Beyond Business as Usual: Investigating a Future without Coal and Nuclear Power in the U.S.
Beyond business as usual
Europe’s nuclear club slows emissions cuts
The prospect of using nuclear energy appears to deter European countries from adopting renewable technologies such as wind and solar, and from introducing energy efficiency measures. Researchers say they found that countries in Europe intending to build new nuclear power stations have a poorer record of reducing their carbon emissions than those that have rejected the technology. Europe has a higher concentration of nuclear power plants for its population than anywhere else in the world, although many of the...
Sulzer to Supply Feedwater Pumps for Nuclear Reactor in China
Sulzer has been awarded a contract for the delivery of main feedwater pumps and start-up feedwater pumps. The pumps will be installed in two nuclear reactors — Hualong No. 1 reactors — in China, owned by China Nuclear Power Engineering Company, Ltd. (CNPEC). Sulzer received this order in May 2016 and will complete the delivery of the equipment by the end of 2019. Sulzer will deliver six high-efficiency main feedwater pumps (HPTd), six booster pumps (HZB), as well as two start-up feedwater pumps...
Sulzer Wins Contract With French Nuclear Leader EDF for the Delivery of 28 Pumping Units
Electricité De France SA (EDF) and Sulzer signed a significant contract. Sulzer will install new pumps to increase safety systems in French nuclear power plants. The contract consists of qualifying a pump set prototype, manufacturing, and installing 28 pumping units over the next 15 years. The contract with Electricité De France SA (EDF) strengthens Sulzer`s position as a major pumps supplier in the nuclear market. It further tightens the well-established partnership and collaboration with EDF. Sulz...
Nuclear records paper over flaws
The nuclear industry is celebrating breaking records that have stood for a quarter of a century − but a new update on its successes still fails to disperse the clouds over its future. Ten new nuclear reactors came on line last year worldwide, and more new reactors are being built than at any time since 1990. According to thereport by the World Nuclear Association(WNA),there were 66 power reactors under construction across the world last year, and another 158 planned. Of those being built, 24 were in...
Nuclear plants face crisis of ageing
Life extensions to nuclear plants in Europe and North America are repeatedly being granted by safety regulators. But, according to nuclear plant owners, 25% of parts are now obsolete, so keeping the reactors going is becoming an increasing problem as components wear out. This is the background to theNuclear Power Plant Optimisation Summitbeing held in Brussels tomorrow and Wednesday, when 150 of the world’s top nuclear executives will share experience on how to keep their stations open. In theory, it...