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Korean companies awarded Barakah service agreements

Korean companies awarded Barakah service agreements

Nawah Energy Company - which will operate the UAE's first nuclear power plant at Barakah - has today signed a long-term maintenance services agreement with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, supported by Kepco Plant Service & Engineering. It has also signed a five-year maintenance service agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction.

Corporate 24 June 2019


Framatome launches new coating technologies

Framatome launches new coating technologies

France's Framatome has launched a range of new protective coatings that it says can reduce maintenance costs and extend the operating life of components and equipment used in nuclear power plants. The first application of this technology has been at Dominion Energy's Surry plant in the US state of Virginia.

Corporate 21 June 2019


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Sweden's Forsmark plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Sweden's Forsmark plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts yesterday completed a review of long-term operational safety at units 1 and 2 of Sweden's Forsmark nuclear power plant. The team assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2019


OPG readies for fuel loading at Darlington 2

OPG readies for fuel loading at Darlington 2

Preparations are under way for fuel loading to begin at Ontario Power Generation's Darlington 2 which is currently undergoing a mid-life refurbishment - 30 years after the first fuel bundle was loaded into the unit.

Corporate 20 June 2019


Call for innovation in nuclear power plant operation

Call for innovation in nuclear power plant operation

A 'Call to Action' for accelerating innovative solutions to sustain and advance the current operational fleet of nuclear power plants has been issued by the attendees of the Global Forum on Innovation for the Future of Nuclear Energy, held last week in Gyeongju, South Korea.

New Nuclear 19 June 2019


Safety upgrade delays could take Japanese units offline

Safety upgrade delays could take Japanese units offline

Nuclear power reactors in Japan that have resumed operation could be forced to temporarily shut down again if back-up safety measures are not in place by specified deadlines under new rules approved by the country's Nuclear Regulation Authority. Operators of restarted units have already said they expect delays in the completion of such facilities.

Regulation & Safety 13 June 2019


Wood awarded Hinkley Point C services contract

Wood awarded Hinkley Point C services contract

Wood plc has been awarded a "multi-million dollar" contract by EDF Energy to provide engineering and technical services to the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction in Somerset, UK.

Corporate 11 June 2019


Pilgrim shuts down for the final time

Pilgrim shuts down for the final time

Entergy’s Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts was shut down permanently on 31 May after 47 years in operation. The company, which is leaving the merchant power business, announced in 2015 that it would close the 680 MWe boiling water reactor early for economic reasons.

Corporate 03 June 2019


IAEA notes improved safety at Leningrad plant

IAEA notes improved safety at Leningrad plant

Rosenergoatom, the operator of Russia's Leningrad nuclear power plant, has strengthened operational safety in response to the findings of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) review in 2017, a follow-up mission has concluded. The team encouraged the operator to pursue continuous improvement.

Regulation & Safety 30 May 2019


Second Chinese EPR achieves criticality

Second Chinese EPR achieves criticality

Unit 2 of the Taishan nuclear power plant in China's Guangdong province has attained a sustained chain reaction for the first time, becoming the second EPR reactor to reach the commissioning milestone after Taishan 1.

New Nuclear 29 May 2019