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GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to deliver spent fuel pool monitors in Japan


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy will deliver spent fuel pool level monitors (SFPLM) to several utilities in Japan.

Feds to meet with Kansas nuclear plant officials


Federal regulators plan to meet with Wolf Creek nuclear plant officials next month to discuss long-standing design issues with the cooling system at the eastern Kansas facility.

Emerson’s Ovation technology to unify control of boiler, turbine, and major equipment for 1,075-MW ultra-supercritical Kozienice Power Station in Poland


Emerson Process Management will install its Ovation control technology at a 1,075-MW ultra-supercritical, coal-fired unit of Poland’s Kozienice Power Station.

L-3 Mapps to upgrade Sizewell B’s nuclear simulator


L-3 Mapps will upgrade the Sizewell B nuclear power plant’s simulator and provide other training devices for plant operator EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Limited.

Westinghouse signs I&C agreements with China nuclear company


Westinghouse Electric Co. signed two instrumentation and control (I&C) system cooperation agreements with China’s SNPAS.

Former Ontario coal-fired power plant now burning 100% biomass


The Atikokan Generating Station in Ontario is now fully operating on biomass.

Video: Boiler leak causes issue at Hawaii power plant


Monday night, Hawaiian Electric requested that its customers conserve electricity after the Kalaeloa and Waiau power plants experienced issues after two major generators shutdown.

Emerson Process Management named contractor for comprehensive controls replacement project


Longview Power plant has named Emerson Process Management as its main automation contractor for a comprehensive and fast-track controls replacement project that will improve reliability at its facility in Maidsville, West Virginia, a 965-MW coal-fired, supercritical unit that serves Morgantown and surrounding communities.

NRC says no safety issues to impede nuclear power plant license renewal


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said there are no technical issues to stop the license renewal for the Callaway nuclear power plant in Missouri.

AMSC to supply wind turbine electrical systems for $15mn


AMSC received a $15 million order for wind turbine electrical systems from Inox Wind Limited, a unit of India’s Inox Group.

L-3 Mapps to supply trainer for FP&L nuclear power unit


L-3 Mapps was selected by Florida Power & Light (FP&L) to supply a part-task trainer to the St. Lucie Plant nuclear Unit 1.

Turkey Point 3 nuclear reactor automatically shuts down


The Turkey Point nuclear Unit 3 in Florida automatically shut down Aug. 11 following a loss of instrument air.

Idle wind turbine in Minnesota expected to resume operations


One of the wind turbines in Willmar, Minnesota was repaired Tuesday after it lost its nosecone in April.

Nuclear plant automation contract awarded for UK power plants


Thales was awarded a 10-year, £30 million ($37.9 million) contract to support computerized control system services at all but two EDF Energy’s UK nuclear power plants.

Boundary Dam Unit 53 returns online, ahead of schedule


Boundary Dam’s generating Unit 53 has returned online after a severe electrical short disabled the unit right before peak generation.

Areva to develop nuclear I&C courses


Areva signed an agreement with the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU) to develop nuclear instrumentation & controls (I&C) courses.

2 wind turbines struck by lightning, being fixed


Two of the 21 wind turbines at the Lowell wind project in Vermont are being worked on after they were struck by lightning recently.

Hanul nuclear reactor OK to restart


South Korea’s nuclear safety commission approved the restart of a nuclear reactor in the country.

Nuclear spent fuel pool instrumentation system passes acceptance testing


MOHR Test and Measurement LLC said the first 24 channels of its Spent Fuel Pool Instrumentation (SFPI) System passed factory acceptance testing.

Lockheed Martin, Chinese company partner on prototype nuclear I&C system


Lockheed Martin and China’s State Nuclear Power Automation System Engineering Co. will collaborate on the manufacturing of prototype protection systems for third generation nuclear power plants in China.