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Radioactive waste management – drivers, restraints and popular industry trends 2023

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In 2014, the total power generated by these facilities is around 2,364 billion kWh. Nuclear waste management costs around 5% of the total cost of the electricity generated. Nuclear power plants provide around 15% of world’s electricity with more than 430 nuclear power plants operating worldwide to generate electricity and numerous research reactors. There are around 75 new nuclear plants under construction in 15 countries. There are more than 10 countries across the globe that relies on nuclear energy to supply at least one fourth of their total electricity.

There are two sources of nuclear wastes: waste produced from the nuclear power plant as a by-product or from other miscellaneous applications such as research and medicine and contains radioactive material. Nuclear waste is hazardous to most forms of life and is regulated by the government agencies. Most of the fuel used in nuclear power plants consists of small uranium pellets which are stacked inside an alloy fuel and is stored in airtight steel or concrete and steel containers or in steel-lined concrete pools filled with water.

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Nuclear waste is radioactive and hot when it is taken out of the reactor and should be disposed properly to protect human beings as well as environment. Nuclear waste can remain radioactive for a very long time and it is difficult to find a disposal facility for radioactive waste. A disposable facility should be able to contain waste for a long time and is chosen on the bases of type of waste being disposed. Radioactive waste disposal technologies have been evolving and strict environmental protection and population prevention standards are maintained. Due to the complicated regulatory structure for managing nuclear waste, disposing the waste is a complex issue. Despite of the number of time a nuclear fuel is used, it is disposed in a permanent geologic repository. For an integrated used nuclear fuel management program, underground disposal in a specially designed facility is an essential element.

On the basis of types of nuclear waste, the global radioactive waste management market can be segmented into exempt waste (EW), long and intermediate level waste (LILW) and High level waste (HLW). Items that have been in contact with radioactive materials such as tools, gloves, purification filters and personal protective clothing are categorized as low level radioactive waste.

There is approximately 270,000 tons of used fuel. Approximately 90% of used fuel is in storage ponds and the rest in dry storage. Nuclear fuel waste is arising 12,000 tons per year and about 3,000 tons of the waste is reprocessed. In 2010, majority of the nuclear waste was generated from the U.S.; which is about 280,000 tones followed by France which is around 159000 tons and Germany which produced around 45,000 tones.

The Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan has compelled many countries to reduce dependency on nuclear power plants and focus on other sources to produce electricity. Even countries such as Switzerlandand Germany have fixed a timeline for shutdown all of their nuclear plants. Most of the nuclear plants in the world are more than 30 years old. Dismantling a nuclear facility is also a problem for the industry.

Some of the key companies in the global radioactive waste management market include Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, Ecology Services, Inc., Veolia Environmental Services and Kurion Inc among others.

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Could floating nuclear power stations bring new opportunities for offshore mooring systems market?

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The centuries-long drilling of onshore oil and gas fields has had several far reaching impacts on not just the environment but also on hydrocarbon reserves. This has now prompted companies to turn toward offshore reserves, which lie hundreds of feet under water. That has, in turn, created attractive economic prospects for companies in the global offshore mooring systems market. A recent market research report by Transparency Market Research reckons that the global market for offshore mooring systems will account for US$1.16 bn by 2021. The firm says that the market was worth US$928.3 mn in 2014 and will show a CAGR of 3.6% between 2015 and 2021.

An offshore mooring system enables oil and gas companies to seamlessly conduct operations in the middle of an ocean – almost as if they were on ground. This is done by mooring large floating platforms or ships in deep waters. Where subsea exploration, drilling, or production is required, the role of offshore mooring systems becomes essential.

While the oil and gas sector is the key consumer in the offshore mooring systems market, there’s another sector where new opportunities are emerging on the horizon: nuclear energy generation.

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What’s Prompting the Nuclear Energy Industry to go offshore?

Nuclear power stations built on the ground have been the convention but not without their share of controversies. There are numerous instances across the world where new nuclear projects have been met with fierce opposition. Simply put, most people wouldn’t want a nuclear power station in their backyard. Moreover, nuclear power stations located around a populated area could spell doom in the event of a disaster – be it natural or manmade.

That, and many other drawbacks of on-ground nuclear reactors, has prompted the nuclear engineering community to consider offshore nuclear reactors. That essentially means nuclear reactors that are moored offshore where the waters are thousands of feet deep.

The offshore mooring systems market could use this idea to develop new systems and solutions meant specifically for nuclear reactors. The concept will likely catch on steadily in the years to come because of the following advantages of floating nuclear reactors:

  • Nuclear reactors need an uninterrupted supply of water to keep temperatures under the specified level. That’s much easier and practical when offshore mooring of nuclear power stations enters the picture.
  • With the rapid development of subsea transmission systems in recent years, the power generated by the nuclear reactors can easily be transmitted onshore using a network of undersea cables.
  • What happens when it’s time to decommission the floating nuclear power station? It can simply be towed away to the desired location or decommissioned at sea in compliance with the prevailing safety and environmental mandates.

