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Chinese AP1000 plant gets site approval

23 April 2014

The Xudabao site in China's Liaoning province has been approved for the construction of the first two of six AP1000 units planned there. The National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) announced that it has approved the site selection for Xudabao units 1 and 2.... Read more...

Second successful test for the ITER itinerary

22 April 2014

The second ITER Itinerary test convoy, replicating the weight and dimensions of ITER’s most exceptional loads, arrived successfully at the ITER construction site.

The 33m long customized trailer, with its mock load of concrete blocks weighing 800 tons, had begun its journey in the town of Fos-sur-Mer on the Mediterranean Sea and travelled along the 104km ITER Itinerary over four nights, escorted by police officers, technical personnel and support vehicles.... Read more...

AREVA signs stator-replacement contract with KHNP

21 April 2014

AREVA has been awarded a contract by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), a subsidiary of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), for the supply and the replacement of six stators for the Kori Nuclear Power Plant Units 3 and 4.... Read more...

Russia, Uzbekistan sign HEU repatriation agreement

20 April 2014

The Russian Federation and the Republic of Uzbekistan signed an intergovernmental agreement concerning the importation of irradiated nuclear fuel of the research reactor IIN-3M of Tashkent-based JSC Foton to the Russian Federation.

The agreement was signed by ROSATOM CEO Sergey Kirienko and Head of the State Inspectorate for Subsoil, Safe Work in Industry, Mining under the Cabinet of Ministers of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Gulyamov.... Read more...

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...

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