atw 2018-03v6


atw Vol. 63 (2018) | Issue 3 ı March

including the United States, South

Korea, Canada, Japan, Eurasia, and

Australia, as well as additional patents

pending in Europe and China.

| | (18501531),

Rosatom: RITM-200 installed

at Sibir Icebreaker

(rosatom) In Saint Petersburg, the

Baltic Shipyard completed the installation

of the second RITM-200 reactor

on the new generation Sibir nuclear


Installation of the first reactor was

completed earlier, on 14 December.

RITM-200 is an innovative pressurized

water reactor developed and

manufactured for the icebreaker

fleet by AtomEnergoMash, Rosatom’s

engineering division. The new reactor

unit is unparalleled for its compact

size and cost efficiency. Its integrated

design provides for the placement of

core equipment inside the steam

generator shell and makes the unit

twice as light, half more compact and

25 MW more powerful than the

existing icebreaker reactors of the KLT

series. The reactor design enables the

icebreaker to be used both in deep

Arctic waters and river estuaries and

improves its icebreaking speed and

other performance indicators. The

reactors have a service life of 40 years

and are protected by a containment

made of steel, water and concrete.

| | (18501539),

Westinghouse to continue

nuclear fuel delivery to

Ukraine through 2025

(westinghouse) Westinghouse Electric

Company announced that it has

signed a nuclear fuel contract extension

with Ukraine’s State Enterprise

National Nuclear Energy Generation

Company (SE NNEGC) Energoatom.

The contract includes nuclear fuel

deliveries to seven of Ukraine’s 15

nuclear power reactors between 2021

and 2025, expanding and extending

the existing contract for six reactors

that was set to expire in 2020.

“This contract extension solidifies

Westinghouse’s role as a strategic

partner for Energoatom and demonstrates

our ability to support

Ukraine with their energy diversification.

Under the terms of the new

contract, our relation ship with

Ukraine will be strengthened through

our plan to source some of the

fuel components from a Ukrainian

manufacturer,” said José Emeterio

Gutiérrez, Westinghouse president

and chief executive officer.

While commenting on the agreement,

Yurii Nedashkovskyi, President

of SE NNEGC Energoatom, emphasized

that Energoatom is the only operating

utility of VVER-1000 reactors in the

world that has fully diver sified sources

of nuclear fuel supply. Mr. Nedashkovskyi

com mented, “ Cooperation with

Westinghouse was integral to achievement

of this goal.”

Nuclear fuel from Westinghouse

has played an important role in

Ukraine’s work for independence for

more than a decade. Westinghouse

began supplying fuel to Ukraine in

2005, when the first lead test assemblies

were delivered to South-Ukraine

NPP Unit 3.

“We are pleased that Energoatom

is continuing to trust Westinghouse

as an alternative supplier of nuclear

fuel to VVER reactors,” said Aziz

Dag, Westinghouse vice president

and managing director, Northern


The manufacturing and assembly

of the nuclear fuel will be performed

by the Westinghouse fuel fabrication

facility in Västerås, Sweden, where

parts of the production lines are solely

dedicated to VVER-1000 fuel. Deliveries

against the contract will begin

in 2021, immediately following the

conclusion of existing contract.

| | (18501538),

Wood wins Hinkley Point C

contract worth $16m

(wood) Wood has won a contract as

sole supplier of inspection qualification

services to the Hinkley Point C

nuclear power station. EDF Energy,

the station developer, has commissioned

Wood’s Inspection Validation

Centre (IVC) to qualify ultrasonic

inspections on high inte grity welds in

primary circuit com ponents for the

two 1.6GW reactors.

The contract is effective immediately

and the initial task order is

worth $16m.

Wood’s teams will assess the

inspection procedures and their supporting

technical justifications and

will carry out practical trials to demonstrate

that the procedures can be

applied and meet their objectives.

Using flaw implantation techniques,

faults will be introduced into welded

test pieces to test and ultimately assure

that inspectors can identify them.

The work will create a total of 35

new jobs at the IVC in Warrington, UK,

which works with specialist suppliers

across the world.

| | (18501551),


Consumption in the EU above

the energy efficiency target

(eu) The European Union (EU) has

committed itself to reducing energy

consumption by 20 % by 2020 compared

to projections. This objective is

also known as the 20 % energy

efficiency target. In other words, the

EU has pledged to attaining a primary

energy consumption of no more than

1 483 million tonnes of oil equivalent

(Mtoe) and a final energy consumption

of no more than 1 086 Mtoe in 2020.

In 2016, primary energy consumption

in the EU was 4 % off the

effi ciency target. Since 1990, the first



| | Primary energy consumption in the EU, 2016 | | Final energy consumption in the EU, 2016


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