Nuclear energy in the United States

Hitachi to End Business Operations on the UK Nuclear Power Stations Construction Project

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 11:17am

TOKYO, Sept 16, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that it will end business operations on the nuclear power plant construction project in the United Kingdom (Horizon Project), which was suspended in January 2019 (1).

Key Points: 
  • TOKYO, Sept 16, 2020 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that it will end business operations on the nuclear power plant construction project in the United Kingdom (Horizon Project), which was suspended in January 2019 (1).
  • The Horizon Project is a proposal by Horizon Nuclear Power Limited, which Hitachi acquired in November 2012, to develop nuclear power stations comprising of two units of UK ABWR(2) at Wylfa Newydd in Anglesey, North-West Wales, with the intention to develop Hitachi's nuclear business in the UK and contribute to the energy policy of the UK government, as well as maintaining the business foundation that supports the nuclear industry in Japan.
  • As a result of this decision to end business operations on the Horizon Project, Hitachi will coordinate with the UK government and relevant organizations regarding its cooperation as the owner of ABWR licence(3) and the handling of the planned construction sites and other matters.
  • Hitachi will continue to contribute to improve social, environmental and economic value and people's quality of life through its Social Innovation Business, including the energy business.

Certrec Supports NuScale Power with Revision 5 Submittal of its Design Certification Application

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 4:00pm

Revision 5 is the version of the DCA that will be used in the design certification rulemaking.

Key Points: 
  • Revision 5 is the version of the DCA that will be used in the design certification rulemaking.
  • "Certrec has been central to our success, innovation, and flexibility, as we have worked through the licensing cycle of the design certification.
  • We are grateful to the team at Certrec for their contributions to our effort to achieve certification approval for our small modular reactor (SMR) design" said Tom Bergman, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at NuScale Power.
  • "This was the final revision of a large and complex document that has high importance in the nuclear industry.

Unison is awarded a new task order by U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 3:25pm

DULLES, Va., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Unison , the leading provider of acquisition management software and insight to government agencies, program offices, and contractors, today announced that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has competitively awarded a GSA Federal Supply Schedule task order to them for an acquisition management solution.

Key Points: 
  • DULLES, Va., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Unison , the leading provider of acquisition management software and insight to government agencies, program offices, and contractors, today announced that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has competitively awarded a GSA Federal Supply Schedule task order to them for an acquisition management solution.
  • The task order has a 3-month base period plus four 1-year option periods.
  • The NRC licenses and regulates the nation's civilian use of radioactive materials including commercial nuclear power plants and other uses of nuclear materials, such as in nuclear medicine.
  • For over 30 years, Unison has continually advanced software and insight solutions to help federal programs efficiently achieve their missions.

Fluor’s NuScale Power Achieves U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Design Certification

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 12:50pm

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that NuScale Power, in which Fluor is the majority investor, received final design certification by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which is expected to advance the commercialization of NuScales small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technology.

Key Points: 
  • Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that NuScale Power, in which Fluor is the majority investor, received final design certification by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which is expected to advance the commercialization of NuScales small modular nuclear reactor (SMR) technology.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200831005719/en/
    Artists rendering of NuScale Powers small modular nuclear reactor plant.
  • The NuScale small modular reactor fits well with Fluors world-class modular fabrication capabilities for new facilities of all types.
  • Notably, Fluor and NuScale are working directly with Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) in the development of a 720 megawatt plant.

Georgia Power's new Vogtle units approximately 87% complete

Monday, August 31, 2020 - 8:13pm

The company also reported the project is now approximately 87% complete, as significant progress continues to be made at the site.

Key Points: 
  • The company also reported the project is now approximately 87% complete, as significant progress continues to be made at the site.
  • Georgia Power's 23rd Vogtle Construction Monitoring (VCM) Report filing covers the period January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020 and can be found here .
  • With more than 7,000 workers on site, and more than 800 permanent jobs available once the units begin operating, Vogtle 3 & 4 is currently the largest jobs-producing construction project in the state of Georgia.
  • Georgia Power has released new photos of the nation's only new nuclear units currently under construction.

