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Dealing with tube cracking at Herdecke and Hamm-Uentrop
01 October, 2008
Countermeasures have been successfully implemented to address tube cracking in the HP Evaporator 2 sections of the HRSGs at Herdecke and Hamm-Uentrop. These are of the Cottam type, an innovative BensonTM design with low mass flux vertical tubes in a horizontal exhaust flow.
Transforming failure to success in 22 days
01 May, 2008
When two of its three generator transformers at the 1.5 GW coal fired Aberthaw power station failed in quick succession, owner RWE found itself under extreme pressure to restore the 600 MVA, 275/22 kV units to service as quickly as possible without compromising technical quality and safety.
Areva bets on a carbon-free future
01 April, 2008
French nuclear giant Areva has taken over the Brazilian biomass and small hydro specialist Koblitz, a move in line with its nuclear-plus-renewables low carbon strategy.
Leading the US revival
05 March, 2008
NRG Energy’s Steve Winn spoke to Stephen Tarlton, editor of our companion magazine Nuclear Engineering International, about his company’s decision to apply for a construction and operating licence for two ABWRs at the South Texas Project site where there are already two 1300 MWe PWRs in operation.