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US-based Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear Division (Curtiss-Wright) has signed an exclusive sales agreement with Spain’s Ringo Válvulas (Ringo Valves), a subsidiary of Samson AG Group. Curtiss-Wright will act as Ringo’s sole sales channel for the Commercial Nuclear markets in North America, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Date: Tuesday, 28 July 2020
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Romania plans to create a Strategic Coordination Committee for the project to build units 3 and 4 at the Cernavoda nuclear power plant, according to a notice in the government’s official gazette on 14 July. The notice followed another published the same day, stating that the prime minister's 2018 decision to establish a working group for the negotiation of a draft intergovernmental agreement between Romania and China for the project had been abrogated.

Date: Friday, 17 July 2020
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Unit 1 at Canada’s Darlington nuclear power plant has set a new North American nuclear record for consecutive days in operation, Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) said.  

Date: Tuesday, 14 July 2020
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Darlington unit 1 has set a new Canadian and North American nuclear record with 895 consecutive days of unbroken operation. Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Candu reactor has now been online since 26 January 2018 without needing to be taken out of service for maintenance or repair.

Date: Saturday, 11 July 2020
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Canada’s SNC-Lavalin announced that its subsidiary Candu Energy had won two contracts from Romania’s Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica to perform fuel channel and feeder assembly inspections at Cernavoda 1 during its 2020 maintenance outage.   

Date: Friday, 12 June 2020
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Unit 2 of Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Darlington nuclear power plant has been reconnected to the grid at 100% full power, marking the official completion of the first refurbishment of the site's four Candu units.

Date: Saturday, 06 June 2020
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The BWXT site in Lynchburg in the US state of Virginia. Photo courtesy BWXT. French nuclear company Framatome has completed its acquisition of BWX Technologies Inc’s (BWXT) US commercial nuclear services business.

The company said the transaction expands its comprehensive portfolio of equipment and tooling for nuclear power plant inspections and maintenance.

The acquisition involves an exchange of facilities and resources. Framatome assumes ownership of equipment, tooling and contracts related to BWXT’s US commercial nuclear services business, while transferring to BWXT ownership of a portion of its Mt. Athos Road facility in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Mt. Athos Road is the site of Framatome’s “solutions complex”, which includes a technical centre, pump and motor service centre, and chemistry and materials centre.

Date: Thursday, 04 June 2020
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Canada’s Bruce Power said on 1 May that unit 1 at the Bruce nuclear power plant had set a record of 624 consecutive days of reliable operation – the longest since it was returned to service in 2012.

Date: Tuesday, 05 May 2020
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Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has entered into a collaboration agreement with UK-based Moltex Energy. Funded through CNL's Canadian Nuclear Research Initiative (CNRI), the agreement includes work to support aspects of Moltex Energy’s nuclear fuel development programme for its Stable Salt Reactor, a 300 MWe small modular reactor (SMR) design.

Date: Saturday, 25 April 2020
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Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has signed a contract with Canadian nuclear engineering firm Kinectrics to provide decommissioning engineering support, building on a memorandum of understanding on the dismantling of nuclear power plants they signed in August 2019. The contract will see Korean nuclear power plant decommissioning personnel dispatched overseas for the first time.

Date: Friday, 10 April 2020
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