Corporate rss

ČEZ creates new nuclear energy division

19 May 2017

Czech utility ČEZ has decided to split its nuclear operations from its existing Generation Division into a new Nuclear Energy Division. The nuclear division will be led by the current director of the Temelín nuclear power plant.

Japanese reactor restarts after lifting of injunction

17 May 2017

Takahama units 3 and 4 - 48Kansai Electric Power Company announced today that it had restarted unit 4 of its Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture. The reactor - which together with unit 3 has been offline since March 2016 - is expected to re-enter commercial operation next month.

Toshiba projects JPY950 billion loss for FY2016

15 May 2017

Japan's Toshiba Corporation expects to report a consolidated net loss of JPY950 billion ($8.4 billion) for the 2016-2017 financial year, ending 31 March, according to unaudited results it released today. Last month, the company warned of a net loss for the full year of about JPY1 trillion.

EDF board approves creation of Edvance

18 May 2017

The board of directors of French utility EDF today approved the formation of Edvance, a new company focused on the supply of nuclear islands. Edvance, of which EDF will hold 80% and Areva NP 20%, will be responsible for the design and implementation of nuclear islands and control systems for new reactors constructed in France and worldwide.

Vogtle project management transfer agreed

15 May 2017

Vogtle_4_turbine_building_04-17_(Georgia_Power)-48Georgia Power's interim assessment agreement with Westinghouse has been extended until 3 June, after which Southern Nuclear and Georgia Power will take over project management for the Vogtle AP1000 nuclear power plant construction project under a new service agreement.

Big Data to support Bruce Power operations

12 May 2017

RR-Bruce-May-2017-(Rolls-Royce)-48Digital technology developed in Rolls-Royce's aerospace business to improve operational efficiency will be implemented across Bruce Power's nuclear fleet under a multi-year contract between the two companies. The contract will see Rolls-Royce implement its T-104 technology to optimise the operational lifetime of Bruce Power's nuclear power plants as part of Bruce's Life-Extension Program. The technology enables intelligence from world-wide nuclear operating data to be converted into insights to help improve operational efficiency.