Sandmeyer now certified nuclear
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has awarded Sandmeyer Steel Company a Quality System Certificate for Nuclear Material Organizations.
USA: nuclear reactor
New Orleans-based Entergy Corp. submitted a combined construction and operating license application to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, selecting GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's ESBWR reactor design.
Alternative energy for the Gulf
With booming domestic demand for power, the hydrocarbon-rich Arabian Gulf countries are exploring the use of alternative and renewable energy resources – including coal, nuclear, solar, wind and hydrogen.
EDF approves EPR pilot unit
Foratom (Brussels, Belgium) has announced that Electricité de France (EDF) has given the go-ahead for the construction of a demonstration EPR unit at Flamanville (Manche).
Sweden: nuclear upgrade
Sweden's Forsmarks Kraftgrupp, the owner of the Forsmark nuclear plant, has approved a 410MW capacity increase at the plant.
China: nuclear power project in Sanmen
China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC), the operator of the country's three commercial nuclear power plants, is poised to start construction of the first phase of a 20 billion yuan nuclear power plant in Sanmen in the eastern province of Zhejiang.
Brazil: nuclear contract
AREVA has been awarded a contract by Brazilian operator Eletrobrás Termonuclear SA – Eletronuclear for the supply of two replacement steam generators for the Angra 1 nuclear power plant.
Alstom wins lifetime maintenance contract
ALSTOM has been awarded a lifetime maintenance contract, valued at EUR 9 million, by Magnox Electric plc.
Alstom receives nuclear order
Alstom has received an order from Electricité de France (EDF) to renovate a condenser at the Dampierre nuclear plant in France.
Zhejiang to become nuclear power base in China
East China's Zhejiang Province is likely to become the largest nuclear power base in China.