Bruce Power, Town of Saugeen Shores welcome Williams Industrial Services Group on opening of Canadian offices

Williams Industrial Services Group, an Atlanta-based company which is supporting Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement project, officially opened its Canadian offices yesterday. Williams, which has worked at more than 40 nuclear stations throughout Canada and the United States, is providing project controls services to Bruce Power. The company’s Canadian operations are based in Saugeen Shores …

France could shut next two nuclear reactors sooner than expected

France could shut down its next two nuclear reactors in 2025-2026 if market conditions are right, earlier than expected as it presses ahead with plans to close 14 reactors by 2035, a government consultation document showed on Tuesday. Nuclear-dependent France aims to reduce the share of atomic power in its electricity generation to 50% by …

Turkey, Japan scrap partnership in Sinop nuclear plant in Turkey’s north

Turkey is reassessing its major partner for the country’s second nuclear plant in the Black Sea province of Sinop, Energy Minister Fatih Dönmez said on Jan. 19. In an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency, Dönmez said that the time schedule and pricing of the nuclear power plant in Sinop fell short of the ministry’s expectations …

Timeline to mothball Pickering nuclear plant could shift under new plan from OPG

4 of 6 nuclear reactors would operate for an extra year if regulator approves plan. The timetable for decommissioning the half century-old Pickering nuclear generating station stands to shift if a new plan from Ontario Power Generation gets approved by Canada’s nuclear regulator. The plan would see four of Pickering’s six nuclear reactors operate for an …

Administrative, financial approval given for 12 new nuclear reactors for power generation

During the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, Union minister for Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh said there are presently nine reactors under construction and pre-project activities are in progress at the 12 reactors accorded sanction. New Delhi: The government has given administrative and financial sanction for 12 new reactors with a capacity of 9000 megawatt …

Tohoku reactor restart: What is the state of Japan’s nuclear policy?

In late November, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) gave the green light for restarting the No. 2 reactor at Tohoku Electric Power Co.’s Onagawa plant in Miyagi Prefecture, which had been damaged in the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami. The announcement once again put the spotlight on the country’s nuclear power policy, not only …

Third-generation Nuclear Reactors Put into Operation in South Korea

The completion ceremony for the third and fourth units of the Shin-Kori Nuclear Power Plant was held on Dec. 6. The third-generation nuclear power plants have been put into commercial operation ahead of those of the United States and Europe to prove the excellence of South Korea’s nuclear power generation technology. The operation is very …