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GE Hitachi to supply control rod blade for Swiss nuclear power plant


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has signed a contract with Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt AG (KKL) to supply more than 40 GEH Ultra Control Rod Blades to the 1,220-MW Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant in Leibstadt, Switzerland during the summer of 2015.

Perry, Palo Verde nuclear units go offline due to weekend problems


Both the companies and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) are investigating some problems that resulted in loss of power at a couple of nuclear plants this past weekend.

Browns Ferry Unit 1 back online after refueling, maintenance outage


Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry Unit 1 returned to service Oct. 29, after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. 

FirstEnergy returns Perry to service after unplanned outage


The FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) Perry nuclear plant in Ohio was returned to service Oct. 26 after an unplanned outage that occurred Oct. 20.

Exelon Generation awards GE Hitachi $300M in outage services, fuel contracts


Exelon Generation (NYSE: EXC) has awarded an integrated outage contract, worth nearly $300 million, to GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) for the utility’s fleet of boiling water reactor (BWR) nuclear energy facilities.

L-3 Mapps to replace I/O system at Florida nuclear power plant


L-3 Mapps said it will replace the input/output (I/O) system on the St. Lucie nuclear Unit 2 scope simulator for plant operator Florida Power & Light Co. (FP&L).

NRC to increase oversight of Calvert Cliffs nuclear Unit 2


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said it will increase its oversight of Unit 2 at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Maryland based on finalization of a white inspection finding.

GE launches products to boost aeroderivative gas turbine performance


GE (NYSE: GE)’s Distributed Power business launched a suite of performance-enhancing data-driven solutions from GE Predictivity to help boost performance of aeroderivative gas turbines.

Westinghouse in talks to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine power plants


Westinghouse Electric Co. is in talks with the Ukraine to supply nuclear fuel for power generation from 2015 to help cut Ukraine's dependence on Russia.

Cook nuclear plant receives spent fuel pool monitor


MOHR Test and Measurement LLC installed its EFP-IL Spent Fuel Pool Instrumentation (SFPI) System at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Michigan.

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.