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Siemens eyes hundreds of 3D printed parts after world’s first reactor install

Nov 29, 2017

Following pioneering work at a Slovenian reactor, Siemens plans to expand its Additive Manufacturing (AM) facilities as progress on gas-fired turbines expands the temperature limits of...

GE Hitachi expands Exelon analytics learnings to US nuclear fleet

Nov 15, 2017

A joint data-analytics project between GE Hitachi and Exelon has predicted actionable plant faults months in advance and GE Hitachi plans to integrate the models with other operators...

Reactor analytics drives nuclear industry towards machine learning

Nov 15, 2017

Nuclear digitization projects are tackling data quality and training challenges to implement predictive maintenance strategies and pave the way for machine learning capabilities,...

Canada signs flurry of SMR contracts as innovation support widens

Nov 1, 2017

After a surge of SMR proposals, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has started research work to support four different design technologies and is working with public and industry partners...

Westinghouse to install first 3D-printed reactor fuel part in 2018

Nov 1, 2017

Westinghouse aims to be the first company to install an additive manufacturing fuel component in a commercial reactor as the group targets lower replacement parts costs and faster...

Automation, cutting upgrades set to slash reactor removal costs

Oct 18, 2017

Deployment of arc saws, underwater lasers and self-operating systems could shorten reactor segmentation projects and cut costs, Richard Reid, Technical Executive, EPRI Decommissioning...

Areva eyes five-year decommissioning timelines under faster model

Sep 13, 2017

New tools and multi-tasking strategies are set to dramatically shorten spent fuel transfer and reactor segmentation phases as new business models combine technical innovations and...

Holtec targets Canada SMR as SNC-Lavalin commits resources

Aug 30, 2017

Holtec's SMR-160 project has been boosted by new commitments from Canadian PWR experts SNC-Lavalin and the U.S. Department of Energy and the developer is in talks to enter Canada...

Canada receives over 15 SMR proposals ahead of test center expansion

Aug 16, 2017

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) plans to use a deluge of submissions from international SMR developers and stakeholders to shape the deployment of CA$1.2 billion ($940 million)...

Kewaunee uses tech, licensing know-how to achieve fastest reactor defuel

Aug 2, 2017

Contractor NAC International used advanced fuel storage technology, licence amendments and a strong partnership with Kewaunee plant operator Dominion Energy to set a record-low time...

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