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2009-06-29 18:13:00

State Regulatory Milestone Provides Greater Certainty for UniStar's Proposed Project in Southern Maryland BALTIMORE, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) today issued a final order approving an application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) for a proposed new nuclear energy facility at Calvert Cliffs in Lusby, Md. The application was submitted by UniStar Nuclear Energy, LLC (UniStar), a strategic joint venture of Constellation...

2009-06-02 13:41:00

Agreement Adds Certainty for UniStar's Planned Fleet of Advanced Nuclear Energy Facilities in U.S. BALTIMORE, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- UniStar Nuclear Energy, LLC (UniStar), a strategic joint venture of Constellation Energy (NYSE: CEG) and EDF Group, the global leader in nuclear power, said today the Project Labor Agreement (PLA) reached by the Building and Construction Trades Department (BCTD), AFL-CIO, the National Construction Alliance II and all affiliated international unions, and...

2009-01-21 07:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael W. Rencheck has been appointed President and CEO, AREVA NP Inc., effective Jan. 26, 2009. Rencheck replaces Tom Christopher who will continue to support the company part-time as Vice Chairman of AREVA NP Inc. through June 2009 to ensure a smooth transition in leadership. Rencheck reports directly to Luc Oursel, CEO of AREVA NP, with regional reporting to Jacques Besnainou, President of AREVA Inc. Rencheck comes to AREVA NP Inc. from American...

2008-10-13 09:00:42

US-based electric utility PPL has announced that its subsidiary has filed an application with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to build and operate a new nuclear plant under consideration near Berwick, Pennsylvania. According to the company, the Bell Bend nuclear plant would be built near the company's existing two-unit Susquehanna nuclear power plant. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) review of the combined license application (COL) is expected to take three to four...

2008-10-10 15:00:30

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A PPL Corporation subsidiary has filed an application with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to build and operate a new nuclear plant under consideration near Berwick, Pa. The Bell Bend nuclear plant would be built near the company's existing two-unit Susquehanna nuclear power plant, a facility that has been generating safe and reliable electricity and providing significant benefits to the community for the past 25...

2008-10-10 06:00:31

An Areva-Bechtel Power Corporation consortium has been awarded a multi-year contract from UniStar Nuclear Energy to complete detailed design engineering for a proposed Areva US evolutionary power reactor adjacent to Constellation Energy's Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Lusby, Maryland. The scope includes full plant specifications and design of plant facilities and buildings. This will provide UniStar Nuclear Energy the information needed to make important decisions about...

2008-10-09 06:00:35

French nuclear engineering major Areva has signed two agreements to strengthen its activities in China and to create a joint venture with the China Guandong Nuclear Power Company, which is responsible for the engineering and procurement of second and third-generation nuclear power plants in China. Under the terms of the first agreement, the China Guandong Nuclear Power Company (CGNPC) and Chinese sovereign wealth funds will take a 49% stake in the equity of UraMin, a mining company...

2008-10-03 09:00:26

Jordan, Areva ink nuclear deal AMMAN, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Jordan has signed in French capital Paris an agreement with French energy giant Areva on uranium exploration and mining, official news agency Petra reported Thursday. Under the agreement, which was signed on Wednesday, a joint venture will be set up to explore uranium in the kingdom. The to- be- built company is expected to have the exclusive right of exploring and mining uranium in the central of the kingdom. The deal was...

2008-10-01 06:00:44

By Tim Mekeel PPL Corp. keeps propping open the window of opportunity to build a new nuclear plant. The firm has started to apply to the U.S. Department of Energy for a federal loan guarantee, which the company would use to secure financing for plant construction. PPL said Monday it will submit the second part of the application by the Dec. 19 deadline. At the same time, PPL said it's preparing its application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to build and...

2008-09-29 12:00:35

To: ENERGY EDITORS Contact: Dan McCarthy of PPL Corporation, +1-610-774-5997 ALLENTOWN, Pa., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) has taken another step in the ongoing evaluation and development of a new nuclear power plant near Berwick, Pa., with the submittal of an application to the U.S. Department of Energy for a federal loan guarantee. The new plant, which would be called Bell Bend, would be sited near the company's existing two-unit Susquehanna nuclear...