Nuclear power

Reduced Demand for Electricity During COVID-19 Outbreak - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 4:18pm

Maintenance could be an issue for nuclear power plants as many typically schedule refueling outages during the spring.

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  • Maintenance could be an issue for nuclear power plants as many typically schedule refueling outages during the spring.
  • There has been a reduced demand for electricity owing to the cancellation of major sporting events and concerts as well as the closure of many businesses.
  • Some states have banned the disconnection of power for those who have fallen into financial difficulty due to the pandemic.
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Steel Guard Safety Expands Product Lines for Radiation Shielding in Nuclear Power Plants

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 1:39pm

The business clients in Nuclear Power have expanded machinery with heavy duty presses and CNC quilting machine to accommodate the exact manufacturing for the Radiation Shielding Blankets and Curtains.

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  • The business clients in Nuclear Power have expanded machinery with heavy duty presses and CNC quilting machine to accommodate the exact manufacturing for the Radiation Shielding Blankets and Curtains.
  • Steel Guard Safety CEO Gregory Pretsch said, "Some of our Clients in Nuclear Power have been using our Temperature Isolation Barriers and asked if this is something we could do.
  • We are currently adding machinery that will accommodate the ISO standards for this product and give Nuclear Power Plants a high quality lead blanket at a more affordable price.
  • Steel Guard Safety Complementary Product Lines Available for Barrier Protection:

Lightbridge Awarded Patent in Eurasia for Innovative Nuclear Fuel Assemblies

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 1:00pm

RESTON, Va., June 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), an advanced nuclear fuel technology company, today announced that it has received a patent from the Eurasian Patent Office for its innovative nuclear fuel assemblies.

Key Points: 
  • RESTON, Va., June 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), an advanced nuclear fuel technology company, today announced that it has received a patent from the Eurasian Patent Office for its innovative nuclear fuel assemblies.
  • This is a divisional patent of the 2014 PCT application and covers an all-metal fuel assembly design with a mixed grid fuel rod arrangement inside the fuel assembly.
  • Lightbridge is developing its advanced metallic fuel designed to make both existing and new nuclear power plants more efficient, more cost competitive, and even safer.
  • The Company is developing Lightbridge Fuel, a proprietary next-generation nuclear fuel technology for current and future reactors, which significantly enhances the economics, safety, and proliferation resistance of nuclear power.

European Market for Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2020-2025 - Research Reactors to Dominate the Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:41pm

The "Europe Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

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  • The "Europe Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2020 - 2025)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • The Europe nuclear reactor decommissioning market is expected to grow approximately at a CAGR of more than 10% during the forecast period 2020-2025.
  • France, Germany, Sweden, and Russia are the regional hotspots for the nuclear power reactor decommissioning market.
  • The Europe nuclear reactor decommissioning market is moderately consolidated.

Bechtel Sets Top of Unit 3 at U.S. Nuclear Plant Construction Site

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 9:30pm

WAYNESBORO, Ga., May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 21, a Bechtel-led construction team set a massive cooling water tank on Plant Vogtle Unit 3, the first of only two new nuclear units under construction in the Unites States.

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  • WAYNESBORO, Ga., May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 21, a Bechtel-led construction team set a massive cooling water tank on Plant Vogtle Unit 3, the first of only two new nuclear units under construction in the Unites States.
  • This is the final major lift for the Unit 3 team at the construction site in Waynesboro, Ga.
  • "This is an important milestone for the project and signifies the topping out of the Shield Building for the unit," said Bechtel Project Director Brian Reilly.
  • Bechtel is responsible for completing construction of Vogtle Units 3 and 4 under the management of Southern Nuclear, the Southern Company subsidiary that operates the existing two units at Plant Vogtle.

Lightbridge Receives Australian Patent for Innovative Nuclear Fuel Assemblies

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 1:00pm

RESTON, Va., May 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), an advanced nuclear fuel technology company, today announced that it has received a patent from the Australian Patent Office for its innovative nuclear fuel assemblies.

