2016-01

January 2016

Russia allocates $7 billion to reactor operations over three years

The Russian energy ministry has approved Rosenergoatom's 2016-2018 investment program, allocating almost RUB570 billion ($7 billion) to the civil nuclear power plant operator. The program was approved...

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EDF signs preliminary deal to build six nuclear plants in India

French utility EDF said on Tuesday it had signed a preliminary agreement with Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) to build six nuclear reactors at Jaitapur, in the west of India. EDF is takin...

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Energy industry is Clarington’s 2015 newsmaker of the year

Energy was the newsmaker of the year in 2015 for Clarington -- both the Darlington nuclear plant and the Durham York energy-from-waste facility had interesting years. This fall Ontario Power Gene...

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Aecon joint venture awarded $2.75 billion contract for the execution phase of the Darlington nuclear refurbishment ... - Canada NewsWire (press release)

TORONTO, Jan. 11, 2016- Aecon joint venture awarded $2.75 billion contract for the execution phase of the Darlington nuclear refurbishment project. Read the Full Article

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Nuclear provided 60 per cent of Ontario's electricity in 2015; little from wind, solar

TORONTO - Nuclear power provided 60 per cent of Ontario's electricity in 2015, while renewables such as wind and solar power added only a tiny amount to the supply mix. The Independent Electricit...

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Oakville businesses among those benefiting from Darlington refurbishment project

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI), which includes companies in Oakville and Burlington, announced Monday that it supports the decision by the Ontario government to approve the Darl...

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Simulator delivered for China's HTR-PM

China General Nuclear (CGN) announced on 28 December that its China Guangdong Nuclear Simulation Technology subsidiary completed the on-site installation and commissioning of the HTR simulator on 20 D...

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Nuclear 101 course offered in Toronto, May 16-17

The Canadian Nuclear Society is announcing the next Nuclear 101 course, 2016 May 16-17 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Toronto Airport, Toronto, ON. The two-day course is specifically designed ...

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China's Changjiang 1 enters commercial operation

Unit 1 of the Changjiang nuclear power plant on China's southern island province of Hainan has entered commercial operation, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced on 25 December. The 650...

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OPG Darlington announcement coming Monday as Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli visits

On Monday, Jan. 11, Ontario Power Generation, with Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli, could officially announce the refurbishment of reactors at Darlington nuclear plant is going ahead. &ldqu...

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China Plans A Floating Nuclear Power Plant

China is working on a floating nuclear power plant that could sail to specific sites and anchor offshore to produce power for various needs. China General Nuclear expects to complete construction...

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Ontario turns to storage for renewables integration, grid services

Ontario has taken a big step toward integrating energy storage into its grid with the recent completion of a request for proposals (RFP) for energy storage, but in other respects, the province is stil...

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Finland's Hanhikivi 1 excavation work starts

The Hanhikivi project is owned by Finland's Fennovoima, in which a 34% stake is held by RAOS Voima Oy, the Finnish subsidiary set up in 2014 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom for the purpos...

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Japan to Restart 3rd Nuclear Reactor Under Post-Fukushima Rules - Bloomberg

Kansai Electric Power Co. plans to fire up the third nuclear reactor in Japan to clear post-Fukushima safety rules and overcome court challenges, boosting the government’s ambition to retain nuclear p...

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SNC-Lavalin awarded contract by BWXT Canada Ltd. for contract in Romania

SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) for the primary side cleaning of the steam generator tubes at Cernavodă Unit 1, for ...

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Iran, China eye building two nuclear power plants

Iranian and Chinese officials have discussed a contract for constructing two nuclear power plants in the Islamic Republic’s southern coastal area of Makran, Iran’s atomic chief said. ...

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OCI Supports Ontario Government Approval of Darlington Refurbishment Project

January 11, 2016, Pickering, Ontario. – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) strongly supports today’s announcement by Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli that the Ontario Gover...

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India charts progress with overseas partners

A statement issued by the cabinet on 30 December also noted its ratification of the administrative arrangements for the implementation of the India-Australia Civil Nuclear Cooperation Agreement that c...

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Hinkley Point: EDF set for decision on nuclear plant amid claims of board 'panic'

The final decision on whether to build Britiain’s first nuclearpower station in decades is set to be made by energy giant EDF this week, amid claims of “panic” among the French firm&...

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Ningde 4 fuel loading completed

Fuel loading operations began at the CPR-1000 pressurized water reactor at 5.58pm on 31 December, the same day China's National Nuclear Safety Administration issued a licence for fuel to be loaded. Th...

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Amec Foster Wheeler to play key maintenance role at world’s leading nuclear fusion project

Amec Foster Wheeler today announces that it has signed a framework contract to supply maintenance and remote handling services to ITER, the world’s largest nuclear fusion research project. ...

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Terrestrial Energy Announces Completion of CAD$10 Million Series A Funding

NEW YORK, NY / OAKVILLE, ON – January 8, 2016 – Terrestrial Energy, an advanced nuclear technology company bringing its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) technology to industrial markets...

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