Corporate rss

Framatome wins US generator services contract

18 May 2018

Forerunner robot - 48US utility Dominion Energy has awarded Framatome a contract to provide steam generator services for its fleet of six nuclear power reactors. The inspection and maintenance work - scheduled to take place during outage over the next two years - will partly be carried out using robots.

Rosatom expands overseas links with new agreements

16 May 2018

Rusatom-VPO-DEKRA MOU - May 2018 - 48Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, yesterday signed a series of agreements with overseas companies during the Atomexpo conference and exhibition being held this week in Sochi, Russia. The agreements, with Chile, China, Cuba, Finland, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Spain and Zambia, include the engineering and medical sectors, among others.

EC probes 'state aid' for Romanian uranium company

10 May 2018

The European Commission has launched an investigation into whether public support received by Romania's National Uranium Company is in line with European Union state aid rules. Romania notified the Commission in June last year of a restructuring plan for the company, which has been in financial difficulty since the loss of its main customer, nuclear utility Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica SA.

Belgium and China award simulator contracts

17 May 2018

Tihange 1 full scope simulator - 48Canada-based L3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract to upgrade the full scope operator training simulator it supplied for unit 1 of Belgium's Tihange nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, USA-based GSE Systems has been contracted to upgrade and provide simulators to Chinese reactors.

Eighth Japanese reactor resumes power generation

14 May 2018

Ohi 3 and 4 48Unit 4 of the Ohi nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture began supplying electricity to the grid again on 11 May, Kansai Electric Power Company has announced. The reactor is expected to re-enter commercial operation early next month.

Centrus secures SWU from Orano

04 May 2018

US enriched uranium supplier Centrus Energy Corporation has signed a long-term agreement with French company Orano to provide it with separative work units from 2020.