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French engineering major Alstom has consolidated its position as a global supplier of turbine islands for nuclear power plants, with new contracts received from China, Korea and the US. These agreements apply either to new equipment and associated engineering or to the retrofitting of existing equipment. In China, Alstom has won an order to supply the China Guangdong Nuclear Power Company (CGNPC) with two 1,750MW Arabelle turbine-generator packages for the Taishan nuclear plant in the...
By Bernie Woodall LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham on Tuesday said he became chairman of the U.S. unit of Areva, the world's largest maker of nuclear reactors, because he wants to foster a new fleet of nuclear power plants in the United States. "The current fleet of nuclear plants provides 20 percent of our power generation," said Abraham in a telephone interview. "If we don't build any new plants, at the rate of growth in our demand, that...
By Marguerita Choy PARIS (Reuters) - President Jacques Chirac announced plans on Thursday to cut oil consumption in France, including the launch of the latest nuclear reactor prototype so that French trains will not use a drop of oil in 20 years' time. Chirac sealed France's commitment to nuclear power by announcing the launch of a fourth generation prototype reactor to be in use by 2020. France has become the world's second largest nuclear power producer after it decided after the...
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