At a time when finding new onshore sites for nuclear reactors is becoming a process mired in opposition from local communities, environmental activists, and even political parties, offshore mooring systems for nuclear reactors could hold a ready solution. The time has indeed come for companies in the offshore mooring systems market to look beyond the oil and gas industry and capitalize on opportunities elsewhere too.

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Nuclear turbine generator industry to exhibit impressive growth at 12.0% CAGR facilitated by increase in installation of new reactors

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The global demand for energy is anticipated to rise rapidly, spurred by demographic and economic growth. Increasing industrialization in emerging countries such as Brazil, Russia, China, India, and South Africa has further raised the demand for energy. The rapidly rising energy demand and uncertainty of the energy demand and supply met is likely to act as a catalyst for the growth of the nuclear turbine generator market. Fossil fuels are the primary source of power generation and are likely to remain so over the forecast period. However, fossil fuels are also the major and a growing contributor to carbon dioxide emissions.

Nuclear energy is a reliable, safe, clean and competitive energy source. The power generated from nuclear energy is almost free of any greenhouse gas emissions, except for the indirect emission associated with mining, construction, decommissioning and fuel fabrication of the nuclear power plant, and disposal of the waste. Moreover, nuclear power plants are base load power plants that generate dependable power to consistently meet the global demand for energy. The market for the nuclear industry is expected to rise at a significant rate in the future due to the factors mentioned above.

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The burgeoning demand for power, along with the increased need for secure, reliable and emission-free power, propels the demand for nuclear turbine generators. Factors such as environmental concerns in power generation from fossil fuel and rapid rise in the fossil fuel prices are likely to augment demand for nuclear turbine generators globally. Increase in the number of pressurized water reactor (PWR) installations across the world is expected to augment growth in the global nuclear turbine generator market. Albeit, certain challenges involved in operating steam generators, such as stress corrosion cracking, can hamper market growth. Furthermore, anti-nuclear energy policy and the negative public opinion surrounding nuclear power after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster in Japan can pose a threat to the growth of the market. However, high potential of Europe’s nuclear turbine generator market is likely to accelerate market growth.

The global demand for nuclear turbines is driven by the increasing installation of new nuclear reactors worldwide. Presently, there are nearly 435 operable nuclear reactors installed globally with another 71 nuclear reactors under consideration. Increased number of new installations is likely to accelerate the demand for nuclear generators worldwide. The global nuclear turbine generator market is dominated by Europe, followed by Asia Pacific and North America. These regions are estimated to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. Expected new installations of nuclear turbine generators in Europe, primarily in Russia, are anticipated to drive the nuclear turbine generator market in the region. Asia Pacific is one of the highest growth markets for nuclear turbine generators. Demand for nuclear turbine generators in the region is primarily driven by increasing number of new installations in various countries such as China, India and South Korea.

North America is a key market for nuclear turbine generators. The U.S. accounts for the highest demand for nuclear turbine generators in the region. However, declining gas prices since 2009 have been hampering the economic viability of some of the existing as well as new projects. This is expected to dampen market growth. Nevertheless, consistent efforts by the U.S. government and the industry to expedite the approval process for new plant designs and construction are expected to provide ample growth opportunities in the nuclear turbine generator market in North America.

The global nuclear turbine generator market is consolidated in nature; leading market players adopt the strategy of mergers and acquisitions to grow in the global nuclear turbine generator market. Strategic alliances are likely to allow companies to strengthen market position as well as enhance their nuclear turbine generator offerings to end-users. Key participants in the global nuclear turbine generator market include General Electric, Alstom Power, Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd., and Toshiba Corporation. The report also profiles market players such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Hitachi, Ltd., The Babcock & Wilcox Company, and OJSC Power Machines.

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AREVA Med inaugurates Second Lead-212 production facility

AREVA Med has launched operations at its second high-purity lead-212 (212Pb) production facility located in Plano, Texas. Known as the DDPU (Domestic Distribution and Purification Unit), this facility was officially inaugurated this week. Lead-212 is used in Targeted Alpha Therapy (TAT) in an increasing number of innovative studies to target cancer cells, while limiting the impact on nearby healthy cells.
In a centralized modular plant, the DDPU will hold all AREVA Med’s U.S. activities and those of its subsidiary Macrocyclics, the global leader in the design and manufacturing of chelating agents* for nuclear medicine. With brand new equipment, this state-of-the-art facility, which will employ 10 people, is an opportunity for AREVA Med to expand the range and increase the quality of products and services for its American partners and customers. Thanks to this increased production capacity, AREVA Med will accelerate the development of
innovative Targeted Alpha Therapies using lead-212 to combat cancer. Patrick Bourdet, AREVA Med’s CEO said: “Our new modular and unique US plant will allow us to quickly expand our cancer therapy pipeline and increase collaboration within the entire continent.” *A chelating agent is a “molecular cage” used to attach isotopes to biological carriers such as monoclonal antibodies targeting cancer cells.

