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Mule Train Used to Haul Equipment to Remote California Hydro Plant


There are no roads leading to SMUD’s 688-MW Upper American River Project hydroelectric system, so recent projects at Rubicon Dam and Buck Island Reservoir saw SMUD engineers and contractors join 20 pack mules and their four handlers on a more than 6-mile trek with three tons of construction equipment, tools and camping supplies.

GEH shipping nuclear reactor pumps to Japan


GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said the company is working to deliver pumps to customers in Japan.



Valves & Actuators


A single power plant uses hundreds of valves to control almost every aspect of its operation.

Construction on Paks nuclear power plant begins


The Pakistani prime minister inaugurated construction on a 1,100-MW nuclear power plant in Pakistan expected to cost $10 billion.

EPC contracts signed for natural gas-fired power plants for $550 M


Gemma Power Systems LLC signed two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts worth $550 million with two units of NTE Energy for two natural gas-fired combined-cycle power plants.

Westinghouse product doubles nuclear pump part life


Westinghouse Electric Co. announced a product designed to double the life of certain nuclear reactor coolant pump parts.

ENEC: Local companies awarded $2.5M worth of nuclear power plant contracts


The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) and its main contractor, Korea Electric Power Co., signed AED 9.15 billion ($2.5 billion) worth of contracts with companies based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to help build the nation’s first nuclear power plants.

LaSalle Station unit 2 offline for maintenance


Operators at Exelon Generation’s LaSalle County Station took Unit 2 offline early last Friday morning to perform planned maintenance on two pumps that circulate water inside the reactor. This work cannot be performed while the unit is in operation.

Preferred bidders picked for new UK nuclear power project


EDF Energy announced more preferred bidders for construction of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project in the UK.

Rawle named Graphite Metallizing European Director of Sales


Graphite Metallizing Corp. named Dennis Rawle as European Director of Sales.

New Rotork valve actuator to offer advanced functionality


Rotork today announced its IQT electric valve actuator. The new IQT brings the asset management capabilities of Rotork’s third-generation technology to the direct-drive operation of part-turn valves. 

Nebraska nuke plant shuts down after coolant pump leaks


The Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant has been shut down for repairs roughly a month after a planned outage for maintenance and refueling.

Areva awarded maintenance contract for five U.S. nuclear power plants


Areva was awarded a three-year, multimillion contract to perform outage and maintenance services at five nuclear power plants in the U.S.



Westinghouse plays key role in Mexico’s energy future


Westinghouse and its majority owner, Toshiba Corp., said Mexico has a promising future in nuclear energy, during the XXVI Annual Congress of the Nuclear Society of Mexicoin Puerto Vallarta.

NRC begins special inspections of Ft. Calhoun nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) started a special inspection at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska surrounding a reported failure of an auxiliary feedwater valve during a refueling outage June 5.

Siemens, KSB to supply motors for nuclear power plant pumps


Siemens (NYSE: SI) and KSB will jointly deliver motors for feed pumps that will be used in a Belarusian nuclear power plant.

NRC may increase oversight of Pilgrim nuclear power plant


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) may increase oversight at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts.

Susquehanna nuclear Unit 2 completes refueling outage


Unit 2 at PPL’s (NYSE: PPL) Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania has returned to operations after a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage.