Siemens` Power Generation Group is participating in a joint venture with eight companies of the Russian Ministry of Nuclear Energy for nuclear power plant instrumentation and control. The new company, A.O. Nuclearcontrol, will focus on engineering and marketing high-performance I&C systems, based on Siemens technology. The Nuclear Division of Siemens Power Corp. has received an operating license for a uranium conversion process facility at its nuclear fuel manufacturing plant in Lingen, Germany.
The conversion process converts uranium haxafluoride gas to uranium dioxide powder for use in fuel assemblies for commercial nuclear power plants. The new facility at Lingen will use the patented “dry” conversion process which is performed in a one-step procedure without production of unwanted process effluents.
Siemens and Framatome have been awarded a contract by the Belgian company SEMO to replace a steam generator on Unit 1 of the Tihange 920-MWe nuclear power plant in Belgium. Plans call for complete replacement in 38 days.