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L-3 MAPPS to Supply Full Scope CANDU Simulator for Wolsong Unit 1

L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has secured a contract from Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) to supply the full scope operator training simulator for the Wolsong Unit 1 (Wolsong 1) nuclear power plant. The project will start immediately, and the simulator is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.

“We are grateful to KHNP for this latest opportunity to demonstrate why our nuclear power plant simulators are second to none,” said L-3’s Michael Chatlani, vice president of marketing & sales for L-3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “In addition to our recent simulator projects at Embalse and Cernavodă, the work on Wolsong 1 further aligns L-3 to offer best-in-class simulator solutions for new CANDU* build programs, especially in Argentina, China and Romania.”

The Wolsong 1 full scope simulator will use L-3’s industry-leading PC/Windows-based graphical simulation tools for the plant models and instructor station. All of the plant systems will be simulated, including the reactor, nuclear steam supply systems, balance of plant systems, electrical systems and I&C systems. The simulator’s models will be developed, validated and maintained in L-3’s Orchid® simulation environment. The plant computer systems, known as Digital Control Computers (DCCs), will be represented by a fully emulated dual DCC that will be integrated in the full scope simulator.The simulator will be equipped with full replica control room panels driven by L-3’s Orchid Input Output software and a new compact input/output system.

The new plant models will also be complemented with severe accident simulation capabilities by including a version of the Modular Accident Analysis Program, known as MAAP4-CANDU**, L-3’s first implementation of severe accident simulation for CANDU plants. The simulator will additionally be equipped with new two-dimensional and three-dimensional animated, interactive visualizations of the reactor vessel and containment building to provide trainees further insight into the behavior of the plant during severe accidents.

KHNP, a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), provides about 30 percent of South Korea’s electricity supply, making it the nation’s largest power generation company. It has a total installed capacity of more than 27,000 MW through the operation of 25 nuclear power units, 35 hydropower units, 16 pumped-storage power units and a number of renewable energy facilities.The Wolsong site in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, houses four 700 MWe class CANDU reactors, Units 1 to 4. The 30-year operating license of Wolsong 1 ended in November 2012. On February 27, 2015, the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission approved a10-year license extension until November 2022 for the refurbished and uprated Wolsong 1 reactor, and the unit returned to service on June 23, 2015. The full scope operator training simulator for Wolsong Units 2, 3 and 4 was supplied by L-3 MAPPS.

L-3 MAPPS has over 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 40 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water reactors. L-3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector. To learn more about L-3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MAPPS.

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L-3 MAPPS to Upgrade Slovenia’s Krško Full Scope Simulator

L-3 MAPPS announced today that it signed a contract with Slovenia’s Nuklearna elektrarna Krško (NEK)to upgrade the full scope simulator for the Krško Nuclear Power Plant. The simulator upgrade is part of NEK’s Safety Upgrade Program (SUP) to modernize the plant to prevent severe accidents and to mitigate consequences consistent with the nuclear industry’s response after the Fukushima accident. The simulator upgrade project will start immediately and is expected to be in service in the third quarter of 2017.

“It is a privilege to have another opportunity to work with NEK, an innovative company that has always challenged us to push technological boundaries,” said Michael Chatlani, vice president of marketing & sales for L-3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation.

“The NEK and L-3 MAPPS teams have worked very well together since the Krško full scope simulator was declared ready for training in 2000,” said Božidar Krajnc, plant engineering director for NEK. “We look forward to implementing this significant simulator upgrade project with L-3 MAPPS, which is an important part of our safety upgrade program.”

The current UNIX operating system-based simulator will be replaced with a virtualized Windows-based platform running L-3’s state-of-the-art Orchid® simulation environment. The virtual machine solution is designed to simplify simulator maintenance and switchover between the main and backup simulations.

The nuclear island and conventional island models will be migrated into Orchid. In addition to various plant model upgrades to reflect plant changes from the SUP, the Electric Power Research Institute’s Modular Accident Analysis Program (MAAP4) will be upgraded to MAAP5*, including the addition of the spent fuel pit model. MAAP is connected to the plant simulation to model postulated severe accidents.

The simulator’s legacy Datapath SC input/output (I/O) system will be replaced with a new compact I/O system driven by L-3’s Orchid Input Output software. The compact I/O solution will also be used to drive a new simulated emergency control room, which is replacing remote shutdown panels spread throughout the plant.

L-3 MAPPS has over 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 40 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water reactors. L-3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector. To learn more about L-3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MAPPS.

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Analog cameras and microphones connected to a legacy audio/video (A/V) system will be replaced with digital equivalents that are driven by Orchid Multimedia Manager, which is fully synchronized with the simulator’s instructor station, Orchid Instructor Station. The A/V system is used to monitor and record operators during training and to debrief them following training sessions. The upgraded simulator will additionally feature Orchid Sound System to generate control room sounds, including earthquakes.

Nuklearna elektrarna Krško operates the only nuclear power plant in Slovenia. The Krško Nuclear Power Plant, located in Vrbina in the Municipality of Krško, is equipped with a Westinghouse two-loop pressurized water reactor and has a net electrical output of 696 MWe. It is connected to the 400 kV grid, supplying power to consumer centers in Slovenia and Croatia. The plant went into commercial operation on January 1, 1983 and supplies approximately 40 percent of the total electricity produced in Slovenia. Its simulator, put into service on March 31, 2000, is primarily used to train and license main control room operators in the safe and efficient operation of the plant.

L-3 MAPPS has over 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 40 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water reactors. L-3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector. To learn more about L-3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MAPPS.

 

Spent nuclear fuel (SNF) dry storage casks – things to watch out by 2019

A surge of shutdowns may be observed in the future for most of the ageing nuclear reactors in the world. These reactors which have supplied power to millions of homes in the past have always faced hurdles in terms of public acceptance. With most nuclear plant owners unwilling to dish out extra millions for renovation of their old plants, gradual shutdowns are imminent. With the Fukishima disaster in Japan involving an old boiling water reactor built in the 70’s, the public sentiment towards the old nuclear plants is likely to deteriorate. The major issue closely linked with decommissioning these old nuclear power plants is the efficient and safe disposal of nuclear waste. Decommissioning costs of nuclear plants are extremely high, going up to nearly a billion dollars for larger plants. Efficient storage of nuclear waste will occupy a majority portion of these costs. Radioactive half-life of wastes ranges up to 16 million years while they remain hazardous for much longer. Storage of such nuclear spent fuel (NSF) will ultimately spark the demand for dry storage casks.

Dry storage casks are generally the most viable method of storing high level nuclear waste which has been cooled down to manageable levels. Cooling of spent fuel requires over a year and sometimes nearly 8 years bringing down to manageable temperatures. Concrete or steel are the major materials used for making these casks, which are able to withstand the harshest of temperature and weather conditions without damage. Not only do inert gases surround and insulate the spent fuel rods in these containers, concrete layers are also present to provide additional radiation shielding to waste handling personnel.

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These NSF dry storage casks should be transportable as well, a feature which is incorporated into them during manufacturing. With a majority of the old nuclear power reactors going for decommissioning, thus approaching their wet pool storage limit for NSF, dry cask demand is likely to increase significantly in the future.

The market for these NSF dry cask storages is likely to be driven by certain countries. Japan with its decision to decommission existing nuclear reactors and move towards a renewable oriented generation mix can be a potential market. While other countries have not decided yet to walk on Japan’s path, long lasting effects of the Fukishima disaster are imminent. Decommissioning of old reactors might be the general public and regulatory sentiment in many countries, to be replaced by newer and more efficient power plants. A major requirement of such dry storage casks may be observed from the North American region, with both the U.S. and Canada deciding to shut down and replace a number of their old reactors.

In the European market, Germany and Russia are likely to be strong demand drivers for such dry storage casks. Strong R&D is likely to be required by the manufacturers of these casks to ensure leak free storage of such wastes in nuclear storage repositories. As the requirement for newer and safer repositories increase to dispose of the nuclear wastes, quality improvements in the casks will become necessary. Major emerging markets are likely to be observed in the North American and Asia Pacific regions. Some of the market players involved in the business of manufacturing SNF dry storage casks are Skoda JS A.S., NAC International, Holtec International and Areva among others.

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Nuclear power equipment market to be driven by rising demand for cleaner energy sources

The global market for nuclear power plant equipment is the focus of study of a new market research report by Transparency Market Research. The report presents pin-point analysis of the major factors that will drive demand from and restrain growth of the market and the major trends that define consumer preferences, and projects the impact of these factors on the market’s future growth prospects.

The report is titled “Nuclear Power Plant Equipments Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2015 – 2023.”

The report states that factors such as the continuously rising global demand for energy and the rising preference for switching to cleaner sources of power will prove to be major driving forces for the global nuclear power plant equipment market over the report’s forecast period. As the popularity of nuclear power generation increases, nuclear power is expected to gain a much stronger position in the global energy mix in the near future. The nuclear power generation market is expected to see the addition of significant new nuclear power generation capacities, leading to an increased demand for a variety of nuclear power plant equipment over the report’s forecast period.

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Nearly 20 countries across the globe currently harness nuclear power, with about 10 of these aggressively pursuing nuclear power generation as an integral part of their energy mix.

The market for nuclear power equipment is projected to face uncertainties in terms of demand from certain countries over the report’s forecast period. This is the result of the recent nuclear power plant disaster in Fukushima, Japan. On one hand, events like this can trigger negative sentiments about the technology and can lead to a slowdown in the commissioning of power plants. But on the other hand, the event could also lead to the decommissioning of outdated nuclear power plants and the installation of new plants with multiple safety backups and advanced technologies.

Redevelopment of old plants can provide a significant boost to the global demand for nuclear power equipment over the report’s forecast period.

