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Safety approval for 1st Japanese reactor restarts

27 July 2014

Sendai nuclear power plant units 1 and 2 received draft approval to restart and generate electricity again. The draft approval means that the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) considers the two reactors, and the plant as a whole, to be safe for operation.... Read more...

OMZ-Special Steels completes pressure vessel shell

26 July 2014

OMZ-Special Steels, part of OMZ Group, completed main heat treatment of a unique 6m pressure vessel shell for nuclear reactor core for the next-generation VVER-TOI project.
Experimental shell of nuclear reactor core for VVER-TOI project developed by Rosatom subsidiary Atomenergoproekt, general designer of nuclear power plants, was produced at OMZ-Special Steels in January 2014.... Read more...

New senior resident inspector at River Bend Station

25 July 2014

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has selected Jeff Sowa as the new senior resident inspector at the River Bend Station nuclear plant. The plant is located in St. Francisville, Louisiana.
“Jeff Sowa’s technical and regulatory experience will assist the NRC in carrying out its mission to protect people and the environment by ensuring the safe operation of River Bend”, said NRC Region IV Administrator Marc Dapas.... Read more...

AREVA contracted to dismantle 2 research reactors

25 July 2014

AREVA has been awarded a contract by SVAFO, a company owned by four Swedish nuclear plant operators, to dismantle the R2-0 and R2 research reactors located near Nyköping, Sweden. With a capacity of 1MW and 50MW respectively, these two reactors ended operations in 2005 following approximately 45 years of service.... Read more...

CB&I wins NPP modification and upgrade contract

25 July 2014

CB&I was awarded a contract valued in excess of USD 100M by Entergy Operations for project and construction management services related to the implementation of modifications and upgrades at multiple nuclear energy facilities throughout the U.S.... Read more...

Vallourec to supply tubes to NPP in China

24 July 2014

Vallourec subsidiary Valinox Nucléaire, which specialises in tubes for nuclear power plants, won a contract to supply tubes for the Chinese nuclear reactors Fuqing 5 and 6, in Fujian province. This contract represents 750km of tubes intended for the steam generators of the plant's two units operated by Chinese National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC).... Read more...

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