Tag: nuclear

Nuclear plant unexpectedly shuts down due to transformer issue

USA, Washington: Columbia Generating Station, a nuclear power plant in south-eastern Washington, shut down unexpectedly at the end of last week as the plant’s systems detected a problem with electrical distribution and automatically disconnected the main power transformers from the grid.

Fermi 2 nuclear plant back online

USA, Michigan: DTE Energy’s Fermi 2 nuclear reactor is back online after an unplanned shutdown on 14 April kept the facility idle for three weeks.

UAE’s nuclear plant energizes Unit 2’s power transformer

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced a series of significant milestones in the construction of its $20 billion Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, including the connection of Units 3 and 4 to the UAE’s electricity transmission grid, reports Arabian Business.  The milestones also include the energisation of Unit 2’s main power transformer, excitation transformer and unit auxiliary power transformers. The connection […]

Energoatom purchases $73M transformer

Ukraine, Zaporyzhye: Energoatom, a Ukrainian state enterprise operating all four nuclear power stations in Ukraine, has purchased a $73 million transformer from the Ukraininan transformer manufacturer Zaporozhtransformator (ZTR).

Contract awarded for $13.1M substation project in Los Alamos

USA, New Mexico: Under an interagency agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded a design-build substation contract at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to Gardner Zemke Mechanical and Electrical Contractors of Albuquerque.