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Drone used to examine equipment at Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine
Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk has begun to use a drone for equipment inspection, fuel company Tvel (part of Rosatom) said on 27 August.
SNC-Lavalin wins inspection contract at Cernavoda
Canada’s SNC-Lavalin announced that its subsidiary Candu Energy had won two contracts from Romania’s Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica to perform fuel channel and feeder...
Framatome deploys new inspection tool for RPV baffle bolts
France’s Framatome has deployed an innovative new inspection tool, known as Falcon, for ultrasonic testing of baffle bolts inside of a reactor vessel
SUSI robot inspects Spain’s Asco nuclear plant
France’s Framatome announced on 23 July that it has performed a complete visual inspection of the tube bundle top structure of a steam generator at unit 2 of Spain’s Ascó NPP using...
Drone inspection for Urenco
Texo Drone Survey and Inspection (Texo DSI), the owner/operator of a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) announced on 30 May that it has carried out the first internal...
Framatome contracted to supply steam generator services to Dominion Energy
France’s Framatome on 17 May signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Dominion Energy to provide steam generator services to the company’s entire nuclear reactor fleet.
UK drone to be deployed at Fukushima
The UK-developed Remote Intelligence Survey Equipment for Radiation (RISER) is to be deployed to measure radiation levels inside damaged reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
Russia tests new nuclear reactor quality assurance method
A new electroanalytical non-destructive testing technique has shown promise for diagnosing potential problems in nuclear reactors in a simulated environment.
Cavendish to support AGR graphite inspections
Cavendish Nuclear has signed a five-year, £7.5 million contract to support the continued operation EDF Energy's fleet of Advanced Gas-Cooled Reactors in the UK.
Drone inspects domes at Cook nuclear plant
A drone has been used to inspect two concrete containment domes at American Electric Power’s Cook nuclear plant in Michigan, USA.
Skateboard solution for Dungeness A
A skateboard has been used to speed up work at the Dungeness A site which is undergoing decommissioning in Kent, UK. The innovative solution also reduced cost and personnel dose.
Areva's new steam generator inspection robot
Areva NP has added a new steam generator inspection robot – FORERUNNER – to its nuclear portfolio.
James Fisher wins EDF contract for graphite core inspection tools
Cumbria-based company James Fisher Nuclear (JNF) announced on 13 March that it had won a major contract from EDF-Energy to produce inspection tools that will use innovative eddy...
Europe funds €5m project on reactor core monitoring
Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, will coordinate a €5.1m ($5.4m) research and innovation project funded by the European Commission to improve nuclear safety.
Spanish inspection system supplied to Chinese institute
Spanish engineering firm Tecnatom and nuclear fuel manufacturer Enusa have delivered a new irradiated fuel inspection system to China’s Suzhou Nuclear Power Institute, a subsidiary...
Areva NP demonstrates new inspection tool
France’s Areva NP has demonstrated a new technique and manipulator to provide off-axis inspection for cracks in boiling water reactor (BWR) core shroud welds. Areva NP said the...
Lloyd's Register Energy receives certification Korea
Global nuclear inspection body, Lloyd's Register Energy has increased the services it can offer to nuclear clients in South Korea, after gaining certification for two key nuclear...
Flaws found in RPV of Swiss reactor
Axpo, operator of Switzerland’s Beznau NPP, has detected “flaw indications” in the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) of unit 1 while carrying out ultrasonic measurements as a result...
Westinghouse wins Leibstadt nozzle inspection work
Westinghouse subsidiary WesDyne International has been awarded another long-term contract for reactor pressure vessel nozzle inspection at Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant in Switzerland.