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Atkins wins Sellafield decommissioning contract

19 April 2014

WS Atkins has been selected as preferred bidder on a new contract with Sellafield for its Silos Direct-encapsulation Plant (SDP) project, as part of an equal three-way joint venture with Areva and Mace (a.m.a.).

The SDP is a bespoke, mechanical handling and encapsulation plant for nuclear Intermediate Level Waste (ILW).... Read more...

Westinghouse, Energoatom extend fuel contract

18 April 2014

Westinghouse Electric Company and the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (NNEGC Energoatom) extended the fuel deliveries contract to Ukrainian nuclear power plants through 2020. The contract provides for the continuation of the long-standing partnership between the two companies in providing competitive and secure nuclear fuel supplies for Ukraine’s reactor fleet.

“We are very pleased to be a strategic partner with Energoatom and assisting them in diversifying their supply of fuel deliveries.... Read more...

STUK approves overall plan for I&C at OL3

17 April 2014

The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) approved the overall plan for the instrumentation and control (I&C) in the third nuclear power plant unit under construction in Olkiluoto, Eurajoki.... Read more...

US NPPs post strong performance in 2013

17 April 2014

U.S. nuclear energy facilities continued operating at high levels of safety and reliability in 2013, according to data monitored by the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO).... Read more...

First CAP1400 reactor under construction

14 April 2014

The pouring of concrete for the basemat of Shidaowan 1, the first of two demonstration CAP1400 units in China's Shandong province, was recently completed. Plant constructor China Nuclear Engineering Corporation (CNEC) announced that the pouring of first concrete, marking the official start of construction of Shidaowan 1.... Read more...

V.C. Summer starts refuelling outage

13 April 2014

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation, will take Unit 1 at V.C. Summer Nuclear Station offline on 4 April to begin a scheduled refuelling outage.... Read more...

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