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Russia’s Rusatom - Additive Technologies (RusAT, part of fuel company TVEL) has launched 3D printing of valves for ventilators. Meanwhile, another Rosatom company Sterion has stepped up efforts to sterile masks for Russian medical facilities.

Date: Tuesday, 07 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrosatom-supplies-valves-for-ventilators-and-mask-sterilisation-services-7858820

Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is utilising 3D printing technology to produce plastic face shields for frontline health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: Tuesday, 07 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsontario-power-generation-produces-equipment-to-protect-health-care-workers-7858868

A planning decision over the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in Anglesey has been deferred, the UK Government has confirmed.

Date: Tuesday, 07 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswylfa-newydd-planning-decision-delayed-again-7859280

Work to finish the nuclear island at unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad II nuclear power plant has begun, the plant said.

Date: Saturday, 04 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsnuclear-island-almost-complete-at-leningrad-ii-2-7854322

A decree published by the government in France’s Official Journal on 25 March has postponed the deadline for the startup of unit 3 at France’s Flamanville nuclear power plant until 2024.

Date: Friday, 03 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsflamanville-3-startup-pushed-back-to-2024-7853088

US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 31 March that the US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme exercised contract options in Q1 2020 with BWXT’s subsidiary Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) totalling approximately $128 million for fuel manufacturing work in support of US nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. Work under this 12-month contract is expected to begin later this year.

Date: Friday, 03 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbwxt-subsidiary-wins-us-navy-contract-7853060

A long-scheduled repair and maintenance outage at Russia’s Balakovo 3 (a 950MWe VVER) ended on 31 March.

Date: Friday, 03 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussias-balakovo-nuclear-plant-tests-remix-fuel-7853050

Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant, which has been closed for ten years and is undergoing decommissioning, on 28 March announced a tender to select a contractor for the construction of a storage facility for radioactive waste.

Date: Friday, 03 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsignalina-announced-tender-for-waste-storage-7853175

On 31 March, the first 10kV power supply section was connected to unit 2 of the Belarus nuclear power plant, which is being built in Ostravets by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.  

Date: Friday, 03 April 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newspower-supply-installed-for-belarus-2-7854209