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The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) have completed of a multi-year campaign to move used highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Canada to the USA.

Date: Friday, 21 February 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrepatriation-of-used-fuel-completed-from-canada-to-usa-7782374

A campaign to move used highly enriched uranium (HEU) fuel from Canada to the USA, which began in 2015, has been completed a year ahead of schedule, the US Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL) have announced.

Date: Friday, 14 February 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canada,-USA-complete-used-fuel-return

The work will extend the plant’s operational lifetime by four years The Cernavodă nuclear power station. Candu Energy, a member of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group, has won a $10.8m contract from Romania’s state-owned nuclear company Nuclearelectrica for engineering analyses and assessments on Unit 1 of the Cernavodă nuclear power station with the objective of extending its operational lifetime by four years.

Candu Energy said the contract is focused on the fuel channel and feeders assemblies with the objective of extending the operating life of the 650-MW Candu 6 plant by up to 245,000 effective full power hours (EFPH) from the original design life of 210,000 EFPH.

The extension will enable the plant to continue operating until it is ready for refurbishment in 2026.

Candu Energy said nuclear power plant refurbishments are large and complex undertakings which require an in-depth assessment of the condition of plant systems and equipment. In October 2019, Nuclearelectrica awarded SNC-Lavalin and its partner Ansaldo Nucleare the condition assessment work, which will determine the scope of repair and replacement of other equipment as part of the Cernavodă -1 refurbishment outage.

Date: Thursday, 23 January 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/candu-energy-wins-usd10-8m-cernavoda-contract-1-3-2020

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has been selected as a subcontractor by Atkins Energy Germany, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin, to participate in the decommissioning of RWE’s prototype boiling water reactor in Lingen, Germany.

Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newscnl-to-assist-in-decommissioning-germanys-lingen-reactor-7609510

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) is to take part in the decommissioning of a prototype boiling water reactor (BWR) in Lingen, Germany under a subcontract awarded by Atkins Energy Germany GmbH. The four-year contract includes the secondment of CNL staff as well as the provision of specialist equipment services.

Date: Wednesday, 15 January 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/CNL-secures-overseas-decommissioning-contract

Canada-based L3Harris Technologies has been selected by Romania’s Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica (SNN) to upgrade the Cernavoda NPP operator training simulator. L3Harris will modernise the simulator’s ageing hardware and improve its software performance and maintainability. The upgraded facility is expected to be in service in the third quarter of 2021.

Date: Saturday, 07 December 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsupgrade-for-cernavoda-simulator-7543976

Candu Energy Inc - a subsidiary of Canada's SNC-Lavalin - has been awarded a contract by China National Nuclear Power Co Ltd (CNNP) for pre-project work for a proposed two-unit Advanced Heavy Water Reactor (AHWR) plant in China. The work relates to planning and licensing in preparation for the project, construction of which is expected to start in or around 2021.

Date: Wednesday, 04 December 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/SNC-Lavalin-to-conduct-pre-project-work-for-Chines

Canada’s Saskatchewan Research Council has announced that its Safe Low Power Kritical Experiment (Slowpoke) research reactor has been defuelled in preparation for its decommissioning, and the fuel has been transported to the USA without incident.

Date: Wednesday, 02 October 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newssaskatchewan-slowpoke-reactor-ready-for-decommissioning-7431063

Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) announced yesterday that it has designed, developed and fabricated a first-of-a-kind system to clad its used fuel containers (UFCs) with copper through an electroplating process. Oakville, Ontario-based NWMO says the copper will prevent corrosion of the steel UFCs, which will eventually be used to contain and isolate Canada’s used nuclear fuel in a deep geological repository. 

Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canada-develops-copper-cladding-for-used-fuel-cask

Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) announced yesterday that it has designed, developed and fabricated a first-of-a-kind system to clad its used fuel containers (UFCs) with copper through an electroplating process. Oakville, Ontario-based NWMO says the copper will prevent corrosion of the steel UFCs, which will eventually be used to contain and isolate Canada’s used nuclear fuel in a deep geological repository. 

Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Canada-develops-copper-cladding-for-used-fuel-cask