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US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a nuclear fuel and related services contract extension with American Electric Power (AEP) for its two pressurised water reactors at the DC Cook nuclear power plant in Michigan.

Date: Tuesday, 24 March 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newswestinghouse-signs-fuel-and-services-contract-with-aep-7833370

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a long-term contract with the Finland's Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) for in-service inspections of all three reactors at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant.

Date: Thursday, 12 March 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstvo-contracts-westinghouse-for-service-inspections-at-olkiluoto-nuclear-plant-7816421

The Olkiluoto nuclear power station in Finland. Units-1 and -2 in the foreground. Source: TVO Westinghouse Electric Company on Monday signed a long-term contract with the Finnish nuclear power company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj for deliveries of control rods to their two boiling water reactors (BWRs), Olkiluoto-1 and -2, until 2038.

Westinghouse said TVO will uses Westinghouse’s optimised CR 99+ design, which is equipped with additional neutron absorption capacity, resulting in lower costs, decreased control rod handling and reduced active waste.

This contract follows a long-term BWR fuel agreement between TVO and Westinghouse announced in October 2019 for Westinghouse’s Triton11 fuel design to be used at Olkiluoto-1 and -2.

The control rods are being delivered from the Westinghouse fuel manufacturing facility in Västerås, Sweden, which will also provide fuel and engineering support to Olkiluoto-1 and -2.

Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/company-signs-contracts-with-tvo-for-olkiluoto-control-rods-and-inspections-3-2-2020

France’s Framatome and Canada-based Kinectrics have announced the launch of an Ontario-based joint venture, Isogen, to provide and support isotope production systems so that Bruce Power’s nuclear reactors in Canada can begin the production of medical isotope Lutetium-177.

Date: Wednesday, 04 March 2020
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsisotope-production-progresses-in-canada-7803227

Three recent announcements will help secure future supplies of vital medical radioisotopes. Westinghouse Electric Company and Nordion (Canada) Inc are to work together on technology to produce cobalt-60 in pressurised water reactors (PWRs); Framatome and Kinectrics have launched a new joint venture to produce lutetium-177 in partnership with Bruce Power; and BWXT Technologies' proprietary technetium-99m generators have passed a testing milestone.

Date: Saturday, 29 February 2020
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Companies-work-on-securing-medical-isotope-supplie

US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a partnership with Canada’s Nordion to develop new isotope production technology, which is expected to allow cobalt-60 to be produced in pressurised water reactors (PWRs).

Westinghouse said in a statement that the partnership would help increase the supply of cobalt-60, which is used in medical devices, brain cancer treatment, and reduction of pathogens in foodstuffs.

The isotope is a high-intensity gamma ray emitter with a relatively long half-life of 5.27 years.

Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/westinghouse-to-partner-with-nordion-on-cobalt-60-production-in-pwrs-2-4-2020

Sale comprises of businesses in the US, Canada, France and the UK Rolls-Royce said the deal does not include its small modular reactor venture. Westinghouse Electric Company has completed the acquisition of Rolls-Royce’s civil nuclear systems and services business in North America and a number of sites in Europe.

Rolls-Royce said the sale comprises civil nuclear services businesses in the US and Canada along with sites at Mondragon, France, and Gateshead, UK, which are part of its power systems business unit.

The sale does not include the instrumentation and controls business based in Grenoble, France, which remains under review.

It also does not include Rolls-Royce’s UK nuclear new build operations or small modular reactor activities.

The company is heading an SMR consortium which plans to install and operate “factory-built power stations” capable of competing on price with low-cost renewables such as offshore wind.

Date: Tuesday, 04 February 2020
Original article: nucnet.org/news/westinghouse-completes-acquisition-of-civil-nuclear-businesses-2-1-2020

Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant has invited US-based Westinghouse Electric Company to upgrade its Ovation information and control system for an estimated BGN63.5 million ($35.9m).

Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsbulgarias-kozloduy-invites-westinghouse-to-upgrade-ic-systems-7527304

Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a long-term contract with Finnish nuclear power company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) for deliveries of nuclear fuel until 2038 for two boiling water reactors at units, 1 and 2 of the Olkiluoto nuclear plant.

Date: Tuesday, 05 November 2019
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newstvo-signs-fuel-contract-with-westinghouse-for-olkiluoto-7487652

Representatives of Ukrainian nuclear operator Energoatom and US-based Westinghouse Electric Company met today to discuss the possible introduction of Westinghouse-made fuel into Units-1 and -2 of the Rovno nuclear power station in western Ukraine.

Energoatom said the purpose of the meeting was for the Ukrainian team to study foreign experience with the operation of VVER-440 type reactors running on Westinghouse fuel.

The US company used to supply VVER-440 fuel for Finland’s two-unit Loviisa nuclear power station, but in 2009 ceased production of this particular fuel type. In 2014, Westinghouse began examining the option of restarting its VVER-440 fuel production capabilities.

Earlier this year, Westinghouse said it was interested in supplying fuel for Ukraine’s Rovno nuclear station.

Date: Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Original article: nucnet.org/news/energoatom-considers-westinghouse-fuel-for-rovno-reactors-10-1-2019