Key Points: 
  • RESTON, Va., May 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), an advanced nuclear fuel technology company, today announced that it has received a patent from the Australian Patent Office for its innovative nuclear fuel assemblies.
  • Seth Grae, President & Chief Executive Officer of Lightbridge Corporation, said: Receiving this Australian patent is another important step forward in the development of our innovative nuclear fuel technology.
  • Lightbridge (NASDAQ: LTBR) is an advanced nuclear fuel technology development company based in Reston, Virginia, United States.
  • The Company is developing Lightbridge Fuel, a proprietary next-generation nuclear fuel technology for current and future reactors, which significantly enhances the economics, safety, and proliferation resistance of nuclear power.

Shanghai Electric Celebrates 27 Years of commitment in Pakistan

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 1:47am

SHANGHAI, May 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai Electric is now celebrating the 27th anniversary of its entering Pakistan markets since 1993.

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  • SHANGHAI, May 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai Electric is now celebrating the 27th anniversary of its entering Pakistan markets since 1993.
  • Muzaffarnagarh thermal power plant project -- The Muzaffarnagarh thermal power plant is Shanghai Electric's first overseas EPC project since the Company entering Pakistan in 1993, and the project facilitated 320MW steam turbines provided by Shanghai Electric started operating in July 1997.
  • Thar Integrated Coal Mine-Power Project -- Shanghai Electric signed the EPC contract for a block coal-fired power station project in Thar Coalfield, Pakistan, in December 2016.
  • Shanghai Electric provided the main equipment for the conventional island and nuclear island of the Karachi nuclear power plant.

Shanghai Electric Celebrates 27 Years of commitment in Pakistan

Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 1:15am

SHANGHAI, May 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai Electric is now celebrating the 27th anniversary of its entering Pakistan markets since 1993.

Key Points: 
  • SHANGHAI, May 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai Electric is now celebrating the 27th anniversary of its entering Pakistan markets since 1993.
  • Muzaffarnagarh thermal power plant project -- The Muzaffarnagarh thermal power plant is Shanghai Electric's first overseas EPC project since the Company entering Pakistan in 1993, and the project facilitated 320MW steam turbines provided by Shanghai Electric started operating in July 1997.
  • Thar Integrated Coal Mine-Power Project -- Shanghai Electric signed the EPC contract for a block coal-fired power station project in Thar Coalfield, Pakistan, in December 2016.
  • Shanghai Electric provided the main equipment for the conventional island and nuclear island of the Karachi nuclear power plant.

NTT: Conclusion of a Cooperation Agreement with ITER

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 7:00am

The ITER Organization, an international organization with seven members Japan, the European Union, Russia, the United States, South Korea, China, and India is engaged in the ITER Project.

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  • The ITER Organization, an international organization with seven members Japan, the European Union, Russia, the United States, South Korea, China, and India is engaged in the ITER Project.
  • Under the strategic intent of this Cooperation Agreement, NTT will collaborate in the following areas.
  • This is the first time that the ITER Organization has signed a Long Term Non-Commercial Cooperation Agreement with a private Japanese company.
  • Under this agreement, we will work closely with the ITER Organization to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion power at an industrial scale for the first time in human history.

Integrated Head Package for Vogtle Unit 3 placed atop reactor vessel

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 8:17pm

ATLANTA, May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Integrated Head Package (IHP) for Vogtle Unit 3 has been set into place atop the reactor vessel at Georgia Power's nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia, marking another significant milestone in the construction of the nation's first new nuclear units in more than 30 years.

Key Points: 
  • ATLANTA, May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --The Integrated Head Package (IHP) for Vogtle Unit 3 has been set into place atop the reactor vessel at Georgia Power's nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia, marking another significant milestone in the construction of the nation's first new nuclear units in more than 30 years.
  • In addition, 12 of the 16 shield building courses of panels that surround the Unit 4 containment vessel have been placed.
  • The shield building is a unique feature of the AP1000 reactor design for Vogtle 3 & 4, providing an additional layer of safety around the containment vessel and nuclear reactor to protect the structure from any potential impacts.
  • The placement of the IHP follows the completion of Open Vessel Testing for Unit 3 that successfully demonstrated how water flows from the key safety systems into the reactor vessel ensuring the paths are not blocked or constricted.