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  1. Nuclear Reactor Vessel Placed at Summer Expansion Project

    Westinghouse Electric Co. successfully placed the reactor vessel into the nuclear island of Unit 2 at the V.C. Summer expansion project in South Carolina. The reactor vessel, which weighs 278 metric tons, is the main structure used to support and house the reactor core and all associated components, including the reactor vessel internals which support and stabilize the core within the reactor vessel, provide the path for coolant flow and guide movement of the control rods. The nuclear island also includes the steel containment vessel, the concrete shield building and the auxiliary building. “The reactor vessel is the heart of the AP1000 plant, and its placement signals a pivot point for the construction phase of the project at V.C. Summer Unit 2,” said Jeff Benjamin, Westinghouse senior vice president, New Plants and Major Projects. “With the reactor vessel in place, the focus will shift to installing the steam generators later this year, and then the plant will start to come to life with initial energization of systems next year.” In addition to Unit 2, Westinghouse is also building another AP1000 reactor at the Summer plant, and two AP1000s for Georgia Power at Plant Vogtle in Georgia. The company is nearing completion of four AP1000s at Sanmen and Haiyang nuclear plants in China. Subscribe to Nuclear Power International magazine

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    Wed, 7 Sep 2016

  2. Nuclear News: Amec Foster Wheeler wins new Dounreay design and build contract

    The contract, valued at £7m, was awarded by Dounreay Site Restoration Limited, which is responsible for decommissioning the former centre of fast nuclear reactor research and development in Caithness, Scotland.

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  3. Nuclear Energy: Reporters get rare look at SC nuke reactor project

    Reporters are getting a rare look at some of the first nuclear reactors of their kind to be built in the U.S. in more than 30 years.

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

  4. Japan may scrap troubled Monju nuclear reactor

    The head of the Japanese ruling party's policy council said Tuesday that the government should consider scrapping the problem-plagued Monju plutonium-breeder nuclear reactor

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

  1. Nuclear Energy News: China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy

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    Wed, 24 Aug 2016

  2. Expert: Dominion's scheme for $19.2B nuclear reactor would be "most expensive" in U.S., result in massive pain for Virginia ratepayers

    The "abysmally wasteful and unnecessary" plan by the utility Dominion to build a new North Anna 3 nuclear reactor in Virginia would cost twice as much as solar to generate the same amount of energy.

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    Wed, 13 Jul 2016

  3. Proposed Duke Energy Nuclear Reactors Pass Safety Evaluation

    The NRC staff completed its final safety evaluation report for combined licenses for two planned reactors at the William States Lee site in South Carolina.

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    Fri, 5 Aug 2016

  4. ENEC Installs Barakah 3 Nuclear Reactor Vessel Head

    The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp. (ENEC) completed the installation of the Unit 3 reactor vessel at the Barakah nuclear site in the United Arab Emirates.

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    Wed, 20 Jul 2016

  5. Amec Foster Wheeler opens new laboratory to research energy systems of the future

    Amec Foster Wheeler, on behalf of the High Temperature Facility (HTF) Alliance, has announced the official opening of a new laboratory to research the advanced energy systems of the future.

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  6. Korea, Ukraine to Jointly Complete Nuclear Power Project

    Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp. (KHNP) signed a memorandum of understanding with Energoatom to continue construction of two nuclear reactors at a site in Ukraine.

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    Wed, 31 Aug 2016

  7. TVA to rebuild switchyard prior to Watts Bar 2 operation

    Extent of switchyard repair not yet determined, TVA says

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    Wed, 14 Sep 2016

  8. U.S. Nuclear Plant up for Sale at Fraction of Cost

    After spending more than 40 years and $5 billion on an unfinished nuclear power plant in northeastern Alabama, the nation's largest federal utility is preparing to sell the property at a fraction of its cost.

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    Mon, 12 Sep 2016

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