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Final containment vessel ring at Vogtle-3

14 December 2018

Georgia Power has confirmed the placement of the third and final ring that comprises the Unit 3 containment vessel, and the placement of the fourth and final reactor coolant pump (RCP) for Unit 3. Weighing just under 2 million pounds, approximately 38 feet high and with a diameter of 130 feet, the ring is the fourth of five sections that make up the containment vessel, a high-integrity steel structure that houses critical plant components.... Read more...

Reactor vessel at Hongyanhe 6

14 December 2018

Liaoning Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Company (LHNP) has announced that the reactor pressure vessel of unit 6 at the Hongyanhe NPP in China's Liaoning province was installed recently. Construction of Phase I of the plant, comprising four CPR-1000 pressurised water reactors, began in August 2009.... Read more...

First nuclear build in the USA

14 December 2018

Groupe Gorgé, through its subsidiary Baumert, has signed a contract of more than USD 6M with Williams Industrial Services Group for the supply of fire-retardant partitioning systems of Vogtle 3&4 nuclear plant in Georgia, USA.... Read more...

Design innovation for Sizewell A NPP

13 December 2018

Cavendish Nuclear is turning conventional building techniques inside out to help Magnox Ltd decommission the redundant Sizewell A nuclear power plant. The company’s solution has earned it a contract worth in the region of GBP 2.5M to design and build the plant needed to retrieve historic waste from a storage area.... Read more...

VTT and Fortum signs LOI

13 December 2018

VTT and Fortum have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) on cooperation in the decommissioning of the FIR 1 research reactor and the nuclear power plant structural materials research laboratory. In addition to cooperation over dismantling and waste handling, the companies investigate possibilities for interim storage and final disposal of the decommissioning waste at the Loviisa nuclear power plant site.... Read more...

IAEA acknowledges Fukushima Daiichi clean-up work

5 December 2018

An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts have completed the fourth review mission of Japan's efforts towards the decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (NPS).... Read more...

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