The report also presents a comprehensive overview of the competitive landscape of the global nuclear power equipment market with the help of detailed business profiles, SWOT analysis, and data about recent developments in technology, Porter’s five forces analysis, inputs from industry experts, and other details pertaining to some of the major vendors in the market. Major vendors in the market profiled in the report include Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Dongfang Electric Corporation Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., and Alstom SA.

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Nuclear reactor construction – global markets, opportunities and forecasts 2023

Nuclear reactor is utilized for generating electricity in power plants. The energy produced from the continuous fission of atoms in nuclear reactor is harnessed as heat and is further utilized to produce steam. The steam is utilized to drive the turbines which then generate electricity. Power produced through nuclear reactors accounts for a reasonable share of the total electricity produced across the globe. In nuclear power plants, no combustion of any material takes place and no harmful gas is produced such as carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide, which pollutes the environment.

Currently, there are more than 400 nuclear power reactors operating in the world. In the year 2012 they contributed around 2600 billion kWh, about 12% of the total electricity produced in the world. At present, more than 70 power reactors are being constructed in numerous countries such as Russia, China and South Korea. Each year, the International Energy Agency sets out the target for carbon reduction. After the Fukushima accident, the World Energy Outlook 2011 has laid down certain policies to increase nuclear capacity by 2035. Although the prospects for nuclear power are weaker in certain regions than projected, nuclear power continues to play a key role in providing base-load electricity. Numerous OECD and non-OECD countries are expected to install extra nuclear power plants, though there may be some delays in terms of safety standards as existing and new power plants are reviewed. Worldwide, nuclear power capacity is estimated to rise in the new policy scenario. In the current scenario, IEA projects the share of coal in total electricity to decrease from 40% to 30% by 2035.

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It is notable that in the last decade, more than 200 power reactors started up with an average of one in every 20 days. These included 45 in the U.S., 40 in France and 20 in Japan. However, with India and China getting up to speed its nuclear energy, world energy demand is expected to double by 2020. Increase in nuclear capacity in various countries is resulting from the up gradation of its existing nuclear plants. This is a highly cost effective way of increasing its capacity. Numerous power reactors in countries such as Belgium, Germany and Sweden have increased their generating capacity.

On an average, nuclear power plants had a life of 20 to 30 years, but some assessments have established that they can operate for many more years. In U.S, more than 60 reactors have been granted license to extend their operating lives from 30 out to 50 years. The economic and technical feasibility of replacing important reactor components, such as steam generators and pressure tubes in heavy water reactors has been demonstrated successfully.

On the other side, regulatory, political and economic considerations have led to the closure of some power reactors before their life span, especially in the U.S, where reactor numbers have decreased from 125 to 1117. Growing population and emerging economies are some of the key drivers of the nuclear reactor market. However, difficulty in procuring raw material for generating nuclear energy can hamper the growth of the market. Large amount of opportunities are there for nuclear reactor market as demand for electricity is increasing at a rapid rate in Asia Pacific countries such as India and China.

Some of the key companies in the business of Nuclear Reactor Construction are The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Southern Company, Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, TerraPower LLC, AREVA Group, Florida Power & Light Company among others.

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United States: AREVA Awarded two contracts to supply used fuel storage solutions

AREVA TN, an AREVA subsidiary, has recently signed two long-term contracts worth more than $200 million (approximately 184 million euros) with U.S. utilities for the supply of used fuel storage solutions.

Under these agreements, AREVA will supply its NUHOMS® dry-shielded canisters, designed to store fuel assemblies from pressurized water reactors, including high-burnup, short-cooled fuel. The company will also supply the NUHOMS® horizontal storage system which will house the canisters on the customers’ sites.

The system’s robust design offers industry-best earthquake resistance thanks to its side-by-side concrete structures. “AREVA has built long-term customer relationships based on the strong performance and the safety track-record of our technologies,” said Benoît Fichefeux, Director of AREVA TN. “We continue to develop innovative and costeffective solutions for our customers while maintaining the highest level of safety in our operations.”

Present in over 30 countries, AREVA TN is a market leader in transportation and used fuel storage solutions. In the United States, nearly 1,000 used fuel canisters are currently loaded at over 30 sites, more than any other supplier in the country

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Membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems market driven by demand for clean and fresh water

The market research report, titled ‘Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Systems Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2012 – 2019’, published by Transparency Market Research identifies the market drivers as well as the restraining factors acting on the membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems market. Through effective value chain analysis of MBR systems, the research data in the report is presented to analyze and forecast the market revenue of MBR systems in the global market. According to the publication, the global membrane bioreactor systems market is growing at a CAGR of 14.5% from 2013 to 2019. The market stood at US$963.8 million in 2012 and is further expected to grow and reach a value of US$2,506.1 million by the end of 2019.

