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Closer monitoring required of Seabrook NPP concrete degradation
21 September, 2020
The US Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB), under the Nuclear...
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Drone used to examine equipment at Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 by 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
Thursday, June 11, 2020 by 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
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by 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
Friday, July 27, 2018 by 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
Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by 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
Friday, May 25, 2018 by 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
Thursday, March 01, 2018 by 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
Thursday, January 04, 2018 by 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
Wednesday, January 03, 2018 by 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
Monday, December 04, 2017 by 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
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by 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
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by 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
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by 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
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by 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
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 by 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
Tuesday, October 04, 2016 by 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
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 by 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
Thursday, July 23, 2015 by 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
Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Westinghouse subsidiary WesDyne International has been awarded another long-term contract for reactor pressure vessel nozzle inspection at Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant in Switzerland.

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