian NPP life extension agreed by EU
The Armenian government’s decision to prolong the service life of the Armenian NPP until 2026, has been agreed by the European Union (EU).
Armenian to begin NPP upgrading in June
The Armenian NPP (Metsamor 2) is to be closed on 1 June to begin a programme of upgrading and life extension, according to the Energy Ministry.
Canada’s Bruce Power signs raft of contracts
Canada’s Bruce Power on 23 April signed advanced manufacturing contracts worth CAD914m ($712m) for its Major Component Replacement (MCR) programme, which gets underway in 2020.
Rolls-Royce wins modernisation contracts in China
UK-based Rolls-Royce on 6 April signed a contract to modernise control rod system equipment in 14 of China General Nuclear Power Corporation’s (CGN’s) CPR1000 NPP units in China. It...
Approval for Darlington 3 refurbishment
Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) on 19 February was permitted by the provincial government to go ahead with the refurbishment of unit 3 at the Darlington nuclear station, an...
Another Bruce contract for BWXT Canada
Canada’s Bruce Power has awarded BWXT Canada Ltd contracts worth about CAD30m ($24m) to design and supply 13 critical heat exchangers for its reactors, as part of Bruce's Life...
Bruce Power awards another contract to L3 MAPPS
Canada’s Bruce Power has awarded L3 MAPPS a contract to replace the digital control computer (DCC) system at unit 2 of the Bruce A nuclear station in Ontario. A similar contract...
Upgrading continues at Canada’s Chalk River
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has launched the construction of three new facilities at its Chalk River campus as part of a CAD1.2bn ($1bn) refurbishment
Armenian nuclear plant to close for life extension work in April
Life extension is set to start shortly at Metsamor 2, Armenia's only operating nuclear plant, which supplies some 30% of the country's electricity.
Darlington refurb enters second phase
Removal of the reactor components, including end fittings, pressure tubes and calandria tubes is beginning at Ontario Power Generation’s Darlington 2 nuclear plant.
Ontario nuclear refurbishments deemed 'cost effective'
A report by the Financial Accountability Office (FAO) of Ontario, Canada, has concluded that the Ontario government’s nuclear refurbishment plan is the most cost-efficient option...
Uprates for Peach Bottom units
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved a power uprate for Exelon Generation's Peach Bottom 2&3 in Delta, Pennsylvania, which will increase the reactors' capacity by...
Generator upgrades for Bruce Power
Canada’s Bruce Power and Motion Electric Motor Services have signed two agreements valued at more than CAD17m ($13m) to support life extension upgrades at Bruce A and Bruce B.
Fuel channel mockups for Bruce
Canada’s Bruce Power and Canadian company Promation Nuclear Ltd on 2 November signed a CAD4m ($3.1m) agreement in support of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) Project
Romania to upgrade Cernavoda 1
Romania’s Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica (SNN) has won shareholder approval to upgrade unit 1 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, a 650MWe Candu 6 reactor.
Russia upgrades turbine at Novovoronezh NPP
Russia’s Novovoronezh nuclear plant has completed upgrades of the turbine generator set 14 (TG-14) at unit 5, and the turbine was brought to full power again on 28 September, according...