The growing demand for clean water is the primary growth driver as described in the study report. MBRs are typically employed for large-scale water purification systems. Stringent government regulations regarding the quality and purity of water are rapidly growing in prominence to become an important factor for growth of the MBR systems market. In addition, growing concerns about the quality of drinking water and growing regulatory restrictions on affluent discharge from all commercial areas and industries are majorly driving the demand for MBR systems across the globe. TMR analysts explain that the rising concern for the declining global reserves of fresh water is also highlighting the need for membrane bioreactor systems.  Membrane bioreactors (MBR) are a new yet rapidly maturing technology in the area of wastewater treatment. MBR systems have gradually replaced the conventional activated sludge (CAS) systems in the global market. MBR systems are effective in settling the activated sludge used in secondary clarifiers and thus their demand is significant in industrial and commercial areas of applications.

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The report elucidates the bioreactor systems market with an analysis of various market opportunities, trends, and application segments. The two largest application segments of the global MBR systems market are municipal wastewater treatment and industrial treatment. Municipal wastewater treatment was the dominant segment in the market. Growth of this market segment is expected to continue throughout the forecast period. It will register a CAGR of 21.7% in terms of volume. The study report also covers some of the major trends in the MBR systems market. One of the main methods is the automation technique, which directly increases the operational efficiency of the process. Another factor propelling the MBR systems market is the steady rise in prices due to rapid adoption of MBR systems for generating clean water in various countries.  According to the report’s geographical analysis, Asia Pacific is anticipated to have the highest demand for MBR systems in the global market. The region accounted for 39% of the market in 2012, followed by Europe’s 19% share in the MBR systems market. TMR analysts also predict that Brazil and China are expected to show the fastest growth rates in the MBR systems market in the coming years.

MBR Systems Market: Application Analysis

  • Municipal Wastewater Treatment
  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment

MBR Systems Market: Product Segment Analysis

  • Hollow Fiber
  • Flat Sheet
  • Multi-tubular

MBR Systems Market: Configuration Analysis

  • Submerged
  • Side Stream

MBR Systems Market: Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • RoW (Rest of the World)
  • Middle East
  • Brazil

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Industrial boilers market in the U.S. to reach US$515.22 million in revenue by 2023: TMR

Transparency Market Research has released a new, market report titled Industrial Boilers Market – U.S Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth Trends, and Forecast 2015 – 2023”. According to this report, the U.S. industrial boilers market revenue stood at US$382.37 million in 2014 and is projected to reach US$515.22 million by 2023 at a CAGR of 3.35% from 2015 to 2023.

Boilers are closed vessels used for generation of steam by supplying heat energy to water. Various kinds of energy sources such as fossil fuels, nuclear fuel, biomass, and solar energy are used to generate steam. Industrial boilers are widely used in the processing, mining, manufacturing, refining, and other industries to provide hot water, steam, and/or electricity. Deaerators, packaging, safety valves, Superheater, and water treaters are some of the features and accessories to be considered before opting for an industrial boiler. Industrial boilers are used for generation of high pressure steam for industrial processes. For example, they are used in the chemical, paper, petroleum products, food, and metal industries. Electric utility boilers are not included in industrial boilers as these do not provide the same service. The primary function of electric utility boilers is to produce electricity at the generating station, with capacity of more than 25 MW.  There is no regulatory definition or definite size requirement for industrial boilers in the U.S. The size of installed boilers in various industries ranges from less than 10 MM BTU (million British thermal units) to more than 250 MM BTU. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the emission norms for industrial boilers.

The U.S. industrial boilers market has been segmented, by region, into South Atlantic, West North Central, West South Central, Pacific States, Mountain States, North East, East North Central, and East South Central. The U.S. industrial boilers market is further segment by capacity into 0-300 BHP and 301-600 BHP.

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East North Central was the largest market for industrial boilers in the U.S., accounting for 37.94% of the market in 2014. Michigan was the leader in terms of revenue realization from industrial boilers, followed by Illinois and Wisconsin in 2014. West South Central was the second-largest market for industrial boilers in 2014. Texas spearheads the industrial boilers market in West South Central with growth in manufacturing output, well-structured policies, and large funding for market development. South Atlantic was the third-largest market for industrial boilers, in terms of market share, in 2014. North Carolina and South Carolina were the leading states with highest revenue realization from industrial boilers in 2014. The market in North East and West North Central is expected to witness significant growth in the near future, with increase in manufacturing output and upcoming industries.

Some of the key manufacturers of utility and industrial boilers are Johnston Boiler Company, Fulton Boiler Works, Inc., Columbia Boiler Company, Clayton Industries Inc., Hurst Boiler & Welding Company, Inc., P.M. Lattner Manufacturing Company, Le Groupe Simoneau Inc., Williams & Davis Boilers, Inc., Calderas Powermaster, PARKER BOILER COMPANY, Sioux Corporation, Acme Engineering Prod. Ltd., Easco Boiler Corp., Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Superior Boiler Works, Inc., Unilux Advanced Manufacturing LLC, Bryan Steam LLC, York-Shipley Global, and Vapor Power International, LLC.

