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AREVA NP installs monitoring system at Trillo NPP

11 October 2017

AREVA NP has successfully completed the replacement of the reactor pressure vessel level (RPVL) monitoring system within the Trillo Spanish nuclear power plant, operated by the utility CNAT (Centrales Nucleares Almaraz-Trillo).... Read more...

Vogtle to receive additional USD 3.7B loans

11 October 2017

To further support the construction of two advanced nuclear reactors at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced conditional commitments for up to USD 3.7B in loan guarantees to Vogtle owners: USD 1.67B to Georgia Power Company (GPC), USD 1.6B to Oglethorpe Power Corporation (OPC), and USD 415M to three subsidiaries of Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia (MEAG Power).... Read more...

Entergy to operate Palisades PP until spring 2022

10 October 2017

Entergy Corporation has announced that it plans to operate Palisades Power Plant in Covert, Michigan, until the spring of 2022, under the existing Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Consumers Energy. This announcement reverses Entergy’s December 2016 decision to close Palisades on October 1, 2018, but Entergy remains committed to its strategy of exiting the merchant nuclear power business.... Read more...

Phase 1 of unit 1 Cernadova refurbishment approved

10 October 2017

SN Nuclearelectrica SA has announced that the initiation of Phase I of the strategy for the refurbishment project of Cernavoda NPP Unit 1 was approved. Phase I of the Refurbishment Project will include: activities necessary to ensure the operation of Unit 1 for a period of 30 years, meaning the extension of the operating hours at nominal power in addition to the 210.000 hours initially estimated by design; project organization activities at the beginning of 2018 when organizational and logistical modification will be performed based on the results of the study contracted by SNN and the completion of support documentation necessary for the preparation of the Feasibility Study; further development of the necessary evaluation in view of identifying all activities which must be included in the scope of the refurbishment project.... Read more...

WNA applauds construction work at Akkuyu NPP

9 October 2017

The World Nuclear Association has welcomed the start of general construction work at the site of the planned Akkuyu nuclear power plant, following confirmation by Alexey Likhachov, director-general of the Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.... Read more...

Westinghouse, Turboatom sign extended MoU

9 October 2017

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed an extended Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Ukrainian company PJSC Turboatom, in partnership to coordinate and cooperate on increasing the capacity of Ukraine’s nuclear power plants.... Read more...

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