Uprates and modernisation rss

Tribunal awards damages for SONGS generators

Corporate

14 March 2017

SONGS_replacement_SG_2009_(MHI)-48An international arbitration panel has ordered Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to pay the owners of the San Onofre nuclear power plant $125 million for defective steam generators supplied to the plant in 2009 and 2010. The International Chamber of Commerce capped the award at the liability limit contained in the contract to supply the components.

Bruce Power awards more Candu extension contracts

Corporate

22 February 2017

Bruce Power has awarded L3 MAPPS a contract to replace the digital control computer system of unit 6 of the Bruce B nuclear power plant in Ontario. Bruce Power has also awarded SNC-Lavalin contracts worth almost $28 million for its major component replacement program.

Regulator gives conditional approval for Garoña restart

Regulation and Safety

10 February 2017

Garona 48Spain's nuclear safety regulator has given conditional approval for the restart and continued operation of the Garoña nuclear power plant, which has been offline for the past four years. Operator Nuclenor would be required to make a number of safety upgrades.

L3 MAPPS wins Koeberg simulator upgrade deal

Corporate

01 March 2017

Second Koeberg simulator - 48The two simulators at South Africa's Koeberg nuclear power plant are to be upgraded by Canada-based L3 MAPPS, taking into account the changes that the replacement of steam generators in the actual units will make on the plant's performance.

Poroshenko: Ukraine increasing nuclear share to 60%

Nuclear Policies

17 February 2017

Nuclear energy's share of Ukraine's electricity mix is "rapidly approaching" 60%, President Petro Poroshenko said at a meeting of the country's National Security and Defence Council yesterday, according to a statement on the presidential website. The president did not give a date by which the increase would be achieved.

Delay to safety upgrades at Tohoku units

Regulation and Safety

08 February 2017

Onagawa NPP 48Japan's Tohoku Electric Power Company has pushed back the expected completion dates of construction work to bolster safety at unit 2 of its Onagawa nuclear power plant and unit 1 of its Higashidori plant. The work must be completed before the units will be allowed to resume operation.