Supply chain rss

Five French units to undergo steam generator checks

Regulation and Safety

19 October 2016

SG bottom head - 48The French nuclear safety authority has requested five of EDF's nuclear power units are taken offline for additional inspections on their steam generators within the next three months. The steel in parts of those components has been found to contain high concentrations of carbon.

Framework for Candu reactor refurbishment


07 October 2016

Preston Swafford and Mike Rencheck, October 2016 (SNC-Lavalin) 94x48Bruce Power has signed a framework agreement with SNC-Lavalin for work worth up to CAD 400 million ($300 million) as it prepares for a major program of reactor refurbishment.

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.

Westinghouse expands SMR study team

New Nuclear

12 October 2016

Westinghouse will work with UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird as well as the country’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) on a study to explore potential design efficiencies to reduce the lead times of its small modular reactor.

Steam generators the subject of ASN attention

Regulation and Safety

26 September 2016

Creusot_Forge_(Areva)_64x48Steam generators at Fessenheim and Bugey are the only current areas of action for the French Nuclear Safety Authority, which has published a list of all the uncovered irregularities in manufacturing paperwork.

Future nuclear supply chain worth billions, report finds

New Nuclear

14 September 2016

Nuclear power plant construction, long-term plant operation and decommissioning all offer potential multi-billion dollar markets over the next two decades, according to a newly released supply chain report from the World Nuclear Association.