The U.S. industrial boilers market has been segmented as follows:

U.S Industrial Boilers Market: By Region

  • South Atlantic
  • West North Central
  • West South Central
  • Pacific States
  • Mountain States
  • North East
  • East North Central
  • East South Central

U.S Industrial Boilers Market: By Capacity

  • Up to 300 BHP
  • 10-150 BHP
  • 151-300 BHP
  • 300–600 BHP

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L-3 MAPPS to contribute to Darlington refurbishment project

L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has signed a contract with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to provide replacement trip computers for the second shutdown system (SDS2) and display/test computers for both the first shutdown system (SDS1) and SDS2 on the four generating units at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. The design phase is underway and the final production computer equipment for the four generating units is expected to be delivered by the second quarter of 2019.

“We have always capitalized on common technology solutions for our Marine Systems and Power Systems lines of business,” said Rangesh Kasturi, president of L-3 MAPPS. “The new project with OPG is an excellent opportunity that allows us to extend the technology and know-how that we use in our naval integrated platform management systems and CANDU* plant control computers and apply them to an adjacent plant process at Darlington.”

“For more than four decades, we have worked with OPG to develop advanced custom-engineered solutions for all of its nuclear generating stations,” added Michael Chatlani, vice president of marketing & sales for L-3 MAPPS Power Systems and Simulation. “We are grateful to OPG for the confidence they have placed in us to deliver key control and simulation products that have positively contributed to the strong performance of its plants.”

In support of the Darlington refurbishment program and OPG’s overall effort to design and develop a replacement for SDS2, L-3 MAPPS will carry out the hardware design, integration and testing of prototype systems, including qualification testing, followed by the delivery of production units for the SDS2 trip computers and the SDS1 and SDS2 display/test computers.

Ontario Power Generation produces about half of Ontario’s electricity in a reliable, safe and environmentally sustainable manner. OPG phased out coal generation in 2014 – the single largest climate change initiative in North America. OPG relies on hydro and nuclear power, energy sources that are 99.7 percent free of greenhouse gas and smog-causing emissions. OPG’s Darlington Nuclear Generating Station, located in the Municipality of Clarington in Durham Region, 70 kilometers east of Toronto, is a four-unit station with a net output of 3,512 megawatts that began operating in the early 1990s. The refurbishment of Darlington to extend the operational life of the station has been in planning for more than six years and will be one of the largest infrastructure projects in Canada. Outage execution on the first unit will start in October 2016.

L-3 MAPPS has over 30 years of experience in pioneering technological advances in the marine automation field and over 40 years of experience in delivering high-fidelity power plant simulation to leading utilities worldwide. In addition, the company has more than four decades of expertise in supplying plant computer systems for Canadian heavy water reactors. L-3 MAPPS also provides targeted controls and simulation solutions to the space sector. To learn more about L-3 MAPPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MAPPS.

 

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Nuclear Power Industry – Why leading energy companies wants to invest in the nuclear energy market?

ALBANY, New York, March 04, 2016: The rise in demand for clean power and decreasing fossil fuel reserves are encouraging governments and leading energy companies to invest in the nuclear energy market. The global nuclear energy market is expected to grow at a substantial rate on account of increasing demand for energy that could fulfill the need generated by additional infrastructure without carbon emissions or adversely impacting the environment in other significant ways.

Complete with relevant info graphics and graphical representations, the report systematically evaluates the global nuclear energy market. It provides a definitive business overview and investigates factors impacting the nuclear energy market during the forecast period between 2014 and 2020. The report has been compiled to serve as a tool for financial modeling, investment planning, market expansion, and competition monitoring for market stakeholders who seek to carve niche for themselves in the nuclear energy market.

Using analytical tools such as SWOT analysis and Porter’s five forces analysis, the report evaluates the present market dynamics, demand and supply trends impacting industry operations, and market drivers and inhibitors. Based on information sourced, it conducts in-depth qualitative and quantitative analysis to determine refined growth forecasts for the global nuclear energy market.

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Overview of the global nuclear energy market

As per the World Nuclear Association, there are about 435 operational nuclear power reactors across 31 countries in the world. An additional 71 reactors are under construction in 15 countries, which is the largest rate of nuclear reactor construction seen in 25 years, as reported by the U.S.-based Nuclear Energy Institute.

The numbers clearly indicate the enhanced propensity among global economies to adopt nuclear technology as a viable alternative to fossil fuels for power generation. Controversial views regarding the safe deployment of nuclear technology and the notoriety gained by accidents in nuclear reactors such as Fukushima, Three Mile Island, and Chernobyl hasn’t deterred plans of developing economies for nuclear portfolio expansion. Despite decisions against the expansion of nuclear power by a handful of leading economies, construction of new nuclear plants in China and Russia is expected to keep the demand for nuclear energy high during 2014 and 2020.

Despite having such strong proponents for growth, the heavy damage wreaked by nuclear reactor accidents has raised alarm about the safety of nuclear energy. Owing to controversies shrouding nuclear power plants some countries, particularly some in Europe, have taken the decision to phase out nuclear energy. High cost of storing and monitoring radioactive waste generated in nuclear energy plants has also surfaced as a major growth inhibitor. Nevertheless, depleting fossil fuel reserves and the need to reduce energy import bills will drive demand from the global nuclear energy market in the near future. Moreover, nuclear power plants are more effective than thermal power plants, owing to which nuclear energy is being touted as the energy of the future.

