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Approval for Darlington 3 refurbishment
22 February, 2018
Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) on 19 February was permitted by...
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Another Bruce contract for BWXT Canada
Thursday, February 22, 2018 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
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 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
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 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
Monday, January 22, 2018 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
Friday, December 01, 2017 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'
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 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
Monday, November 27, 2017 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
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 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
Monday, November 06, 2017 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

Life extension for Russia’s Balakovo 2
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Romania to upgrade Cernavoda 1
Thursday, October 05, 2017 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
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 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...

Uprate for Russia’s Rostov 2
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has received an environmental permit for the planned power uprate for unit 2 of the Rostov nuclear...

Simulator upgrade for US Fermi-2 NPP
Monday, August 28, 2017 Canada’s L3 Mapps has signed a contract with Swiss industrial technology company ABB to help update the simulator Detroit-based DTE Energy’s single unit Fermi-2 NPP in Michigan. L3...

Uprates approved for US Browns Ferry NPP
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 17 August that it has approved the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA’s) request for a 14.3% increase in the generating capacity of...

Ansaldo Nucleare wins safety upgrade work at Krško
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 Italy-based Ansaldo Nucleare has won an engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contract to complete the final phase of a safety upgrade programme at Slovenia’s Krško nuclear...

Uprate for Columbia
Monday, June 05, 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on 31 May that it had approved a request by Energy Northwest to increase the generating capacity of the Columbia nuclear plant in...

US promises aid to IAEA laboratories
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 The USA has pledged €1m ($1.09m) to support modernisation of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA’s) Nuclear Applications Laboratories in Seibersdorf, outside Vienna. The...

BWXT Canada wins contract at Darlington NPP
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 BWXT Canada has been awarded a $55m contract to supply feeder pipes for the Darlington nuclear power plant in Canada.

Belgium makes progress with post Fukushima upgrades
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Belgium’s nuclear operator Electrabel, owned by France’s Engie, had completed more than 85% of its post-Fukushima upgrades for the Doel and Tihange nuclear plants by the end of...

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