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New site vice president at Clinton Power Station

24 November 2014

Exelon Generation announced the appointment of Mark Newcomer, a 28-year veteran of the nuclear energy industry, as the Clinton Power Station’s site vice president.

“I look forward to continuing the positive relationships with our neighbours and local officials in the Clinton area”, Newcomer said.... Read more...

Construction progress at Tianwan 3

22 November 2014

Construction of the reactor building at the third unit of the Tianwan nuclear power plant under construction in China's Jiangsu province is nearing completion. Heavy equipment for the unit is already being shipped to the site from Russia.... Read more...

Ohma 1 expected to be completed in 2020

21 November 2014

J-Power announced that it has concluded formulation of the measures for reinforcing safety at the Ohma 1 plant, taking into account new safety standards set by Japan’s nuclear regulator in July 2013. These measures include tsunami countermeasures, ensuring power supplies, ensuring heat removal functions and severe accident responses.

The company said that the maximum assumed ground acceleration at the site as a result of an earthquake has been revised from 450 gal to 650 gal, while the maximum assumed tsunami height has been raised from 4.4m to 6.3m.

"For design basis to prevent severe accidents, J-Power will further strengthen earthquake and tsunami resistance measures, and for the newly established measures against severe accidents, J-Power will incorporate measures to prevent core damage and containment vessel failure, and install a specified severe accident response facility as a countermeasure to terrorist attacks such as an airplane crash”, the company said.

All the reinforced safety measures are being implemented during the construction of Ohma 1, J-Power said.... Read more...

NIAEP JSC-ASE JSC seminar on NPP construction

21 November 2014

On 7 November, NIAEP JSC-ASE JSC united company held a seminar at Rio de Janeiro for Brazilian companies designing and constructing complex engineering facilities, including nuclear power plants.

The event took place with support and assistance of the Association of Brazilian nuclear industry projects development (ABDAN) for the purpose to demonstrate the competence of the largest engineering company NIAEP JSC-ASE JSC of Rosatom State Corporation in the field of design, construction, decommissioning of complex engineering facilities.

The seminar was opened by Nikolay Drozdov, the director of International Business Department of ROSATOM, who spoke about key lines of Rosatom State Corporation business development on the international markets.... Read more...

GEH receives control rod blade order for Swiss NPP

21 November 2014

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced that it is working to fulfil an order from Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt (KKL) for more than 40 GEH Ultra Control Rod Blades. The blades would be installed in the Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant in Leibstadt, Switzerland, during the summer of 2015.

GEH responded to a bid request issued by KKL in March and was awarded the contract in August.... Read more...

Westinghouse to supply fuel to German reactors

20 November 2014

Westinghouse Electric Company has been selected by RWE and E.ON to manufacture and deliver nuclear fuel assemblies for the Gundremmingen and Emsland nuclear power plants (NPPs) in Germany. The contract includes two fuel deliveries for each NPP between 2016 and 2018, as well as two optional deliveries for each NPP in later years.... Read more...

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