NuScale Power Makes History as the First Ever Small Modular Reactor to Receive U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Design Approval

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 6:00pm

The FSER represents completion of the technical review and approval of the NuScale SMR design.

Key Points: 
  • The FSER represents completion of the technical review and approval of the NuScale SMR design.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200828005299/en/
    An artists rendering of NuScale Powers small modular nuclear reactor plant.
  • NuScale Power has developed a new modular light water reactor nuclear power plant to supply energy for electrical generation, district heating, desalination, and other process heat applications.
  • The majority investor in NuScale is Fluor Corporation, a global engineering, procurement, and construction company with a 60-year history in commercial nuclear power.

Bernabei & Kabat, PLLC Reports NRC Penalizes TVA and Two Former Executives for Retaliating Against Nuclear Whistleblowers

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 9:19pm

The NRC found that Joseph Shea , then Vice President for Regulatory Affairs (now Vice President for Nuclear Technology Innovation), and Erin Henderson , then Director of Corporate Nuclear Licensing, retaliated against the two whistleblowers.

Key Points: 
  • The NRC found that Joseph Shea , then Vice President for Regulatory Affairs (now Vice President for Nuclear Technology Innovation), and Erin Henderson , then Director of Corporate Nuclear Licensing, retaliated against the two whistleblowers.
  • The NRC found that both whistleblowers engaged in protected activity when they reported and protested unsafe work conditions, including a "chilled work environment" that deterred TVA employees from reporting nuclear safety issues.
  • The NRC also imposed a monetary penalty on TVA of $606,492, because TVA failed to identify the problems or take adequate corrective actions.
  • It has been nearly two decades since the NRC imposed a monetary penalty on TVA for retaliating against whistleblowers.

Certrec Assists NuScale with Second Submittal of Vendor Design Review for SMR Design

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 4:00pm

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Certrec , a leading regulatory compliance solution provider, recently assisted NuScale to complete a second submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safely Commission (CNSC) for pre-licensing Vendor Design Review of its small modular reactor design.

Key Points: 
  • FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Certrec , a leading regulatory compliance solution provider, recently assisted NuScale to complete a second submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safely Commission (CNSC) for pre-licensing Vendor Design Review of its small modular reactor design.
  • Certrec's Office of New Plant provided electronic document processing and technical editing services for the Vendor Reactor Design Reports.
  • The 13 documents involved comprised more than 850 pages, each going through multiple revisions as content was updated through NuScale's review and approval processes.
  • Once again they put their best effort in and were able to complete the submittal ahead of schedule."

$6.1 Billion Worldwide Hot Water Recirculation Pumps Industry to 2027 - Impact of COVID-19 on the Market - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 1:58pm

The "Hot Water Recirculation Pumps - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

Key Points: 
  • The "Hot Water Recirculation Pumps - Global Market Trajectory & Analytics" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
  • Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Hot Water Recirculation Pumps estimated at US$3.7 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$6.1 Billion by 2027, growing at aCAGR of 7.3% over the period 2020-2027.
  • Active Hot Water Recirculation Pumps, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record 7.1% CAGR and reach US$3.5 Billion by the end of the analysis period.
  • The U.S. Market is Estimated at $1 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 11.2% CAGR
    The Hot Water Recirculation Pumps market in the U.S. is estimated at US$1 Billion in the year 2020.

Global Nuclear Plant Operations, Nuclear Fuel, and Nuclear Instrumentation Market (2019 to 2025) - Featuring Cameco, Eurodif & Iberdrola Among Others

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 8:15pm

Interest in nuclear technology has also been spurred by increasing concern over climate management and global carbon emissions.

Key Points: 
  • Interest in nuclear technology has also been spurred by increasing concern over climate management and global carbon emissions.
  • But how does this all translate into changes within the nuclear operations market?
  • Nuclear power plant operations are viewed by many as steady and reliable.
  • Markets must move forward whether or not there is, for example, a global pandemic or a global economic downturn.