2016-07

July 2016

SMR developers shrug off Brexit fears to deepen ties with UK suppliers

U.S. SMR developer NuScale announced July 7 an agreement with U.K.'s Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd (SFIL) to develop innovative forging and fabrication solutions for NuScale's Light Water R...

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MOU promotes stronger ties among Canadian and US nuclear suppliers.

July 15, Pickering, Ontario. The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI) is proud to announce the signing last week of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructur...

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China and Argentina reaffirm reactor agreement

Last November, Argentina signed deals with China for the construction of its fourth and fifth nuclear power plants: a third Candu pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR) at the Atucha site and a pressu...

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Adventis Announcement

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Oskvig to the Adventis Advisory Board.  Dean was President & CEO of Energy for Black & Veatch.  He was responsible and accountable ...

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Mike Rencheck Appointed President and CEO of Bruce Power

TIVERTON, ON – July 18, 2016 – The Board of Directors announced today the appointment of Michael W. Rencheck as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bruce Power starting August 15,...

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US, Canadian supply chain organizations team up

US and Canadian nuclear supply chain organisations have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on cooperation. The US Nuclear Infrastructure Council (USNIC) and the Organization of Canadian Nuclea...

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Bruce Powers Incoming CEO Stresses Safety

The incoming president and CEO of Bruce Power says he has worked closely with Bruce Power and Canada’s nuclear industry throughout his career. Michael Rencheck looks forward to building on ...

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Fourth Ningde unit enters commercial operation

The company said the CPR-1000 pressurized water reactor entered commercial operation at 12.05am today, having completed a 168-hour continuous demonstration run. Fuel loading operations began at u...

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EDF Calls for Final Decision on Building Hinkley Point Reactors

Electricite de France SA has set a board meeting for next week to consider moving forward with a $24 billion project to build two nuclear reactors in the U.K. The agenda for the July 28 meeting i...

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South Korea to pick spent nuclear fuel site by 2028, eyes overseas storage

South Korea plans to select a site for permanent storage of its high level radioactive waste by 2028, and will also consider storing spent nuclear fuel overseas, the government said on Monday. In...

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Generating Power with Purpose at Pickering Nuclear

In just over 80 days, Ontario will embark on the largest clean energy initiative in Canada, as Darlington Nuclear generating station begins its $12.8 billion refurbishment. The massive project will bo...

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Ribbon cutting ceremony for Hatch’s new Port Elgin office

In light of Bruce Power’s amended, long-term agreement with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), Hatch has opened a new office to better support ongoing operations and refurbishme...

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PG&E delays filing Diablo Canyon closure plan

PG&E is delaying the filing of its plans to close Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant with the state to give more time for local agencies — including the San Luis Obispo County Board of Superv...

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Bruce Power mobilizes Ontario nuclear supply chain to prepare for investment program

Bruce Power hosted a successful supplier summit in Kincardine today with over 200 participants, with a goal of mobilizing the many Ontario-based firms that will provide essential services to meet both...

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IAEA team applauds Poland's progress with nuclear program

Poland is highly dependent on coal, which provides about 80% of the country's electricity generation. In 2009, the government decided to launch a nuclear power program with about 3000 MWe capacity as ...

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Darlington upgrades good for business in Burlington

Perhaps no one is more grateful for the $12.8-billion investment to upgrade Ontario’s Darlington Nuclear Generating station than Justin Parrington. “Without the refurbishment, I would...

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Mirion Technologies + Canberra - A NATURAL PARTNERSHIP

On July 1st, 2016 Mirion Technologies acquired Canberra bringing together two respected and established industry leaders. Both Mirion and Canberra have been sources of innovation and advancement ...

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EDF now clear to make investment decision on Hinkley

EDF CEO Jean-Bernard Lévy said on 24 June, the day the result of the referendum became known, that the UK's decision to leave the EU will have no impact on EDF Energy's strategy to build H...

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CNSC renews the Chalk River Laboratories Nuclear Research and Test Establishment Operating Licence

Following a public hearing held on April 6, 2016 in Ottawa, ON, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced today its decision to renew the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Limited (CNL) Nucl...

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Construction Begins at Port Hope Project Facility

Construction of a safe and secure facility for the storage of low-level radioactive waste is underway in the municipality of Port Hope, Ontario. This new facility will create well-paying jobs and cont...

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CNL unveils two projects

The company is seeking regulatory approval for two projects which will help them as work on revitalizing the Chalk River site moves forward – one is the construction of a Near Surface Disposal F...

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BWXT Subsidiary Awarded Steam Generator Design and Supply Contract from Bruce Power

(CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO – July 12, 2016) – BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) announced today that its subsidiary BWXT Canada Ltd. (BWXT Canada) has been awarded a steam generator design, manu...

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New York State sets out subsidy proposals

Earlier this year the State of New York Public Service Commission ruled that non-carbon-emitting generation resources including nuclear power plants must be included in the state's Clean Energy Standa...

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