9,900-MW nuclear power plant proposed for construction in India

India’s Union Ministry of Environments and Forests on Tuesday granted environmental clearance to a 9,900-MW nuclear power plant proposed for construction by state-owned Nuclear Power Corp. of India Ltd. (NPCIL) in collaboration with French firm AREVA. The proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant—comprising six 1,650-MW EPRs—has been proposed to be set up in a “phased manner […]

ABB wins $73 million power order in Switzerland

ABB wins $73 million power order in Switzerland: New control system will facilitate more efficient management of nuclear power plant ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth $73 million from Kernkraftwerk Leibstadt (KKL) to refurbish and upgrade the non safety related operational control and automation system at their 1,220 megawatt […]

Nuclear Developments in Europe

Spain Extends Life of Nation’s Oldest Reactor Spain’s government on July 2 granted a four-year extension to the operating permit of the 466-MW Santa María de Garoña nuclear power plant (Figure 3). The decision follows a nonbinding recommendation by Spain’s nuclear regulator in June to issue a 10-year operating permit extension for the 38-year-old plant […]

Toshiba Completes EPC Negotiations for STP

The pace at which next-generation nuclear power is developing in the U.S. accelerated this February as the U.S. arm of Toshiba inked an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) agreement with an advanced boiling water reactor (ABWR) nuclear development company jointly owned by NRG Energy and Japan’s Toshiba Corp. The agreement seeks to ensure that the […]