Supply chain rss

Areva initiates creation of New Co

Corporate

31 August 2016

Ahead of the sale of its reactor business to EDF, Areva has begun the process of splitting off its nuclear fuel cycle activities into a new entity, tentatively referred to as 'New Co'.

Steam generator anomalies to extend Fessenheim 2 outage

Regulation and Safety

20 July 2016

Fessenheim (EDF) 72x48A serviceability certificate for one of the three steam generators installed at unit 2 of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant, currently offline for maintenance, has been suspended by the French nuclear safety regulator. A number of anomalies were discovered last month in the steel of the component's lower shell.

CAP1400 access hatch passes factory acceptance test

New Nuclear

08 July 2016

CAP1400 access hatch testing - 48Function tests of the containment vessel access hatch for the demonstration CAP1400 unit to be built at Shidaowan in China's Shandong province have successfully been completed.

BWXT subsidiary to buy GE Hitachi Canada

Corporate

19 August 2016

BWX Technologies Canada is to acquire GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada in a move that will enable it to offer a wider range of technical solutions and services for Candu reactors.

US, Canadian supply chain organizations team up

Corporate

19 July 2016

OCI-USNIC MOU - 48US and Canadian nuclear supply chain organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation. The US Nuclear Infrastructure Council and the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries will investigate projects in which their members can collaborate.

Material testing continues on French steam generators

Regulation and Safety

24 June 2016

SG bottom head - 48Parts of some steam generators at 18 nuclear power units in France may have similar anomalies discovered in the steel of the pressure vessel of the Flamanville EPR, utility EDF has informed the French nuclear regulator.