Uprates and modernisation rss

Ontario Power Generation starts rebuilding Darlington 2

Corporate

12 June 2018

Darlington_2_reactor_face_(OPG)-48Work has begun to reassemble Darlington unit 2, Ontario Power Generation announced yesterday. The 878 MWe Candu unit is the first of Darlington's four reactors to undergo refurbishment to enable it to operate for a further 30 years.

Rolls-Royce signs control rod system contract with CGN

Corporate

09 April 2018

Hongyanhe units 1-4 - 48Rolls-Royce is to modernise control rod systems in 14 of China General Nuclear's CPR1000 nuclear power units in China. The UK engineering firm has also signed long-term service contracts with three Chinese plants.

Darlington refurbishment achieves new milestone

Corporate

29 March 2018

Darlington_2_CTI_removal_(OPG)-48Removal of the final calandria tube insert at Ontario Power Generation's Darlington unit 2 yesterday marks the completion of an important step in disassembly of the Candu reactor as it undergoes refurbishment.

Bruce Power signs advanced manufacturing contracts

Corporate

24 April 2018

Bruce B aerial - 48Bruce Power has signed CAD914 million (USD712 million) in advanced manufacturing contracts for its major component replacement that starts in 2020 and will allow the site to provide low-cost, carbon-free electricity to Ontario to 2064. Announcing the deals yesterday, Bruce Power said its Life-Extension Programme - which includes the MCRs on units 3-8 - remains on time and on budget.

Pickering supports Ontario’s economy, report says

Energy and Environment

04 April 2018

Pickering_(OPG)_48The Ontario Chamber of Commerce says the continued operation of the Pickering nuclear power plant until 2024 would be a benefit to Ontario's economy, its local communities, its climate change goals and the stability of its energy system. The OCC made its comment in a report released yesterday in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis.

Green light for next Darlington refurbishment

Corporate

19 February 2018

Darlington_3_refurb_permission_(OPG)-48Ontario Power Generation can proceed with the refurbishment of Darlington unit 3 after receiving the go-ahead from the province's Ministry of Energy. Refurbishment of Darlington unit 2 has now passed the half-way mark.