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Doosan Enerbility has signed a contract worth KRW1,600 billion ($1.2bn) with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) for construction of the turbine island for the El Dabaa in Egypt, being built with the assistance of Rosatom. This marks the first time that Doosan Enerbility has won a contract that calls for construction of an overseas NPP, in addition to its role of supplying key equipment, such as the reactors and steam generators. The turbine island comprises the turbine and generator-related equipment that is used to produce electrical energy. 

Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newskoreas-doosan-enerbility-wins-sub-contract-for-construction-of-el-dabaa-npp-turbine-island-10355039

South Korean engineering firm Doosan Enerbility has been awarded a contract worth KRW1.6 trillion (USD1.2 million) by Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) to build the turbine islands of the El Dabaa nuclear power plant under construction in Egypt.

Date: Friday, 11 November 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Doosan-Enerbility-wins-turbine-island-contract-for

Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economic Relations, Peter Szijjarto, has said that he expects the Franco-German consortium Framatome SAS - Siemens AG to provide equipment for the Paks II NPP project in accordance with agreements. Paks II, comprising two VVER-1200 reactors, is being built by Rosatom. "The control technology for the new nuclear power plant will be supplied by a German-French consortium, in which Germany's Siemens plays a leading role. It will supply the most important control equipment," Szijjártó told journalists.

Date: Saturday, 15 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newshungary-expects-france-and-germany-to-supply-ic-equipment-for-paks-ii-10086599

Cameco Corporation and Brookfield Renewable Partners, together with its institutional partners (the consortium), are forming a strategic partnership to acquire Westinghouse Electric Company. Brookfield Renewable, with its institutional partners, will own a 51% interest in Westinghouse and Cameco will own 49%.

Date: Friday, 14 October 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscameco-and-brookfield-renewable-to-acquire-westinghouse-10084610

BWR unit can now operate for 60 years until 2055 The 775-MW boiling water reactor unit can now operate until 10 April 2055. Unit 2 at Mexico's Laguna Verde nuclear power station has been granted an extension to its operating licence, taking the lifetime of the plant into the mid-2050s, state-owned operator the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) said.

The licence means the 775-MW boiling water reactor unit, which began commercial operation in April 1995, can now operate beyond its 11 April 2025 deadline to 10 April 2055, taking its lifetime from 30 to 60 years.

The extension was approved by Mexican nuclear safety authorities, CFE said.

Date: Saturday, 03 September 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/second-laguna-verde-nuclear-plants-gets-lifetime-extension-9-5-2022

Firm running five test programmes in US and Europe Framatome deployed the world’s first full ATF assembly at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear station in the US state of Maryland. French nuclear company Framatome is running five test programmes for accident-tolerant fuel in the US and Europe and is confident that it will “only be a few years” before it is producing full reload quantities, Ala Alzaben, senior vice-president for the firm’s North America fuel business unit and commercial and customer centre told NucNet.

Last year, during a scheduled spring refuelling outage, Framatome deployed the world’s first full ATF assembly at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear station in the US state of Maryland.

This followed the launching in 2012 of the US Department of Energy ATF initiative in response to the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi accident in Japan. The DOE set three main objectives: to develop a fuel to allow nuclear operators additional coping time during accidents; to launch and deploy lead test assemblies by 2022; and to make sure improvements do not impact the operational performance of the fuel.

Mr Alzaben said Framatome had met the DOE’s schedule and has deployed lead test assemblies in five reactors, four in the US and one in Europe.

Date: Tuesday, 26 April 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/french-company-aiming-to-produce-full-reload-quantities-of-accident-tolerant-fuel-4-2-2022

EDF Energy is leading a Long-Term Operation (LTO) programme aimed at extending the operating lifespan of Sizewell B - the UK's only pressurised water reactor and newest nuclear power plant - by at least 20 years to 2055.

Date: Friday, 08 April 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/EDF-looks-to-extend-Sizewell-B-operation

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded USD36 million for 11 projects seeking to increase the use of nuclear power as a reliable source of clean energy and to limit the amount of radioactive waste produced from advanced reactors.

Date: Saturday, 12 March 2022
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/DOE-funds-for-reducing-advanced-reactor-wastes

US-based companies Bechtel Corporation and Westinghouse Electric have signed a memorandum of understanding with GE Steam Power to examine the possible options for cooperation in providing equipment for Poland’s nuclear power programme, Bechtel said.

In July 2021, Bechtel and Westinghouse agreed to provide Poland’s Polskie Elektrownie Jądrowe (PEJ), the company charged with managing the country's first nuclear power project, with a front-end engineering and design study for the deployment of two nuclear power stations, each consisting of three nuclear reactors.

GE Steam Power is the steam turbine manufacturing wing of US-based General Electric (GE). The company said its nuclear steam turbines are installed in half of the world’s reactor fleets.

Date: Friday, 25 February 2022
Original article: nucnet.org/news/bechtel-and-westinghouse-eye-cooperation-with-ge-steam-power-on-country-s-first-nuclear-project-2-4-2022

During a visit to Belfort on 10 February to mark the takeover of General Electric's nuclear activities by EDF, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a plan to build six EPR reactors with an option for eight more. 

Date: Tuesday, 15 February 2022
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsmacron-commits-to-at-least-six-new-eprs-by-2050-9481388