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ENUSA present as of today at the China Nuclear Fair

ENUSA has travelled to Beijing together with other Spanish nuclear firms, in coordination with the Foro de la Industria Nuclear Española [Spanish Nuclear Industry Forum], to take part in Nuclear Industry China (NIC 2016), which is being held from April 6 to 9. Participation in the NIC exhibition is an opportunity to display the company’s innovations from over the last year and to establish contacts with companies in the Chinese nuclear sector and other countries and regions taking part in the exhibition. In addition the presence of ENUSA personnel in China will allow the company to carry out an in-situ follow-up of the current projects and negotiating opportunities with Chinese clients. For this reason, this Fair is ENUSA’s most important promotional event in the Asia-Pacific region. ENUSA invested in China in 2007 by joining the Spanish Nuclear Group for Cooperation and participating in the China International Nuclear Industry Exhibition held that year in Shanghai. After an early period of contacts and positioning, ENUSA has identified a market niche in the commercialization of nuclear fuel inspection equipment, an area in which Chinese companies have still not achieved the level of technology development found in Europe or the United States, where the world’s leading suppliers of nuclear technology are based. In 2013, ENUSA signed its first equipment supply contract with the local manufacturer CNNC Jianzhong Nuclear Fuel, the leading Chinese fuel manufacturer. This contract was followed by another two signed in 2014 for supplies to the aforesaid fuel factory and the Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute (SNPI). It is precisely with the latter and jointly with its partner TECNATOM that ENUSA has signed a new agreement in January 2016, which could be a qualitative leap forward for the Spanish company’s prospects in China. SNPI belongs to the China General Nuclear (CGN) group, which is the main nuclear reactor constructor and operator in China with 14 units in operation and 12 more under construction. The agreement with SNPI enables ENUSA-TECNATOM to be the reference suppliers of nuclear fuel inspection equipment for SNPI, placing the two Spanish partners in a privileged position vis-à-vis CGN’s strategic move: develop its own nuclear fuel design and manufacturing capabilities, an area in which its major competitor – CNNC – is currently the leader. China is the country with the most nuclear power plants under construction (24 reactors) and the greatest market potential. At present, it has 31 operating nuclear reactors that produce 2.4% of its electricity. Of the 66 reactors under construction around the world, 43 of them are being built on the Asian continent.    ...

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ENUSA and Tecnatom sign a framework cooperation agreement with the Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute of China

On January 28, representatives of ENUSA, Tecnatom and the Suzhou Nuclear Power Research Institute (SNPI) formalized the signature of an important framework agreement for cooperation in matters of nuclear fuel inspection equipment and systems. In accordance with this agreement, the three companies agree to work together to introduce the fuel inspection equipment and technologies developed by ENUSA and Tecnatom into the Chinese corporate group to which the SNPI belongs – China General Nuclear (CGN). On the date of signature, the CGN Group already had 16 operating reactors and another 11 under construction, making it the leading nuclear power plant operator in China in terms of installed capacity. The group has already undertaken an ambitious internationalization plan, having reached agreements for the construction of new reactors in the United Kingdom and Romania. ENUSA and Tecnatom began cooperating with SNPI in 2014 with the signature of a SICOM-UT equipment supply agreement. This irradiated nuclear fuel ultrasound inspection system was satisfactorily delivered in 2015 to the SNPI facilities in Daya Bay in the province of Guangdong. On its part, Tecnatom considers SNPI to be an important technology partner, as both companies share the shareholding of CITEC, a nuclear power plant service provision company based in the Chinese city of Suzhou. This agreement will boost the business of the two Spanish companies in the Chinese nuclear market, where in recent months they have supplied equipment for quality control in the nuclear fuel manufacturing phase to the Yibin fuel factory owned by the major corporation...

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Enusa reports a reportable event to the Nuclear Safety Council

The ENUSA fuel assembly factory in Juzbado has issued today a reportable event to the Nuclear Safety Council Emergency Room, due to an error in the criticality system monitoring requirement procedure. In the framework of the definition of nuclear safety management indicators, an error has been detected in the criticality system monitoring requirement procedure, because this procedure does not include the alarms of two areas in the facility. After assessing this error, it is concluded that this involves a deficiency in the operating procedure that, in the event of failure, would not assure that the alarm system would work properly. The status of the alarm elements of the affected areas has been checked, verifying that only one acoustic alarm of the UO2 waste area was not operational. It should be noted that in the last verification carried on January 2, there is proof of its operability. Therefore, the deficiency detected in the Monitoring Requirement procedure has not posed any risk to the facility or to the workers, the public and the environment. More information at...

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Enusa reports a reportable event to the Nuclear Safety Council

Today the Juzbado factory notified the Nuclear Safety Council of a reportable event, resulting from the triggering of the Fire Protection System alarm in the sintering zone of its manufacturing plant when the temperature sensor of an oxidation furnace enclosure actuated. Reduced air circulation inside the furnace enclosure was detected; this in turn caused an increase in temperature. The correct air flow was immediately reestablished and the temperature also returned to the right levels. This incident did not have any consequences in the facility and has not posed any risk to the workers, public or environment. More information at...

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Collaboration Agreement Between ENSA and ENUSA for Spent Fuel Management

ENUSA and ENSA (Equipos Nucleares, S.A) have signed a collaboration agreement this week for the provision of services in the area of spent fuel management. The collaboration agreement signed between the two public enterprises belonging to the SEPI Group will enable both national and international nuclear power plant operators to simultaneously benefit from the experience of both companies. ENSA is the world’s leading nuclear component manufacturer with more than 20 years of experience in the design and manufacture of spent fuel casks, while ENUSA offers more than 40 years of experience in fuel design, manufacturing and handling and also in spent fuel inspection, characterization and processing. With this collaboration agreement, ENUSA and ENSA will offer an integrated package of services in a market with a growing demand for spent fuel management in Spain, Europe, China and the rest of the world. On the other hand, the two companies will cooperate more closely to comply with the specific demands of operators and the licensing requirements for prolonged storage and...

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Enusa reports a reportable event to the Nuclear Safety Council

The ENUSA fuel assembly factory in Juzbado notified the Nuclear Safety Council Emergency Center of a reportable event today, which was due to the failure to issue the Monitoring Requirement report P-RV-11.3.4.2, “Quarterly check of electrical battery operation”, specifically in three electrical distribution boards. The deadline for the completion of the Monitoring Requirement was October 7, 2015. The batteries of the affected boards will be checked during the afternoons of October 16 and 17, 2015. Therefore, the failure to complete this Monitoring Requirement report has not posed any risk whatsoever to the facility, the workers, the public or the environment....

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