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Canada's Kinectrics signs international contracts

Canada's Kinectrics signs international contracts

Canadian company Kinectrics has been awarded contracts for projects related to safety at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant in Romania and lifetime asset management at the Bruce plant in Canada.

Corporate 15 March 2019


New replacement steam generator for Gravelines 5

New replacement steam generator for Gravelines 5

One of three new replacement steam generators has arrived at the port of Dunkerque in northern France ahead of their installation at unit 5 of the nearby Gravelines nuclear power plant. Installation of the original replacement components was delayed from 2016 after discrepancies were found in their manufacturing files.

Corporate 14 March 2019


Korean companies team up for overseas I&C projects

Korean companies team up for overseas I&C projects

An agreement to jointly participate in overseas nuclear digital instrumentation and control projects has recently been signed between Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction. Both companies were involved in the development of the Korean Digital I&C system.

Corporate 13 March 2019


JEEP-II research reactor faces uncertain future

JEEP-II research reactor faces uncertain future

Norway's Institute for Energy Technology has delayed the restart of the JEEP-II research reactor at Kjeller after corrosion was discovered on several components during a maintenance outage. The reactor will require "extensive and costly" repairs if it is to be restarted.

Corporate 13 March 2019


Engie forecasts Belgian plant availability for 2019-2021

Engie forecasts Belgian plant availability for 2019-2021

The availability of Engie's Belgian nuclear power plants will rise to 78% this year, from 52% last year, according to its 2018 financial statement released yesterday. That percentage is expected to increase to 79% in 2020 and 93% in 2021, it added.

Corporate 01 March 2019


Korean, Czech companies strengthen cooperation

Korean, Czech companies strengthen cooperation

South Korea's Kepco Engineering & Construction Company has signed an agreement with Czech engineering firm UJV Rez to strengthen their cooperation in nuclear power plant projects.

Corporate 26 February 2019


WANO to open branch office in China

WANO to open branch office in China

Members of the World Association of Nuclear Operators have voted to establish a new branch office and support centre in Shanghai, China. The London-headquartered organisation already has regional centres in Atlanta, Moscow, Paris and Tokyo.

Corporate 25 February 2019


EDF results show expected rebound

EDF results show expected rebound

EDF in 2018 achieved all its financial objectives and exceeded the targets of its performance plan, company chairman and CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy announced last week. Its performance would be "amplified" in 2019, he said during the presentation of its results.

Corporate 18 February 2019


US nuclear industry seeks presidential support

US nuclear industry seeks presidential support

A strong domestic industrial base is vital to enable US companies to compete overseas, nuclear industry executives told President Donald Trump at a meeting on 12 February.

Corporate 14 February 2019


Genkai 2 to be decommissioned

Genkai 2 to be decommissioned

Kyushu Electric Power Company today announced its decision not to restart unit 2 at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Japan's Saga prefecture. The unit becomes the tenth operable Japanese reactor to be declared for decommissioning since the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Corporate 13 February 2019