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Embalse simulator upgrade contract for L-3 MAPPS

3 August 2015

The full-scope simulator at Argentina's single-unit Embalse nuclear power plant is to be upgraded by Canada-based L-3 MAPPS under a contract signed with Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NA-SA).

Since the full-scope simulator entered into service in early 2013, the Embalse plant has been through several design changes in response to NA-SA's ongoing refurbishment of the plant.... Read more...

AZZ secures CNPEC contract for 550kV GIL

3 August 2015

AZZ, a global provider of galvanizing services, welding solutions, specialty electrical equipment and highly engineered services, secured a contract from China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPEC) to provide two circuits of 550kV 2000A Gas Insulated Line (GIL) for the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Plant located in Liaoning Province of China.

Under the terms of the contract, AZZ will provide 550kV 2000A GIL for the CNPEC Hongyanhe Unit II project.... Read more...

NuGen signs land contract for the Moorside site

2 August 2015

NuGeneration (NuGen), owned 60% by Toshiba and 40% by ENGIE, made payment to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), as part of a land contract for the Moorside site in West Cumbria along England’s northwest coast, where NuGen intends to build a new nuclear power plant.

This decision was taken after site suitability studies demonstrated the feasibility of the project’s current development phase for constructing three Westinghouse AP1000 reactors.... Read more...

IAEA Reviews Operational Safety at Japanese NPP

1 August 2015

An international team of nuclear safety experts led by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) completed an assessment of operational safety at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Station in Japan.... Read more...

Integrated outage services contract for AREVA

1 August 2015

AREVA has been awarded a three-year, multi-million dollar contract to perform outage and maintenance activities for five nuclear power facilities throughout the United States. Beginning in 2016, AREVA will provide integrated outage services for two boiling water and six pressurized water reactors.... Read more...

AERB license for regular operation of KK-NPP Unit 1

31 July 2015

The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) had its 115th meeting on 8 July 2015. The important decisions by the Board in this meeting included granting of license for regular operation of Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KK-¬NPP) and Siting Consent for the Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP) Units 1 to 4.

Unit 1 of KK-NPP is the first of the two VVER (Russian origin) reactors located at Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu, with installed electric generating capacity of 1000MWe each.... Read more...

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