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Kakrapar unit restarts after modernisation

Kakrapar unit restarts after modernisation

Unit 1 at Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd's Kakrapar plant has restarted after the completion of work to replace all of the pressurised heavy water reactor's coolant channel and feeder tubes.

Corporate 21 May 2019


Xcel to seek extension of Monticello operation

Xcel to seek extension of Monticello operation

Utility Xcel Energy has announced plans for its last two remaining coal-fired power plants in the Upper Midwest region of the USA to retire 10 years earlier than previously planned while operation of its Monticello nuclear power plant will be extended by at least a decade.

Corporate 21 May 2019


Westinghouse leadership change announced

Westinghouse leadership change announced

José Emeterio Gutiérrez will step down as president and CEO of Westinghouse on 31 July, the company has announced. Patrick Fragman, currently group senior vice president at ABB Limited, will assume the roles from 19 August.

Corporate 17 May 2019


Santee Cooper claims ownership of Summer equipment

Santee Cooper claims ownership of Summer equipment

Santee Cooper has filed a federal complaint seeking a formal declaration that it is sole owner of equipment purchased for the abandoned VC Summer nuclear power plant construction project in South Carolina. The company has also asked the court to require Westinghouse provide it with certification documentation related to the equipment.

Corporate 15 May 2019


Darlington stator completes journey from Poland

Darlington stator completes journey from Poland

A critical component for the refurbishment of Ontario Power Generation's Darlington unit 3 has arrived at the reactor site. The stator, which will be installed in 2020, is the largest piece of equipment to arrive at Darlington since the plant's initial construction.

Corporate 13 May 2019


Rosatom expects foreign business income to double by 2024

Rosatom expects foreign business income to double by 2024

Rosatom expects to double revenue from its overseas business, from USD6.6 billion last year to USD15 billion by 2024, its director general, Alexey Likhachov, has told Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. In their meeting, on 6 May, Likhachov said foreign projects were the "key theme" of the state nuclear corporation’s future growth.

Corporate 10 May 2019


Three Mile Island unit 1 closure confirmed

Three Mile Island unit 1 closure confirmed

Three Mile Island unit 1 will shut down by 30 September as no state-level policy solution can now be enacted in time to reverse the premature retirement of the Pennsylvania plant, Exelon Generation announced yesterday.

Corporate 09 May 2019


Sellafield decommissioning partnerships announced 

Sellafield decommissioning partnerships announced 

Sellafield Ltd has awarded four 20-year contracts which together form the new Programme and Project Partnership. The company said it will work collaboratively with the four partners - Doosan Babcock Ltd, Kellogg Brown & Root Ltd, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and Wood plc - to deliver major projects in support of the site's 100-year decommissioning programme.

Corporate 09 May 2019


Quarterly uranium output decreases in Kazakhstan and USA

Quarterly uranium output decreases in Kazakhstan and USA

Kazatomprom's uranium production for the first quarter of 2019 was 4% down from the same period in 2018 as the Kazakh company continues with its plan to reduce production. Meanwhile, US uranium production for the quarter was 74% down from 2018.

Corporate 03 May 2019


Cameco to increase spot market purchases

Cameco to increase spot market purchases

Cameco will ramp up its uranium purchasing strategy in 2019, and expects to take delivery of between 19 million and 21 million pounds U3O8 (7308-8078 tU) of purchased uranium this year to meet current 2019 sales commitments. About 60% of this is expected to come from the spot market.

Corporate 02 May 2019