The report has segmented the global nuclear energy market into Generation I, Generation II, Generation III, and Generation IV, on the basis of technology. Geography-wise, North America leads the nuclear energy market owing to large-scale installation in the U.S. In addition, environmental regulations in Europe have also encouraged countries such as Spain, Germany, and France to invest in the nuclear energy market. However, Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the fastest growing market for nuclear energy owing to the construction of new nuclear power plants in China.

Companies mentioned in the research report

The report discusses in detail the recent development and financial standings of some of the leading global entities operating in the market, such as China General Nuclear Power Corporation, Bruce Power, E.ON SE, CEZ Group, and Nukem GmbH.

Major geographies analyzed under this research report are:

  • Europe
  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World

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Nuclear Turbine Generator Market to reach US$15,616.7 million by 2020: TMR

ALBANY, New York, March 03, 2016: Transparency Market Research (TMR) has published a research study on the global nuclear turbine generators market estimating it to report an impressive CAGR of 12.0% during the period from 2014 to 2020 and reach US$15.61 billion by the end of the forecast period. The market report, titled “Nuclear Turbine Generator Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 – 2020”, states that the worldwide nuclear turbine generator market had reached a value of US$7.0 billion in 2013.

According to the report, the rising demand for energy is the key factor driving the global nuclear turbine generator market substantially. The increasing focus of economies on the expansion of their nuclear power capabilities has triggered the installation of new nuclear reactors, stimulating the demand for nuclear turbines and nuclear generators in the global arena. However, the anti-nuclear energy policy, followed by several countries, is hampering the growth of this market to a significant extent. The negative public opinion over the development of nuclear power after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is also anticipated to limit this market, states the report.

The report analyzes the global market for nuclear turbine generators on the basis of product and its regional distribution. Based on product, the markets for nuclear turbines and nuclear generators are the main segments of the global market. The rise in the installation of new nuclear reactors across the world has propelled the demand for nuclear turbines in the global arena. Currently, there are approximately 435 operational nuclear reactors around the world, whereas the installation of 71 new nuclear reactors is just round the corner, notes the study.

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On the regional front, the report segments the global nuclear turbine generator market into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the World. Of these, Europe has emerged as the leading regional market. Analysts anticipate this market to exhibit a significant growth rate over the forecast period owing to the expected installation of new nuclear turbine generators, especially in Russia.

Asia Pacific holds the second position in this market and is closely followed by North America. The increasing installation of new nuclear turbine generators in India, South Korea, and China is stimulating the Asia Pacific nuclear turbine generators market significantly.

North America has also shown impressive growth in the global market for nuclear turbine generators in recent times. At present, the U.S. leads the North America nuclear turbine generators market in terms of demand. However, the decline in gas prices has negatively impacted some of the existing as well as new nuclear turbine generator projects in North America, causing the market’s growth to plummet, says the study.

The global market for nuclear turbine generators is concentrated in nature. Some of the major players operating in this market are Westinghouse Electric Co. LLC, Toshiba Corp., The Babcock & Wilcox Co., OJSC Power Machines, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Hitachi Ltd., General Electric, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. Ltd., Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., and Alstom Power, states the research report.

The global nuclear turbine generator market is segmented into:

By Product

  • Nuclear Turbine
  • Nuclear Generator

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

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Security experts clinch conference contract

QG Management Standards has been appointed as technical advisors for a large nuclear conference.

The Carlisle-based firm will act as advisors to panellists and speakers at the upcoming Nuclear Knowledge Management and Cyber Security Conference on June 17 and 18 at the Cardiff Hilton.

The company will ensure that all of the information at the event is up to date and correct for the audience and lend their experience and knowledge as one of the leading cyber security firms in the UK. Read more…

Nuclear energy summit offers hope of global regulatory co-operation

Nuclear energy chiefs will have a chance to thrash out key industry issues and work towards developing common standards of licensing process at a major meeting in April, which will focus on promoting the use and future development of sustained and economical electricity generation.

The 5th Annual Small Modular Reactor Summit 2015 is being held from April 14-15 in Charlotte, North Carolina. The event is set to examine the licensing, financing and economics of small modular reactors (SMRs), which are increasingly seen as the most promising viable alternative to hydrocarbons in energy production. Read more…

L-3 MAPPS to Replace St. Lucie Plant Simulator I/O System

L-3 MAPPS announced today that it has received another order from Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) to replace the input/output (I/O) system on the St. Lucie Plant full scope simulator. The I/O system is responsible for relaying operator actions to the simulation computer and for providing operators with visual cues (indications and alarms) to operate the plant. The project is part of FPL’s strategy to modernize the simulator and address obsolescence issues with the original components of the simulator delivered 30 years ago. The project is underway and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2015. Read more…

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