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Canada and China team up on AFCR

23 September 2016

SNC Lavalin-CNNC-SEC September 2016 - 48An agreement in principle to form a new joint venture to develop, market and construct the Advanced Fuel Candu Reactor has been signed by Canada's SNC-Lavalin, China National Nuclear Corporation and Shanghai Electric. The reactor reuses used fuel from light water reactors.

Westinghouse balances new and existing fleet needs

19 September 2016

Gutierrez_Sympo_2016_(WNA)_48Two Westinghouse AP1000s are likely to start up within a year, with hot functional tests at the first-of-a-kind reactor at Sanmen in China on course to finish next month, interim president and CEO José Emeterio Gutiérrez told delegates at the World Nuclear Association's Annual Symposium held in London last week. Fuel loading at Sanmen is expected to take place before the end of the year.

UK civil nuclear job count rises by 2000

14 September 2016

More high quality, high skilled jobs are being created by the UK's civil nuclear industry, new statistics from the Nuclear Industry Association show. Some 65,791 people are now working in the sector, an increase of more than 2000 on last year.

Tihange 1 training simulator officially launched

22 September 2016

Tihange 1 simulator inauguration - 48A ceremony was held yesterday to inaugurate the new full-scope operator training simulator at unit 1 of the Tihange nuclear power plant in Belgium. The simulator was supplied by Canada-based L-3 MAPPS.

Record 940 days of continuous operation for Heysham unit

16 September 2016

Heysham 2 world record run - 48Unit 2 of the UK's Heysham II nuclear power plant was taken offline today for a scheduled maintenance and inspection outage, setting a new world record for the uninterrupted operation of a commercial power reactor. The achievement was announced by Vincent de Rivaz, CEO of EDF Energy, at the World Nuclear Association's Annual Symposium in London.

Pre-refurbishment work to start at Bruce 7

13 September 2016

Bruce B aerial - 48After breaking its own record with 487 days of continuous operation, Bruce 7 has been taken off line for a planned maintenance outage including life-extension activities to prepare the unit for refurbishment.