2016. January 13. Wednesday - 13:12:37

US Secretary of Stathegeszto.jpge John Kerry has described yesterday's shipment of more than 11 tonnes (25,000 pounds) of low-enriched uranium materials from Iran to Russia as "one of the most significant steps" the Middle Eastern country has taken toward fulfilling its commitments under the nuclear accord it signed with world powers earlier this year.


2015. April 17. Friday - 11:05:32

Anomalies have been identified in the composition of the steel in certain parts of the reactor vessel of the EPR under construction at Flamanville, Areva has informed the French nuclear regulator. Further tests are planned to show the extent and effect of the areas of the vessel showing higher carbon concentrations.

epr_reactor_vessel_-_250_asn1.jpgAreva conducted chemical and mechanical tests in late 2014 on a vessel head similar to that of the Flamanville EPR. The French nuclear regulator, the ASN (Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire), said today it had been informed that these test results "revealed the presence of a zone in which there was a high carbon concentration, leading to lower than expected mechanical toughness values".
"Initial measurements confirmed the presence of this anomaly in the reactor vessel head and reactor vessel bottom head of the Flamanville EPR," ASN said. Both forged steel components were manufactured at Areva's Chalon/Saint-Marcel plant. Areva and EDF have proposed to ASN that a new series of tests is conducted on a representative vessel head "in order to precisely identify the location of the zone concerned and its mechanical properties." The companies said that those new tests are already underway.

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2010. July 22. Thursday - 09:30:02
kopisbejarat.jpgKópis and Partner Limited Partnership was established in 1992 to do the annual maintenance and participate in refurbishments on the area of Nuclear Power Plant, Paks. Its legal successor, Kópis and Partner Ltd. is 100 % privately owned. The company expanded its services with engineering in 2008. Kópis Ltd. is a flexible partner in production and maintenance in Hungary and in the EU.

Main working areas:

  • Nuclear Power Plant, Paks;
  • Hungarian power sector;
  • Fortum Power and Heat Oy;
  • installation of waste water management plants.

    Goals of our efforts:
    • Improving knowledge and experience in the interest of the aimed areas.
    • Company reorganizing to react fast and flexible
    • Introducing new IT system to support management (Enterprise Resource Planning)
    • Improving foreign language skills
    • Participation in the life time extension programme of Nuclear Power Plant, Paks
    • Participation in design, licensing and construction of new units of NPP, Paks

    Main activities

    • Manufacturing, installation, technical inspection of nuclear and conventional power plant technology systems and its components.
    • Valves maintenance, during operation and during shutdown of NPP.
    • Manufacture, assembly, weld and maintain all pipeline systems excluding the main circulation loops of Paks NPP.
    • Maintenance of actuators of motor operated valves.
    • Manufacture and installation of carbon steel or stainless steel pressure vessels, pipe systems (according to PED and ASME).
    • Manufacturing, assembly, welding and maintenance tasks for partners either at our own site our customers' premises.
    • Kópis Ltd. created an experienced, qualified engineering group to contribute the nuclear power plant's technical support activities. The works specifically apply to the engineering tasks of life extension of the NPP. A long term aim is to take part in the capacity extension of the site, licensing and design work of the NPP, Paks.
    2016. January 13. Wednesday - 13:11:44

    China General Nuclear (CGN) has announced that two of its new nuclear power reactors - Fangchenggang unit 1 and Yangjiang unit 3 - both completed 168-hour test runs and entered commercial operation on 1 January.

    2015. April 17. Friday - 10:22:20

    Areva has signed two agreements with Indian companies in preparation for the project to construct six EPR units at Jaitapur in Maharashtra state. The agreements were signed during a visit to Paris by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi.
    (Image: Indian Prime Minister's Office)

    A total of 20 agreements covering a range of issues - including satellite communications, railways, tourism, conservation and education - were signed between France and India on 10 April during a meeting between Modi and French president Francois Hollande. Two agreements relate to the construction of the proposed Jaitapur plant. Areva signed a pre-engineering agreement (PEA) with state-owned Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) on 9 April. The signed agreement was exchanged between Areva CEO Philippe Knoche and Indian ambassador to France Arun Kumar Singh the following day in front of Modi and Hollande.

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