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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.

Nuclear power unit's generating capacity increase delayed


Kyushu Electric Power Co. said it will delay increases in output at the Sendai nuclear power plant Unit 1 after workers found issues with the cooling system.

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.

Construction halted at Hinkley Point C nuclear project site


Work has stopped at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power site in the UK after regulators say the company informed them they were halting production.

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.

Hongyanhe nuclear Unit 3 set to begin operations soon


The third of six reactors planned at the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Station in China is set to begin commercial operations.

Arch Coal settles water pollution violations at coal mines


Arch Coal Inc. and 14 of its subsidiaries under the International Coal Group Inc. (ICG) have agreed to upgrade operations to reduce coal-mine discharges into waters in several states.

Commercial start eyed for late 2016 on Texas carbon capture project


NRC begins special inspection at uranium enrichment facility


The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) launched a special inspection at a uranium conversion facility in Illinois.

Vegas-area coal plant owners to pay $4.3M to settle lawsuit


Operators of a coal-fired power plant outside Las Vegas are agreeing to pay $4.3 million to settle a lawsuit and clean up contamination that neighboring Native Americans blame for health problems and water pollution.

ENEC installs nuclear reactor training simulator


The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) installed a second APR-1400 nuclear reactor training simulator at its learning center in Abu Dhabi.

Fluor to provide maintenance to Texas nuclear power plant


Fluor (NYSE: FLR) was awarded a five-year contract by Luminant to provide maintenance services to the company’s 2,300-MW Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Texas.

Backers, foes of Iran nuclear deal lobby Congress


Israel's ambassador to the United States implored congressional Republicans on Wednesday to scuttle President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and Western powers as the White House dispatched senior administration officials to Capitol Hill to make the case for the accord.

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.

Contract signed for China nuclear power unit project


AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) was awarded a contract from CNPEC to supply two circuits of gas insulated line for a nuclear power plant.

Kudankulam-1 granted nuclear operating license; Unit 2 construction completed


India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) granted a license for the regular operation of Kudankulam 1 nuclear unit and said construction on Unit 2 is complete.

L-3 Mapps to upgrade nuclear power plant simulator


L-3 Mapps was awarded a contract from Nucleroelèctrica Argentina S.A. (NA-SA) to upgrade the full scope simulator in the Embalse nuclear power plant.

GE Power & Water awarded nuclear outage services contract


DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) awarded an outage services contract to GE Power & Water (NYSE: GE) through GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and GE Power Generation Services (PGS) for the Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant in Michigan.

Gridtential awarded DOE support for validation analysis at Sandia National Labs


Gridtential Energy Inc., a provider of energy storage technology, has been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) to pursue validation analysis at Sandia's Energy Storage Analysis Laboratory.

IAEA-led team completes safety review at Japan nuclear power plant


An international team of nuclear safety experts completed an operational safety assessment at a power plant in Japan.