Operations & Maintenance

Spot takes nuclear O&M to parts other robots cannot reach

Dec 22, 2020

Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot Spot walks like a living quadruped, has a small footprint that won’t churn up dust, is easily hosed down and cleaned and may soon be in every nuclear...

3D-printed part loaded into plant for first time; Rolls Royce to sell nuclear I&C business

Dec 8, 2020

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

Fatigue assessment studies aim to extend plant lifespans

Nov 24, 2020

Component durability within a nuclear power station is tested exhaustively in laboratories, but complimentary studies are looking at how the same materials perform within operational...

Refueling in the time of COVID-19

Nov 3, 2020

The coronavirus has turned daily life upside down for most industries, and keeping nuclear power stations running, maintained and refueled has proved its own challenge for operators.

Nuclear looks to hydrogen to pay the bills

Aug 18, 2020

Competition from low-cost natural gas and the falling price of renewables is forcing the nuclear industry to find a paying sideline for existing and planned plants to ensure they are...

UK develops nuclear project in Cumbria; US awards multiple DD&R contracts

Jul 7, 2020

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

European operators look abroad to solve supply chain troubles

Jun 23, 2020

Aging European nuclear power plants need parts to run safely and efficiently but a disjointed supply chain and uncoordinated regulatory environment means even the simplest valve change...

Georgia Power sets IHP on Vogtle Unit 3; Darlington Unit 2 reconnects

Jun 9, 2020

Our pick of the latest nuclear power news you need to know.

COVID-19 response fast-tracks new maintenance strategies

Jun 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has put on hold plans around the world but some scheduled activities, like maintenance, refueling or decommissioning of a nuclear power plant, can’t wait and...

Digital twin projects look to slash nuclear O&M costs

Jun 9, 2020

Nine projects, financed by the U.S. Department of Energy, aim to decimate operations and maintenance (O&M) costs in the next generation of advanced nuclear reactors.