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Areva JV to supply instrumentation systems for Chinese nuclear projects

12/15/2014

A consortium of Areva and BRIC will supply the incore instrumentation for four ACPR-1000 nuclear reactors under construction in China.

NY court says nuke plant exempt from state program

12/15/2014

The Indian Point nuclear power plant on the lower Hudson River is exempt from New York state's coastal management program, a midlevel state court has ruled.

Environmentalists seek wait on Callaway extension

12/11/2014

FULTON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri environmental group is renewing its calls for federal regulators to delay issuing a 20-year extension for the Callaway County nuclear power plant until legal challenges regarding spent fuel rod storage are resolved.

GE Hitachi completes inspection at Texas Nuclear Power Plant

12/11/2014

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH)’s ultrasonic robot, Surveyor, successfully inspected a section of underground pipe at the South Texas Project Electric Generating Station. The inspection took place at two Westinghouse-built pressurized water reactors near Bay City, Texas.

Tech Tour Provides Close Look at Space Coast Power Plant

12/10/2014

Many people consider Cape Canaveral to be the birthplace of the U.S. space program. It conjures up thoughts of Apollo rocket liftoffs and space shuttle launches. Some 32 people who attended Monday afternoon’s Cape Canaveral Next Generation Clean Energy Center tech tour learned that it is also home to one of the most technologically advanced combined-cycle gas turbine facilities in the U.S.

Missouri nuclear plant shuts down; no public risk

12/04/2014

An Ameren Corp. (NYSE: AEE) nuclear plant in central Missouri shut down Wednesday due to an electrical equipment failure, but the company and federal regulators say there is no risk to the public.

Orlando Utilities Commission plans air upgrades for Stanton coal units

12/04/2014

The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) is pursuing the permitting for several new air emissions controls for its partially coal-fired Stanton Energy Center.

Day & Zimmermann land maintenance contract at Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station

12/03/2014

Day & Zimmermann (D&Z)'s Engineering, Construction & Maintenance group has been awarded a three-year contract by Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) to provide maintenance services at the 3,739-MW Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station near Phoenix. 

Ameren Missouri's Callaway Energy Center returns to service

12/01/2014

Ameren Missouri's 1,190-MW Callaway Energy Center has returned to service after a planned fueling and maintenance outage. 

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

11/13/2014

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

11/10/2014

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

10/31/2014

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

10/29/2014

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

10/28/2014

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

10/28/2014

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

10/27/2014

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

10/09/2014

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

10/06/2014

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

10/06/2014

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

09/25/2014

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