2015-07

July 2015

Amec Foster Wheeler joint venture wins contract for long-term waste management facility in Canada

London, United Kingdom (31 July 2015) – Amec Foster Wheeler, in a joint venture with CB&I, announces today the award of a CAD$86.8 million construction remediation contract by Canadian Nucle...

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First Japanese nuclear restart planned for August 10

The sector was shut down in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, but prime minister Shinzo Abe's government has been pushing to bring some reactors back online, arguing they are key to economi...

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Landmark module installation at VC Summer

The CA01 was lifted into place on 23 July and is the first module of its kind to be installed at any of the USA's four under-construction Westinghouse AP1000 units. Weighing in at 1089 tonnes...

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Chinese demand for uranium good news for Cameco

Growing demand for power in China combined with a new nuclear strategy for developing it could mean increased profits for Saskatchewan uranium producers. "China has a massive demand for powe...

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Necsa ready for South African new build

Necsa CEO Phumzile Tshelane made his comments to the Portfolio Committee on Energy during a visit by committee members to the company's Pelindaba site to assess the company's readiness for the...

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Work starts on sixth Hongyanhe unit

The pouring of first safety-related concrete for the reactor's basemat marks the official start of construction of the unit, the second of two 1080 MWe CGN-designed ACPR1000 reactors that will for...

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New material promises 120-year reactor lives

In a nuclear power plant the reactor pressure vessel contains the reactor core itself, demanding the highest resilience to temperature, pressure and radiation, while the component sits low in the rein...

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OPG Board Appoints New President and CEO

Ontario Power Generation has named Jeffrey J. Lyash its new President and CEO, effective Aug. 21, 2015. Mr. Lyash joins OPG from CB&I Power where he headed one of the largest U.S. power engineerin...

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Terrestrial Energy Announces Appointment of Former Head of Advanced Nuclear of Westinghouse

Terrestrial Energy announces that it has appointed Robin Rickman as Vice President of Corporate Development. Mr. Rickman joins Terrestrial Energy from Westinghouse Electric Company, where he was recen...

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Keeping Canada And Canadians Safe

A regulatory and oversight role As the sole body responsible for regulating the nuclear industry, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) licenses, regulates and sets out the requirements f...

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L-3 MAPPS to Upgrade Argentina’s Embalse Full Scope Simulator

MONTREAL, July 16, 2015 – L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has received a contract from Nucleoeléctrica Argentina S.A. (NA-SA) to upgrade the Embalse full scope simulator. Work will comm...

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NuGen Announces Land Contract Signed with Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

NuGen, the UK nuclear new-build developer, today (14 July) announced that a land contract for Moorside has been signed with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA). The signing follows succes...

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Cheryl Gallant leads nuclear caucus tour

Cheryl Gallant, member of Parliament for Renfrew-Nipissing- Pembroke, chairwoman of the Conservative Nuclear Caucus, led a delegation from the nuclear caucus, in co-operation with the Organization of ...

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Mayor Smith visits Republic of Korea for nuclear host community talks

World-wide, the issues facing communities that host nuclear power facilities "aren't all that different" according to Saugeen Shores Mayor Mike Smith who recently attended the second Kij...

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New President Expanding WiN-Canada’s Impact

Expanding WiN’s influence to better prepare women and young people for opportunities in the nuclear industry is one of the priorities for Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada’s President, Heather...

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Rolls Royce Civil Nuclear plant expansion

The Rolls Royce Civil Nuclear facility on Neal Drive celebrated the opening of its expanded manufacturing plant  today. As Steve Guthrie reports, the company is looking forward to also expanding ...

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New made-in-Ontario tooling to support Bruce Power operations for decades to come

CAMBRIDGE, ON - July 9, 2015 – Bruce Power’s maintenance and inspection activities will be enhanced through a new, state-of-the-art tooling system unveiled today by a coalition of respecte...

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Tooling system will make nuclear reactor inspections safer, more efficient - Waterloo Record

A new $100-million tooling system that will be used to inspect and extend the life of nuclear reactors at the Bruce Power facility was unveiled on Thursday at ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. in Ca...

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Rolls-Royce workforce doubling after 12000-square-foot addition

Rolls-Royce has expanded its nuclear division facility on Neal Dr. - so much so that the workforce there has nearly doubled since last year. General manager Ed Bland said there were 70 workers at...

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Gowlings joins forces with Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co to launch new international law firm: Gowling WLG

Gowlings, a leading Canadian law firm, and Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co (WLG), a leading U.K. law firm, are joining forces to create a new international law firm called Gowling WLG. The new firm wi...

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German government partners agree on energy policy

Germany's coalition government parties have agreed on measures to enable the country to meet its 2020 carbon emission targets while transitioning to renewable energy sources. As part of the deal, ...

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Canadian Nuclear Companies Complete Trade Mission to the UK and Romania

Pickering, ON – July 6, 2015 – More than a dozen Canadian nuclear suppliers joined the Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) on six day trade mission to the UK and Romania last...

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Romanian and Canadian companies cooperate on nuclear energy

The Romanian Atomic Forum Association (ROMATOM) and the Organisation of Canadian Nuclear Industry (OCI) inform that a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation in the nuclear field has been signed. ...

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Canada and India Highlight Growing Energy Relationship

The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, India's Minister of State (Independent Charge) Petroleum and Natural Gas, today met in Calgar...

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South African procurement to start soon

The South African government intends to begin its nuclear new-build procurement process this month, energy minister Tina Joemat-Petterson has indicated in a response to parliamentary questions. J...

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NB Power posts fifth consecutive year of earnings with $73 million in 2014-15

NB Power has posted positive financial results for the fifth consecutive year with audited earnings of $73 million for the year ending March 31, 2015. In addition, the utility paid down $103 million f...

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MOU promotes stronger ties among Canadian and Romanian nuclear suppliers

July 2, Bucharest, Romania. The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) is proud to announce the signing today of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Romanian Atomic Forum Associati...

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