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GEH, Iberdrola nuclear unit team to advance reactor design in the UK


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Iberdrola Generación Nuclear S.A. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate towards advancing GEH’s PRISM reactor design for the disposition of the UK’s plutonium stockpile.

Nuclear tube manufacturer wins supply contract in China


Vallourec announced that its subsidiary, Valinox Nucléaire, won a contract to supply tubes for two Chinese nuclear reactors.

CB&I to implement NRC requirements at Entergy nuclear power plants


CB&I (NYSE: CBI) was awarded several contracts valued at $100 million from Entergy (NYSE: ETR) for project and construction management services at several nuclear power plants in the U.S.

Kudankulam nuclear power commercial operations delayed


Commercial operation of the 1,000-MW Kudankulam nuclear power plant has been delayed by a month.

Summer nuclear power plant shut down for leaky valve


South Carolina Electric & Gas (SCE&G) shut down the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant due to a leaking safety valve.

China nuclear contractor seeks merger with CPIC


China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. (SNPTC) submitted plans to merge with China Power Investment Corp. (CPIC).

Thorium vs. Uranium


For better or worse, the commercial nuclear power industry has wedded itself to uranium fuel.

Torness nuclear unit returns to service


Unit 1 at the Torness nuclear power plant in Scotland returned to service July 17 after it automatically tripped offline during testing.

S. Korea nuclear power plant to restart after planned outage


South Korea’s Nuclear Safety and Security Commission approved the restart of a 1,000-MW nuclear reactor after a planned maintenance outage.

Oyster Creek nuclear power plant returns to service


The 636-MW Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey returned to full power July 17 after inspections showed potential issues with components that control reactor pressure.

Company wants to buy & restart Kewaunee nuclear power plant


A Chicago-area company said it wants to purchase and restart the shuttered Kewaunee nuclear power plant in Wisconsin.

Areva to dismantle two nuclear research reactors in Sweden


SVAFO, a company owned by four Swedish nuclear plant operators, awarded a contract to Areva to dismantle research nuclear reactors in Sweden.

Natural gas, renewables to lead new capacity additions through 2040


The reference case for the Energy Information Administration (EIA)’s Annual Energy Outlook 2014 predicts 351-GW of new electric generating capacity between 2013 and 2040 in the electric power and end-use sectors.

CB&I to work with Chinese nuclear company to build new plants in China


CB&I (NYSE: CBI) signed a memorandum of understanding with China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) to collaborate on nuclear power plant development in China.

Plant Vogtle nuclear Unit 2 celebrates quarter century of operations


The 1,215-MW Unit 2 at Plant Vogtle in Georgia marks 25 years of operations this summer.

Russia, Brazil to build new nuclear & spent fuel storage


Rusatom Overseas, a unit of Russian nuclear power corporation Rosatom, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Carmargo Correa of Brazil to build an addition spent fuel storage facility and nuclear power plant.

AMEC to support new nuclear build in Poland


AMEC was picked as the preferred bidder to support the development of Poland’s first nuclear power plant.

Six U.S. utilities form advisory board for Areva’s fuel assembly design


Westinghouse technology installed at Watts Bar nuclear power plant


Westinghouse Electric Co., a group of Toshiba Corp., has successfully installed its spent fuel pool level instrumentation system at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant near Spring City, Tennessee.

Malfunction forces Czech nuclear reactor shut down


An official says a Czech nuclear power plant has shut down one of its two reactors due to a fault on a cooling water pump.

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