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2008-08-05 03:00:42

French nuclear engineering major Areva has signed a $200 million contract with Taiwan Power Company to supply boiling water reactor fuel assemblies for each of the two units at the Chinshan and Kuosheng nuclear power plants in Taiwan. The award is the conclusion of an invitation to bid launched in June 2007. The scope of work includes five firm reload batches and three optional reload batches for each unit. Areva will provide core monitoring system assistance in addition to fabrication...

2008-07-28 12:01:00

ST. LOUIS, July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AmerenUE, a Missouri-based utility subsidiary of Ameren Corporation , announced the company submitted today a combined Construction and Operating License Application (COLA) to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a potential new nuclear power plant in Callaway County, Mo. The 8,000-page application seeks regulatory approvals to potentially build a new 1,600-megawatt pressurized water reactor adjacent to AmerenUE's existing nuclear...

2008-07-27 12:00:39

By Julia Werdigier Electricite de France is close to buying British Energy Group, Britain's largest producer of nuclear power, for as much as pound(s)12 billion to gain control over its eight atomic plants and land where more plants could be built, a person briefed on the takeover plan said Friday. An agreement on the deal, worth the equivalent of $23.9 billion, might be reached as early as this coming week, said the person, who declined to be identified because the discussions were not...

2008-07-21 15:00:56

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 21, 2008) - (TSX:VLN) - Velan SAS, Velan Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary located in Lyon, France, has been selected by CNPEC (China Nuclear Power Engineering Co.) to supply high-pressure forged valves for six nuclear power plants in China. These nuclear power plant projects are located in Hong Yang He, Ning De and Yang Jiang, and the valves are required to be supplied during our 2010 and 2011 fiscal years. Velan SAS has also been awarded contracts by EDF...

2008-07-19 09:00:34

World News IN BRIEF *PARIS A uranium leak that could date back several years has been found at a plant run by the nuclear power company Areva in Romans- sur-Isere, south-eastern France, officials said. Ministers said there was no environmental or health risk. The news came a day after the government ordered safety tests in all the country's 19 nuclear power plants following another leak at an Areva plant this month. (c) 2008 Independent, The; London (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information...

2008-07-17 09:01:12

Suez shareholders on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a long- delayed euro 100 billion merger with Gaz de France to create one of the largest electricity and natural gas groups in Europe. The GDF Suez group - the union of the largest European natural gas supplier and one of the world's biggest electricity producers - will have combined annual sales of euro 74 billion, or $117 billion, and vie with E.ON of Germany for the rank of the second-biggest utility on the Continent, behind...

2008-07-08 09:01:01

The two most influential energy groups in France, EDF and GDF-Suez, are expected to compete against each other in a bid to build the country's newest nuclear power plant, possibly having negative implications for the UK's planned nuclear revival, reported The Guardian. The news source reported that both the French energy groups have expressed their interest to participate in the construction of the second-generation European pressurized reactor (EPR), with EDF already having access to...

2008-07-08 03:00:19

French nuclear engineering major Areva has launched an investment program in Le Creusot, in the Burgundy region of France, to increase the group's forged nuclear component production capacity. Areva noted that, currently, around 80% of the components required to build a European pressurized reactor (EPR) can be produced in Le Creusot. Following the capacity expansion, 100% of the components will be manufactured in the region. The plan will initially concern ingot production at the...

2008-07-04 09:00:39

EDF Group has said that it would be ready to take part in the construction of a second EPR nuclear plant in France. This statement of the company follows an announcement by the president of France regarding the planned implementation of a second European pressurized reactor (EPR)-type nuclear reactor in France. The company maintained that it owns a number of potential sites for the EPR. It said that it also has the necessary experience following its involvement in building the EPR...

2008-06-30 18:02:49

By Bonnie Pfister, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jun. 28--China wants to have 100 of Westinghouse Electric Co.'s nuclear reactors in operation or under construction by 2020 -- more than double what was anticipated, according to the company's incoming CEO. Aris Candris, who will lead the Monroeville-based firm beginning Tuesday, said Chinese officials shared those plans with Westinghouse during a mid-May meeting. "It is huge," Candris said in an interview Thursday with the...


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