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Patrick Fragman, President & CEO of Westinghouse Electric Company, accompanied by Petro Kotin, head of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom, paid a working visit to Khmelnitsky NPP. They conducted an inspection of stored fresh Westinghouse fuel, which was delivered to Khmelnitsky for the first time. Khmelnitsky was the last of Ukraine’s NPPs to switch to Westinghouse fuel.

Date: Saturday, 27 April 2024
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The first VVER-440 fuel produced by US-based Westinghouse at its Swedish facility has been loaded into one of the reactors at Ukraine’s Rivne NPP. It was not clear which of the units – 1 or 2 – received the fuel, which reportedly will initially be mixed with the existing fuel supplied by Russia’s TVEL. Ukraine’s target, however, is to end the use of Russian-supplied fuel as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2023
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US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom to design, manufacture and deliver Long-Term Containment Cooling Systems (LCCSs) as part of the modernisation of units 1&2 at the Rivne NPP. The cooling systems will improve safety by ensuring stable heat removal and effective containment depressurisation in the case of an accident.

Date: Friday, 16 June 2023
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Finnish utility Fortum and Westinghouse Electric Company of the USA have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore prerequisites for the development and deployment of new nuclear in Finland and Sweden. The agreement is related to Fortum's nuclear feasibility study launched in November 2022.

Date: Thursday, 08 June 2023
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US-based Westinghouse Electric Company and Czech power company CEZ have signed an agreement on the supply of fuel assemblies for the Dukovany NPP, which comprises four Soviet-built VVER-440 reactors. Westinghouse says it will deliver fuel beginning in 2024, “replacing the current supplier, with an anticipated term of seven years”. The current fuel supplier is Russia’s TVEL.

Date: Wednesday, 05 April 2023
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Energoatom steps up efforts to reduce reliance on Russia Petro Kotin said work is under way to certify a fuel component facility in Ukraine. Courtesy Energoatom. Ukraine is preparing to begin local production of nuclear fuel for the needs of its reactor fleet in cooperation with US-based Westinghouse Electric Company, according to the head of state nuclear company Energoatom.

Petro Kotin said during a visit to a facility in Ukraine preparing to produce nuclear fuel components that Ukraine could have its own nuclear fuel production line as early as 2026.

Kotin said the fuel technology to be used will be provided by Westinghouse, which currently supplies fuel for most of Ukraine’s VVER-1000 pressurised water reactor units.

According to Kotin, work is under way to receive certification for Ukraine’s fuel component facility to be part of the supply chain of Westinghouse’s Vasteras nuclear fuel plant in Sweden by providing parts for fuel assembly manufacturing.

Production will include sub-components such as expansion shanks and cartridge heads for the final assembly of fuel elements in Sweden.

Date: Wednesday, 22 March 2023
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Even oil-rich companies of Middle East are eying reactors, as more nations announce plans for SMRs Russian troops occupied the Zaporizhzhia nuclear station, which was damaged by shelling. File photo courtesy IAEA. 2022 was a year of mega milestones for nuclear energy.

Countries around the world turned to nuclear as a reliable low-carbon energy source as they looked for ways to wean themselves off Russian imports and lower carbon emissions.

New plants began operating, deals for small modular reactors were signed and countries announced ambitious plans for new-build.

On the political front, US president Joe Biden signed into law new legislation that will help to finance struggling nuclear reactors and could save dozens from being shut down early. In Europe, the nuclear industry celebrated when members of the European parliament decided to “follow the science” and support legislation which includes nuclear in the bloc’s sustainable finance taxonomy for green investment.

Date: Tuesday, 10 January 2023
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US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a cooperation agreement with the Finnish nuclear power company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) and the Swedish nuclear power company OKG to jointly reinforce key competencies on boiling water reactors (BWRs).
The agreement creates a privileged partnership for securing the critical competencies needed for the safe and efficient long-term operation of Olkiluoto 1&2 in Finland and Sweden’s Oskarshamn 3. The partnership "provides the means to share, develop and maintain engineering and automation resources and to allow for optimisation of critical personnel resources," Westinghouse said.

Date: Friday, 19 June 2020
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US-based Westinghouse Electric Company (recently taken over by Canada’s Brookfield) has completed dismantling the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) internals of Barsebäck 2, a 600MWe boiling water reactor in Sweden.

Date: Monday, 19 March 2018
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